Ask Doug: City Tile vs. Big Box Stores

Ask Doug: City Tile vs. Big Box Stores

Dear Doug, why should I bother coming into your showroom when I can get the flooring I want from a big box store, discounter, or even online quicker, and it will be less expensive?

Two words: experience and relationships.

Buying flooring products is about more than just getting the best price. True, it is a financial investment, but it is also important that your flooring choices fit with your lifestyle, personal style, and add resale value to your home. Our designers and sales associates have years of experience with flooring products, and we have three generations of experience working in the business. City Tile can tell you about the latest trends that sell a home, give you tips about what types of flooring to use and where to use them based on traffic patterns and ease of clean up.

If you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer, we can often make your job easier with tips we have learned over the years from laying thousands and thousands of floors. Or if you don’t have the time or the expertise, we will make sure your new flooring is done right. We have contractors with whom we have worked for years.

I also think that if you put a pencil to it, you will discover that we save you money. Our experienced floor layers are going to be faster and create less mess and frustration. Also, more often than not, inexperienced do-it-yourselfers will call us to come replace work they have done because they made a mistake, or their work doesn’t look professional.

Come and look around our showroom. You will discover that we are not as expensive as you think. And City Tile has many more options to choose from than big box stores, discounters, and even most discount direct online sites.

But most of all, it comes down to that experience and those relationships we have with flooring contractors and flooring vendors. Because of our knowledge and experience, we can work with you to make sure you have the durability, easy-care, design, and quality you want at a price you can afford.
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