Economic times — good or bad — come and go in cycles, but “life goes on,” as they say. While adjustments may have to be made to budgets, there is always a need to maintain homes in decent, livable condition. The key to having what you need and enjoying it is to make the right choices.

These are the times when competition is ramped up with many good deals for the taking. It’s a buyer’s market in many areas.


It is very important to do your homework in order to make decisions that give you the best bang for your buck and will add to the value of your property.

With flooring products, one thing in particular is the wide range of choices and prices. You want to make sure that you are happy with what you select and minimize the chances of having “flooring remorse.”

You may be very dedicated to the soft, cozy feeling of carpet but, unfortunately, it is the least sanitary of all floor coverings. Those with allergies are affected by the dust from carpet and the fibers hold on to soils and whatever else it comes into contact with.


Vinyl, on the other hand, has been very popular for the last few years due to being extremely durable, wipeable, easy to install, and available in a variety of wood and stone colors. It can be a great choice if you know what you are getting. However, vinyl does lack the luxurious feel and walk-on quality of wood flooring. Even more important is that the cost of going from vinyl to wood may not be as big of a stretch for your budget as you may think.

The internet may offer a ton of information, but why not let an expert sift everything out and distill that information? A good place to start your research is by attending Kahala Floors seminar Great Flooring 101. The 90-minute session will walk you through all of your flooring choices, highlighting the pros and cons of each. These informative sessions have been offered for the last 17 years and folks just love it. Best of all, attendees can save big through an exclusive discount just for attending. The next Great Flooring 101 seminar is at 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 at its showroom at 1540

S. King St. Seating is very limited, so contact 808-847-7711 to reserve a spot.



CONTACT 808-847-7711
ADDRESS 1540 S. King St. Second floor, Honolulu