Retail pricing included, too
One of the places Pam cited as a good source of 4″ x4″ bathroom tiles in her recent round up — 12 places to find 4×4 ceramic bathroom tile in vintage colors – was American Universal Corp. Of course it is always hard to tell what the actual tile colors will be from a computer monitor — so that’s why I’ve ordered some samples of the two pinks, hoping one might be the pink I’m hunting for my own retro bathroom remodel. I called the company for pricing: At 7.95 per square foot, the Brittany Misty 4×4 series tiles look to be another relatively affordable option for a retro bathroom remodel if you need a particular retro color.
American Universal has a variety of other tile designs — and their website is easy to navigate, so of course I went to look at them all. Another option for retro appropriate wall or floor tile from American Universal Corp. is their DOT 1×1 ceramic mosaic series.
At $9.95 per square foot, the DOT series tile is more pricey than the 4×4 Brittany Misty tile. Sadly the other retro pastel colors from the Brittany Misty line do not carry over to the DOT mosaic. This makes it hard if you want to get matchy-matchy. We like matchy-matchy.
Another retro option — complete with several yummy color schemes — is the SX Series 1″ Hex Tile. Depending on the color you are looking for, there are options for both a shiny and a matte finish. This series is $8.95 per square foot — coming in just a little more budget friendly than the DOT line. AUC’s website is fun to play with, you click on the color you like and it pops into a large screen image of the tile. Of course, you will always want to see real samples first.
Finally, another fun and appropriate retro style tile is ceramic Penny Round series tile. This line comes in three distinct color collections — including the Brittany Misty pastel retro color group that would match well with the 4×4 wall tiles. The Penny Round Series tile is $8.95 per square foot. Penny round tiles are fun — Pam remembers this story from Lawrence Bill, he used penny round tiles from Modwalls on his bathroom floors, looks great.
As someone who is trying to pull together a retro modern bathroom from scratch, American Universal Corp.’s selection of retro appropriate ceramic tiles — see all their styles here — is great to have.