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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Compare and Contrast

I've had a request for comparison photos of the two different brands of hex tiles I'm considering.

Here are the tiles from American Universal, $7.95/square foot for 1.5-inch:



And the Iron Gate ones from Meredith Tile (sold at SubwayTile.com), $19.20/square foot for 3-inch:



I don't see much difference between them from these photos. I wish I could see and touch these tiles in person, but the nearest dealer of the Iron Gate tiles is two hours away, and no one around here stocks the other kind. That I know of anyway. One of our neighbors installed 1-inch hex on their bathroom floor ... I need to ask them where they got it from.

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4 Comments:

Sean said...

Order Samples - I found that to be extremely helpful in making the right decision - especially when it came to color and finish. Plus, you can look at it in place to help you visualize it better. For something as expensive and permanent as the kitchen counter, why risk it?

11:30 AM  
Chris said...

I have hex tiles from daltile in one of my bathrooms. I got them at Home Depot.

I can't see any difference in those two tile either.

1:18 PM  
Blair said...

My personal tile theory is that the larger they are the more they show dirt... and I am all about not showing dirt... or atleast getting really good at hiding it!

3:33 PM  
Ron said...

Try these guys http://www.mosaictilemarket.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=39

these are 3/4" or 7/8" unglazed hex w/o the cushioned edge that you see on most of the current styles. They also make a square edged 3/4" square tile. these both look much more autentic in an old house

9:50 PM  

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