What to do if a Tile is Discontinued

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When purchasing tiles for your space, it’s advisable to always account for an extra 10% in the event of any future uses. There are many reasons you could need a replacement tiles such as cracks and discoloration, and unfortunately certain tiles stop being produced and you’ll have to find a suitable substitute if you wish to renew your tile/s. 

Finding the best match for your existing tiles can be tricky, but with the following tips, you’ll be one step closer to making your space feel complete again.

1. Check your storage for extra tiles

When initially purchasing your tiles, you were most likely advised to get an extra 10%, so have a look around your home/ your storage areas for any extra tiles you may have forgotten. Places like your garage, tool-shed or even behind large appliances and cabinets are your best bet. The spars may have just been left behind by the tiler/ person who DIY-installed.

2. Get a sample piece matched

If you don’t have any luck finding spares of your original tiles, your next best option would be to take a sample of your tile to your local storeroom and have a salesperson check if there are any leftovers of the range or if there is another tile that would be a good match.

3. Scan the internet

If you have any information about the tile manufacturer or design number, do a little digging on the internet to see if you get your hands on some of the discontinued tiles. You never know what you might find. 

4. Repurpose your existing tiles

If all of the other options don’t work out for you, try removing tiles from under permanent fixtures such as fridges, large cabinets, dishwashers, etc. where possible. If they can be carefully removed, it may be worth adding them to more visible spots where your tile has cracked.

Need to replace a discontinued tile? Visit your nearest Tiletoria showroom and one of our friendly sales assistants will help you along the way.

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