Why Samples Matter

Posted on Apr 28th 2022 by Meredith — Comments ↓

It may go without saying that flooring samples are an integral part of the buying process. However, like all words of wisdom, it bears repetition and reexamination.

Purchasing samples allows for a clearer visualization of what your new floors will look like in your home. Yes, thank you Madame Obvious, we’re not breaking any new ground here, but let’s go through the logic step by step. Pictures and room scenes provide a good start; the imagination gets going and soon the possibilities emerge. Tile in the bathroom! Laminate in the living room! Hardwood in the den! Oh, the options! But what will the final result be? This, friends, is why samples are so important.

Every model of flooring features a certain degree of consistency. At this point, it’s important to point out that some have a lot more variation than others. Take, for example, Marazzi Piazza Vita Elegante Ardesia 6 x 24 Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile. Someone who orders a sample might receive one of these three tiles:


  Lots of variety here, right? There’s more when the full length planks are examined:


  And even more when all the plank variations are put together:

elegant ardesia Marazzi Piazza Vita Elegante Ardesia 6 x 24 Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile   (1)
  With so many different hues, tones, and shades at play here, it’s even more important to approximate how a floor like this one will transform your room. Since porcelain tiles are great for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms, let’s see how the Elegante Ardesia might look:
Marazzi Piazza Vita Elegante Ardesia 6 x 24 Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile 3

  Say, for example, you’re looking for a backsplash tile instead of a flooring tile. Your kitchen is as distinctive as the rest of your home; samples are just as important for these surfaces as they are for floors. You want an investment you can love and be proud of for years to come. Samples will help you make that happen.

Do you have questions about ordering a flooring sample? Our dedicated flooring experts are standing by! Call 1-800-804-5251, or click on FloorsToYourHome.com to chat!