We all know prices of goods are up. Things you bought last year at this time are now 5-10% more this year. We won’t get into all the details behind the reasoning for high inflation, but we do want to discuss some ways to deal with it, especially if you need new flooring for your home.
As experts in flooring for Minneapolis and surrounding areas, we want to share some tips to help keep costs down if new floors are in your near future. We understand it can be frustrating when you need a product for your home but feel you can’t afford it. Hopefully, these tips can help you get the flooring you need while staying within your budget.
Type of Flooring
The type of flooring you buy makes a huge difference on the price. Right now, the least expensive option is carpet. Compared to hard surfaces, carpet is going to be much friendlier on your wallet. Nearly all carpet is made in the United States whereas luxury vinyl, laminate and other hard surface flooring are mostly manufactured overseas. Since it’s made close to home, the shipping and delivery costs for carpet are much less. So, if carpeting will work for your situation, definitely consider it.
In Stock Flooring
At Hopkins Carpet One, we keep a limited supply of certain carpet and flooring in stock in our warehouse. Although, we will be limiting the amount of stock we keep, you can always check to see what we have available and if it might meet your needs.
Something else to ask your sales rep when visiting our store is about our Extreme Value carpets. We partner directly with the manufacturer on these carpets and therefore get better pricing. Currently, we have 26 styles available. These carpets are more plush and less pattern or loop variety, but they still are good quality carpets that can meet your needs and budget.
Something else to consider is whether the flooring you need will be a short or long-term investment. Maybe you don’t need a super high quality carpet or flooring right now, but you can get something lower quality to last a few years, and then consider getting something of better quality down the road. On the other hand, you may want to go ahead and invest in a higher quality flooring that will last for decades. It’s hard to say if the market will calm down and prices will decrease or if they will continue to rise. Just remember that you usually get what you pay for. If something is cheap, it usually won’t last long. So, just consider the investment value of any flooring product you choose.
Another way to save on new flooring is to install it yourself. Some flooring is easier to install than others, but if you have the tools and are somewhat handy, you may be able to tackle the installation and save on those costs.
One final option to help with a new flooring purchase is our special financing. We offer 12 months interest-free financing to help you pay for your new floor over time.
If you need new flooring for your home or business, don’t hesitate to come see us! We can help you find the right option for your needs and budget. Feel free to call if you have any questions at 952-933-8944 or contact us.