Italian tile wholesalers/manufacturers (A Grade)

The_Traveller

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I want to import myself.

Anyone know of any company ?

looking for a minimum of 700m2

All the local guys need to order my required quantity , so I might as well do it myself and save some money.
 

The_Traveller

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So got in touch with a manufacturer and their local distributor is Lifetsyle Ceramics.

Visited their showroom based in Vereeniging and wow it was just amazing to see the range of tiles and sanitoryware.

Anyone else looking , you won't regret paying them a visit.

They do have a smaller showroom in Kramerville but the main one is 10x bigger.
 

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What sort of price are you going to end up paying for 700m2 of tiles?

Is it a significant saving over buying "local" as it were?
 

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Please don't try and import unless you know the product. Most international companies are gonna charge you a arm and a leg to fill a container +- 1400 to 2000 sqm size depending.

Don't get fooled by (a grade) you need to understand PEI , MOHS, Shade and callibre or you will end up with an expensive mistake.
 

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What sort of price are you going to end up paying for 700m2 of tiles?

Is it a significant saving over buying "local" as it were?
Manufacturer quoted 52 Euro EXW and local guys quoting me R1100 per m2.

Even if it was quoted CFR I would have ignored cos I'd need to account for breakage and then other risk factors.
 

The_Traveller

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Please don't try and import unless you know the product. Most international companies are gonna charge you a arm and a leg to fill a container +- 1400 to 2000 sqm size depending.

Don't get fooled by (a grade) you need to understand PEI , MOHS, Shade and callibre or you will end up with an expensive mistake.
Yeah agree importing from unknown sources is extremely risky.

Hence me starting this thread. Thought I'd get at least 1 lead.

So when I got Lifestyle as the distributor, it was easy for me to go view the tile(s) and then compare manufacturers offer to Lifestyle's.
 

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size you looking for ?

These kind designs and i can work with either of those sizes.
 
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