Good question! Seattle Tile Direct was created for local Seattle area customers. Most West coast tile companies do not sell directly to home owners. Since the material is going directly from our vendors to you, you'll be either picking up at a local vendor warehouse or having the material shipped direct to your house. We don't offer discount prices and pick up in Ballard through the online store.
Direct shipping is difficult with tile. It gets quite expensive delivering hundreds of pounds of material to your doorstep. This is why the preferred way to use this site is by picking up directly. However, we are happy to search for the best possible shipping price. This is not yet automatically calculated by our website: simply contact us for a freight quote.
Once you place an order through the website, we follow up with lead times, pick up locations, and the paperwork you need to make the exchange as smooth as possible.