I'm trying to replace a few broken shower wall tiles which measure out to 4
3/8" square. The tiles I found at Home Depot are 4 1/4".
Is it possible that this size is not made anymore? The house is 21 years
old. I guess I thought HD would have the best selection. My Google search
has not turned up an online store that might have these yet. I thought
someone might point me the right direction and save me some time. Thanks.
I run into this all the time. It is almost impossible to find the
larger tiles especially in the correct color, even when you go to a
tile supplier. The only place that I have found them is in white,
and that was leftover stock at a tile supplier. (Forget HD for
anything except the most profitable items.)
When we HAVE to replace just a few tiles, we just use the smaller
tile and the owner (who is the one who doesn't want to replace the
whole shower surround) lives with the slightly wider grout lines.
Thanks for the info, not what I wanted to hear though.
Not that it's constructive to think about this but I still can't help but
wonder why in the world there would be an industry wide change in these
plain vanilla bathroom tiles to go from 4 3/8" to 4 1/4".
6" - 8" or 12" tiles I can understand, it's an asthetic difference in size
but to go down 1/8" seems pointless. Unless it's a conspiracy to force
people buying hundreds more tiles then they otherwise would have.
In case this will help anyone else - I found the 4 and 3/8 inch tiles. They
are made by "Florida Tile". I went to a specialty tile store locally, they
didn't carry them but knew what they were. They sent me to another tile
store which deals only with contractors but does sell Florida Tile. I got
the color code/name from them and they gave me the name of a contractor to
order it through.
Since the original post was made 12 years ago, some bad things have
happened. The OP was working on the tiles when he slipped and fell
hitting his head in the tub. He has been in a coma ever since. He is
responsive a bit though when his pet gerbils are brought to visit him in
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