Buying tile flooring in Scottsdale for your home is an exciting undertaking. Yet, there are a few things to consider before diving in. Starting with the area you’d like to tile, to the type of tile you need, and the budget you’ll spend, laying down tile can be a big project. To give you a hand, we’ve gathered four important tips for buying flooring in Scottsdale.
Determine which part of your house to tile. There are many choices of flooring tile, some of which we give below. Because there’s such a variety, we recommend knowing what area of your house you’re buying tile flooring for. Knowing whether it’s a high-traffic area is a big consideration for the tile you choose.
Type of tile. You’re looking for tile for a reason, one of which surely is the look and durability. Depending on the tile you choose, you can give your home a more classic or sophisticated look. There are many types of tile, which a professional can help you pick for the type of home and lifestyle you have. Here are a few types of tile that are popular today:
Porcelain Tile — This is a durable tile with a beautiful finish. Because of the strength of the material and its water-resistant qualities, it’s perfect for rooms of the house which tend to retain moisture, such as the bathroom and the kitchen.
Granite Tile — This is a resilient and strong tile, with multiple options for color. Granite is perfect for the areas of the home where activity is happening consistently.
Marble Tile— Marble is known for giving homes an upscale look because of its gorgeous finish. However, marble can stain and scratch easily. Marble is recommended for areas of the house where not much traffic occurs.
Know the size of the area. Once you’ve determined what room or rooms you’re buying tile for, measure the size of the area in feet. You’ll have to measure both, the width and the length of the room. One you have the width and the length, multiply both numbers by each other and you’ll get the square footage. This number is important because it will give you an idea of how much tile to buy. Keep this in mind: The size of the tile affects how much tile to purchase to fill the square footage of the area.
Purchase the right amount. Knowing the square footage of the area is key, but you may still not have the exact number of tiles needed. This is because tile is fragile and many manufacturers consider about 10% of broken tile normal. What we mean when we say to purchase the right amount, is to purchase a little more tile than you’ll need. We recommend calculating your budget so that you can buy about 10 to 20% more tile than calculated according to square footage. If you’ve laid down tile flooring before, then you may only need to buy 10% more. If this is one of your first times laying down tile flooring, we recommend purchasing 20% more tile. Make sure your tile shop has a refund policy, and ask about their tile warranty.
Who Are We?
We are Grand Canyon Home Supply—a leader in flooring in Scottsdale. Because our business is family owned, we know how important it is for your family to feel comfortable at home. Since we’re local to Arizona, we know the needs of our cities and are able to provide insight about the best tile for you. Our tile choices include:
- Porcelain Wood-look Tile
- Porcelain Tile
- Granite Tile
- Marble Tile
- Mosaic Tile
- Subway Tile
Our prices are unbeatable. Let us help you with your flooring in Scottsdale. From measuring the space for exact tile placement, to assisting with the design and delivering the tile to your home, we’re here for you. There’s no job too small or big for us. Whether you’re redesigning one room or your whole house, we’re the company for you.
We pride ourselves in making your experience unique and individualized. If you’re looking at purchasing flooring in Scottsdale, think Grand Canyon Home Supply and Request a free quote today! We have dedicated and professional staff ready to answer your questions. Contact us and let us show you the difference between average and astonishing flooring in Scottsdale. We’ll be waiting for your call!