How To Make Research Based Flooring Decisions
Looking for the best flooring product for your Commercial Kitchen? This is an investment that should be considered very carefully. Choosing the cheapest option will most likely cost you more in the end. MGS Flooring Solutions recommends that you take a good look at all the different materials and base your decision off of your research.
What resources help you make the best decision?
- Website information/Content
- Tests, AIA documents
- Contact the manufacturer or distributor
Using your web browser or reading marketing emails is a great way to begin your research. This can help you find out what type of products and brands are on the market and which manufacturers to dig deeper into. It’s important to understand that all the information you find may not be completely accurate, so don’t base your decision solely off of a google search. Consider this as step one in your research.
Tests & AIA Docs
You want to invest in a product that is backed by good research and testing. This will help you determine whether or not the website content you have been looking at is actually good quality material. While you are reviewing website content, look for proof! Check to see if testing is readily available to the public. You may find information on pages specifically for architects or general contractors. Here is an example of what to look for: Architect Information.
Here are a few specific tests for commercial kitchen flooring that we recommend looking for:
You can also check for certifications such as Floorscore Certified or other green certifications.
SDS Sheets, installation processes, warranty options, and cleaning information are also great documents to check for when researching flooring in your industry.
We all know the importance of a good review. I’m talking about a solid statement from a restaurant owner or whatever your industry is. Look for videos, pictures, and surveys from the manufacturer. This serves as back up for your research. Customer service is a big highlight here. You can have a great product, but without great installers or customer service oriented business models, you may be very disappointed. A great installation company will give you the honest truth about what they recommend for your business based on the credentials you supply him/her. Be sure to look for positive reviews about the product/manufacturer and the installation company you trust to do your work.
“As an installer that installs an extensive amount of product, Eco-Grip is by far the number one product that we recommend for any kitchen.”Chris McDermott | Owner, Seamless Flooring Systems
Contact the Manufacturer/Distributor
Finally, you are ready to contact the manufacturer or your local distributor. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, they should be happy to help you find it. This is a great time to ask for samples or quotes. You can also ask for businesses in your area that have had the product installed so that you can possibly take a peek at a finished product in person. Many installers are happy to walk you through this. They understand the weight of this investment and should help you through your decision making process.
A Word On Marketing
For those who are nervous about clicking on marketing emails, website links, and submitting website forms, let me offer a few facts about digital marketing that may ease your mind.
It is true that some companies track IP addresses when you land on their website. For the company, this may be for the purpose of following up with display marketing which is why you will see more ads regarding this specific product. If done correctly, this is for the purpose of giving the customer more information to help with their decision making process. No one is forcing you to buy their product, they are simply trying to push brand recognition. You can always ignore the ad and soon enough, a new product you have researched will take it’s place in your browser.
Submitting a form on a website generally goes to the company you are inquiring about. For MGS Flooring Solutions, these forms go directly to humans who read, assess, and determine where the lead will go next. Because we are a distribution company, we find trusted flooring installers that are trained, certified and approved to install our products. You will be contacted directly by either a representative at MGS Flooring Solutions, or an installer that we feel would be the perfect fit for your project.
Please note that MGS Flooring Solutions will NEVER use your personal information for any other purpose other than supplying you with what you ask for directly.
Have you been receiving our marketing emails? These emails supply valuable information and content that is designed to give you the major perks of our product. This is information that you have already been trying to research via your web browser. Please note that just like any marketing email, if you feel that you have all the information you need, you can always unsubscribe.
Need More Help?
To find out more about how our company works and how we can help your business, please CONTACT US. We have extremely responsive people waiting for your inquiry. We offer great flooring solutions for our clients and customers.
CONTACT YOUR FLOORING SPECIALIST TODAY!
Gaye Mathusek – Product Specialist
office – 888-266-0070
cell – 201-481-4302