Choosing the Right Flooring Company

You may have a good idea about the kind of flooring you want in your home. If you do, congratulations; this can be a daunting task all on its own. But sometimes, choosing the right flooring company can be equally difficult. There are many flooring companies out there selling a number of products and services. So how can you possibly choose between companies when they are all offering similar products? The trick is to understand a few basics.


A flooring company that has exclusive relationships with several manufacturers may result in cost-effective and quality flooring. Any commercial or residential flooring job can be greatly improved when suppliers and vendors dealing in name-brand products have been chosen.

Level of Inspection

A company that carefully inspects each of its products for quality before making them available to you may be the company to work with. The more satisfied a flooring company is with its products, the higher the likelihood that its customers will be satisfied with the products they purchase.

Some of the things a flooring company may inspect their products for include product reliability, colour fastness and uniformity, cracks and surface marks. More detailed inspections may include plank size and quality of polish.

Finding out about whether or not a company inspects the products it sells can be as easy as speaking with the store manager, who should only be too happy to provide this information.


One thing that many who buy flooring tend to overlook is whether or not the company is registered with the Offices of Trading Standards. This alone can go a long way to increasing your trust of a flooring company. Unfortunately, there are too many companies that are involved with the illegal trade of endangered woods and other materials. However, being listed with the Offices of Trading Standards can eliminate most doubt.

Another beneficial aspect to being registered is that you can review any complaints a company has received about their products or customer service. However, you should be careful not to take every bad review to heart, as some can be biased and due to isolated incidents. The best thing to do is to read reviews, but remain as objective as possible when doing so.


These days, the internet can be accessed to conduct virtually any type of research, including for flooring retailers. However, research can also be conducted in real time by speaking with those you know. Do you have a friend who recently purchased flooring from a retailer? If so, ask them about their experience, as this could go a long way to helping you make the right decision about from whom to purchase flooring.

Staff Evaluation

You can tell a lot about a flooring company by how they treat their customers. If you have some time and can get there, visit several retail flooring shops in your area. Evaluate how staff reacts when you ask them questions about their flooring. If they avoid your questions or become defensive, you may wish to reconsider dealing with them. The same is true if their demeanour seems apathetic.

A flooring retailer who shows they care both about their products and customers is a company that is much more likely deliver on the promises they make. As well, there is a higher likelihood that their installation staff will also take pride in the work they do, which can mean money that is well spent.

If you will be spending a significant amount of money on flooring for your home, choosing the right flooring company from the outset just makes sense.