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When It Comes to Tile Samples, the Bigger the Better

pic3People buying new tile for their home or office often make the mistake of taking a tiny sample of tile home from the tile store.

They think their imaginations are so good that they can use a small, 4″ X 4″ piece of tile to envision what their entire room will look like. Unfortunately, most people’s minds aren’t that creative.

Tile Store Pompano Beach — A Better Plan

A better plan is to ask your tile provider to give you a larger sample. For example, a single sheet of the tile that will eventually be placed on your floor or wall can give you a better idea of what it will look like than a single tile.

You might even consider buying one or more sheets of a couple of different tiles that you like. Single panels that aren’t installed are typically not very expensive. You may even be able to return them later if you don’t use them.

That way, you can place these larger squares down where they eventually may go so you envision it better. Or put them side by side so you can understand which one works better for the space.

Tile Store Pompano Beach — Leave the Samples Alone

It’s also a good idea to leave the samples where you lay them for at least a day, if not longer. This will allow you to see what the tile will look like in different light throughout the day.

Leaving the tile samples in place for a few days also lets you get the opinion of other people, including family members, friends, and neighbors. The more input you have the more informed decision you can make.

A single little square of tile isn’t going to tell you very much. To get the big picture, you need to get a bigger sample and leave it in place longer than just a moment.

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