How to Find A Good Flooring Factory/Manufacturer?
Whether you're buying flooring for interior decoration, for business or public projects, you must want to find a reliable flooring supplier and get good quality at a good price.
You may choose to buy flooring in offline stores for convenience. In this way, you’d better buy them in chain stores that have been in business for a very long time. Because many offline stores change their storefronts and addresses after just several years, making it difficult to find them if something is wrong with your products. Besides, buying from a chain store can be very expensive accordingly.
My advice is to find a reliable floor factory since there is no middleman to earn the difference. And the larger the amount you order, the lower the price will generally be. But you may find there are so many flooring suppliers around you and how can you tell if a flooring factory is good or not? And where can you find a good floor factory?
Take five minutes to read this article, I will tell you some surprising knowledge that you may never know to help you find the best flooring manufacturer.
1.What should a good flooring factory be like?
a.A Specialized Category
You may feel puzzled why you need to check the catalogs of those flooring factories. It's actually a very simple truth-focus makes for better quality. A focused product catalog means that the factory bet all their manpower, energy and capitals on their products, which naturally brings better quality.
So when one factory focuses on all types of floorings and the other factory engages in floorings and other products like wallpaper, then choose the former one. It will work in most cases.
b.Warm After-sales Service
Buying flooring is not like buying commodities, you can't just care about the price. Furniture products will always be used for a long time, the floorings even. They will generally be used for more than 10 years or even a lifetime.
So when you buy floorings, don’t neglect the after-sales service. When negotiating with the manufacturer, make their after-sales service clear, and write all these items into the contract. In this way, once your product has non-human damages, find them to fix the problems.
c.Important Qualification and Certificate
GREEN GUARD is also called the Greenguard Environment Institute (GEI). Products that are GREENGUARD-certified meet the third-party chemical emission standards. So, the floorings that are certified by GEI have a low emission which are environmentally friendly.
FLOORSCORE is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives and underlayments. It can also prove a low chemical emission into the air and is good for your breath.
Many products require CE marking before they are sold to the European Economic Area(EEA). It proves that your products meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. It is valid for products manufactured both inside and outside the EEA.
ISO 9001 is an international standard for a quality management system. Organizations need to ensure that their products or services satisfy the customer's quality requirements and comply with any regulations applicable to those products or services.
d.Certain Plant size, inputs & outputs
A certain factory size and investment can symbolize reliability to some extent. In any case, you can tell that they are trying hard to do business well. And the yield of production can ensure that they finish your orders on time.
2.Where to find a good flooring factory?
Finding a flooring factory is not difficult, but according to the above standards, where can we find a good flooring factory?
Have you ever attended a trade show? Or have you ever heard of the Canton Fair in China? The canton fair is the largest and the most influential trade show in China. It involves the most types of products. So if you have chances to visit a trade show, it is a good choice to find factories.
At the fair, the biggest advantage is that you can see main products and samples from different factories. You can make a contrast between them and negotiate with them.
b.Online platforms like Alibaba
While not everyone will come to China to participate in fairs, and your country may not have such a fair. Then you can try to use online platforms like DHgate,Aliexpress and Alibaba. You may have heard of Alibaba, the world's largest wholesale platform. And here I will use Alibaba as an example to show how to find a reliable floor factory on it.
First, go to Alibaba's website and type in the search box the type of floor you want, such as “PVC flooring”, and then change the type to “Supplier”.
Search the results and you can tick the “Trade Assurance” and “Verified” Supplier to screen out better suppliers.
Trade assurance is a free service that protects your orders from payment to delivery.
A verified supplier is a supplier for whom have been assessed, certified and/or inspected by independent third party institutions online and offline.
Choose one supplier and click into his homepage to see the business type. Don’t forget that we are looking for a direct flooring factory, so choose those suppliers whose business types are “Manufacturer”, rather than “Company”.
Check the products category as I have mentioned and check whether they have the necessary certificate.
Searching the keywords on Google is the easiest way to find flooring manufacturers. While looking through their websites, the first thing you need to do is to determine if they are real factories or just trading companies. Photos, plant size, employees or even location can be used to judge the business type.
Look through their products and write down the product code and the quantity you want, submit a ticket or send an email to have inquiry. Usually they will have a MOQ(minimum order quantity) for products, and different quantities will have different prices.
3.Why choose Hoy-tech flooring in China?
Hoy-tech flooring specialized in PVC flooring like SPC flooring and LVT flooring(Dry Back, Click & Loosve Lay). And a total of $880,000,00 have been invested to offer the best quality with low price. The plant covers nearly 90,000 square metres and the annual production capacity will be nearly 2,000,000 square metres.
We have got all the necessary certificates like FLOORSCORE, Green Guard, CE and so on. For the environment and health, we are committed to the technology research and development of environment friendly SPC/LVT flooring. And we can also guarantee our after-sales service and we are ready to serve you anytime.