A hot tip from reader Shawn led us to discover Classic Tile Inc. — an all-new source (to us) for mosaic tile flooring options perfect for a retro-vintage style bathroom. The New York based company offers two retro mosaic floor tile designs in 15 colorways, including some very hard-to-find-elsewhere pastels. And, the price is right: We talked to the sales staff — the price for these tiles is $3.50 – $4 per square foot.
8 random mosaic design colorways
If these tiles look familiar to you, it is because they appear to be nearly identical to the Merola University Pink tiles I installed in my retro pink bathroom remodel. The only difference I can tell — without having seen the tile in person — is that instead of having straight edges, each of these tiles has a wavy edge.
There is a price difference too — Merola’s University tile is $9.26 per square foot — with free shipping to your local Home Depot. Classic Tile’s mosaic flooring is $3.50 per square foot — although you will need to pay shipping based on distance and weight.
Like Merola’s University line, Classic Tile Inc. offers this random mosaic pattern in pink …
8 one-inch mosaic colorways
In addition to their random mosaics, Classic Tile Inc. offers eight colorways of 1-1/8 inch, rounded square mosaics for $4 per square foot. We particularly love the colorways that have several variations of the main color plus white. It appears that the majority of the tiles on these square mosaic designs have a textured surface, with a few random gloss tiles sprinkled in here and there. I really like the pink and would have considered it had I known of its availability when I was constructing my pink bathroom.
Classic Tile told us that they will mail samples for the cost of shipping.
And hey, Kate later found this same tile in pistachio and used it in her 1960s bathroom remodel. She found this Merola Chrystalline mosaic floor tile on Home Depot. What a lovely shade of green — it looks great!
Kudos to Shawn for this new discovery! Yay for some more apropriate options for tile flooring — yay for more options for us Retro Renovators!
- Shop Classic Tile Inc.’s selection of mosaic tile floors (tiles appear in their mosaic tile floor section)
- And note: Classic Tile has some 4″ x 4″ tiles … and other mosaic floor tiles of interest, too!