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Old 03-19-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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BuildDirect? Travertine?

Newbie here trying to decide on ordering some travertine tile from BuildDirect. The quality of the tiles seems better than Lowe's or HD, but I'm a bargain shopper so ordering over the net is a monumental task!

If anyone has any tips/advice on where to order about 120sf of travertine, I'd be thrilled. I'm looking for 18 x 18 filled/honed not chiseled, though, since I want to cut the tiles for a versailles pattern.



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Old 03-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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Hi Morganna,

I'm a big fan of yours.

I do not recommend you do what you're thinking, bad move. You should be shopping locally where hopefully you can see & touch. I also recommend you do not cut the tiles into a Versailles pattern yourself. You can buy them that way already. All cut to the correct size and proper amounts of each.

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The quality of the tiles seems better than Lowe's or HD
That's not saying much. You're not likely to find the better grades at those places. Matter of fact, if your #1 is price, The big boxes are very cheap, not the best value, but they do carry cheap.


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Old 03-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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BuildDirect? Travertine?

Thank you thank you! I agree about the see & buy aspect, plus I have someone to yell at in person if it goes awry.

I saw that I can buy the pattern (8 x 8, 8 x 16, 16 x 16 and 16 x 32) but I'm cheap and was hoping to save some money by cutting a better quality tile by myself? I'm a value shopper, though, willing to pay more for better quality rather than quantity. Any tile suggestions?
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