The material your clients choose for their kitchens will lay the groundwork for a functional, comfortable room they can feel good about. Your customers are coming to you to provide professional guidance in the best kitchen flooring for their needs. As the foundation for everyday living, kitchen flooring is an important decision they have to make that will last for many years to come. As such, you need to stock the latest flooring materials to appeal to current trends, as well as traditional choices that are popular year over year. From lifestyle to cost, there are many factors your clients must consider before making a decision with you. Check out our kitchen floor guide to learn the best ways of selecting the right material for your clients.
Everyone’s home is different, even within the same neighborhood. Some kitchens have a modern feel with stainless steel appliances and streamlined accents, while others boast a country-style kitchen with a down-home feel. Whatever style your clients have, it’s crucial to choose floors that complement the style of their kitchens, taking into account existing colors, textures and patterns, advises HGTV. Stock a variety of styles and types, from neutral backdrops to bold focal points, in order to appeal to a wide range of tastes.
Consider your clients, where they live, what the cost of living is, what the median income is and how readily available certain materials are in that region. Target hardwood, bamboo, cork, leather and other luxurious yet sustainable flooring to your higher-end clients, for example.
While your clients may be enamored with the allure of sleek, shiny modular kitchen set-ups on display at the home improvement store, they need to consider how they REALLY live. Messes happen and silverware gets dropped no matter how careful your customers are with their flooring. Those who want easy to maintain flooring that will make clean-up a breeze should consider laminate or vinyl flooring. Those who are environmentally conscious or are looking to sell their home in the foreseeable future may want to splurge on hardwood, bamboo, cork or other type of renewable resource that adds value to their property. Know your customers and what their lifestyles are in order to give them what they want.
As a flooring contractor, it’s important to stock a variety of flooring materials to meet the daily comfort needs of your clients. Amateur chefs who enjoy standing for hours at counters and sinks peeling, chopping and prepping will enjoy flooring with a bit more resilience such as linoleum and vinyl. Ceramic tile and hardwood, on the other hand, aren’t as comfortable over the long-term.
As a professional flooring contractor, you can provide expert help and guidance with this area. Break down your materials by cost in order to represent a greater variety of options to fit every budget. For example, as you know, vinyl and laminate are more economical choices, while hardwood, bamboo, cork and leather cost a bit more — to buy, stock, sell and install. Make sure to break out the associated costs with each flooring material for your customers, such as underlayment, delivery, installation, and removal and disposal of the existing floor.
For more help in stocking the right kitchen floor for your business and ultimately your customers, call Adleta today for professional assistance and ideas about the latest product trends.
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