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  1. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Hi everyone

    I am new to this forum. I purchased douken grafito Matt 60 X 60 tiles in 2013. I don't have the batch number and the newer version of these tiles are darker. We have be all around Ireland and northern Ireland and have been unable to find these tiles. Would anyone have any of these tiles we can purchase ? Or know where we could get them ? We have a free standing kitchen which the tiles go under which is why I want to replace the broken tile rather than try to replace them all. Any help please !!!!! Also they are porsixty tiles...

    Thanks Julie
     
  2. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
    Hi Julie maybe worth taking a picture of all the batch/shade codes on the side of the box as you will want a box with that same code.
     
  3. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Hi Matt I don't have the box anymore. I have visited the original place I purchased the tiles along with a number of other places. I have also tried contacting the manufacture with no luck. We did manage to lift some tiles from a showroom but there are not an exact match. I'm hoping someone may know of someone / somewhere I can contact to try and purchase some more.
     
  4. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    We have already visited any of the supplies in Ireland / Northern Ireland ...
     
  5. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    We have a tile under the washing machine which I am thinking of trying to lift but my worry is other tiles would get danamged in the process
     
  6. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    It's not to bad at the minute with the tiles we got from the showroom. In the attached picture you see two lighter tiles along the edge. What would you do? I can't retile the floor and it runs under the kitchen which was custom made so it's not an option to rip it out

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  7. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    The chances of getting the same tile, let alone the same batch, 4 years after you installed those is quite slim. It looks fine to me from that photo.
     
  8. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
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  9. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Would you try to lift one from under the Washing machine or do you think that would be to difficult?
     
  10. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Thank you both for taking the time to reply !!!!
     
  11. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
    Lifting tiles no damage to others is easy if you know what your doing are you planning on doing this yourself?
     
  12. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    If the tiles have been installed correctly it's unlikely you'll get any up in one piece.
     
  13. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
    As @pdc@pdc said I'm unsure if you meant to reuse the tile under the washing machine or not
     
  14. Julie Trimble

    Julie Trimble Active Member

    Location:
    Belfast
    Yes meaning to reuse the tile under the Washing machine to patch the main room. I would be getting a professional in to do the work as I wouldn't be able to do it
     
  15. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
    Ok if the tiles are not fully bedded there is a small possibility of popping the tile up in one but it's a small chance and would take a lot of patience and slow increments under the tile otherwise will just crack
     
  16. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
    there would also need to be access from the back enough to get a tool under the tile as you won't be able to do it where another tile is touching as the angle would be to great and crack / damage would occur
     
  17. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I would guess you can or will spend SO long trying to sort this out, you'll be better off accepting that you'll need to re-tile.
    Possible consider going over the existing tiles with a thin porcelain?
     
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