Considering Brick Tiles? Get Planning!
If you are considering installing Brick Tiles in your home then you are definitely making a good choice. After all, these amazing tiles deliver the look of bricks without having to install them. Furthermore, they also have the same properties as standard tiles as they are made from ceramic or porcelain, making them easy to maintain, which is a bonus. So, now that you have decided that you want to install them, you can begin the process of planning the project.
It’s especially important to plan ahead because in doing so, you will be able to spot any potential problems that might arise. We have to be honest and say that Brick Tiles are easy to install but there is everything else that surrounds the installation that you have to get right. Effectively, the more prepared you are, the easier the project will become and the better the outcome, so what should you consider when planning?
Selecting the Right Product
The great thing about Brick Tiles is that they come in a huge range of textures and colours which means that you can achieve the look you really want. So, what we recommend is that you create a mood board that can help you visualise the look within your home and with your decor.
You can purchase samples from us which we would recommend because it allows you to see the different finishes and shades and see how they fit, giving you the opportunity to make an informed decision.
The aim here is to ensure that you cover all bases, so you might go for a traditional colour or even a modern colour but whatever you decide, you can be sure that you have got it right and that counts for a lot.
Order the Right Amount
When ordering Brick Tiles, you need to make sure that everything goes to plan when the time comes to install them. What this means is that you don’t want to get through the job only to find that you have run out of tiles. So, this means that you should make the correct calculations from the beginning.
We offer a handy calculator that enables you to order the correct amount. All you need to do is provide the length and width/height of the area you are tiling and it will tell you how much you need to order. It does help to order more just in case of breakages or incorrect cuts.
While it is highly unlikely, it is still possible to suffer from colour variations between different batches and that’s another reason to order as much as you need the first time around. However, there are people who would consider this to be a positive as they would be able to give their space an even more authentic look. However, needing to order more when you find out you don’t have enough is nothing more than a hassle and it can slow down your project. Furthermore, it would also lead to additional delivery costs and lead times, so it’s vital to get it right from the start.
If you’re wondering how much more to order, the general rule of thumb is to order 5% more when you are placing your order. This will compensate for any problems that might occur such as breakages and cracks.
Having a buffer of additional tiles will ensure everything goes to plan and that the project can be completed on time and it will help to save money.
Making the decision to install Brick Tiles will be one of the best decisions you could make. As a result, you are going to want to make sure that the project goes smoothly and that there are no problems along the way. Therefore, plan correctly and you’ll soon be looking at your beautiful Brick Tiles that have been freshly installed in your home.