Good place to get tiles

Old 11-19-03, 10:15 AM
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Good place to get tiles

I'm looking to sell my condo.. but instead of replacing the linoleum I'm thinking of tile.. since I'm selling it I want basic white tiles and I don't want to spend an arm and a leg..

I've seen some at home depot that are priced nice.. but I don't want ones that are going to fluctate in size either..

has anyone had experience with their tiles?

Another question is.. do you have to use a tile saw? I'll be doing a kitchen where there won't be pipes.. would one of the manual ones work well?

It's a concrete slab.. what kind of underlayment would I need.. and where could I get it?
Old 11-19-03, 08:44 PM
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Tile from the yard in a box places are just that, priced right, not the best tile in the world, probably not the worst either, but they're priced right. I don't buy tile from any place other than a tile shop if I'm supplying material on a job, I will install a customer's tile if they bought it there, but it will shorten my warranty on the job & material is your baby, I only guarantee the install iin such cases.

As to the actual setting process, you could set them right over the slab, as long as it's level and in good condition, but I really don't recommend it. I use a product called ditra, made by Schulter Systems, here's a link to the site
Schulter Systems- Ditra Page
Other types of anti-fracture and decoupling membranes are also available, Kerdi is another good product and Noble makes some good products as well.

You could get by with a manual tile cutter for a small job, but I'd recommend spending $100 or so & get yourself an entry level wet tile saw, Felker makes a real good one designed for homeowners, when you're finished, you can advertise it on e-bay & most likely recoup most of what you paid for it. Here's Felker's link Felker FTS-50 Good luck & tile on

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