Discontinued Ceramic Tile
Discontinued Ceramic Tile Is Not Impossible To Find
Remodeling your home may eventually be inevitable, but if you choose to restore an area rather than remodel it, there may be ways to make old
look new. A great way to make a room such as a bathroom or a kitchen look new without replacing all the fixtures and tile is to replace
individual tiles rather than completely remodel. An unfortunate problem in a remodeling a bathroom or kitchen is that often you may find that you
no longer have replacement tiles in storage. On top of that, you find that your tile is no longer being manufactured. So what do you do if you find you are
stuck with discontinued ceramic tile?
The answer is not to tear it all out and buy all new tile. That would defeat your goal of restoring rather than remodeling. You may think that if you
have discontinued ceramic tile, that you are faced with no other alternative than to tear it all out.
One suggestion for finding discontinued ceramic tile is to contact the manufacturer. In some cases they may have back stock of a discontinued
pattern or style of tile. They may also be able to give you a list of the retailers and wholesalers in your area that carried that tile.
With the list of retailers in your area you may be able to locate the discontinued ceramic tile by contacting
them and seeing if any of
them have the tiles you need on hand. In many cases, a retailer may have pulled a discontinued pattern off their shelves but have a few, or perhaps
even a dozen or more of that tile. It may just be taking up space in their warehouse. If you are lucky enough to find this to be the case
with one of your local tile stores you may be able to buy their entire stock for a great discount.
In some cases discontinued ceramic tile has been replaced with a tile that has only been
slightly changed from the original pattern. If so, you may
be able to locate new tile that is almost identical to the
discontinued ceramic tile.
There are companies that specialize in locating discontinued ceramic tile. In many cases, these services will know immediately how to locate
this tile. If they don't know of an immediate source, they may be able to locate it
with a little effort.
One national chain that carries thousands of discontinued ceramic tile is Discount Tile Outlet. With many locations throughout the country they
may even have a location in your area.
Often to find discontinued ceramic tile, you may need to look outside of your local area. Some internet sites that pertain to home improvement
projects offer bulletin boards on their website. Posting an inquiry on one of these bulletin boards may be the only way to find that missing
discontinued ceramic tile. An example of these sites is, Bob Vila.com. Another website that may help locate discontinued ceramic tile is
ceramic-tile.com. This site is a resource for discontinued tiles and they may be able to help you.
Other Suggested Floor Tile Sites:
Self Adhesive Floor Tiles
You may have other areas in your home that you don't want ceramic tile. For
vinyl and plastic tile, this works great!
Discount Glass Tile For
bathroom glass tile and for kitchen and bathroom back splashes, here is the
place to find what you are looking for.