Choosing new flooring may seem like a somewhat daunting task. To eliminate confusion and frustration, we offer a checklist to streamline the process, and to help in your preparation for an exceptional shopping experience.
Do your Homework
First and foremost, get an ideal of how much flooring you need. Start with a simple drawing of the rooms in your home. It's a good idea to label each room on the drawing so you know what you're looking at. When looking at a drawing, it's easy to get turned around later. Measure each room (length and width) very carefully, and be sure to measure into closets and at least halfway into doorways. We recommend using a metal tape measure. Decide what type of flooring and color scheme is desirable in each room, (such as baby blue vinyl in the bathrooms or earth tone ceramic tile in the kitchen). Make notes on things like how much traffic and sunlight the rooms get. Also write down if the room has an entry to the outside, such as a patio. If you can, try to determine what kind of foundation or sub-floor your home has.
Now that you have your checklist, it's time to come into Aladdin's Flooring and let us help you make all the right decisions on flooring products. Our sales staff will be happy to review the manufacturers' warranties with you, along with the procedures in maintenance and care recommended by those manufacturers. Most manufacturers offer brochures on maintenance and care. Remember that no carpet is 100% stain proof. Also, manufacturers will recommend the correct type of cushion or pad you need to satisfy warranty requirements. Then, an appointment will be scheduled to get an exact measurement for your home. At this time, our staff will offer advice on how the floor will be laid out and where all seams will be located. We will confirm all final decisions with you to ensure we are all on the same page and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.