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What to know before you buy tile for your home

Published: August 29, 2013

Indianapolis homeowners have long turned to tile as a versatile, practical and durable floor covering. Tile is easy to maintain and available in a wide variety of materials and colors. It’s a functional and beautiful floor or wall covering with a surprising number of shapes, patterns and styles.

Recently we’ve discussed tile as a colorful choice for your home. And we’ve shared some hot trends in tile. Whether you’ve been considering using tile in your Central Indiana home or are just now thinking about it, let us help you make the best tile decision for your home.

What to know before buying tile

1. Tile comes in a variety of materials, each with its own advantages. Don’t be afraid to stray from ceramic. Consider metal, stone or glass tiles as well.

2. Understand that all natural tiles will have some shading. Even if you select solid color tiles, you will still see shade variation from tile to tile. Each tile manufacturer will label the sample telling you how much variation to expect overall – codes range from minimal variation (Uniform Appearance) to wide variation with different colors on different tiles (Random Variation).

3. Tile installation varies depending on the existing floor and use of the room. Don’t be afraid to ask detailed questions. Our expert installation team can answer them all.

4. The Kermans Advantage means when you shop at Kermans you’ll have the best selection and price for tile in the Indianapolis area.

Learn more about questions to ask in our online Tile Buyer’s Guide

We want you to learn and understand tile before you spend your money. We invite you to come to our showroom and ask questions – as many as you need to. We aren’t focused on selling tile – we are focused on helping you make the smartest tile decisions for you, your family and your home.

Kermans Flooring retail showroom, located at 4505 E. 82nd Street in Indianapolis, showcases beauty, quality and excellence. Fashioned with interior design in mind, Kermans believes in carrying only the finest names and selections at affordable prices for our clients and designers. Learn more about the Kermans Advantage.

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