Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Tiling questions and answers in here please

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
DIY_Johnny
Mr. Grumpy
Posts: 3193
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:41 pm
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 109 times

Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by DIY_Johnny » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:45 pm

Hi all I need to replace tiles around a window reveal. i have half a box of the original tiles. Is there anyway to get a similar product? Is there some website one can check?

I checked a few stores but no luck so far
Attachments
IMG_20171123_163207.jpg
IMG_20171123_163207.jpg (285.4 KiB) Viewed 853 times
IMG_20171123_205042.jpg
IMG_20171123_205042.jpg (297.71 KiB) Viewed 853 times
IMG_20171123_205104.jpg
IMG_20171123_205104.jpg (357.57 KiB) Viewed 853 times
User avatar
arco_iris
Senior Member
Posts: 927
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:27 pm
Location: SW Wales & W Tenerife
Has thanked: 88 times
Been thanked: 205 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by arco_iris » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:29 am

Well all I did was put the barcode into google and it came up straightaway as being at your biggest local diy shed. You could have done that.......

http://bfy.tw/FCpu
These users thanked the author arco_iris for the post:
Ktuludays
Rating: 7.14%
DIY_Johnny
Mr. Grumpy
Posts: 3193
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:41 pm
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 109 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by DIY_Johnny » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:45 am

arco_iris wrote:Well all I did was put the barcode into google and it came up straightaway as being at your biggest local diy shed. You could have done that.......

http://bfy.tw/FCpu
thanks Arco, maybe I should have been clearer. I did that actually but it's old stock and no longer produced in B&Q, so my question is whether there is some way of finding un update or closest match. B&Q just said no the isn't.
User avatar
ayjay
Senior Member
Posts: 8411
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Has thanked: 409 times
Been thanked: 1431 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by ayjay » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:57 am

Like anything else there are fashions that come and go in tiles. If they were made in the UK you might have been in with a chance, but being made in Malaysia I think it's very unlikely, they probably produced umpteen thousands as cheaply as possible just for B&Q and then moved on to something different.

I think I'd be looking for something else and just do the reveals in either a contrasting tile or something as close as you can get that doesn't look oddly different.

Take a tile with you and go to the largest supplier you can find locally, and/or (hang some curtains so you never have to see the reveals).
One day it will all be firewood.
User avatar
arco_iris
Senior Member
Posts: 927
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:27 pm
Location: SW Wales & W Tenerife
Has thanked: 88 times
Been thanked: 205 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by arco_iris » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:01 am

Oh, sorry - I found the item easily but didn't try to 'check stock'. Strange they are still on the website, then?
Bob225
Senior Member
Posts: 3549
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:21 pm
Location: Kent, Land of Apples and PYO
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 629 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by Bob225 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:02 am

There standard white ripple tiles take one into a tile shop (tops tiles, etc), there is a place in Dartford, kent that stocks end of line tiles dating back 20-30 years

where are your located ? I may have half a box in the shed
User avatar
arco_iris
Senior Member
Posts: 927
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:27 pm
Location: SW Wales & W Tenerife
Has thanked: 88 times
Been thanked: 205 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by arco_iris » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:27 am

To avoid having cut tiles on external corners, I once did a bathroom reveal with upvc cappit fascia board & adhesive - it was still good when I sold the house 12 years later.
Bob225
Senior Member
Posts: 3549
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:21 pm
Location: Kent, Land of Apples and PYO
Has thanked: 51 times
Been thanked: 629 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by Bob225 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:15 pm

Just had a quick look I have 2 and 3/4 boxes
DIY_Johnny
Mr. Grumpy
Posts: 3193
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:41 pm
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 109 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by DIY_Johnny » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:39 pm

arco_iris wrote:Oh, sorry - I found the item easily but didn't try to 'check stock'. Strange they are still on the website, then?
Yeah when I rang Band Q they said that it was discontinued years ago and page is just an archive page.

I went to Topps Tiles today and they had a very similar one. Got lucky, grabbed a box


@Bob225
Thanks for the offer, very kind :thumbleft:
User avatar
wine~o
Senior Member
Posts: 24690
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1325 times
Been thanked: 3632 times

Re: Matching Old Tiles, have barcode

Post by wine~o » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:52 pm

I had the exact same tiling in my old house sold in 2010. I left the spares in the loft. I wonder if they are still there ?
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk
Post Reply

Return to “Tiling Forum”