10 Questions you should ask when buying tiles in China Foshan
Many people from different countries are buying tiles from China, for their own house or project. As there are so many different tiles, different size, quality, how to choose the right tiles for you? Here are 10 questions you should ask when buying tiles in China.
#1 How many square meters do I need?
#2 How many extra quantity should I order?
This is an important thing to care about. Normally people just order the quantity show on the house layout. For example the sitting room of their house is 60sqm and they just buy 60sqm tiles. This is not enough and not safe. As there will be some corner which need to cut the tiles, or there will be some tiles get damage during installation or transportation. So to be safe, you should at least purchase 10% more of tiles. For example if your sitting room is 60sqm then you should purchase 10% more to be 66sqm.
#3 What style do I need?
#4 What size is better? 30*30cm, 60*60cm, 80*80cm, 60*120cm?
#5 What is the price term?
#6 Is the FOB include local port charge, like THC?
Normally FOB means ‘free on board’ and it will contain all local port fee before the container is on ship. But most suppliers in Foshan they do not include some local port handling charge. THC local port charge is one of the fee they used to take out. So in this case, you may need to ask a shipping company do the extra handling and pay the cost. Or you can ask the tiles seller include all local port charge for FOB, that would be most convenient for you.
#7 Does the price include wooden package fee?
Some suppliers will include the wooden package and add the cost inside when doing price calculation. Some suppliers will just give cost by normal package, that is by carton packing. Carton packing is not strong enough for loading and uploading. In order to protect the tiles better, it is best to ask them quote for wooden package together.
#8 Do you provide free domestic freight?
Not all the suppliers will provide free domestic freight within foshan. In that case, you might need to pick up the goods from their warehouse or factory. If you are buying different items and you are able to arrange a truck travel around for the pickup then it should be good. Or you can ask them for a free/not free domestic delivery to your house/container for loading.
#9 What surface finish is better? Matt or Polished?
#10 How about the water absorption of the tiles?
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