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cresentpoint
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Well, I know it is a long shot, but I'm desperate so here is my dilemma. I'm three cases short of finishing a tile job in one of my apartments. And as my luck would have it....the tile is discontinued. So here is what I'm looking for if anyone has bought tile from Home Depot in the last year and "might" have a few boxes left over, I would LOVE to buy them.

17" x 17" , color Trento, upc code 842031000075

Like I said, its a long shot, but I have tried everything else. I've called every Home Depot it Puerto Rico and in Florida with no luck. I can be reached at 714-3331 if you happen to have this tile.

Natalie

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Topic starter Posted : August 12, 2008 7:35 pm
Betty
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When all else fails go to ebay...

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Posted : August 12, 2008 8:11 pm
Ronnie
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what does it look like? I have few that size that look like saltillo.

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Posted : August 12, 2008 9:33 pm
Trade
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Take one to Floor Factory. We had to have serious plumbing work done & our tiles were discontinued & they had an almost perfect match.

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Posted : August 12, 2008 11:01 pm
EngRMP
(@EngRMP)
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Hi Natalie,

I looked in my Home Depot, in Virginia... sorry, no luck. If I had found them I was going to offer to send some to you.

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Posted : August 14, 2008 6:46 pm
Juanita
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Now, here's a long shot idea for you. Go to the manager at Home Depot and ask if they have a record, in their computer, of who they sold the tile to. I know they won't have individuals, but if they sold a bunch to a contractor, they might have a record. If so, then you could contact the contractors to see if they have any left.
If they don't have a record, then talk to the people at the contractor services desk. They probably know most of the contractors and might just remember who bought some. I told you it was a long shot idea! But, doesn't hurt to ask.

Some of the people at Home Depot aren't too helpful, but I have always found Scott, the manager, to be very accommodating.

Another thought is to contact the manufacturer and ask if they have a liquidation center somewhere. Also, one more thought. Some of the tile makers have websites with forums, people asking questions about laying tile, that sort of thing. If your tile company has that, you could ask on there.

Has the tile been laid yet? Maybe you could design it so you have a border of a contrasting/coordinating tile or stone, maybe do a design of some sort in the center of the room or throw in accent tiles, randomly, to make up the difference. Lots of ideas depending on the room and your tastes.

Good luck. Don't give up too soon!

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Posted : August 15, 2008 4:51 pm
cresentpoint
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Thanks everyone for all the help. No luck in the finding it yet. I have one more place to look in North Carolina at a place that consolidates discontinued tile. I have managed to get every room done but the kitchen. If all else fails Floor Factory has something that will compliment the other tile. I'm just planning on doing a decorative border around the kitchen then doing a tile in the middle. This will teach me to go off island, and let people work without me here to supervise! lmao But, all is good, I live in paradise how can I complain?

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2008 3:06 pm
Future Islander
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Natalie:

I'll look for it at Home Depot here in NJ.

F.I.

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Posted : August 16, 2008 3:41 pm
Future Islander
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I just got back from Home Depot in Lakewood, NJ........sorry, I couldn't find it there either.

The only sizes that were available (for large tile) were 16X16 and 18X18.......but none of those matched your type.

Suggestion: Do the complimentary tile design around the border and in the middle....it will make it interesting and probably get (good) comments for a unique design.

F.I.

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Posted : August 19, 2008 3:36 pm
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