When you’re helping your remodeling customers choose wall tile and flooring, many factors must be considered. Budget is one, of course. But other aspects also come into play. Let’s take a closer look….
Here are some options to consider:
Making the best selection for a customer’s budget begins with a plan. And the best way to create a plan is to use a digital floor plan app. This will allow you to measure and sketch a kitchen or bath quickly, right at the job site. Plus, a high-quality app will let you add objects and annotations for clarity.
Creating a detailed sketch in this manner is an important step for estimating purposes – especially since kitchens and bathrooms can vary widely in dimensions. According to the National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA), kitchen sizes range from 103 square feet (on average) for houses under 1,500 square feet, to an average of 238 square feet for the biggest homes. Bathrooms can range from small powder rooms to large, expansive spaces.
Installation costs must be factored in as well. For example, tile floors are more labor-intensive than sheet- or plank-style floors that are easier to install. A unique layout with difficult corners or angles might require more labor. And, of course, no matter what type of floor is chosen, the subfloor surface will need to be prepped appropriately. Extra home remodel supplies for prepping must be included in the project budget.
Several choices are available for kitchen backsplashes and bathroom tub/shower areas:
Good choices for low to moderate budgets:
Options for higher budgets:
Of course, installation costs must also be considered. Some tile remodel choices are relatively quick to install. Yet, others require more precision and time, especially when positioned in an intricate pattern.
Your customer’s budget should not be the only factor that influences flooring and wall-tile choices. Often, certain product qualities are important as well. Here are a few examples:
For wall tiles...
Numerous flooring and wall tile options are available for kitchen and bath remodels. So, it’s important to consider several aspects as you help customers make product selections. This will ensure that each customer is happy with the final results!
Continue reading our guide on finding the best tile and flooring suppliers
Or find out how to estimate a kitchen remodel.
Product Marketing Manager