Tile Sources

Old 02-21-05, 09:25 AM
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My husband and I are going to retile the backsplash in our kitchen but I just can't seem to find anywhere with a good enough selection to make a good choice. Does anyone know of any on line sites that offer a wide variety. We are on a limited budget but would splurge on the backsplash. We are going to use a laminate for the countertops and would like to backsplash to be "country" looking with tiles as small as 1X1 and perhaps as large as 4X4. Have been to Lowes, HD and some off name tile stores with no luck. I am an avid EBAYER but can't find anything in that realm. Any help for sites would be GREAT.
Old 02-21-05, 02:14 PM
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I personally dont think you will get a good idea of the color and texture of a tile from an on line site. I would prefer that you go to some other retail tile stores, the mom and pop types, to look at their selections. The big box stores dont carry a lot of what you are looking for as you have indicated. Check your yellow pages and go on a treasure hunt! Check out the tumbled marble and the porcelain tiles, a lot to choose from.
Old 02-25-05, 08:41 AM
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I am currently in the exact same situation. I went to the same stores that you have and found a limited supply to choose from (in fact the stores all seemed to carry the same brands!). I searched many online websites for tiles and found one the carried a wide variety of styles (lots of country styles too) - the website is ATILESTYLE.COM. Another nice feature of this website was that you can order as few or many tiles as you want (many sites only sold by the box) - I ordered 5 single tiles in different patterns that looked liked they might work. I liked this because I was able to place the samples on my countertop and determine which one I wanted (and that the color matched my kitchen theme) before investing in the final large order. There are lots of other tile websites and also some websites that are devoted to listing many online tile resources (but I don't have those web addresses to give you now). You can do a search for "Ceramic Tile" and go from there (I spent weeks searching the different websites!). I hope this helps. Also, I feel that I should clarify that I am in no way affiliated with atilestyle.com - I do not own, operate, or profit from this business - just a recent customer that liked their tiles and friendly customer service.

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