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Old 08-17-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Anyone have any extra 9" original tiles laying around?

I just need a few of the 9x9 original tiles to replace the ones by the entry that died with the floor. I'm sure we can negotiate something.
If I can find 'em in ones or twos I'll be happy. I found some vintage 9x9 tiles on ebay a while back but they turned out to be too thick. I'm just trying to get by until we gut and re-floor in a few years
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:26 PM   #2
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Just cut some down

If you are not worried about a color match , find some tile the right thickness that you like , and simply cut it to 9x9 with a framing square and utility knife. Thick stuff like Congoleum you can score and snap. You can also rent vinyl tile cutters. I did my trailer floor in 9x9 s that I cut down from 12x12s.
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Interesting. Until we re-floor the unit simply retiling is the plan, and correctly I'm not concerned with matching at this time. I did consider cutting up sheet linoleum but your suggestion sounds better. I'll look into that. I'm only short 3 or four tiles, I had several already. Thanks!
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I have been told that the old 9"x9" floor tiles contained asbestos and that when the industry stopped using it they went to the 12"x12" tile.
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I managed to scrounge up the needed tiles from under the old front "dinette". The front dinette was built by a previous owner and I ripped it out and built a permanent bed, there were still floor tiles I successfully managed to pull up and re-use.
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I found a VCT cutter on Amazon for $90 (about 1/3 the retail price) Ordered boxes of Armstrong VCT tile in a color that could have been period, and it pulled out the color in the appliances. Have yet to have the time to install it, but I did notice they are about 1/16" thicker than the original asbestos type gold fleck tiles.
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