An Outlet Store by definition is a brick and mortar or an online store where the manufacturer sells its products to the public.
However, A Tile Outlet is not a factory owned store that sells directly to the public. It’s a store that sells discontinued or leftover tiles.
Factory Direct Tile Store
Factory direct on the other hand is the store that imports and store its tiles in its warehouse to sell directly to the public instead of the trade. it’s a whole company that does retail
An Insight to Wholesale
Porcelain manufacturers sell their products by 20-foot containers. A minimum order is between ten to twelve thousand square feet. Plus they are located overseas. Therefore it would be hard for a homeowner to purchase factory direct tiles since the manufacturer is in another country.
As it’s difficult for a homeowner, it’s also difficult for tile stores to purchase tiles from the factory. Beside importing requires warehouse, equipment, and extra staff for the tile store.
Therefore, there are wholesale/distribution companies specialized in the import business. Those companies cannot sell direct. They give their tile samples to tile store/dealer to make the sale.
In such a system, wholesale prices are exclusive to dealers.
Some dealers may claim that they offer wholesale prices. However, this claim is more than a fact, is an advertisement.
True Wholesale Tile Prices Are Available F
rom Factory Direct Tile Stores. Not from Tile Outlets
Tiles & Stone Warehouse is a factory direct tile store offering wholesale prices for brand new and trendy tiles. We believe when you update your floors or remodel your kitchen and bathrooms, you rather pick up-to-date tiles. Not discontinued tiles from misleading Tile Outlets