We too are not going thru PD for our floor coverings, way over priced, but we are just happy we found out beforehand.
We have found out the hard way how overpriced their floor coverings are.
Being charged about $60m2 for something that is $3 over the standard price with no rebate on the standard ones that we didn't choose, I have the price pics to prove it.
The response? The upgraded tile prices include labour, adhesive, GST and wastage.
Were they going to leave the standard Portofino tiles in my lounge room in their boxes for me and not lay them? Surely the standard tiles come laid??
I wonder how much of everything we're paying twice for??
Can I ask what type of upgrade tile you were asking for, and where it was going to be laid? We visited National Tiles recently and to change from the standard 300x300 ceramic to a 600x600 porcelain tile was around $45/m2 upgrade. According to National Tiles, the upgrade price included labour, glues, etc. This seemed "relatively" fair as the labour cost would be much higher given the bigger tile.
However, in your case is the area being tiled already part of the standard area for tiling or have you requested tiles in an area which is currently specified as carpet? If its the latter, then unfortunately the price seems about right!! We were told that if we wanted to tile an area which was not already included, that the price would be $60/m2 for a standard 300x300 tile PLUS any upgrade price on top.
Hi Chorlton .
The standard tile range is the Portofino $28.95m2, the one we have chosen is the Maxfl 600x600 (maybe the same one you did) priced at $32.95m2
The areas being tiled are all standard tile areas except for about a 1.5m2 walkthrough.
Ask any tiler and they will tell you it doesn't cost any more to lay big tiles or small tiles, they charge by the job or the m2
I am only assuming (stupidly maybe) that they would be LAYING the Portofino tiles in a new house and not just dumping them, the laying price for a standard tile would also include labour, GST, wastage and glue.
They're not laying the tiles twice, why am I being charged twice? I've already paid for the standard tiles and for them to be laid, why would I not only be paying a small charge to upgrade the tile with a little cream on the top for PD?