Installing Ceramic Tile On A Budget
Cost Cutting Tips
Ceramic tile installation can be a
very expensive project, even when you do it yourself.
Here are some tips and ideas we hope will save you money:
- Research your project thoroughly. Anything you do not
understand about the tile job you are planning to do must
be aggressively investigated. Unknown variables are what
cause cost overruns and poor quality installations.
- Call your local tile distributors. Nearly all have deals
on discontinued and overstocked flooring tiles. Sometimes
these are are high quality tiles that were ordered for a
customer but never picked up.
- Instead of purchasing a wet saw or tile cutter, consider
renting one from a tool rental or from your local home
improvement warehouse. Once you are positive you can procure
the tool you need, install the full tile in your project,
then rent the saw and or cutter and finish your job.
- Cheap tile cutters can now be purchased for as little as
$20 dollars. These will be just fine for a little project.
Just be sure to select one that will cut tiles an inch larger
than the tile you intend to use.