The Big Box prices are not necessarily cheaper. They do a good job of making the appearance though. You really need to see the final bill as they typically like to put a lot of fine print add-ons that do not appear on the big price tag. In addition, if you could put a dollar amount on the stress you go through having to chase down your dealer, babysit your installer or be left on your own when dealing with warranty issues, the price you pay for “cheap” can be exorbitant! Value consists of so much more than just price.
Big Box stores do serve a purpose; however, for a specialty item such as flooring you might be better off checking the local shops for better value and service. Not only that, but when you buy from a local retailer, the hard-earned money you spend will stay in the community.
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