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Subject: Discontinued Ceramic Floor Tile
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: chiprocker-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 18 Aug 2005 11:55 PDT
Expires: 17 Sep 2005 11:55 PDT
Question ID: 557343
I need to find a ceramic floor tile that has been discontinued.  The
only information I have as to a possible manufacturer is "Altair
4327".  This may also be the color code.  The tile is 13" x 13", pink
or salmon in color with a white glaze design.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 19 Aug 2005 09:13 PDT
Hello chiprocker-ga,

Your question is attractively priced but the information you've
provided is too skimpy to lead to anything. It would be helpful if you
could post a picture to show us the tile you're looking for. You can
use Photobucket or some other photo sharing site to do this.

You indicate that it's a ceramic floor tile. What is the source of the
"Altair 4327" designation? Where is this tile installed? Is it
residential or commercial? Sometimes builders use specific product
lines and vendors so knowing more about who installed the tile might
be helpful.

What quantitiy of tile are you looking for? What other research have
you done and what were the results? The more you can tell us about the
context of your question, the more likely we will be able to get you
the information you need.

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by chiprocker-ga on 20 Aug 2005 22:49 PDT
The tile is in my home. It is on the floor in the lower level of my
atrium ranch. I live in St. Charles County, MO.  The builder was
Terbrock.  My home was built in 1997.  The previous owner gave me the
Altair info from their new home order sheet.  I contacted the builder
and was told that they didn't have that information.  All pics I've
taken just look cream colored.  I just need one tile, but would take
5-10 for future problems.  Thanks.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 21 Aug 2005 11:55 PDT
Hello chiprocker-ga,

Is this the tile you're looking for?


~ czh ~

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 21 Aug 2005 14:31 PDT
Hello again chiprocker-ga,

I think I?ve found the manufacturer of your tile. Take a look at these
links to see if this is what you?re looking for. The first link takes
you to the catalog page. Use the drop down menus to select Altair
Pink. If the results don?t come up for some reason, check the links
I?ve furnished for several versions of this tile.
Project: Altair
Colour: Pink

Please let me know if this is the right tile. If it is, I will search
for a vendor near you.

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by chiprocker-ga on 21 Aug 2005 14:44 PDT
I just can't tell by the pictures, but the polished sure looks like a
match.  If you can find a vendor near me, that would be great! 
Subject: Re: Discontinued Ceramic Floor Tile
Answered By: czh-ga on 21 Aug 2005 17:01 PDT
Hello chiprocker-ga,

I?ve continued my search and it looks like your best bet for getting
this tile will be through a vendor or distributor who already deals
with Imola or has access to the Imola Tile catalog. Finding this tile
in a retail outlet is not likely.

I?ve collected several likely outlets/distributor/vendors who will
probably be able to help you. I think you choosing the appropriate
vendors (instead of me talking to them) is best because you?re the one
who will be able to furnish the necessary information they?ll need,
i.e., delivery address, size, cost, verification of color, etc.

In your clarification you indicated that you?ve contacted the builder
but they weren?t able to help you. I hope that with the additional
information about the source of the tile they will be able to obtain
it for you. I definitely would start with them.

Next, I?ve identified several American distributors of Imolo tiles.
Some of them ask you to fill out an online form so they will send you
their dealer contact information. Others ask for information that you
will need to furnish. You are the best judge of which ones to contact
in what order.

Finally, I?m including information on why I?ve concluded that Imolo is
the manufacturer of your tile so you can go to the source, if

Trying to find tiles for your home when you don?t know the
manufacturer or style number is problem many homeowners have to deal
with. I?ve included a link that offers several alternate solutions if
you?re ever in this situation again. The best practice would be to buy
several spare tiles at the time that the initial floor/counter/wall is
tiled so that you have some spares for repairs. Wouldn?t it be great
if all house came with such a repair kit.

I trust that the information I?ve collected will help you get the tile
you?re searching for. Please don?t hesitate to ask for clarification
if any of this is confusing.

All the best.

~ czh ~

Massive Renovation

The bathrooms throughout the building are Cooperativa D'Imola?s Altair series.
We would be pleased and honored for you to step inside and see for
yourself the final completion, slated for the beginning of 2002, or
check out the photos on our website at

***** This article helped me identify the likely manufacturer of the
tile you?re looking for.

Arkim ? Catalog Search

Project: Altair
Colour: Pink

***** The search results show several different version of the pink
tile. You should be able to identify exactly which one matches the
tile you have.


***** This is a Romanian web site that offers a large catalog
(including photos) of the Altair line. It?s in Romanian but the images
helped convince me that these are the tiles you?re looking for.


Category:	Distributor Importer 
Address:	306 Alcazar Avenue, Ste 301 
City:		Coral Gables 
State/Province:	FL 
Country:	USA 
ZipCode:	33134 
Phone:		1-305-445-6433 
Fax:		1-305-445-8266 
Email Address:
Web Site:

Imola Ceramic Tiles Group

***** This site is in Italian.

Imola Marketing & Services, Inc.
8975 NW 25th Street
Miami, Florida 33172
tel.: 1-800-35-IMOLA
fax: 1-305-513-0452 

***** The ?check stock? capability requires a password to log in.

LE World Inc.

LE World Inc., a wholesale company, brings to you the finest ceramic,
porcelain and natural stone products from around the world. We carry a
broad range of wall and floor tiles including Imola Ceramica, Dolce
Vita, Dom Ceramiche, Metropol, Ceramiche D? Umbria and Geo Ceramiche,
just to name a few. Our focus has been to supply the ceramic tile
dealer with a broad range of product lines to suit the most discerning
tastes. This gives the tile retailer the ability to meet all of their
clients needs, whether it is for a remodeling project or new
construction. Couple this with our ability to inventory large
quantities of items and to deliver on a weekly basis with our own
trucks makes us one of the primary sources of tile products in the
Northeastern United States.

LE World?s wholesale and architectural divisions are staffed by one of
the most energetic and dedicated sales forces in the industry. Our
sales force covers Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York (downstate),
New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The level of service LE World provides is
designed to make your tile purchases as easy and enjoyable as
possible. Please feel free to call us at 877-LE-World (539-6753) for
any questions you may have.

Le World

Architectural Products -- Imola Altair Series
Click here to add this product to list of interests. So we can send
you list of dealers in your area.

This unglazed porcelain product is available in a multitude of sizes
and finishes in a full array of colors. From 12"x12" to 24"x24" with a
honed, pre-polished, slate, or polished finish, this product can serve
all flooring needs. From shopping malls to master baths, it can do it

Please fill the form below and submit, we will send you list of our
dealers in your area.

***** Although this company has some retail offerings, most of its
services are aimed at the building trades. My expectation is that
someone at Terbrock (your builder) should be able to contact them to
track down the tile you need.

American Import Tiles is a Distributor, Wholesaler and Retailer of
Fine Ceramic, Porcelain, and Stone wall and floor tile from around the
world.  We have three locations to serve you:

Orland Park, Illinois
- Corporate Headquarters, Showroom and Distribution Center

Tinley Park, Illinois
- Outlet Store and Warehouse

Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
- Showroom

The Price Book and Discontinued Tile List remain property of American
Import Tiles, Ltd.  You must be a tile dealer and have an active
business relationship with American Import Tiles, Ltd. in order to
view either item.

***** Imola is one of the listed brand names on this site. The dealers
or distributors you?ve identified should be able to access this site
or to get information directly about the availability of the tile
you?re looking for.

Tile Newsletter 

The Altair collection is the most technologically advanced project in
the field of fine porcelain stoneware. Altair is the result of a
procedure entirely studied and implemented by Cooperativa Ceramica
d?Imola, using equipment specially designed to provide a special
distribution of the mixes when they are loaded into the presses, with
truly startling results from an aesthetic point of view. The surfaces
of the tiles have veins and stripes which change continuously,
creating a special dynamism which suggests beautiful natural scenery,
depending on the basic colour. Each tile simultaneously reflects
chaos, with its primeval energy, and cosmos, with its beauty and

The novelty and importance of the Altair series are confirmed by the
fact that we have decided to make it available in a wide range of
sizes, medium and large (30X30; 40X40; 60X60; 60X120 cm), including
steps (33X 125 cm) and risers (14X125 cm); colours (11); versions
(natural, honed and polished), so each customer can find a solution
tailored to suit his requirements and tastes.

Thanks also to a wide range of accessory fittings, these features make
Altair highly versatile to use: from public use to home use, including
public places with heavy traffic, where a product of exceptional
technological quality is needed which can also offer a great aesthetic
quality, combining the beauty of marble with that of ceramics.

Tel. 305-445-6433 
Fax 305-445-8266 

At each of ConestogaTile?s Distribution Centers, well-informed
salespeople are on hand to assist in selections. Architects and
designers, among others, are encouraged to use our showrooms in making
their service available to their clients, in effect, hosting visits.

Select A Region Or State To View The County Map Of Dealers

Ceramic Tile Dealers
CONESTOGA TILE provides a list of tile contractors/dealers for the use
of consumers looking for a ceramic tile firm in their area. Although
they are experienced in the sales and installation of ceramic tile,
CONESTOGA TILE does not guarantee satisfaction of their workmanship or
business practices.

***** The articles about Conestoga?s projects led to identifying the
Imola as the manufacturer of the Altair line. Their suggestions for
dealers are likely to be helpful but I can?t determine which
geographic area would be most suitable for you.

replacing ceramic tiles

Posted by Ken Farr on January 13th, 2001 05:34 PM
Where can I look to find some replacement ceramic tiles for a bath.
Two tiles have been broken, and need to be replaced but I am at a loss
as to who would carry tiles from 15 years ago. While I know an exact
match would be impossible, I would like to come close. I live in the
Chicago area. Can you suggest a retailer that might carry something?
The tiles are 4 inches by 4 inches. i would cosider contrasting tiles
if i can't find a match.

***** The discussions and suggestions on this site might be helpful in
locating additional distributors.


altair ceramic tile
Cooperativa D'Imola 
imola altair
Subject: Re: Discontinued Ceramic Floor Tile
From: myoarin-ga on 21 Aug 2005 09:38 PDT
this is no "answer to your question, which a researcher can still post.
You have a common and difficult problem.
If you search "all questions" for  "discontinued ceramic tile" you
will see lots of similar questions and comments that may be of help to
you.  MAY be.
Good luck, Myoarin

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