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Vintage tiles add personality, charm to a bathroom
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011

Whether you're redecorating and trying to reflect your home's original style or you just want to add an interesting detail to your bathroom renovation, vintage tiles can be used on floors, walls and even as art.


Many different types and styles of older tiles can be found online, at flea markets and in antique stores. Tile stores can often reproduce or repair broken or damaged tiles as well.


Consumers can also mix and match vintage tiles with new ones to create a unique look.


The owner of a New Jersey tile company recently told North Jersey Homes that a customer doing a renovation used tiles from an old pool that was removed in the bathroom.


"It had beautiful little mosaic, glazed-porcelain tiles with a deep relief," Antonella Romano told the publication. "She wanted to use them in her bathroom as a border."


Experts say it's important to work with a trained installer, especially when working with older tiles, as they can vary in thickness and can be challenging to lay.


Those who want to add some personality to an existing bathroom without changing major things like the floor, bathroom vanity or bathtub can opt to hang vintage tiles on the wall as art. Add in some interesting bathroom accessories to complete the mini-makeover!

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