07:59AM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I have heard some people say you have to worry about Red clay ceramic being less sturdy than grey clay. Does anyone have any experience with this?

I have the option of buying some tile at 78 cents a square at Home depot. I just don't want the stuff to shatter the first time I drop a coffee mug.

I am not going to be in my house for more than 4 more years so I am looking for something that will last 5-10 years minimum.

I wish American Olean or Daltile had some stuff less than $1.27 (cheapest I found from AO, it is what I used in the bathroom.)




10:00AM | 10/11/06
Member Since: 08/24/05
25 lifetime posts
The old adage about red being for floors & white (grey) for walls doesn't always hold true anymore. A lot of floor tile is made from white body clay now-a-days.

It is generally less expensive. But many in the industry agree that the quality isn't the same as red body clay.

You should shop around a bit more. Maybe try online.

We have tiles we offer at the price range you're looking for, but I have no idea if you're close to us. (We're near Chicago.)

Good luck! :)

Mid America Tile - showroom

847-439-3110 ph

847-439-5889 fax


08:07AM | 10/16/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
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We are on a serious budget, our house is build in 1964 and in a neighborhood where all the senior citizens are starting to die or leave leaving their places to irresponsible new owners.

we will be selling in a couple years so we don't worry about 10yrs down the road.

We found some tile at Lowes for $.99/sq. It is grey ceramic. We are very happy with it and the price. We used a 20%off coupon we purchased off of ebay to bring the price down.

All the red clay I has seen seemed thin and cheap. I am glad I did not buy any.

we went with Dakota green. It almost looks like a slate color.

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