Aloha! Borys here from Best Flooring Honolulu, a flooring store conveniently located at 1130 N Nimitz Hwy unit A-121, nested between Eagle Cafe and Red Wings. We are a family-owned business run by a refugee family from Ukraine.

Now, let's address a common question: Is it cheaper to buy flooring yourself? Before I dive into this topic, I'd like to invite you to show your support for our family business by simply clicking the "Like" and "Subscribe" buttons. This won't cost you anything and will greatly assist us.

In a nutshell, the answer to the question “Is it cheaper to buy flooring yourself?” is "yes," buying flooring yourself can indeed save you a significant amount of money. However, let's explore this matter in greater detail. Ultimately, it boils down to two factors: finances and time. If you have ample free time and are willing to invest it in visiting various flooring stores, comparing prices and options, and, most importantly, if you are not in a hurry and can wait for an excellent deal, such as a clearance sale for a specific color that's being discontinued, then you can certainly uncover an exceptional deal at a substantial discount.

To illustrate, suppose you require 1000 sq ft of flooring. You visit flooring store 1 and find a color you like priced at $5 per square foot. If you were to purchase this flooring immediately, it would cost you $5000. Now, let's say you decide to allocate four hours of your time to explore different flooring stores for alternative options and prices. At flooring store 2, you receive a quote for flooring with the same specifications, but at $4.50 per square foot, though you aren't keen on the color. Armed with this quote from flooring store 2, you can approach flooring store 1 and request a price match, provided the specifications match. This simple action already saves you $500 on the spot.

If you're not in a rush to replace your flooring, nearly every store offers a "Sale" email list where they notify subscribers as soon as any flooring goes on sale or clearance. Subscribing to these lists and patiently waiting for the flooring you desire to go on sale or clearance can result in substantial savings. However, this approach is only suitable if you're not in a hurry and can wait anywhere from a few weeks to a year or more.

Another viable option, once you've found the flooring you like, is to inquire about any available store discounts. For instance, our store offers discounts to military personnel, seniors over 60 years old, first responders, healthcare workers, and Kama’ana. While these discounts typically cannot be combined, receiving a 5% discount on a $10,000 order can be quite satisfying.

In summary, as mentioned earlier, buying flooring yourself can be significantly cheaper. The potential cost savings can be broken down into the following categories:

  1. Visiting nearby flooring stores to compare available options.
  2. Requesting a price match when you find a better price for similar quality flooring.
  3. Subscribing to "Sale" notifications to catch flooring on sale or clearance.
  4. Inquiring about available discounts at the store.

As you can see, investing a bit of your time can result in substantial financial savings. However, this is contingent on your willingness to invest time and wait for the right price.

By the way, if you're currently on the hunt for the perfect flooring, consider visiting our family-run flooring store at 1130 N Nimitz Hwy, situated between Eagle Cafe and Red Wings. We offer a "Sale" email list that you can subscribe to, along with discounts for military personnel, seniors over 60 years old, first responders, healthcare workers, and Kama’ana. Furthermore, if you discover a better price at another store, we have a price match program in place when you bring a quote from a local competitor.

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October 28, 2023 — Borys Rasin

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