I am building a house these days and i can share some things which i have noticed during my ongoing work on the house.
I guess other members can share their views and many can also gain from my experiences.
I will talk about the floor tiles for the moment. I have checked different brands which are available in the market.
The tiles are these days manufactured by various companies in India. Also, some dealers are importing tiles from other countries. They are importing tiles from China, Europe and some other nations. These tiles are quite expensive compared to the tiles available from the Indian manufacturers. Also, the tiles from China are in the range of Rs 100 - 150 per sq feet.
There are vitrified tiles, some of which are with digital printing. These tiles are very robust and can bear lot of footfalls. They won't lose their shine over time. They are easy to put and are having very good designs. The price i got was depending on the size of the tile. However, i will share a few prices which i have been quotes.
Kajaria Tiles - Best Quality for Rs 85 per sq ft. Second quality for Rs 65 per sq feet. - These are digital tiles and they are in different designs. They are really good. I would prefer them compared to any other company.
Johnson Tiles - Vitrified tiles in the range of Rs 55 - 110 per sq feet. They also have very expensive tiles in Marbonite range, which are with Italian marble design in the range of Rs 180 per square feet. Johnson has good quality in higher range. In the lower range, the designs aren't very amazing.
Nitco Tiles - They are having a wide range. Tiles from Nitco come from Rs 40 - 150 per sq ft. The cost also depends on the size of each tile.
RAK Ceramics is also having good tiles in range of Rs 70 - 90 per sq ft.
There are many companies, which aren't very good in brand value at the moment. These tiles are coming from Gujarat. I am not very sure about their quality. But, they price ranges from Rs 45 - 110 per sq ft. The Chinese tiles are also coming from different brands.
Other than the price of the tiles, one has to also pay around Rs 10 - 15 for laying down the tiles. The cost of material used as adhesive or cement (if you prefer that), will be around Rs 10 - 15 per sq ft.
I hope that members here will find my post useful. These are my personal experiences and i will keep on sharing as i buy more products. I will also appreciate feedback of other members.