We’ve written extensively about 1950s bathroom tile — ceramic tile, plastic tile, and even Sani Onyx, glass-like tile made from fused rock. But here’s a vintage variety in our spotlight for the first time: Porcelain-enameled steel wall tiles. Yes, every now and then we see steel tiles — but this is a particularly big stash, plus, we have marketing materials to illustrate.
These Veos tiles currently for sale on ebay were found in their original boxes. Veos Tile was made in Rehoboth, Massachussets.
I tried searching for more information about Veos tile, and I was also able to find this vintage Veos Tile brochure, for sale on Amazon. Looks like Veos was owned by Clyde Porcelain Steel Corp. of Clyde, Ohio.
Weighs only 3.5 lbs. per square foot installed as against 16 to 18 lbs. for clay-bodied tile.
“No Extra Charge for Color — In all sizes and shapes, Veos colored tile is price the same as black or white.”
Mega thanks to ebay seller thebombshelter1 and Amazon seller The Jumping Frog for allowing us to feature their photos in our happily ever after archives.
Anyone out there have porcelained steel tiles?
- See the ebay listing for these NOS “Veos” ceramic on steel vintage grey tiles
- See the vintage Veos tile brochure for sale on Amazon