Reclaimed brick tiles are a new and popular way to get the look of brick without the hassle of having to dig a great deal before being able to lay a new patio. The brick tiles are much more versatile than traditional brick, which takes up a lot more space, weighs more, and requires more preparation before laying them.
The key to buying reclaimed brick tiles is finding a specialist that sells such products. They may specifically only sell brick or all different types of reclaimed building parts. The idea is that they should know what they are doing.
For that reason, the reseller should have a good deal of experience in the business of proffering up reclaimed products. That will have several benefits for the customers who shop with them. The first is that they know what they are doing when they have more experience. The proof is in how long they have been in business.
Now, that’s not to say that someone who has a lot of experience with reselling used building materials cannot open up a shop. Sure, they can. Though they may know the art of buying and reselling or brokering parts well, they may be in the dark about how to run a business. That’s a topic for another day, though.
The experience reseller knows their materials, has excellent contacts, and is someone you can turn to in the future to find you other reclaimed building supplies. If you are renovating an old building or house and will require authentic period materials, then you will want to keep this company’s number handy.
More often than not, these days, sellers have websites where they share their stock online. Though, be aware that photographing, counting, pricing, and adding all of the merchandise to a website is costly and time-consuming.
They may be too busy running a business to have all the merchandise online at all times. Instead, make sure that you find the companies that are willing to work with you as a consumer. After all, they will want to make the sale and will want to help you find what you are looking for (even if it is not on their website.)
Some companies are open to the public, and others are not. They may only sell to architects or builders, at the expense of the public. Be sure to ask before wasting anyone’s time. Usually, that information is readily available on their website.
Many resellers have great relationships with specific demolition contractors and will be able to give you a head’s up about what materials will be coming into their shop. Even some demolition companies have their own shops too.
The key is to find the ones that will clean off and put the items in the best shape before reselling them to you. Find the people who know your area, what kind of brick appears on neighboring buildings, and therefore, have a concept of what materials you will want in your building.