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Old 04-21-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Hi- My bf and I are buying a house that was built in 1979 and it has this great tile in the entry way that is a bone color with what looks like sliced rocks in it. We need more as we are ripping out the old carpet and linoleum and I don't want to have 5 different types of flooring in the house https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

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You'll never match that. Styles change constantly. Haven't see any of that in years.

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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thanks Rusty- do you happen to know what that kind of tile is called?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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Hi Minmea123,
The tile you have is a "Terrazo" look.
I have found some similar, although not the same on:

http://www.architonic.com/pmpro/floo.../3230889/2/2/1

Perhaps take a picture of one tile and use "tineye" to see if you can source it.

Tineye address: http://www.tineye.com/

It will do a search of your image for you.
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Hi everyone,

The tiles in question are agglomerate tiles. Matching would be impossible even if you had a bunch of spares in the closet.

Agglomerate tiles are manufactured by mixing graded marble or granite chips of various sizes with portland cement, polyester resin or epoxy.

Also read from Laticrete the manufacturer of setting products;

http://www.laticrete.com/portals/0/tds/tds178.pdf

Looks like you may have an asphalt street/driveway or someone's shoes have oil residue from work perhaps.

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Thank you so much! I see that it will indeed be difficult to find anything to match it- I may see if I can find some of a different color, just to keep some continuity, and I really love the look and feel of the tile.
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I remember that style of tile as well.
I would use Google image search as apposed to Tineye, for years I only found maybe 3 of my images stolen and used on business pages. When I started using Google Image search and the browser plugin "who stole my pictures" I probably found my images on 50 plus websites without my permission and even my copyright cloned out.

I now use Google image search for a lot of things, its great

I thought I remembered years ago that some of those tiles had was looked like a metal of sorts between the tile instead of the typical grout we use today?
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It is a Terrazzo tile. There is usually a cement based and epoxy based. You can ask a local tiler or find a terrazzo tile manufacturer to match them for you as closely as possibly. You can even ask a local Terrazzo flooring specialist to mimic that for you in the form of jointless floor. Jointless floor's pro is that you won't have any dirty grouts and con is that it will be slightly more porous than your precast (tile) terrazzo but nothing you can't manage.

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