Home Improvement & Maintenance Tips : How to Buy Tile

Home Improvement & Maintenance Tips : How to Buy Tile


Hi I’m Tim Gipson, I’m going to talk to you
about how to buy tile. Now when you’re considering to buy your tile, really the first thing you’ve
got to consider is what kind of application you’re looking at. So in a kitchen such as
this where we have a large area, your tile comes in different sizes. This is a twelve
by twelve tile. So you can actually go any where from a twelve by twelve, they have sixteen
by sixteen tiles. So your larger tiles will be used in your big open spaces on your floor
like this. Then we go in the bathrooms, and you may have considerations when choosing
a smaller type of tile. Whether it’s going on the wall, in the shower, or around the
bath. Or even in the kitchen you have accent areas where you may use smaller tiles are
the areas. Now once you decide what type of tile or what type of look that you’re going
with, whether it’s something like travertine, or ceramic tile, or even something that’s
very popular, such as a glass tile. Then you want to consider where you can go to do that.
Now the most convenient places to go are your home improvement stores where most of them
will have a pretty good selection, particularly on your ceramic tile. And then things like
your glass tile they may have some of that in, but most of that might be special order.
If you’re in larger areas and larger cities, then a lot of times you’ll have like a tile
warehouse. And those are good areas to go to where they have a large volume, large layout
where you can go in. It’s more of a warehouse type setting, and you can find some pretty
good values. Now some other things you can do in buying tile, is look at salvage stores.
Or even go online and go online, and look at eBay or local sites such as Craigslist.
A lot of times you’ll have builders that will put out excess quantities of tiles out there
on the internet to buy where you can get some really good values. Tiles is something you
can spend anywhere from twenty-five cents a square foot all the way up to several dollars
a square foot to purchase. So when you look at your budget and look at your style, those
are some various ways that you can look at how to buy your tiles. So I’m Tim Gipson with
some tips on buying tile.

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