There’s so much information out there about tiles, with great deals everywhere.
To help you make the selection and purchasing of your tiles easier, we’ve compiled a short list of Do’s and Dont’s.
- If you’re buying tiles through an “end of stock” sale, make sure that you have purchased more than enough to cover damage,
- Future breakages (nothing’s worse than breaking a tile a year after and you have none left and can’t buy replacements!) So buy extra!!
- Take into consideration other factors that may be needed, such as sealing. This is often a detail that is overlooked and can be a costly exercise
- Will the pattern or colour stand the test of time? In other words, can you really live with this in 2 years from now?
- Cleaning and care – what are the manufacturers’ recommendations and does it work for you?
- If a price is too good to believe, you’re probably right! So do some research on the tiles before committing to purchase.
- Ask what other projects they’ve been used on, and if possible, talk to the people involved for some background advice.
- If you’re using borders or diagonals, you will need to allow extra 10-15% for cuts and wastage.
- Take your floor plans with you for measurements. The staff at the tile supplier will do an accurate quantity take-off for you.
- The more detailed your design, the more it could cost in labour and materials
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions – there are no wrong ones!