What do you need to know about shopping online for tiles? We talk with Floss Kelly, co-founder, about TileCloud.
If you’re selecting and ordering tiles, there are key things to know so you don’t run into issues on site. Shopping online can be a great alternative.
Florence (or Floss as she first introduced herself to me!) is the Brand Director and Co-Founder of online store TileCloud, and she is one of three faces, of the tile store that Australian’s love.
And Floss is definitely the design savvy of TileCloud. She has a Bachelor in Design from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, majoring in Ceramics. Using her design and ceramics background and impressive history in global retail – she and the TileCloud team have changed the Home Renovations and Interior Industry.
If you haven’t come across TileCloud yet, you’re going to love (love!) it. TileCloud is an online tile supply business. With a beautiful website, an incredibly gorgeous, curated collection of tiles to choose from, and the ability to order samples through to much bigger quantities, all from the comfort of your lounge room, TileCloud is such an incredible way to source tiles for any project.
Anyone ordering tiles normally will know that lead times are an issue – the fact that it may take sometimes 16 weeks for the tile you love in the showroom to actually get into the country in the quantity you need. TileCloud have got around this by pre-ordering batches, and only showing online what they can deliver in stock straight away.
If you’ve been to a tile showroom, you’ll know of other frustrating issues. First is that you often have to sift through a mountain of not-so-great tiles to find the gem you want. TileCloud have done such an amazing job of curating a stunning collection, it’s easy to find something you love. And the site is set out so you can sort by pattern, by colour, shape, material, room … plus you can also access design help as well.
Plus you can do this all from home. The website presents the tiles fantastically, so you can understand scale, see them in finished projects, and you can order samples of anything as well.
The prices are all displayed on the website, so you can immediately know what it will cost in the tile and freight for your project. There’s a huge range to choose from.
This ISN’T sponsored content … I just think TileCloud are awesome! I hope you enjoy this episode. Listen now.
INTERIOR DESIGN 101: GAIN CLARITY AND CONFIDENCE FOR THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF YOUR FUTURE HOME
Would you like to simplify your choices, and have total clarity and confidence that your interior design will help create your beautiful, functional, feel-good home?
Interior Design 101 is a self-study, DIY program. It contains the full version of all interviews from the podcast, plus extra content specifically created for Interior Design 101.
In this full interview featured inside Interior Design 101, Floss and I talk on some other great tiling topics, including …
- Why epoxy grout is not common in residential projects
- Recommendations regarding sealing your tiles
- Managing batching and stock amounts when ordering tiles at different times
- What else to order with your tiles to get a great result
- Tips for getting it right with tile selection
So if you’re keen to learn more about those things, then check out Interior Design 101 as the full interview is available in there now.
You’ll also find full transcripts, videos, checklists, guides and so much good stuff to support you in the Interior Design of your renovation, new home or smaller project.
Interior Design 101 has been designed to help you gain clarity and confidence in all those selections and decisions you need to make for the finishes, fixtures, colours, materials and items you’ll be living with everyday.