Where can I find these old tiles?

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I am looking for some old tiles rather than retile the whole kitchen work surface area but I am having no luck. The tiles are probably twenty-years-old. Any ideas where I might find some?
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have you looked on the cabinet tops or behind the plinths??
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I believe that when tiles are made they will make them for X years, (depending on popularity) then they will move on to a new design. Tile shops will keep what they have for a few years, then sell them off cheap, so if your ones are 20+ years old...............

You could of course hope someone somewhere is selling ones like you have on ebay or gumtree


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You would be very lucky to find any tiles the same. Thinking laterally, my thoughts would be to cut some large white tiles to diamond shape and size and then vinyl wrap them to match the existing see https://www.vinylwarehouse.co.uk/matt-vinyl-40-c.asp I reckon that even though the mottle effect would not be there they would camouflage the gaps. Just an idea.

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big-all wrote:
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have you looked on the cabinet tops or behind the plinths??
We found a couple in one of the kitchen cupboards. I have not looked on top of the cupboards though. A job for tomorrow. Thanks.
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mind and look at floor level behind the plinths/kickboards :thumbleft:
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Will do, and will let you know if successful.
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Are you looking for the tiles just to make good around the socket and you really like the tiles or would you prefer to have another alternative to re tiling?
You could buy some kitchen wall panels and stick them over the existing tiles then all you would need to do is get some longer socket screws . I can’t recommend any suppliers but there are quite a few about.

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I am going to remove some tiles to make a rectangle or square space and then put some different tiles there. Because the tile pattern is made up of diamond shapes I will have to cut through the tiles to make the straight sided shape. Should I cut through the tiles in situ or shall I take them off? Thanks
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if you have a few loose pop into your local tile shop like topps tiles they look to be 100mm 4"

At a guess mid 90's
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I went to Topps. They don't keep old stock, and I tried a few other shops and all said the same. However, this morning, I had a brain wave. The tiles run all the way around the kitchen top and stop at the window. The other side of the window, presumably to balance it out, is tiled with just a few tiles and then stop. I figured I could rob Peter to pay Paul. So I have removed them, and as they are cut to the correct shape it will be just a case of gluing them on the other wall. I have left the bottom row and I will make good the wall, and I think it will look not perfect but okay.
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Now that I have destroyed my wall, which wasn't any good anyway, shall I use an angle bead down the edge when plastering? And If so, shall I use plastic or metal angle bead?
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either plastic or metal. No difference in that situation.
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