Top Shopping Tips from Flooring 101

Here at Flooring 101, we take great pride in providing our customers with the resource needed to make the right purchase. With a knowledgeable sales staff with decades upon decades of industry experience, we find that we are consistently able to meet the varying needs of our customer base. 

While the shopping experience and the overall goals are different for each person, we’re confident that our team will be able to meet your needs. Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, today or a year from now, we want to ensure your process is as seamless as possible. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of top shopping tips. This blog will highlight what we believe to be best practices as you begin your search for new flooring within your home. 

No matter who you are or where you’re at in the shopping process, at Flooring 101, we understand that purchasing new floors is a major decision and one that requires significant planning. This blog will walk you through the shopping process. 

With any flooring purchase, you must first decide on the proper flooring type for you and your home. There are many floor coverings solutions, including carpet, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl, and ceramic tile, which you can select, each with its advantages and disadvantages. If you are unsure which flooring you want/need, visit our flooring product and inspiration pages or stop by one of our locations to browse our incredible selection. 

At this step of the process, it’s good to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is my budget?
  • What is the overall functionality of the room(s) in question, and how much foot traffic will they receive?
  • Will moisture be present in the room?
  • How much maintenance am I looking to do?
  • Do I have any current design aesthetics that I need to try to match or keep in mind?
  • Will this flooring suit my pets or children?
  • Am I looking for comfort, style, or both?

By asking and answering these questions, it should help you narrow down which type of flooring might be best for you. 

Once you’ve decided on the flooring type, it is time to select a style. You want something that will be both functional and match the current look and feel of your home. 

Here are a few of the more popular styles available to you through Flooring 101:

  • Traditional
  • Southwestern
  • Modern
  • Vintage
  • Rustic
  • English Country
  • Shabby Chic
  • Art Deco
  • Asian
  • Coastal
  • Eclectic
  • French
  • Mediterranean
  • Mid-Century Modern

With your flooring and style decided upon, the fun part comes: actually shopping for your flooring! Whether you opt for a brick-and-mortar store, an online floor source, or something else, it’s a good idea to have the following either with you or nearby when you shop:

  • Measurements for the room(s) in question
  • Floor samples
  • Decorative elements that you’re wanting to match with

If you decide to shop at one of our stores, our sales staff will be standing by answer any questions you might have. Common questions include:

  • Will this floor work in this specific room?
  • Can I install this floor myself?
  • What kind of maintenance does this floor involve?
  • Do I need to replace my subfloor?

Once your questions have been answered and you’re satisfied with your selection, it’s time to buy! If you shop with Flooring 101, we’ll provide you with consistent and readily available customer support throughout the entire process. 

Are you interested in learning more about our top shopping tips or want to browse our incredible selection of flooring options? Contact us today!