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Old 12-27-2007, 04:05 PM   #1
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new 41/4 inch tile does not match old 41/4 inch tile


We are trying to replace part of the bathroom floor tile( age of bathroom 13 years old).

So we measured the tile and it was 4 1/4 inch square. Now went to home depot and bought a white tile 4 1/4 inch square and when laying that , found out that it looks slightly bigger than the old tiles that are already in place. It was looking so odd so we halted the proccess and are asking for help as we are first timers.

We measured the old tile again and found it was just a little shy of 4 1/4 inch.......a very small is definately not 4 inches

please do help

what are we doing there a tile measuring a little less that 4 1/4 inch and more than 4 inch?????


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Old 12-27-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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Home depot will cut tiles for free. If you give them a measurement they can cut it for you to the right size. The edge won't be factory but probably will look better than a different size tile.


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Old 12-27-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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What is your location?

The reason I ask is 4 1/4" Dal-Tile is slightly bigger and thicker than 4 1/4" tile from Maple Leaf Ceramics (Olympia Tile) based in Canada. This could be the difference. Also those are the 2 manufacturers I know of, I am sure that there are others.
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