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Jun 10, 2024

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By Faye Alletson

How to make the most of your free flooring samples

Picking the perfect flooring is key to bringing your dream home to life, which is why we offer free flooring samples, to help you make the most informed choice possible! Here’s how you can make the most of your free j2 Flooring samples and ensure you make the right choice for your home.

Experience the Effect of Lighting

Whether natural or artificial, lighting will play a pivotal role in how your flooring looks. Ordering a flooring sample allows you to see how the flooring transforms in different lighting conditions. Observing your selection across your space and at various times of the day ensures you can be confident in your choice, regardless of the hour or setting.

Feel the Texture

While photography is a great starting point in narrowing down your preferred flooring choices, a sample allows you to truly experience the intricate texture of the flooring, and finer details like the grain, bevelling and even underfoot comfort can be properly explored. Run your hand over the sample and even walk on it to get a true sense of its texture and comfort level.

Create a Moodboard

Integrate your flooring sample into your overall interior design scheme by creating a moodboard. Place the sample alongside your paint swatches, fabric samples, and any other design elements you’re considering to help you visualise how everything will come together. 

Compare Similar Shades

When you’re torn between a few shades, looking at samples side by side is invaluable. Compare the subtle differences in colours and patterns to determine which shade best suits your style.

Test Durability

Your flooring needs to be able to withstand the hustle and bustle of daily life. Use your sample to test its durability against scratches, scuffs, and general wear and tear. Simulate everyday activities, like moving furniture or dropping objects, to see how well the flooring holds up. This practical test will give you peace of mind knowing that your flooring can handle the demands of your household.

Assess Ease of Cleaning

Floors go through alot! Therefore ease of cleaning is a significant deciding factor when it comes to selecting the right flooring for your home. Use your sample to test out how easy it is to clean up common spills and splashes. This will help you understand the maintenance required to keep your floors looking their best.

Repurpose your Sample

Once you’ve made your final decision, don’t let your sample go to waste. LVT flooring samples are super versatile and can be repurposed in creative ways around your home. Why not create complementary coasters? or use them in a DIY craft project? If you’re not feeling crafty, you can always send the samples back to us and we’ll reuse or recycle them, ensuring minimal waste and contributing to a more sustainable future. 

Explore Our Room Visualiser

In addition to ordering free samples you can give our room visualiser a try! Simply upload photos of your rooms and see how different flooring options will look in your actual space. It’s a great way to get a realistic preview of the final result alongside the close up inspection of your samples.

Ordering samples is a no brainer when it comes to your flooring selection process. By taking the time to test the samples in various ways, will ensure that your final choice is both beautiful and functional.

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