Shopping For Floors Online

Shopping For Floors Online

Posted by Johnny Holbert on 7th Aug 2019

Shopping For Carpet, Carpet Tiles, Hardwood, Laminate, and Luxury Vinyl Online

Georgia Carpet Can Prepare You For Maximum Gain

As a professional flooring expert in the industry, its my job to inform customers about the flooring products they are searching for.  A good place to start searching is in a retail flooring establishment.  But it doesn't end here.  As we increasingly become aware of shopping technology right at our fingertips, online shopping becomes a necessity.  So, what can we expect to do achieve by shopping for flooring online, 1000+ miles away?  Interestingly, online stores like Georgia Carpet Industries are turning to their website to draw traffic from flooring consumers across the country.  Take it from me, an e-commerce flooring salesman with 15 years experience in the online flooring realm, you can achieve the same service and value, with better pricing when you shop online.  Sometimes you can save 30-60% over your local retailer.  What we want to focus on is the type of online store that we are dealing with?  Obviously, a long established company can offer the best service on items like commercial carpet tilesluxury vinyl plank (LVP) and tile (LVT)residential carpetwaterproof flooring.  But I would recommend a company that has 20+ years in the industry.  In this time frame, you are dealing with a company that was established well before the digital e-commerce platform, giving you a credible location source other than pricing, from a retail location like Dalton, GA.  These 20+ year companies can give expert opinions of products like carpet, from a standpoint of experience.  Georgia Carpet is a great place to start looking.  With over 40 years in the flooring business, in-stock carpetdiscounted overstock hardwood, are just the tip of the iceberg.  When calling a online flooring store, we cant just assume the person behind the phone is knowledgeable.  For face value, we should assume they were hired last week, and are reading from a script.  Asking technical questions about your flooring choice will soon reveal the wisdom needed for a perfect floor decor.  Questions like, 

If I have a basement that is below grade, what is the best floor for the job?

This question will automatically get you the answer everyone knows.  Luxury Vinyl Plank or Tile is correct.  But a good, honest, knowledgeable salesman will ask more questions about the situation.  Questions that will lead the customer to the correct materials for a tidy installation. Like, what is the moisture content or RH of the slab?  In the industry, we all know that LVP and LVT like Mannington AduraMax is the best option, we just cant assume that all wil go well.  The RH or moisture content of the slab should be checked regardless of the product being installed.  Though highly unlikely, even waterproof flooring can be effected by high moisture slabs.  And when I say high moisture, I don't mean standing water.  Even the slightest amount of moisture can irreversibly damage a waterproof vinyl, but  be unseen.  The choice to be diligent in your search will pay off.  Inquiring with a local retailer will get you the most relative information about the actual product specifications, but won't necessarily achieve for you the best price.  That's why its imperative to shop in stores and online.  Again, Georgia Carpet has been in the flooring industry since 1969 and has a well established store front in Dalton GA, 60 miles north of Atanta GA and a fully funtional, customer service driven website.  Call one of our sales staff to start gaining the knowledge you need to make your house into a home.