Whether youre remodeling, redecorating or building, youre going to have to find a source for your flooring needs. Start with a list of local flooring companies. You can develop a list by going through the yellow pages and advertisements in your local paper. The next step is to decide on the type of flooring product you want to use. There are many choices available, from tile to laminate to hardwood to carpeting. Know what you want and what you dont want. A good local flooring company will have more than enough samples on display. If you lose your focus, the decision process will simply bog down. Now that you have an idea of what you want and the local flooring companies who can possibly provide the material, its time to start the elimination process. Call your local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau to check on the reputation and reliability of local flooring companies. Eliminate those local flooring companies who have a considerable number of complaints or negative comments about them. Ask friends and neighbors who they have used in the past and how they felt about the local flooring company they may have used. Other sources of referrals include designers and builders. If there are open houses in your neighborhood, visit them to get names of local flooring companies. Again, ask not only for positive referrals, but negative ones also. Use this information to pare your list down.