Floor Buying Guides

Need new flooring? It can be difficult to know what flooring type is best when there are so many products on the market.
Never fear, our floor buying guides are here! Each in–depth floor buyer's guide offers the basics on types of flooring, where to use them (or not), questions to ask before you buy, checklists, and much, much more. It's like having a friendly flooring expert at the click of a mouse. Be sure to print this handy guide and take it with you when making your flooring selection.
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Select from the Buying Guides below by Flooring Type

Bamboo Buying Guides Carpet Buying Guides Concrete Buying Guides Cork Buying Guides Hardwood Buying Guides Laminate Buying Guides
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Linoleum Buying Guides Stone Buying Guides Tile Buying Guides Vinyl Buying Guides    
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Buying Guide descriptions by Flooring Type


View or print our bamboo floor buyers guide before shopping online or at your neighborhood flooring store. This free buying guide will lead you through the floor buying process to help ensure that every important question is asked and answered before your bamboo purchase. Learn the difference between bamboo floor colors, types and finishes and find the ones that are right for you.


This carpet buyers guide helps navigate you through the thousands of choices available in carpeting. Do you have questions about style or fiber types? All your carpet questions are asked and answered in this easy–to–use buying guide. For your convenience we have made the carpet buying guide available as a free download, or it can be viewed online.


There are more options than you might think when it comes to purchasing concrete floors. Whether you buy stained, polished, painted or dyed concrete flooring, our concrete flooring buying guide can help you in selecting the floor that is best for you. Read it online or download it for free. A new concrete floor is a major purchase and you need to have good information.


Use our cork floor buyers guide to discover the endless options of cork flooring. Planks or tiles, solid cork flooring, laminate cork flooring and mosaic cork tiles, as well as an array of colors, make buying cork flooring a fun but challenging process. Our cork buying guide will help you decide which cork floor is right for you. You can read it online or download it for free. You'll find it covers all the relevant cork floor questions and answers.


Having our hardwood floor buyers guide on hand is just like having a flooring professional with you while shopping for hardwood floors. The hardwood flooring buyers guide provides all the questions and answers you will need while shopping for floors. Is solid or engineered hardwood flooring right for your floor project? Find out by downloading this free hardwood buying guide or by viewing it online.


Our laminate buyers guide can help you explore the range of laminate choices. Do you have questions about which laminate &qout;look&qout; will best suit your home? Our laminate buying guide can help provide that information and other answers before you buy your laminate floor. Download the laminate flooring buying guide for free or read it online.


Find all of the answers you're looking for in our online linoleum floor buyers guide. Whether you're buying linoleum flooring because it is durable, eco–friendly or because it comes in a huge range of designs, you should have all the facts before you make your purchase. Plus, you can download the guide for free! It contains important information that anyone purchasing linoleum floors should have at their fingertips.


Refer to our print–friendly stone floor buyers guide for all of your floor purchasing needs. Our stone floor buying guide takes you through all of the options when it comes to stone floors, as well as the other things you need to buy like underlayment, grout and sealer. Whether you download our free stone buying guide or simply read it online, you'll get all the information you need to purchase your stone flooring.


Before purchasing, refer to our tile buyers guide to see if tile fits your needs and which type appeals to you. There are many types of tile you can buy for use both indoors and outdoors. You can read the tile flooring buying guide online or dive into our free downloadable version. When it comes time to buy, you’ll be able to do so with more confidence.


Our vinyl flooring buyers guide takes the confusion out of buying this unique product. Familiarize yourself with all of the vinyl floor options including colors, textures and patterns. You can view our vinyl buyers guide either online or in our free downloadable version before purchasing your new vinyl floor. Both the questions and answers you need relating to vinyl floor types are right here for your convenience.