Tips for Buying Tiles for a New Home
Posted: Dec 30, 2016
Want to buy shiny new tiles for your brand new home? It may seem like a simple task at first, but once you get to it, you will understand how difficult it is. If you are looking for buy high quality tiles that would not ruin the new decor of your home, here are several useful tips that will definitely help:
Know the Options Available
Before you decide to your final pick, know which tile options are available to you. There are almost uncountable numbers of tiles now available to consumers. You can buy tiles in a variety of materials like ceramic, vinyl and porcelain. It’s not just the design and the outlook that’s different with each material. Some tiles are easy to clean, while others are hard to maintain. You might want real stone tiles for outdoors, but vinyl tiles, which can look like stone, are far easier to clean. So, consider which options are available to you and choose accordingly.
Find a Good Local Seller
You can order tiles online, but that would be too expensive and you may not get a warranty. Your best choice is to find a local seller, like Brisbane tiles, who can deliver the order to your home. You can visit a showroom, if available, so you can see and touch the tiles for yourself. Some local outlets also do home inspections. They will come to your house, check out the area that needs flooring, and tell you if tiles are suitable or which type of tiles to choose. A local seller will give you a warranty for the purchase. Plus, replacements will be easy.
Assess the Needs of Each Room
It’s also important to assess the needs of each room. Tiles are known for their versatility. But not all tile material would suit just any room. For example, take your living room. It’s a well trodden room where kids and pets run around a lot. If you choose tile for flooring, you would want a material that is easy to clean, is durable and does not slip easily. You should make similar assessments for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and other areas. It will help you pick the perfect type of tile for the area.
Think about whether Tile or Another Material would be Appropriate
While tiles are great, affordable and comes with a lot of choices, tile may not be the material that you really need for a space. There are other material, like polished wood or bamboo that might actually be more appropriate. So, before you buy tile, make sure it’s the flooring material you absolutely need.
Make a Budget
Do not go buy tiles without making a budget. You might end up picking an expensive tile, like terrazzo, and not realise how much it costs until it’s time to finalise the order. So, do enter tile shopping with a budget to keep costs affordable. Doing so will also prevent you from having to compromise on quality later.
Last but not least, do buy extra pieces of tile. Some tiles break during installation, and sometimes you can’t really say how many tiles a room might need. You might want to keep several extra tiles for future use as well.
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