Flooring Samples Make Your Selection Easy!
When you’re trying to find the right flooring for your home, it’s fun to browse all the room scenes on websites and social media sites like Pinterest. Of course, professionally photographed room scenes probably aren’t going to match your space, but it’s fun to look and dream.
When you’re ready to do some serious floor shopping, there’s one way to know which flooring will work best in your home: using floor samples.
I speak from experience. When my husband and I decided to build our own home, we had to pick out all of our floors. Our flooring decision process started online using the Armstrong Design a Room tool. That was helpful in trying out several different options, but the computer screen is only two-dimensional. We had to see what our picks would look like in our home!
So after we had narrowed our choices, the next step was to request samples. You can either request samples from your local flooring retailer or you can order them online for $5.00 a piece. With samples, you can see exactly how your flooring choices will look in your space. You can walk on them, check out how the color and style match your furnishings and test them to see how easy they clean.
My husband and I decided to request samples of Farmhouse Hickory laminate and Alterna North Terrace luxury vinyl. It was really the right decision. We viewed the samples from every angle, in natural lighting during the day, and under lamp lighting at night, and looked at them side-by-side with our cabinetry. We even got our small terrier, Buddy, to walk on them to find out whether he liked them. (We make decisions as a family.)
The samples confirmed our selections, and we ordered the flooring, feeling confident we had picked the right floors for our new home. If you’re considering remodeling or building, ordering flooring samples is an inexpensive way to make sure you’ll be happy with your flooring choice when it’s finally installed.
Robin deMackiewicz, User Experience Designer for Armstrong, creates graphics, produces videos and maintains the corporate style guide for Armstrong websites. When not at work, Robin enjoys playing with her dog Buddy and doing DIY projects with her husband.