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The Importance of Requesting FREE Flooring Samples Before Making a Purchase
Here at Oakley Products, we offer a range of flooring products, all of which is possible to request samples of, so that you can see the flooring in the comfort of your own home. We also look at your sample request and see what you have chosen and will add extra samples we think might be of interest to your flooring choice, always wanting to go the extra mile to help with your decision.
We believe that free flooring samples are very beneficial to see before ordering, so that you can see colouring, texture, and quality of the board, also helps to be able to place the sample in the room helping to see what it looks like next to furniture and adjoining floors.
If you are unsure of what to order, then please let us know what you are looking for in the way of colour, dimensions, and style in the product of interest box on our sample request form, and then one of our qualified team will pick a range of free flooring samples for you that they believe will be suitable and fit your style.
How many Free Flooring Samples can you order?
The number of free flooring samples you can order may vary depending on the flooring company or retailer. Some companies may have a limit on the number of samples you can request, while others like Oakley Products offer more flexibility, allowing 3 or more depending on the project size and what they think suit your needs. Typically, companies provide a reasonable number of samples to allow you to evaluate different options and make an informed decision.
When requesting free flooring samples, it’s important to check the specific guidelines provided by the flooring company. They may outline the maximum number of samples you can order per customer or per household. This information is usually available on their website or can be obtained by contacting their customer service directly.
Remember that the primary purpose of ordering samples is to get a firsthand experience of the flooring material, so focus on selecting the options that genuinely interest you and align with your requirements.
There are several benefits to requesting free flooring samples:
Visual and tactile assessment
Free flooring samples allow you to see and touch the actual material before making a purchase. This helps you evaluate the colour, texture, pattern, and overall appearance of the flooring in your own space. It’s an opportunity to see how the sample interacts with your existing decor and lighting conditions.
Matching with existing elements
If you have existing furniture, walls, or other elements in the room, free flooring samples help you determine if the flooring complements or clashes with those elements. You can compare the sample with your furniture, curtains, paint colours, or any other design elements to ensure a cohesive look.
Testing durability and maintenance
By having a physical sample, you can assess the durability and maintenance requirements of the flooring. You can subject the sample to wear and tear tests, such as scratching or dropping items on it, to see how well it holds up. Additionally, you can test cleaning products or methods on the sample to determine how easy it is to maintain.
If you’re considering multiple flooring options, having free flooring samples allows you to compare them side by side. You can lay the samples next to each other and evaluate their differences in terms of appearance, texture, thickness, and quality. This helps you make an informed decision based on your preferences and needs.
Confidence in purchase
Free flooring samples give you the opportunity to experience the product firsthand, which can increase your confidence in making a purchase. By physically seeing and touching the flooring, you can have a better understanding of what to expect when it comes to the final installation.
By requesting free flooring samples, you can save money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing full-sized products without knowing how they would look or feel in your space. This allows you to make a more informed decision and potentially avoid costly mistakes or regrets.
Overall, free flooring samples provide a valuable opportunity to assess the material, design, and compatibility of flooring options, helping you make an informed decision and ultimately choose the best flooring for your needs and preferences.
When ordering wood flooring samples…
When it comes to wood flooring samples, you can typically order a variety of options to help you make an informed decision. The number of wood flooring samples you can order will depend on the specific company or retailer, at Oakley Products they allow 3 samples, but are flexible if you do require more.
Here’s a general approach to ordering wood flooring samples:
Research wood flooring companies
Look for reputable wood flooring manufacturers or retailers that offer sample services. Visit their websites or contact their customer service for more information.
Select the type of wood flooring
Determine the specific type of wood flooring you’re interested in, such as engineered hardwood in planks or herringbone, or laminate wood flooring. Consider factors such as wood species, plank width, finishes, and colours.
Find the sample request page
Navigate to the wood flooring company’s website and locate their sample request page. It is usually found under the “Samples” or “Order Samples” section.
Choose your wood flooring samples
Browse through the available wood flooring options and select the samples you’d like to receive. Take into account the specific wood species, finishes, and any other customization options available.
Provide your details
Fill out the sample request form with your contact information, including your name, address, email, and phone number. Ensure that your information is accurate to facilitate proper delivery of the samples.
Submit the request
Review your details and submit the sample request. Follow any instructions provided by the company, such as creating an account if necessary.
Confirmation and delivery
After submitting the request, you should receive a confirmation email or message stating that your sample request has been received. The wood flooring samples will be shipped to the address you provided within a specific timeframe, typically a few days to a couple of weeks.
Remember to review the specific guidelines and policies of the wood flooring company you choose, as the process and limitations may vary. By ordering wood flooring samples, you can assess the appearance, texture, and overall quality of the wood in person, helping you make an informed decision before purchasing the full-sized product.
Ordering wood flooring samples before making a final decision offers several benefits:
Ordering wood flooring samples provides you with tangible and practical insights, allowing you to make a more informed decision when selecting the wood flooring that best suits your aesthetic preferences, durability requirements, and overall design vision for your space.
Wood flooring samples allow you to see the actual wood material, colour, grain pattern, and finish in person. This helps you evaluate how the wood flooring will look in your space and how well it matches your design preferences. Samples provide a more accurate representation of the wood’s appearance compared to online images or catalogue photos.
Matching with existing decor
If you have existing furniture, walls, or other elements in the room, wood flooring samples enable you to assess how well the flooring complements your current decor. You can compare the samples with your furniture, paint colours, and other design elements to ensure a cohesive and harmonious look.
Texture and tactile experience
Touching and feeling the wood flooring samples allows you to experience the texture, smoothness, and quality of the wood. Different wood species and finishes have unique tactile qualities. By handling the samples, you can evaluate the texture and determine if it meets your desired feel and comfort.
Evaluating durability and performance
Wood flooring samples provide an opportunity to assess the durability and performance of the material. You can subject the samples to various tests such as scratching, denting, or dropping objects on them to gauge their resistance. Additionally, you can test cleaning products or maintenance methods on the samples to understand how easy or challenging it is to maintain the wood flooring.
If you are considering multiple wood flooring options, ordering wood flooring samples allows you to compare them side by side. You can lay out the samples and evaluate the differences in wood species, colours, grain patterns, and finishes. This helps you make an informed decision based on your preferences, the overall aesthetics you desire, and how well the wood flooring aligns with your vision.
Confidence in purchase
By having wood flooring samples in hand, you can gain confidence in your purchase decision. Viewing and experiencing the samples firsthand gives you a clearer understanding of the product’s qualities, and you can envision how it will look and feel in your space. This confidence can help you feel more assured about investing in the wood flooring.
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