If you’ve been thinking about installing new flooring in your home, one of the most helpful first steps you can take is to visit a flooring store showroom. Not only will it spark your imagination and give you plenty of inspiration for flooring ideas, but you will also be able to get your questions answered by qualified experts. In order to get the most out of your showroom visit, be sure to keep the following three tips in mind.

1. Put together some key details about your home.

Don’t worry – you’re not going to get kicked out of the showroom if you don’t have a professional presentation put together! You should, however, be able to provide some key details about your home, as well as the room(s) where you plan to install your new flooring. It can be anything from photographs taken at different angles (to show all of the details of the room) to a rough sketch of the room on a piece of paper.

An important thing to remember is to include the dimensions of the space where you want the flooring to be installed, as well as key features of the room such as window and door placements. You should also have a decent idea of the amount of foot traffic this particular area receives on a regular basis; this will help your flooring installer determine which flooring material might be the most suitable to use for your installation.

2. Bring your design ideas!

At McSwain Carpets and Floors, our main job is to find out exactly what your vision is for the particular space that you want to renovate, and then provide you with professional insight and recommendations to help you achieve those ends. If you have a particular paint color or design configuration in mind, we will use that as our foundation, and then discuss what might be the best flooring options to complement that core idea.

If you’re doing a light renovation that only involves replacing the flooring, bring some pictures or a couple of color swatches to give our flooring experts a good idea of how the current space looks. This will make the process of choosing a fitting flooring material much smoother, and it will also serve as a good “measuring stick” to ensure that every decision is made with the existing room decor and design in mind.

3. Put together a list of questions.

Feel free to write down and bring a list of questions with you – as many as you like! There are quite a bit of variables that go into purchasing and installing new flooring, from learning the strengths and weaknesses of each type of flooring material to finding out more about the installation process. We want to make sure that you’re thoroughly informed and fully comfortable with every aspect of your flooring purchase, because after all, this is an investment that will be a part of your home for many years to come.

So don’t hesitate to ask us as many questions as you need to in order to gain complete peace of mind about your flooring choice. Our team members are very knowledgeable about every aspect of flooring installation, and they will be more than happy to answer whatever questions you might have.

McSwain Carpets and Floors is one of the most well-respected names in the business for hardwood flooring and carpet installation in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. If you’ve never visited one of our showrooms, be sure to visit one of our convenient locations in order to get your questions answered by a qualified flooring expert. Stop by one of our showrooms today so that we can help you get the ball rolling on your next flooring project!