How Tile Stores Work?
9 out of 10, a tile store is a company that displays tile samples from wholesale companies (distributor). Everything in the store is the samples of what the distributor import and stock in their warehouses. When you like a sample, tile store orders it from the distributor for you.
Suppliers give away hundreds of samples to thousands of stores. That’s a giant overhead there.
Since the supplier can only sell through tile stores, they have to give away as many samples as they can, to as many stores as they can to maximize their product exposure. Being present in every single store may seem like a good thing. However, it mandates bulky inventories that generate significant turnarounds. Besides, all those stores need to be given a sales rep and customer service. All ads up to the cost prior to your business with the tile store.
We Import, We stock and We sell direct.
We import most of the tiles that we display in our showroom in Pompano Beach. However, unlike wholesale tile companies that sell their products through tile stores, we sell directly to our customers. Since we don’t have to serve thousands of other companies, our retail prices are lower than distributors’ wholesale prices.
Only a few people would buy a porcelain tile with the marble look or with the wood look if the porcelain version were more expensive than the original material. Since the distribution operation generates substantial overhead costs, we cannot expect mainstream distributors to bring the best ones. Their tiles are okay. Real good tiles can be found in high-end stores for high-end prices.
Us, on the other hand, we import from the most reputable factories. TAU is Spain’s most expensive manufacturer that can offer up to 15 different faces on marble and concrete look tiles, up to 45 faces on the wood look tiles, whereas most manufacturer can offer between 6 to 8 faces. ITT is famous for its stunning designs, Mirage and Gardenia Orkidea are the most respected Italian manufacturers. Yurtbay has an impeccable quality that’s recognized by Italian and Spanish tile makers. We offer all those brands for prices that are lower than the wholesale prices. All the information about our products is listed on our website. Whoever wants to fact-check, can go on google, bing or yahoo. We hide nothing.
In an industry where there are so many manufacturers from so many countries, one can never have it all. Therefore, to offer a larger selection, we also display some tiles that we don’t import. However, since we know the cost of everything in every country, we only display tiles from companies that we have ties with and we know their products are of good quality, their prices are reasonable.
If you’re shopping for a tile that you’ve already have seen in another store, most likely we don’t have it.
If you’re shopping for tile, you have probably noticed that most tile stores display the same products. Well, We don’t. We display some unique and rare tiles.
People Buy What They Like
When you shop for new floors or a bathroom, It’s an investment that involves your taste as much as it involves your budget and you should buy what you really like if you have the means. On the other hand, you should also know there are other alternatives. More reasonably priced and most likely better quality .