About Design Services

Design Services Details

Motawi’s installation designers can assist with your tile project. With backgrounds in interior design and architecture, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to their installation designs. Whether it’s developing preliminary concepts or fussing over the details, working with Motawi’s designers is the best first step towards your beautiful tile project.

Design Fees

For a nonrefundable minimum fee of $500, our designer will provide up to 5 hours of design time on a single project, based on the measurements provided. For collage style projects that incorporate a variety of tile sizes, glazes or styles in a random layout, the fee is $600 per project. This does not include site visits, which start at $150 for Washtenaw County and are adjusted upward based on location. Design time beyond five hours is charged at a rate of $80 per hour. Most projects fall within the standard five hour scope. Final dimensions are required to begin the design process; if dimensions change after we have begun our work, it is considered a revision and additional design fees may be required.  

Design Documents

Our fee provides for a mix of some quick sketches and one or more fully rendered scale drawings of design options. The exact number of drawings varies, depending on the scale and scope of the project. Designs will include our recommendations for details such as custom cuts, edge glazing, glaze color and decorative tile selection. Once a final design is selected and an order is placed, we will also prepare an installation diagram for use by your contractor.

Project Quote

The final selected design is accompanied by a tile count and price quote detailing project costs.  

Scope of Work

The scope of our work in this process is limited to tile layout design, and assistance with glaze color and art tile selection. Use of proper installation methods, adherence to structural guidelines, and other non-tile-related design decisions are the customer’s responsibility. 

Project Schedule

Lead times vary, and an estimated ship date will be determined at the time we receive your deposit. Projects are scheduled for production upon receipt of a 50% deposit and a signed copy of our Glaze Range Sample Approval form.