Like most things in life, experience in purchasing flooring has a very wide range. Whether you are a professional, such as a contractor or designer who has done this many times before, or a homeowner who has never shopped for new flooring before, the elements needed to purchase the right floor are nearly universal.

What everyone has in common are the following: they need information about what is out there, they most likely would like to see and touch their options, they would like to purchase from a reputable company, they would like the best possible value when making their purchase, and they want to be happy and satisfied with their selection. Kahala Pacific Floors is the flooring company in Hawaii that’s the best at all of the above!

Kahala Pacific Floors has been Hawaii’s preeminent flooring wholesaler and retailer for the last 20 years. Starting out as Pacific Import International, one of the first direct importers of wood flooring to Hawaii, it has grown to be one of the largest flooring companies in Honolulu. Company president Shirley Pai Hilton (pictured at right) and her staff have set up their 3,000-square-foot showroom with the best products available from national brands, but also to feature its own Kahala Floors wood and Outrigger vinyl flooring lines. Social distancing in the large showroom is never a problem, and all safety measures such as cleaning, hand sanitizer and masks have been put in place for your safety.


Kahala Pacific Floors is located at 926 Kohou St. in Kalihi and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Sales manager Jo-Lin Hilton (pictured above) will provide you with excellent product information, printed materials or samples of items that may interest you, as well as expert installation information since the company is also a licensed flooring installer. Pricing is always extremely competitive and excellent values can be found in the Kahala Flooring and Outrigger brands, which skip the middleman markup. Ask about one of the material-installation combination packages for the very best deal.

Despite all these benefits, one of the greatest free services that Kahala Pacific Floors offers is its monthly Great Flooring 101 seminars. Attended by thousands of residents over the last 12 years, the meetings had to stop due to the pandemic. However, Shirley has continued to receive requests for the course and produced an online hourlong version — the Great Flooring 101 Webinar. You will receive a thorough and enjoyable education in all the types of flooring the company sells. It pays to learn about your choices before you make that investment.

The Great Flooring 101 Webinar is offered on one evening and one Saturday morning each month. The next two sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 14 (Saturday), and 7 p.m. Nov.

19 (Thursday). Registration is required to 847-7711 or

CONTACT 847-7711