International Materials of Design

FAQ for International Materials of Design in Overland Park, Kansas

Do you stock any tile?

We do not stock any tile in the showroom. Most of our tile collections are made to order and have a lead-time, but some are quick ship, so please don’t hesitate to ask.

What is made-to-order?

Made-to-order means just that: you order it and our vendor makes it.  Choose a size, color, shape and pre-designed pattern and we’ll put your order into production. Lead-times for made-to-order tiles typically vary between 4–8 weeks but can certainly exceed that depending on the product. So please allow enough time for your tile to be made, as rush orders will not be accepted by our vendors.

If I don’t see what I’m looking for, does that mean you don’t offer it?

In most cases no! There are so many patterns and colorways of tile that we are not able to have them all displayed in our showroom.

Can I see a sample first?

Yes, samples are recommended as computer monitors and marketing materials can differ in color. Samples are usually a 1–2 week lead time. Cost varies depending on the sample and number of samples required. For your convenience, samples and display boards can also be checked out from our showroom.

How do I determine the amount of tiles I need?

We always a recommend a professional tile installer, designer or a contractor calculate tile quantities. They are aware of job site requirements and any special circumstances that may exist. 

Why is it suggested that I purchase at least 10% more than required for my installation?

This is a general rule of thumb when ordering tile. Usually when a tile is cut, the remaining piece can’t be used anywhere else, resulting in fewer tiles than expected. Job Completions (placing a small order to make up for the tile shortage) are costly and time consuming and can often be avoided by ordering the recommended overage.

What about shipping costs?

Shipping costs are based on weight of your order and destination. Once a quantity is determined, a freight estimate can be provided upon request.

Do you offer a trade discount?

Yes, we love working with designers, architects, contractors and tile installers.

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