Are you looking to buy a premium floor on a budget? It may not be as difficult as you think.
Flooring comes in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials. Even the cheaper options today offer a luxurious design.
Regardless of your budget, there is something for everyone if you shop around.
Here, the leading floor covering retailer, Stories Flooring, reveals its top tips for buying a floor inexpensively.
Choose your material
There are many different types of soil to choose from. To find a budget-friendly floor, the first thing you need to do is consider what material you want to invest in.
Solid wood floors are usually the most expensive option. However, did you know that with parquet floors you can get the same exquisite look at a fraction of the cost?
There are hundreds of designs to choose from and they tend to last for decades if properly cared for.
If hardwood floors are still out of your price range, consider SPC or luxury vinyl. These cheaper floors come in beautiful realistic wood and stone designs.
No matter what budget you have, there is sure to be the right flooring for you.
Measure out your chosen space carefully
Once you’ve found a floor that suits your price range, it’s time to find out how much you need.
Before buying, it is important to carefully measure the space you have chosen. Why? Because if you don’t, there could be a lot of flooring left in the end.
If you’re not sure how to measure your space, you can find some great tutorials online. Make sure you measure your space properly to make sure you aren’t wasting money unnecessarily.
Consider buying in bulk
Did you know that buying in bulk can save you money? If you need to cover a large room or plan to cover more than one room, bulk buying can save you a lot of money.
You will need to contact the flooring manufacturer to specify which floor you want to buy in bulk. After telling them how much you need, they will offer you a bulk discounted rate.
Benefit from free samples
Another way to make sure you aren’t wasting money on your new flooring is to take advantage of free samples. So you can experience the design and quality of the floor up close. Doing this will give you a good idea of whether it is the right option for you.
If you buy a floor without first seeing it, chances are you won’t like it when it arrives. This would lead to increased costs for the return of the soil.
Not all flooring companies offer free samples, especially for certain branded floors. Stories Flooring offers a wide range of free samples from the biggest flooring brands.
The company recently became a Kahrs Platinum Retailer, which means it has over 90 samples in stock from this one brand alone.
Choose a floor that is easy to install
Nowadays you can find floors that you can lay completely yourself. This can save you a small fortune since you don’t have to involve professionals.
LVT, SPC and laminate floors are usually the easiest to lay.
They usually come with a click system that allows the planks and tiles to simply click into place. No need for messy glue or previous floor mounting experience.
Stories Flooring multilayer wood floors can also be a breeze. They are usually equipped with a tongue and groove system so that you can benefit from a floating floor installation.
Although it takes a little more time than installing the click system, you should still be able to do it yourself.
Some of the newer parquet floors offer a click system installation, but tongue and groove remain the most common system.
Choose a reliable supplier
One of the best ways to buy flooring on a budget is to make sure you choose a reliable supplier. Cost isn’t the only thing to consider because investing in poor quality flooring will mean you will spend more on it to repair or replace over time.
Make sure you choose a dealer who specializes in selling the biggest brands at the lowest prices. Stories Flooring offers the best quality floors from the biggest brands with up to 65% discount on the RRP.
As you can see, there are many ways to buy flooring on a budget.
With so many choices, you can always find something that suits your budget and preferences.