4 Reasons Shopping Online for Your New Wide Plank Floor Saves Time

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Does any of this sound familiar?

  • Long Saturday mornings looking at samples while trying to keep kids entertained?
  • Waiting for wood flooring samples to arrive?
  • Worrying if the wood flooring you want is in stock?

The world wide web has opened up doors to flooring styles you may never even see at your local retail store, but that is not the only benefit of shopping online.

1. Quickly Narrow Down Options

When you shop online at websites like smartfloorstore.com, you can quickly and easily narrow down the flooring you are interested in based on style, species, or color. This can save you a lot of time at the local retailer and get you back to work, school or play.

2. Order Samples

Online floor stores often offer free or low-cost samples shipped right to your doorstep.  This saves you time. Then once you pick a floor, get online, go back to the product online and order exactly what you need.

3. Get Technical Documents

The idea of an online floor store is to service the client whether or not they have contact with the store.  This means that the online floor store is going to have a resource portal where you can find information regarding installation, maintenance, care, refinishing, or warranty. Get the information when you need it right at your fingertips.

The idea of an online floor store is to service the client whether or not they have contact with the store.  This means that the online floor store is going to have a resource portal where you can find information regarding installation, maintenance, care, refinishing, or warranty. Get the information when you need it right at your fingertips.

A good online floor store is going to offer all the documents you, or your installer could possibly want in regards to technical documents, installation, and warranty.  See the resource portal for smartfloorstore.com here.

4. See More Options

The wood flooring industry is big.

Retailers have relationships with distributors who have relationships with manufacturers, all of whom are trying to sell a final product to you, the end user.  This endless number of connections, alliances, and partnerships help move flooring into the retail arena, but your local retailer may only carry specific types of flooring, and so you will be limited to on those products.  When you shop online you can find more products, styles, and choices.  How do you know you really want a wide plank cork floor if you all you find is hardwood flooring?

A few notes about buying new flooring online.

Technology aside, if you are looking at purchasing your flooring online make sure you can get help from a human if you need it.  A new floor is a big investment so make sure you so make sure you can talk to someone for install, delivery or “need to know” questions.

Buying a new floor online isn’t just for do-it-yourselfers.  Most flooring installers are flexible.  They will install everything from wide plank vinyl flooring, to wide plank engineered hardwood flooring, you just have to ask.

Even if you decide not to purchase your new wide plank floor online, the web is your friend when it comes to researching the right product. In fact, according to the site ChaingStoreAge.com, 81% of consumers use the web to research a product before they buy it, and most spend an average of 79 days before they purchase.

Happy shopping.

If you don’t have it already, get our free color catalog to see all the flooring styles available exclusively from smartfloorstore.com.

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