8 Ways to Avoid Renovation Frustration.

Read these and enjoy a stress-free project.

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Planning to go on vacation while your renovation is taking place? Although ”reno-cations” are tempting, you may not come back to the results you expected.

Planning to go on vacation while your renovation is taking place? Although ”reno-cations” are tempting, you may not come back to the results you expected.

  1. Allow Time for Problems.
    Most often the majority of your products will need to be ordered in. Sometimes items are on back order, or other problems arise to delay arrival.  Allow extra time at the beginning of your project so you are sure to get the products you want, when you need them.
  2. Tile: Allow for Waste and Leftovers.
    You need to consider waste with all renovations.  A good rule of thumb is 10 – 20% depending on the size of the tile and the size of the job.  The smaller the area, the larger the amount of waste needed.  After the job is completed, you will want to keep a few tiles on hand for emergency repairs down the road.  Keep in mind, dye lots will change and/or the product may be discontinued in the future.
  3. Be Aware of Dye Lot Differences.
    Identical matching of shading in subsequent orders is not possible, and a normal shade difference from original samples is to be expected. When placing orders for the same tile at two different times, keep in mind that shading and sizing will vary due to dye lot changes.  Order the right amount at the beginning to avoid this problem.
  4. Review Your Products.
    To be able to create the floor or bathroom of your dreams many parts need to be ordered.  Check all products when you get home to ensure they are what you expected.  Skipping this step means you may not find out that white pedestal you ordered, actually got shipped to you in seafoam green by mistake, until its too late. Planning to go on vacation during your renovations? Although ”reno-cations" are tempting, you may not come back to the results you expect.
  5. View Your Natural Stone.
    No two stone tiles are alike. This is the inherent beauty of a natural product, and should be appreciated as such.  That being said, however, some clients wish to view, and layout each piece of tile and arrange them in a way they desire or discard certain pieces.  For more on Understanding Natural Stone, click here.
  6. Schedule Your Installer Appropriately.
    You should not be scheduling any installers before you have received your product at your home and checked it over.  All too often, people schedule their contractors in the same day as the product is due to arrive and suffer disappointment when a delay or other problem occurs.
  7. Consult With Your Installer.
    Securing an installer before purchasing your product is essential. A professional tradesman will be able to recommend the size of vanity best suited to your space, or the amount of square footage needed to tile your shower.  Constant communication with your installer, while on the job, will ensure your design dreams become reality.
  8. Read the return policy.
    Wherever you are shopping, always consult the Return Policy before making a purchase.  Points of interest include cancellation policy, restocking charges, and return time-frame. View Peel Tile’s complete Return Policy.
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