What is the process for finding the floor that is just right for your taste and budget, as well as you and your family’s lifestyle? Honolulu’s foremost flooring expert, Shirley Pai Hilton of Kahala Pacific Floors, gave her thoughts on the matter.

So where should someone even begin? “You have to start by eliminating what you do not want. For example, ‘I absolutely do not want carpet,’ is something that I hear all the time,” said Hilton. By weeding out what is definitely not in the running, it makes it much easier to say what is acceptable. “We sell everything in floor covering: carpet, vinyl, laminate, bamboo, cork, natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tile, engineered wood flooring and both pre-finished and unfinished solid-wood flooring, so it is definitely going to be one of those,” she said. But most folks need a lot more information to know what is right for them.


Kahala Pacific Floors’ sales team is extremely well equipped with product and installation knowledge, and its big, beautiful 3,000-square-foot showroom offers a lot to see, feel and select from. Besides having its own flagship product — Kahala Floors line of both solid and engineered flooring — it is a dealer of such reputable national brands such as Mohawk, Nydree, Shaw, Armstrong, Metroflor, Dal-Tile and much more.

“One of the best places to start is our showroom, and from there, you will probably be invited to attend our monthly seminar — ‘Wood and Stone Flooring 101,'” said Hilton. Already attended by thousands over the last seven years, past attendees offer nothing but positive accolades for Hilton’s excellent presentations.

Everyone can benefit from this free consumer resource. The next session will be held June 18 at 10 a.m. at its Kalihi showroom. Call 847-7711 to reserve a seat today.

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