Spring is in the air, and with the changing seasons our thoughts inevitably turn to sprucing up our homes for the bright and breezy days ahead. If you are planning on revamping your kitchen or bathroom, or laying a new floor in any room in your home, then a visit to Right Price Tiles and Wood Flooring in Oranmore should be top of your to-do list.
Here you will find a vast array of tiles and wood flooring, from funky retro mosaics and all the latest colours and finishes to the understated elegance of natural wood and stone. In fact Right Price Tiles boasts one of the largest ranges in the country, and is guaranteed to have the perfect look for your home.
And the best part is, all products are available at competitive prices — the company’s commitment to providing value for money is even set out in its name.
“We would be very keen on price, quality, and availability, they are our three pillars,” said owner Cyril McCluskey in the spacious Right Price Tiles Oranmore showroom. “We’re part of a larger group so our stock holding is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in the country.”
The Oranmore premises include a large warehouse to the rear, which means any product can be delivered to a customer within minutes. The team pride themselves in having more than 95 per cent of stock available to take away. Customers can simply park outside and bring their new tiles straight home, or arrange to have their purchases delivered at a convenient time.
Cyril and his wife Sharon own the Galway franchise of this much larger national company — and in the unlikely event that they don’t have the product you want in stock, they can ship it from the group’s headquarters in Cork in no time.
The experienced and friendly staff are always happy to offer advice on the best materials for your project, and if you need to hire a tiler to carry out the work, the company can provide a list of trusted professionals from which to choose.
More and more people are carrying out DIY work on their homes, and Right Price Tiles can help here too. The store has everything you need — with a full range of adhesives, grouts, and tools for any tiling project, along with skirting, underlay, and scotia for those laying a new wood floor.
In fact Right Price Tiles and Wood Flooring is a one-stop shop with it comes renovating your kitchen or bathroom, with an impressive range of bathroom suites, showers, and wet rooms, while in-store installations of beautifully finished bathrooms offer a wealth of inspiration and ideas for your own home.
“We have everything you need for kitchens and bathrooms,” Cyril said. “We are actually extending the range in bathware and showers. With our new layout it’s easier to see the bathroom suites. It gives you a better idea of how the tiles will look in situ.”
The team keep on top of the latest trends in tiling and flooring, and with a steady turnover of stock they are sure to have the newest looks in store.
“Tiles are constantly changing,” he added. “Every month there are new floor tiles or new wood tiles.”
Of course it’s not just about the latest colours and finishes, the team are also keenly aware of the needs of householders as they adapt their homes for changing circumstances.
Right now wood effect tiles are in vogue. These tiles look great and are easier to care for than wood, and they have another benefit, particularly for householders who were hit by flooding during the recent winter storms. Tiles can withstand water far better than wooden or laminate floors, making them an ideal option for those who find themselves in the unfortunate position of having to replace damaged flooring.
“They are one of the biggest sellers now,” he said of the range of wood effect tiles available in store. “They are very realistic and more durable than timber.”
Bathrooms are another area which change not just with interior fashions, but also as people adapt their homes to changing life stages. Many householders opt to install a downstairs bathroom, or even a wet room, rather than move home as they age.
Another practical change in bathrooms is the trend for under-sink cabinets, which offer much-needed storage for the smallest room.
The good news is that whatever your needs, Right Price Tiles and Wood Flooring can cater for them — the company offers everything from bathroom accessories to Irish-manufactured baths, to a full wet room. And, of course, you can pick up wall and floor tiles for your new-look bathroom as well.
“We have bathroom suites, cabinets, mirrors, and even shower valves and heated towel rails,” Cyril said. “You can get everything you need for a bathroom fit-out here. We have several bathroom suites, and about 20 or 30 cabinets. The move is away from pedestal sinks to cabinets, to provide storage.
“People are constantly renovating and improving,” he added. “They are putting in wet rooms as well, future proofing as people are getting older, with downstairs bathrooms and walk-in showers. This is cheaper than moving.”
Right Price Tiles and Wood Flooring is open seven days a week, with Sunday opening from 2pm to 5.30pm, a popular time for busy professionals and parents who cannot find the time to shop during the week. There is plenty of parking available right outside, and what’s more, you can choose your tiles before you visit thanks to a comprehensive website which features all the products available in store.
Customers can do their window shopping online at rightpricetiles.ie, but can only purchase once they have viewed the products in store. Cyril is keen to point out the importance of seeing the tiles before buying — while online images are useful, they are no substitute for experiencing the real thing.
“A lot of people do some research before they buy,” he explained. “The website is handy for getting an idea, but it’s important to come in and actually see the tiles. We give samples as well.
“In fact we encourage people to take samples, it saves a lot of backache,” he joked.
While trends change and personal preference will always play a key role when it comes to choosing tiles, one thing that Right Price Tiles and Wood Flooring customers will never have to worry about is quality. The company is firmly committed to providing the best — so much so that it has a dedicated quality inspector who visits the factories of its suppliers and signs off on each new range before the tiles make their way to the group’s Irish outlets.
“We are the only tile store that I know of in the country that has a full-time quality person,” Cyril said. “He’s in Spain, and he inspects the tiles in the factories before they are shipped. He researches new ranges coming in as well.
“It’s important to have someone who will actually open the pallets over there and check them, because it’s difficult to send pallets back,” he explained.
For more information see www.rightpricetiles.ie or call 091 792972. Visit Right Price Tiles at the Oranmore Business Park, behind the Maldron Hotel.