How to Buy Vinyl Floor Remnants

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If you're on a budget but you've got to replace kitchen flooring, vinyl flooring remnants might be a good option. Using remnants allows you to get home repairs done while keeping costs low. Remnants are the remains of a roll of vinyl flooring and are typically sold as such; you can't get the manufacturer to sell you half the roll, but you will get the whole roll at a great discount.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Measure the area you plan to cover with vinyl flooring using a measuring tape. Note the size of any countertops, kitchen islands, bathtubs or other obstacles that help reduce the area you need to cover.

  • Draw a small diagram or map.

  • Research companies in your area that sell vinyl flooring. Most company websites will inform you whether the company sells vinyl floor remnants, but call if you aren't sure.

  • Visit companies to see what selection they have available. Bring your measurements and diagram. Let a salesperson know the dimensions you need and any colors or patterns you prefer. Show them your diagram so they understand the scope of your project.

  • Review the options that meet your needs. If you find something you like, purchase it. If not, visit other area stores until you have seen everything that's currently available.

  • Look up companies that sell over the Internet if there are no options near you. Purchase vinyl remnants online. Any vinyl being sold as a remnant will be measured for you, so you'll know exactly how much you are getting.

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