How to Save Money on Flooring
Posted on 10th May 2017
How to Save Money on Flooring
Getting new flooring for your home can be extremely expensive. We have put together a few tips to help you save money on flooring and also to help you get the most out of your investment on flooring.
Buy from one place
A single delivery cost makes the project much cheaper overall, so if possible you should try to buy your flooring from one place. This also makes it much easier to ensure that all your accessories match up, which is important if you want your floor to look it’s best.
Choose right materials for your lifestyle & family
It is important to consider your lifestyle and family well before choosing new flooring. Some interior design trends just won’t work with some lifestyles. Think about the longevity of the flooring before you invest. Making the wrong decision could be costly as you will likely have to replace your flooring sooner than you expected.
Get loads of samples
Buying a new floor is a big investment. The lighting in stores and pictures online do not necessarily represent how it will look when it’s finally installed in your own home. Make the most of the free samples to check how the material looks in your home and be 100% happy with the product to avoid any purchasing mistakes.
Don’t hesitate to ask for cheaper alternatives
There are so many different types of flooring such as vinyl, laminate and engineered wood, that allow you to replicate the more expensive materials. If you’re looking to buy flooring on a budget, don’t be shy to ask the showroom to look at cheaper alternatives. For example, stone flooring can be replaced with laminate tiling with a stone effect at a much cheaper cost. If you want wooden floors, wooden finish laminate is a much cheaper option at around a fifth of the price of solid wood floors, and offers the same look!
Don’t hesitate to ask for discounts
When it comes to buying flooring there is no reason you can’t haggle. It is not as uncommon as you might think and it is such an easy way to save a little bit of extra money on your flooring. The worst case scenario is they say no, so just remember to be polite and be sure to give it a try!
Check if your old floor can be restored
Before making the decision to buy new flooring, it’s worth checking to see if a repair job will do the trick. Full scale replacements can be pricy and if the damage to your flooring isn’t too extensive there are simple ways to revamp you flooring that won’t cost so much. For example, if you have wooden flooring you can refinish your floor yourself and then paint over with some stain or varnish which can really make all the difference.
If you are thinking of getting a new floor, do not hesitate to call us for any advice on flooring, underlay etc. Our contact number is 020 8360 1836.
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