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Old 04-14-2009, 04:01 AM   #1
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Tumbled Marble 4x4 Bottocino tiles! I use them to make coasters. It came in set of 9 for $5-6. I have looked on their website, searched all my local stores to buy up the last of them, but I need to find a new place to buy them. Home Depot doesn't sell them and the local tile stores around her are too pricey. I have also tried searching the company on the tile box, but have not come up with anything. Does anyone know of a good supplier? Thanks for your help.

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I looked a couple of weeks ago at Lowes and couldn't find them either. I have a new "Menards" near me and think I saw them there when they first opened up. Will have to look next time I'm in that store.
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Oh no! I down to my last 2 tiles! They were always a hit at stamp camps, but know I just use them for myself. I is great to have them on hand for a quick gift.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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Try asking your Lowe's store manager or emailing Lowe's corporate. One of them would at least be able to tell you if the tiles were discontinued by the manufacturer or by Lowe's.

I Googled "Tumbled Marble 4x4 Botticino tiles" (which corrected the spelling to BottIcino) and found several sources, from companies to Craigslist entries. The tiles are out there, you just have to find them.
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Please say it isn't so! I love those tiles and several other ones Lowe's sells. I heard that Lowe's is one of the retail corporations on the bubble of making it or having to close this year. That would be a truly sad day for crafters as well as home improvement people.
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Well that just bites!!! Those little guys are great sellers at crafts shows. I'll have to check the ones around us and see if they have any left in stock and clean them out. Thank for the heads up.

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Tumbled Marble 4x4 Bottocino tiles! I use them to make coasters. It came in set of 9 for $5-6. I have looked on their website, searched all my local stores to buy up the last of them, but I need to find a new place to buy them. Home Depot doesn't sell them and the local tile stores around her are too pricey. I have also tried searching the company on the tile box, but have not come up with anything. Does anyone know of a good supplier? Thanks for your help.
Has anybody come up with a new source for these???
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I found them on Amazon for $8.50 for 12. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001HXFHTS/...0&linkCode=asn
Bonus: If you go through the SCS link on the home page, SCS gets the credit!
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I was just at Lowe's on Friday night and couldn't find them... I thought it was just me not looking in the right place...

I agree, this bites...
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I found them on Amazon for $8.50 for 12. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001HXFHTS/...0&linkCode=asn
Bonus: If you go through the SCS link on the home page, SCS gets the credit!
Thank you, Thank you!!! Going to check it out right now.

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I bought mine at Home Depot -- a box of 9 for about $5.
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Bonus: If you go through the SCS link on the home page, SCS gets the credit!
Actually, a square foot of 4" tiles is only NINE pieces! Just like the boxes people used to get from the hardware store.
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If you have a Menards nearby they should have them.

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Is there any tutorials for stamping on these to make coasters?

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Don't really need one! Just stamp with StazOn in your desired color, then if it's a line image you can color it with Sharpies -- be careful not to touch the stamped outline, though, because the ink has the same chemical base as StazOn and will smear the lines. Some people spray with a sealer, but that kinda defeats the purpose of a coaster as the tile will no longer be absorbent.
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Here is an excellent video by GinaK:
http://stamptv.ning.com/video/tile-coasters
I found marble tiles at Lowe's a couple of weeks ago, in small boxes of 9 for under $5.00. I also found the bumper pads for tile coaster at Lowe's too for under $2.00. HTH!
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Duh! Thanks for correcting my error, Rachel! It was a busy weekend.
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I realize this will apply to folks in southern Wisconsin and Illinois only, but another option is HOBO (home owner's bargain outlet): http://www.hoboonline.com/

Of course, you have to buy a larger quantity and selection may vary, but their prices can't be beat.
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Tumbled Marble 4x4 Bottocino tiles! I use them to make coasters. It came in set of 9 for $5-6. I have looked on their website, searched all my local stores to buy up the last of them, but I need to find a new place to buy them. Home Depot doesn't sell them and the local tile stores around her are too pricey. I have also tried searching the company on the tile box, but have not come up with anything. Does anyone know of a good supplier? Thanks for your help.
Same thing happened here...and I can't find anything else around! UGH! Home Depot doesn't sell it...and Lowes won't get anymore...even though I asked for a special order, they still won't do it. I can't locate the manufacturer either. Any luck for you?
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Here is another way to do the tiles with ink and embossing powder:
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I came across a new source for tumbled tiles. They were on Amazon from a seller named Oracle Tile. They're not botticcino, but they are fantastic quality. I will qualify my excitement to say that I haven't actually stamped on them yet, they just got here. The tile is Bianco Carrara.

They were really really well packed and shipped. When I opened the very heavy package (which was free shipping btw) and took out some of the tiles I was amazed. They were super smooth, no chips or grooves and very consistent. One of the things I noticed with Lowes or HD was that you had to go through each box to find the best ones and then put together one "good" box.

I can't wait to play with these!
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I came across a new source for tumbled tiles. They were on Amazon from a seller named Oracle Tile. They're not botticcino, but they are fantastic quality. I will qualify my excitement to say that I haven't actually stamped on them yet, they just got here. The tile is Bianco Carrara.

They were really really well packed and shipped. When I opened the very heavy package (which was free shipping btw) and took out some of the tiles I was amazed. They were super smooth, no chips or grooves and very consistent. One of the things I noticed with Lowes or HD was that you had to go through each box to find the best ones and then put together one "good" box.

I can't wait to play with these!
Thank you for updating this post. I have been looking all over for these tile with no success.
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Here is an SCS tutorial: http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...tile_coasters/

I've used porous tiles for coasters, which I've found at Lowe's for 32 cents each. They are similar, if not identical, to the ones shown in the tutorial. I usually let the tiles dry after stamping with Stazon for a few hours, and then I put them in my toaster oven for about 20 mins at 250 deg. No need for a sealer, which as another poster pointed out, would defeat the purpose.

Which makes me wonder about the marble tiles being used - are they absorbent like the porous ones?
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