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Old 03-19-2019, 09:31 PM   #1
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I just bought 21 square feet of tile for $3800. Did I get a good deal?

4x4 tile at $24 retail EACH

I better not screw up my cuts.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:38 PM   #2
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4' x 4' ? Let's do this by the pound. How heavy is each one?
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4' x 4' ? Let's do this by the pound. How heavy is each one?
4" x 4" I'll know the weight in 8 weeks after they're hand made.
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That's a lot of money for something that's probably going to look like a toddler made it.

Although, I do have 2 toddlers. Might be time they started contributing around here...

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Is it hand painted? I used to install a fair amount of hand made hand painted tiles and they were usually about 4 to 5 times the cost of manufactured tiles
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At $216 a square foot it's about 100 times the cost of the white subway I installed yesterday.
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just installed a couple hundred feet of 8x8 hand painted tile in various rooms and dislike it a lot. it's not flat and varies in dimension by up to 3/16 of an inch
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Depends, it's all relative.

Just like anything else, artisan tiles command a premium price, what the market can bare.

Our local Tile Works, (over a hundred years old and now part of the county parks and rec. (probably subsidized, not sure)) sells 4 X 4's for a little more than half that.

http://www.buckscounty.org/governmen...ryandTileWorks

Then there is a ceramicist I did some work for, a mom shop, she easily gets in your range.

If that's what the customer wanted, then you got a good deal.

I just hope you charged the appropriate labor costs.
"Hand" laid and all.
Definitely more involved than laying subway tile.

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The question, of course, was sarcastic. The price is the price. Just was a surprise to me. I thought $40/square foot was expensive the last time I used their tile. I like expensive stuff. My markup is a fixed %.

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