Making your home ‘floor-ish’ with great advice

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: FlooringInterior

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What is the main thing you need to make a good decision, or at least one that you are satisfied with? For some it may be a glass of wine, but for the vast majority of us, good, unbiased information is probably the key component to helping us with making a major decision. This is especially the case when you are spending big bucks on building or remodeling your home.

One of the most popular items on homeowners’ wish lists are new floor coverings. More and more, consumers are moving away from carpeting and looking to stretch their budgets so that they can put in hard surfaces, such as wood, stone or the new luxury vinyl. The thought of putting down a floor that will last a lifetime really appeals to many consumers and if you can afford the upfront investment, your beautiful new floors will end up costing you less than two or three rounds of carpet.

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Now, where to begin? Shirley Pai Hilton is President and CEO of one of Hawaii’s favorite flooring companies, Kahala Pacific Floors, and she understands the consumers’ plight. After years of being in the flooring business and educating hundreds of consumers one-onone, Hilton decided that one of the best ways to effectively educate customers would be in the form of a short seminar.

Well, she has now been doing these presentations for nearly 10 years and they have had a great following. Hilton, one of the foremost experts on wood flooring in Hawaii, is very happy to share in-depth information on the various types of flooring, decorating tips to help you with your choices and info on the proper installation of the products. Her expertise is often tapped for local home improvement publications and she has also consulted on many large flooring projects.

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Over the past 10 years, thousands have attended Kahala Pacific Floors’ Wood and Stone Flooring 101 seminar. The free monthly event is held at the company’s beautiful 3,000-square-foot Kalihi showroom, where guests enjoy a continental breakfast while Hilton walks attendees through valuable information on each flooring choice, the pros and cons of each type, moldings and installations, including moisture issues and subfloor preparation. The seminar lasts about 90 minutes and feedback from past attendees has always been incredibly positive. Even seasoned professionals such as contractors and architects have been in attendance and commented on how much they learned at the seminar. According to Hilton, the seminar isn’t a sales pitch, but valuable, unbiased information to help each customer.

The next session of Wood and Stone Flooring 101 is scheduled for March 11 at 10 a.m. Call 847-7711 to reserve your seat today.

KAHALA PACIFIC FLOORS
contact // 847-7711
address // 926 Kohou St.
web // kahalapacificfloors.com