For most of us, the words “healthy” and “happy” are probably at the top of the list in describing how we’d like our lives to be. The environment in which we live is a major contributing factor to whether or not we achieve this.

All of us know that the floor is a pretty dirty place to begin with and if we, or especially our children, are going to sit or play on it, we need to keep it as clean as possible. Many choose carpet as a nice place to sit or lay down to play or watch television. But what many do not realize is that even with regular vacuuming and shampooing, carpets are full of millions of tiny particles and parasites that we are unaware of. Dust mites, bed bugs, ticks, fleas and other pests love to bury themselves in carpets. Not only that, carpets serve as a major trap for the 36 millions skin flakes that each of us loses each day. For a family of four — well, you do the math. And that is not to mention the oils and dirt we have on our feet, the juice and food spills we try to blot clean, and the dampness from our feet after the shower — all these things end up in between the carpet’s fibers.


Millions of people commonly suffer from allergies and asthma, and dirty carpets are a major cause. Shirley Hilton, president of Kahala Pacific Floors has helped thousands of Hawaii families to follow the worldwide trend of giving up carpeting for wood, vinyl, laminate and tile flooring. “So many people come in and express absolute disdain for their carpets. They want a surface that they can wipe totally clean and enjoy over and over again,” said Hilton.

So there you have the “healthy,” but what about the “happy”? Hilton said that there is a hard surface available in almost any color and look that a person might want. “Our floors come in black and white and every possible color in between. We are also master wood flooring finishers and can give you a custom color and gloss if you don’t find something off the shelf,” she said. However, the company’s most popular product is its Kahala Floors line of engineered wood flooring. Engineered for more stability than traditional solid wood, the Kahala line is designed with a thick top wear layer for future sandings and a durable polyurethane coating for beautiful clean ups. Most importantly, however, the rich look of wood flooring has made thousands of Hawaii homeowners smile as they walk through the door to enjoy time at home. You will feel pampered and oh-so elegant.

Surround yourself and your family with cleanliness and beauty with a new floor from Kahala Pacific Floors. If you would like to learn more about these products and get the lowest sale pricing on a new floor, just attend the free Wood and Stone Flooring 101 seminar on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a continental breakfast while browsing the 3,000-square-foot showroom to see what might be right for you. Call today to reserve a seat.

Photos: Rachel Breit

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