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  1. Anna

    Anna New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    Norwich
    Hello,

    Does anyone know where I can find this tile? We have a 1950s bungalow that we are restoring and have black Matt tiles on the window sills. They are 150mm x 150mm.


    Thank you for reading.

    Anna

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  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  3. Anna

    Anna New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    Norwich
    Thank you Andy, I've ordered some samples. Our tiles have a smooth slightly shiny surface...not glossy just smooth to the touch. Would these still be right? Anna
     
  4. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Being a natural product Quarry tiles go smooth and slightly shiny from years of wiping them...!
    You have obviously been keeping up with the housekeeping.... :)
    If there not suitable match then reclaimed quarries would be the only answer... But black reclaimed quarries are a bit like hens teeth..
     
  5. Paul C.

    Paul C. Professional Tiler

    If you haven't ordered the samples already, don't. First hand experience of the Aragon and they are a fairly rough texture...... the current batch also has a very slight brown hint to it so I can't see it being a good colour match. (and the round edges are crap). Sorry but had to be honest.

    If they are a smooth finish, my money would be on them being either a very old Dorset Black or the Platts Ferrolite 152. If they have a very slight texture, could be worth looking at the Ruabon Black. These will be much closer. What thickness are they, and is 150 the exact measurement?
     
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  6. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Gateshead NE8, UK
    As above
     
  7. Anna

    Anna New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    Norwich
    Hello, thank you all for the replies. They are 150mm square and about 12mm thick. I've ordered a sample of the Dorset tiles too. Fingers crossed. They don't have to be identical as they will be on separate window sills .
     
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