1920-40s Kitchen Counter Tile Sources?

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1920-40s Kitchen Counter Tile Sources?

Postby al_roethlisberger on Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:38 pm

I asked this about a week ago, but lost the thread...

But, I am looking to replicate the typical 1920-1950s kitchen/bath counter one sees where the field is usually a 3" hexagonal or 4" square tile surface, surrounded by a darker colored "V Cap" as trim around the edges.

The problem I am having is that most of the old style "V Cap" tile that is used on the edge is very square in profile, and about 2"x2"x6"(long) in dimension. But most modern "V Cap" is much more rounded, and usually is much taller around the skirt than the older tiles.

Does anyone have a source for tile manufacturers that still makes this sort of tile that would have been installed in the 20-50s?

We are trying to repair some tile in a bath, and trying to recreate this tile surface to appear old in our kitchen remodel.

Again, my challenge is not with the field, but with the edging(v cap).

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