Home Depot. Lowe’s. Lumber Liquidators. The list goes on. They’re collectively known as “big box stores”. And unfortunately, most people don’t truly understand what it’s like to buy flooring from one until it’s too late.

To save you some trouble, we’ve compiled the top 3 myths about buying flooring from big box stores:

Big box stores always have better prices & what you want in stock

While big box stores are able to buy in bulk, they don’t necessarily have more availability than small businesses. We have all of the popular flooring types in stock and priced low–we even beat out some of the big box prices. Even better, we’re able to special order to your custom specs, so you can be sure you’re getting exactly what you need! Most products ship to us in days, not weeks, so you can enjoy your new flooring products right away.

Big box stores have more product choice

This is a myth that simply isn’t true. Big box stores have to limit their product line to focus on the products that are most popular, and get them the most profit. If you’re looking for something unique or special like antique hardwood or a custom tile mosaic, you’re better off visiting your local flooring business. We have thousands of flooring samples here in the showroom, and tens of thousands more ready to order!

Big box stores have experienced, competent installers

Big box stores love to advertise how reliable their installation services are, but in our experience, unprofessional installation is the #1 complaint we see from customers who went to a big box for their flooring. You can trust that our professional installers have the skills and know-how to get the job done right. With us, you’re much more than just a number–your satisfaction truly matters.

Don’t just take our word for it. Visit the big box store, then visit our showroom in Red Hook, NY. We’re confident the difference will be crystal clear.