So you’ve decided that it is time to give your house a makeover, or start your building project, and you are about to wade through the world of buying tiles online. We know that this can be a daunting process. Tiles come in so many different sizes, shapes, colours, and styles that it can be hard to pick out the right ones. We understand how tricky this can be, so we’ve created this quick guide.
Four Tips To Remember When Buying Tiles Online
There is a lot you should be mindful of when purchasing tiles online. If you follow these four tips below, we think that you will be able to navigate the world of buying tiles with confidence.
Make The Most Of Samples
One of the biggest benefits of buying tiles online is that you will sometimes have access to samples. You should be making the most of this whenever you can since one of the golden rules of life is to try before you buy.
You also want to avoid the situation of buying tiles that look fantastic online, only to realise that they look different in person, or don’t suit the project you purchased them for. Thankfully, this can be easily avoided if you make the most of purchasing samples of the tiles that have caught your eye.
Factor In Delivery Costs
If you are planning to tile a large area, the costs can quickly add up, especially when it comes to delivery. One way that you can stick to your budget is to factor in the shipping and delivery costs of your tiles. Some online tile websites might not show you the shipping costs until you have added the tiles to your online cart and are at the checkout; whereas others may offer a flat rate or rates based on zones. Also, sometimes you might be eligible for free shipping or discounts on shipping if you spend over a certain amount of money.
Make Sure You Order Enough Tiles
You must also make sure that you order enough tiles for your project or renovation. Doing some quick calculations involving the size of your rooms Length x width or length x height and adding 10 – 15% wastage depending on the project should leave you with 1m2 of tiles to be used as spares and will give you a good estimate of how many tiles you will need. However, you should know sometimes you will need to order more tiles in if you are expecting extra wastage or accidental breaks. And if you order too many tiles, you can explore some DIY projects for leftover tiles.
Do Your Research
It might sound like an obvious tip but when you are buying tiles online one of the biggest benefits you have is the ability to easily research information about the tiles you are interested in buying. There are so many helpful subjects you can research when doing your renovations. Even understanding something like the difference between porcelain and ceramic tiles can be a great start for your project.
Talk Tiles With The Professionals
While your options for tiles, timber and carpet are almost limitless, selecting the right type for your home certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want to stay within the budget?
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
While we specialise in options for tiles, carpets, timber and a wide variety of hybrid flooring materials, our services have just expanded even more. For customers who reside locally on the Sunshine Coast, In Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, and Adelaide, we also stock a range of vanities and tapware products in store, making it easier than ever to start conquering DIY projects at home.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.