Eventually, you’ll need to redo the ceramic tiles in your home or your rental space. Unfortunately, the tile industry is ripe with scammers and others who will take advantage of you. The less you know, the more likely you will make mistakes when you start the buying process. If you are looking to retile your home, here are the three major mistakes people make when buying tiles and how you can avoid them.
Underestimating Price and Quantity of Your Tile
Unless you have a generous amount of money to throw around, you are probably going to be on a budget when you begin searching for tile. The worst mistake you can make is to go into a store with the money to buy the cheapest tile that you see or the best that you can afford. You also might buy too few tiles or too many. And most stores don’t accept returns on overages.
Before you go out to purchase the tile, make sure to carefully evaluate your budget, determine how many tiles you are going to need for your project, and shop around before making a decision. This will ensure that your money is going to the right places and that you have the right amount of tile to get the job done. Also, know that you should order broken pieces for odd corners and other spots you might have to fill in throughout your space.
Not Taking Overall Aesthetic or Feel Into Consideration
You can easily get wrapped up in the excitement of the moment when you are out buying tile for your house. Much like other purchases, you can take a look at the tile and believe that it is perfect for your space without stepping back and looking at the bigger picture of how it will look at your house. Ensure that you take pictures of your space beforehand and consider the look and feel when you are looking for your ideal tile. Maybe your choice is perfect. But be sure to weigh your options before you make any choices. You don’t want to end up in the same store later and find yourself face-to-face with a tile option that would have worked much better with your space and your budget.
Procrastinating on Orders
It happens sometimes. We get roped up in other projects we need to do, or we think we have enough time to get our project done, and we don’t get our orders in on time. Unfortunately, when we order at the last minute, the store we are ordering from may not be carrying the tile we need, or you may have to get separate shipments of your chosen tile, perhaps causing delays. Make sure that you give yourself enough time to plan your project and order your tile.
The tile-purchasing process is a simple one as long as you give yourself enough time to plan, purchase your tile, and follow through with your project. The most difficult aspect of the tiling process can often be finding the right fit for your space and getting it installed. If you need help finding your tile and going through with the tile-installation process, visit our tile store. We help you get through every step from the initial search to the finished installation.