Archive for June 15, 2012

DIY Hardwood Flooring? Now You Can Save Thousands Of Dollars

Summer is here. Some people will plan for a family vacation, while some will stay home to upgrade their homes – build a deck, a swimming pool, a sauna room, or finish the basement. Before you started, make sure you knew what flooring material you wanted. Read the article here, it will help you to choose from engineered wood, bamboo, laminate flooring, linoleum, cork, ceramic tile, or stone.

If you are used to buy all the materials from Lowes or Home Depot, you should consider to buy them online. Buying flooring materials is as easy as shop in stores, or even easier. You can compare them side by side. If you can’t decide which materials to use, request for free samples to help you make the decision. The prices at following flooring stores are a lot cheaper than those in stores. Becides, they offer 10% to 20% off coupon for select holidays (you should expect one for the coming July 4th).

Learn DIY Tips
Read DIY tips online. Search DIY flooring tips, you should be able to find plenty of how-tos. The following video teaches you how to install hardwood floorings.

Buy Materials Online
Following 3 stores are the top flooring retailers online, in which is the one I highly recommend. You can save up to 80% of retail prices at
Lamton 8mm Laminate Flooring, Chocolate Maple, is only $0.99 per square foot. The price at Lowes is $2.49! At, you can request up to 5 samples free, no credit card asked.
iFloor is more expensive than BuildDirect – this 3/8″ Engineered Sicilian Teak 4″ Wide is $2.79/sf. It has a 10% off coupon this week. Use code “OL10” to redeem the discount.
Although there are some hardwood priced at only $0.89/sq, you don’t those cheap materials. Casa de Colour 3/4″ x 2-1/4″ Lono Oak Hardwood Flooring, $2.99/sq, is the cheapest I will go for.