You may be one of the many Hawaii homeowners who have thought about replacing an old floor or dirty carpets with new wood or tile flooring. But are you a bit overwhelmed by the choices, mainly because you don’t quite know what those choices are all about? Well, according to Shirley Pai Hilton of Pacific Imports International, you are not alone.

“What we notice most about the people who call or come into our showroom is their great need for information,” said Hilton. “We can literally spend hours with a particular customer, educating them on the different types of wood and stone flooring, each product’s features, functions, and benefits, and also give them tips on what might best suit their decorating taste. It’s an essential part of helping the customer make a decision that they will be happy with!”

For example, did you know that those lines between the planks of wood flooring are called a micro-bevel and what its purpose is? Did you know that the top layer of wood on an engineered floor has to be thick enough, but not too thick? Do you know what acclimation is? Or what the difference between ceramic and porcelain tile is?


Hilton attempts to answer a lot of these questions at Pacific Imports International’s free flooring seminars. The next session will be held Nov. 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the company’s Kalihi showroom. The program will start with very basic information on the various types of wood, stone and tile flooring on the market and also will cover matters related to installation, maintenance and cost. Speakers also will touch on environmentally friendly products and native Hawaiian woods.

“People always walk away very happy with the information that they gain, and the feedback has been incredibly positive! If you are looking for new flooring, you should definitely attend,” said Hilton.

Home to the famous Kahala Floors line of beautiful engineered wood flooring made especially for Hawaii, Pacific Imports International invites homeowners to come down and experience the beautiful, spacious showroom while enjoying refreshments and receiving a great education in flooring choices. And most important, the private sale pricing given to seminar attendees is the lowest given anywhere by Pacific Imports.

Call 847-7711 to reserve your seat for the upcoming seminar.



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