Flooring can be expensive. Whether you’ve wandered through all of the tile stores and wound up discouraged after seeing what’s in your budget, or are just beginning the hunt for new flooring, you probably aren’t sure if you can even find flooring that you can afford. Rest assured that you can. All that you need to know is how to look for the best cheap flooring materials that look expensive. It can be done, thanks to these tips!
Purchase Your Flooring in Bulk
If you’re a frequent shopper of any kind, then you already know that when you purchase things in bulk, you end up saving quite a bit of money. These bulk purchases translate to flooring as well. If you have more than one room in your house to re-floor, then this is your best option. You’ll receive three great benefits this way. One, you could receive the flooring at the wholesale price. This is the amount that the stores pay for it. Two, if you can’t get the wholesale price, you might be able to receive a discount off of the original retail cost of the flooring. Even 10% is a lot when you’re buying plenty of flooring. Third, you can probably get the company to either deliver or ship the flooring to your home for nothing. Yes, if you buy enough, free delivery might be included. That will save you quite a bit of money.
Look For Sales
Many tile stores in Houston run frequent sales on their inventory. These sales might be on inventory that they’re trying to unload, which means that you’ll be buying last season’s styles, or they could be on items that just came in. No matter what, you can take advantage of these sales prices in order to get flooring that you can afford. Just beware – if you buy remnants or leftovers from the clearance section, you may not be able to get additional flooring that matches. This means that if you didn’t buy enough or happen to break a tile during installation, you may not be able to get a new one and will end up with a mismatched tile floor. This probably isn’t the look that you’re going for! If you do happen to buy flooring from the clearance section like this, make sure that you buy extra. You’ll still end up with a bargain but will have some on hand in case of mistakes.
Make Some Changes to Your Design
If you find that you want some very expensive floor tiles, but can’t afford them, then consider turning them into a border. You can buy a box of them and use them as accent tiles. The rest of your tiles can fit into your budget, and you get to use the ones that you really wanted. You just have to change up your design slightly and be willing to settle for something that is different than your dream flooring.