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Hi,

We are restauring an old home and need to change some toilets, but not the tiles or sinks because they are part of the character of the home. The problem is that we can't find colored toilets anywhere. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks a lot,

Isabel
 

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Have you tried googling "colored toilets"?

About 207,000 results (0.18 seconds)

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:no:Ok, guys, I "ain't" that much of an idiot. Of course I googled it, but all I got was useless (a lot about colored toilet seats,though). That's why I came to you, the experts :wink:

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Isabelbr
 

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Your best bets are online search, plumbing supply houses, used building supply outlets.
In the current market nobody will stock them. They will be special order toilets.
Last odd color toilet I ordered took 4 weeks
 
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Your best bets are online search, plumbing supply houses, used building supply outlets.
In the current market nobody will stock them. They will be special order toilets.
Last odd color toilet I ordered took 4 weeks
Thanks for the info on special orders (4 weeks!!!). I will check with one of these bathroom specialty stores to see if they can order.:thumbup:
 

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You may want to check on Habitat for Humanity websites as I know some areas have affiliated stores that carry old material and fixtures that is removed from houses that are going to be demolished, or from people who are renovating and donate this material to Habitat.
Another option may be to check on a refinisher. I know they can refinish porcelain fixtures and can probably do any color that you would like, just not sure about the cost or how the finished product would look.
 

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Just a thought, but: Have you considered using one of these businesses that "re-color" tiles and tubs in baths? The fact that the outside of a toilet has very little wear from anything, this may be a way to change the color of a white one if it's what I call "cost effective".
 

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You may want to check on Habitat for Humanity websites as I know some areas have affiliated stores that carry old material and fixtures that is removed from houses that are going to be demolished, or from people who are renovating and donate this material to Habitat.
Ditto Dougtheplumber. My last trip to Habitat ReStore, I saw powder blue, creamy yellow, and that ubiquitous 1970s "Dusty Rose" colored toilets at very low prices!
 

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Hi,

We are restauring an old home and need to change some toilets, but not the tiles or sinks because they are part of the character of the home. The problem is that we can't find colored toilets anywhere. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks a lot,

Isabel
I don;t know where you are but here in the SF Bay area we have a store called "Urban Ore" which sells parts from demolished homes - antique toilets sinks and baths, doors, windows, hardware etc. I'm sure there's a similar business in your area.

Richard
 
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