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vintage bathroom Traditional Bathroom, San Francisco

A classic black and white bath, in a 1910 home
photo by Michele Lee Willson
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Example of a mid-sized classic mosaic tile ceramic floor bathroom design in San Francisco with a pedestal sink, a two-piece toilet and gray walls — Houzz

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lafxcas wrote:
Can you share what brand the bath wall tile and mosaic tiles are? Is the wall tile available in a soft gray? - Thank you!
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Good luck with your tile and your contractor!!!
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Can anyone point me to where the square subway tiles are from? thanks!
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adeleroy8 wrote:
Is there a reason you cannot give the brand of paint and paint color? - Hi Sustainable Home....I know this is a very old post but have just discovered it. I see that you have provided some great feedback to other questions but have not responded at all to the Paint Color question. Any reason? Thank you.
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tatts

And, keep in mind, that the real color may be VERY different from what you see on your monitor. You may have your monitor set to warm or cool and that changes the colors greatly. Also, the gamma of the monitor may change the colors, and Windows computers have a different gamma curve than Apple.

You really cannot judge a color on a monitor.

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Pearl grey or grey owl
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tomandrose wrote:
hi, can you tell me the measurements, lengthwise for the border tile that you used in the bathtub tiling
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purchased at Home Depot, I am afraid I do not recall the manufacturer.
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Yasmín
LOVE the border tile!!
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pmr1951 wrote:
Please can you tell us the room dimensions? Thank you.
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Karen Morris
http://www.houseplanshelper.com/small-bathroom-floor-plans.html - see the image on the left. My personal dimensions are from door opening to outside wall = 6'6". Width of room is 5'8" - Tub runs width of room with a window above it (19" from one wall, 17" from the other). Toilet sits between 24" vanity and tub with a over the john cabinet on wall above toilet. Regular ceiling height - no room behind walls and we've already redid bathroom down to bare outside walls when we remodeled over 20 years ago.
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Finally dug out my drawings-
That little bathroom was approximately 6' 4" by 7' 6".
The tub runs along the shorter wall, with a tall cabinet filling the space between the foot of the tub and the wall.
The door is opposite the tub, and the long wall leading from the door wall to the tub wall has the pedestal sink- about 24", the toilet about 36" with clearance, and then the shower over tub, about 30" wide.
Hope that helps everyone.
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sborns wrote:
Can you share the brand of floor tile you used? Beautiful bathroom!
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As I recall, it was the Dal tile product, but it is a couple of years now since I designed this bath. Thank you so much for the kind words, I loved this project and these clients, it was a pleasure to work on this home.
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Michelle S wrote:
tiles - Could you please tell me what size the shower tiles are? Thank you!
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you are right, it is a 4x8
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is the border tile from american olean peaceful sea va91 ? thanks I love this bathroom !

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newhomeperez2015 wrote:
Could you please share the height of the room? - I have 10ft ceilings and trying to determine how high to tile the showers.
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Hello. This is a great blend of vintage bath room and modern tub alcove! Loe the accent mosaic tile strip that ties it all together. Could you by chance let me know what tile product it is ( black/white/grey accent strip)?

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I think it was American Olean, Glass Appeal, 1x1" glass mosaic blend in Silver Springs. Here is a link to the tile that I think we used. http://americanolean.com/series.cfm?series=200 This project was a couple of years ago now.

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tim poole wrote:
homeowner - what color was the ceiling painted?
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Trish Cbone

what is the benefit of painting the ceiling same as wall?


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tim poole
and why in that picture do I see gray up towards the top in the corner of the picture
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cstreat52 wrote:
what color are the walls painted?
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I have some follow up information, the client's painter likes Sherwin Williams, and they did switch colors to a SW color. They used: Sherwin Williams Duration Semi-Gloss "Silver Strand" Paint ID: 7057

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Like the color of the walls
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Elizabeth Ross_Brewer wrote:
joining the beadboard and tile - I love how you transitioned from beadboard to tile. Is that a bullnose edge? I wasn't sure how to join the two in my bath and I think yours looks wonderful
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Could you explain that more? Are you saying there is no bullnose the entire verticle edge? The edge tiles appear to be wider than a simple 1/4 round tile trim. Any chance that you have a closer shot of that transition? It really is nice.
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the tile is on concrete backer board so it is a 1/4 round rather than a bullnose. Does that help? I could try and go past their house, but don't know how soon I could do that and get a picture up.
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porsche917 wrote:
Where can I get the toilet paper holder which is on the tank? - I need one desperately!
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The client bought that, sorry I cannot help. Restoration has a lovely floor holder here: https://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod2500723&categoryId=cat3860040, and this lovely basket from Crate and Barrel is sized to fit on the back of a toilet and hold extra rolls. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/sedona-grey-lidded-rectangular-tote/s196517 And the closest I found to the one my client found was this one from Taymor: Taymor-Chrome-Single-Toilet-TIssue I like closed storage for my extra rolls, I don't want to look at it until I need it.

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You can purchase this at Home Depot

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Sckreuz wrote:
What color (and brand) is the paint? - This question was asked but never answered. Love the bathroom!
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Hello. Was the paint color question ever answered?
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I believe we specified Benjamin Moore Pearl Gray 863, out of the Classic Color color deck. The homeowner took care of hiring the painter, so it is remotely possible that they changed the spec, but it looks like Pearl Gray.
Sorry it took me so long to dig up the answer to this paint question.
Kirsten
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cynthiaeppley wrote:
The name & manufacterer of the tile flooring?
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Hi Cynthia, Somertile actually has a product that's very similar (if this isn't ours, that is). Check out our Victorian Octagon 2-in Matte White with Glossy Black Dot on Overstock.com: http://bit.ly/1nTLfwP If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!
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Dal Tile also has the Octagon and Dot, and to be honest I do not remember which one we used. http://products.daltile.com/series.cfm?series=85

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tallgirll55 wrote:
Where is storage
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The bathroom was 8 foot wide on the bathroom wall. From the foot of the tub to the wall is a custom built in cabinet. Interestingly enough, it was designed with an open space at the base, partially covered by louvered doors, just excactly the right size to hide the cat box. So this bathroom is the toilet for many members of the family.
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Storage is always a good thing! If you happen to need a new bathroom vanity for your space, I'd suggest you enter our contest! Just click the link: http://www.cabinetstogo.com/Bathroom-Vanity-Contest.asp and vote for which vanity you want. Then you're entered to win that exact one...pretty easy! GOOD LUCK :)
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rosalia03 wrote:
Is that a kohler toilet?
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This looks like a Kohler Memoirs® Stately toilet. It comes with several different options such as elongated bowl, round bowl, lever location etc…
Here’s an example: Kohler Memoirs® Stately Comfort Height® two-piece elongated 1.28 GPF toilet with Class Five® flush system and left-hand trip lever K-3817-0.
http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Memoirs-stately-Comfort-Height-two-piece-elongated-1.28-GPF-toilet-with-Class-Five-flush-system-and-left-hand-trip-lever/productDetail/Toilets/428459.htm?categoryId=430138
:) Rhoda
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Yes, it is, and I love and often use, both the Memoirs and the Archer line from Kohler

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Katherine Elkins Designs Ltd. wrote:
Did you use actual beadboard or beadboard tile?
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it was breadboard, basically a paint grade plywood sheet routed out in a bead board pattern.
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Can you answer some of the other questions please?
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k Km wrote:
paint color - Would you mind sharing the paint color? Looks so fresh!
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The Shabby Nest
Valspar's Lament Blue is a similar color.
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I believe we specified Benjamin Moore Pearl Gray 863, out of the Classic Color color deck. The homeowner took care of hiring the painter, so it is remotely possible that they changed the spec, but it looks like Pearl Gray.
Sorry it took me so long to dig up the answer to this paint question.
Kirsten
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birdiee wrote:
Can you please tell me what size tile was used around tub and on walls. Thank you.
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3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Hello birdiee,

Tiles have most common sizes measured in mm. Only a couple tiles produced in the USA and Mexico have sometimes imperial sizes.

A single mosaic tile like the accent / ornamental border is usually 25 mm x 25 mm (1"x1") and sometimes 20 mm x 20 mm (13/16 x 13/16) Which is the case here.

So when you count the mosaic tiles, there are ca. 7 pcs. per 1 white tile. 7 x 20 mm + 140 mm + 7 joints x ca. 1 mm + 7 mm in total = 147 mm. So the wall tiles are ca. 150 mm x 150 mm or in imperial: 6" x 6" (nominal)

Here is another way to calculate it: A bathtub is usually about 750 mm wide. You can count 5 tiles above the tub. 750 mm : 5 tiles = 150 mm

So the size of the tiles is most likely 150 mm x 150 mm (6" x 6")

If you have any further questions or if you need any advise, we will be glad to help you.

Regards,

3D-Tile-Design - Bertram Tasch
Maple Ridge, BC (Greater Vancouver)
http://www.3D-Tile-Design.ca
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yes, that was a 4" by 8" tile. I have used the one by American Olean for a couple of projects, and it is one of the most reasonable ones I have found. Several tile manufacturers make this size.
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tmcorkum wrote:
Can you tell me the brand of shower/faucet fixtures you used here?
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This was one project where the clients selected their own plumbing fixtures, I will check with the client and get back to you!
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that would be excellent! thank you :)
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sillysquares wrote:
Grout color - Can you tell me the grout color used?
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no because i don't know what grout, is or i would help
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we used white on the walls and grey (I believe it was Delorian Grey) on the floor. I often do this, because the grout is the first thing to look dirty on a tile floor. With natural color stone or porcelain, I pull out a color one shade darker than the medium tone in the tile.
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donahoot wrote:
Who makes the toilet? What style?
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Kohler Memoirs Collection. It appears to have a round bowl instead of elongated. The pedestal sink is from the Memoirs Collection, as well.
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yes, this is correct.

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Craftsman Construction wrote:
Bath looks Great. What color on wall
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The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Gray Lake is a similar color.
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I believe we specified Benjamin Moore Pearl Gray 863, out of the Classic Color color deck. The homeowner took care of hiring the painter, so it is remotely possible that they changed the spec, but it looks like Pearl Gray.
Sorry it took me so long to dig up the answer to this paint question.
Kirsten
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Mike Fix wrote:
Toilet - What manufacturer makes that toilet?
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it is a Kohler Memoirs toilet


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Vasanthi kumar wrote:
What is the soze of the white tile on the wall of bath - Tile on wall
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that is a 6x8" tile

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Andrea Harrelson wrote:
Window over garden tub with jers - I'm looking for a layout with that and a separate shower
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I would be happy to create a layout, but like to work directly with clients. Are you local to my area, the SF peninsula? If so feel free to contact me.

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slolou wrote:
Where did you find the shower curtain rod with square ends? - Love the simplicity of this small bath. I have ordered Pfizer Venturi line of faucets and shower head, but cannot find coordinating adjustable shower curtain rod with square ends.
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Marlene Bliley

Good morning! We are interested in adding cupboards in our kitchen area. Our style is the raised panel maple glazed sorrel. We chose this as it seemed the traditional look is more to our style and never considered that the style might be discontinued within a few years. Since we had no notification of this, we were not able to even consider purchasing more cupboards. Is there anyway you can help us with to add more storage? Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

Marlene Bliley

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susanne wrote:
6x6 tiles? - is the tile semi gloss or mate finish?
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It was a gloss tile on the wall, and a matte glaze on the floor.

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Maria wrote:
Tub brand - Hi. I would like to know the brand of the tub. Thanks.
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I am so sorry, Maria, but the contractor purchased the tub, so I do not know what brand it is.

Kirsten

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dhawanvimal wrote:
How many foot bathrobe
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This bathroom is about 7' 6" by 8'

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scooper25 wrote:
Mosaic in tub area - Did you just use the mosaic in the tub area? Contemplating adding mosaic at the last minute. Not sure if I should do it all around under the chair rail and continue same line into shower or a different height or just in the shower at a different height Long narrow bath 10ft x 3 1/2 with toilet and shower on opposite ends and pedestal sink in the middle. Thanks
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In this bath we only put the mosaic in the tub area, but it was kind of echoed by the black and white tile on the floor. In your bath I would not want to emphasize the length of the room by having a long horizontal on the chair rail. Have you already laid the floor? If not, I think it might be a good idea to add the similar accent between the corners of the tiles on the floor, or as an accent on the floor.
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kimbrener wrote:
Grout color? - What color grout is used on the floor?
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It was Delorian Grey, (which always makes me think of Back to the Future, since they used a Delorian car as his time traveling car)
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ssnap wrote:
artic white tub tile with bone matte floor or true white & black floor - I've made the mistake of having my tub tile installed while searching for the floor tile. As much as I like the matte black & white hexagonal penny tile, it's not a true white next to my tub tile. Only the gloss floor tile seems to be available in an ice white like the tub tile. Should I go with the matte which looks white if you don't see the tub tile (could leave the shower curtain pulled most of the time), or stay true to the same white and go with the glossy tile? My tub and pedestal sink are true white also. Thinking of warm grey grout. Please help! Thanks so much!!
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Hi Ssnap,
Actually, I have used several slightly different shades of white in bathrooms in the past. It often happens that porcelain used in the sink and tub shade of white is not the exact shade of the tile. Since the tub and sink only come in that one white, it ends up not exactly matching the floor or wall tile. This often happens in kitchens too, the white appliance, or the porcelain sink are not exactly the same white as the tile. I personally think that it all reads as white, do not find it jarring. How you react to this differs slightly. Do you think that every time you look at this, you will notice that they are not exactly the same white, and get bugged? If not, I would go for the tile you like. The gloss tile is more slippery for a floor, and thus less safe.
I have white wall tile and white floor tile in my bathroom (not this picture, this is a client) also, and did use a grey grout on the floor. I used Delorean Grey on the floor and white grout on the walls. It is a good idea, both because it will help create a different look for the floor, and because the floor grout is the first thing to look dirty. I always suggest a darker grout for the floor, to keep the grout from looking grimey over time.
Also, don't forget to seal your grout, and reseal every year.
Best of luck with your project.
Kirsten
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halleh13 wrote:
Tub tile - What size tiles did you use in the tub? Thanks!
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It was a 6x8 field tile, set in a brick layout
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kookera wrote:
Could you please provide information on this bathtub?
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Hi, the contractor selected this tub, I worked with the client on tile, cabinetry (not in picture), hardware and colors.
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girldreamhomewithboys wrote:
Paint color - What is the paint color and brand?
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I believe we specified Benjamin Moore Pearl Gray 863, out of the Classic Color color deck. The homeowner took care of hiring the painter, so it is remotely possible that they changed the spec, but it looks like Pearl Gray.
Sorry it took me so long to dig up the answer to this paint question.
Kirsten
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steph2020 wrote:
Hi, I'd like to know what tub this is. Thank you!
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I am sorry, but the clients purchased that tub through their general contractor, so I do not have the make or model number.
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jsmokey9 wrote:
what size is this room
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Finally dug out my drawings-
That little bathroom was approximately 6' 4" by 7' 6".
The tub runs along the shorter wall, with a tall cabinet filling the space between the foot of the tub and the wall.
The door is opposite the tub, and the long wall leading from the door wall to the tub wall has the pedestal sink- about 24", the toilet about 36" with clearance, and then the shower over tub, about 30" wide.
Hope that helps everyone.
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barbaraswright wrote:
Can you tell me the brand of the toilet paper holder?
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The client purchased that item.
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