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Old 10-28-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Question Armstrong vinyl tile??

Hi everyone, I am looking for a place that sells the smaller 8x8 vynil tile. Armstrong used to have it but they dont anymore. Anybody know a place online where I could get this??
A little bit about me since I m the newbie. We got a 1963 Ambassador that we are updating little by little. Live in the pacific nw and thats about it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Fwiw

I don't know about 8"x8" tile, but in early Airstreams, 9"x9" tiles were common.

I'm told that all 9"x9" tiles, in that era, had asbestos in them.

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Armstrong Excellon comes in 12x12. I think that you'll be hard pressed to find an 8 inch tile these days. Marmoleum comes in rolls and would look good.
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Some people have cut down the 12"x12" tiles to 9"x9" (or whatever size you want) but it seems like a lot of extra work to me, especially with a long trailer like an Ambassador. Besides, they still won't look like "exact replacements" for the old 9"x9" - the patterns, colors and textures are totally different.

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I don't care much about the size of the tile personally. I am just looking for a clean, manageable covering that is attractive. I have seen this tile called Clayton Canyon. Hope it's not too expensive as I'ld like to cover the entire floor and then break it up with cozy throw rugs.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:44 PM   #6
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Well, I am going to cut the tile and hopefully it will look good. I am only doing the bathroom so it wont be too bad.
The only reason I like the smaller tiles is because I am doing a little checkerboard pattern and the 12x12 are just too big for the small area, I think.
I'll keep you guys posted.

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What about turning the 12x12 tiles into 4 6x6 tiles? Would that be too small?
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I don't care much about the size of the tile personally. I am just looking for a clean, manageable covering that is attractive. I have seen this tile called Clayton Canyon. Hope it's not too expensive as I'ld like to cover the entire floor and then break it up with cozy throw rugs.
I like that "Clayton Canyon" tile. It kinda looks like marmoleum. Is it vinyl and who makes it?
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I like that "Clayton Canyon" tile. It kinda looks like marmoleum. Is it vinyl and who makes it?
Clayton Canyon

It looks like it's supposed to be slate. There is a larger picture on the Armstrong link above.
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Not to hijack this thread ... but it's *relative*. Cutting the tiles: anyone have a "trick"? I want to cut the tiles to make a pattern on my floor and realize that the angle of the cut will need to be fairly precise so that there aren't gaps when matching them together. This would probably hold true to cutting down any of these tiles.

Something like this is what I aspire to! Thought I'd lay them out, mark them, cut and adhere. This was probably done with sheet vinyl but that seems a bit of a challenge for a DIY (and a lot of waste?).

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Lay one color tile over the top of the other color and carefully cut thru both tiles at the same time. Make sense?

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Lay one color tile over the top of the other color and carefully cut thru both tiles at the same time. Make sense?

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Yep, makes sense!!! Thanks. Oh - would an x-acto knife be suitable? Or do I need to buy a new toy --- like a free-standing scroll saw? Hope not, I really need to replace my axles and the cost is probably about the same
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I used a regular utility knife when we put a new floor in the kitchen (inside the house). The trick is make sure the tiles don't move around on ya when you're making the cut. One way to do that is to glue one of the tiles in place before you make the cut. Experiment first and be prepared to make a couple of mistakes. I'll bet it'll come out nice!

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What about turning the 12x12 tiles into 4 6x6 tiles? Would that be too small?
Yeah that might not be a bad idea. I will have to cut one up and see how it will look.
Good thinking!!!
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