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Sho-Me Flooring
1440 St Hwy 248 Q 263
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 263-1963
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Tips On Where To Buy Flooring
The internet is a great place to look and research flooring.  In just a few minutes or hours you could browse many different styles and colors of the particular flooring you want.   Big box stores slash home improvement stores are also a good place to shop, they have large areas to store and display flooring taking up several isles, but is the internet and big box stores really the best place to buy flooring???  If you take the time to think about it what is the answer ? 

Here is the reality.   Most internet sights that sell flooring hire people to take your order, they then enter that order in a computer they push send,  that order goes to the warehouse and then the warehouse personnel ships that order out to you.  The order takers are mostly hourly worker with little or no general knowledge of flooring.  They could not advise you if the flooring you bought was a good quality, has a good warranty, or even looks good.   More than likely they saw the same picture you did and that is the extent of their knowledge on flooring. 

Big box stores have the area to touch and feel the flooring you are interested in purchasing.  They have a person that has actually looked at the product and not a picture.  That person will be able to tell you just the bullet points about the flooring or tell you what the company wants them to say.  Just as a  rule of thumb most floor sales men and women with knowledge of flooring work in a flooring store because the pay is better then big box stores.  Which brings us to this question.  Do you really want someone that is being paid eight bucks an hour to advise you on what flooring you should put in your home?  That is not meant as slap in the face of a hard working hourly employee.  In both cases of the internet and big box stores, someone answer an ad for employment.  Majority of the time the person hiring them has very limited knowledge of flooring.

Purchasing flooring is a major decision.  Once you have decided you will live with that decision for a several years.  Have you answered the question yet?   If not here are some tips on purchasing flooring. 

1. Check out your local flooring stores.  Do not be impressed with the size of their showroom or disappointed on how small their showrooms appear.

2. Be aware of low price ads that get you in the door only to find out that particular flooring was sold out or their is not enough flooring for you needs.  Sometimes these sales are seconds.  That is the term used for flooring that has flaws and irregularities that effect the quality and the warranties of the flooring.

3. Make sure your salesperson is knowledgeable and understands your needs.

4.Have a professional measure the area you intend on flooring.  Not a bad idea for DIY folks to do so they have the correct amount of flooring.

5. Most stores offer a complementary measurement of the area to get new flooring.  If not it is their way of locking you into purchasing the flooring from them and keeping you from changing your mind and going elsewhere for whatever reason.

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