New and replacement flooring costs are high enough without making any mistakes. Without samples to view in your home, choosing flooring you’ll love is a gamble, at best. The only way to be sure you’ve found the product that’s the perfect fit for your design scheme is to have a collection of flooring samples in your hands to compare, hold next to your furnishings and match to your paint colors.
Last Updated: June 5, 2023, by: Jamie Sandford
Where can you get free flooring samples? Here is a list of manufacturers and retailers that provide flooring samples for free, or at a small cost, which will help you select a style you’ll be happy with.
FREE FLOOR TILE SAMPLES
Tile flooring remains an attractive and practical choice anywhere, and especially for bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, the laundry and other areas where water is often present. Flooring tile is available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, colors and patterns, so having free floor tile samples to try in your home will help you narrow down the options to just the right one for your project. Find free tile flooring samples here:
1. Online retailer Build Direct offers free tile flooring samples of ceramic, porcelain, travertine, marble, slate and other materials.
2. GoHaus focus on elegant design at low discount prices. They import and distribute their own brands of vinyl, hardwood and tile flooring and you can order up top six samples completely free (vinyl samples available too.)
3. Retailer Builder Elements sells six categories of mosaic tiles including crystal glass tile, stone glass tile, metallic glass tile and porcelain pebble tile with free floor tile samples available.
4. Snapstone created its own floating porcelain tile flooring system and offers up to four free tile samples for a small shipping fee. Additional samples are available at a low cost.
5. Mundo Tile encourages customers to order free samples before making their final selection on ceramic, porcelain or slate tiles.
6. Cool Tiles is a retailer that carries all types of flooring tiles from many different manufacturers. Tile samples cost less than $5 and are shipped for free.
7. Low-cost tile floor samples are offered by Glass Tile Oasis, with the current deal being 5 samples for $10 and free shipping.
FREE CARPET SAMPLES
Which style of carpeting will give you the look you want? Plush, a cut pile, Berber, Frieze or something else? And, what about color? You’ll discover your favorite when you can see and feel samples. Here’s where you can find low-cost and free carpeting samples to try out in your home.
8. FlooringInc.com is an online retailer selling top brand flooring and offering 3 free carpeting samples with extras at just $0.50 each.
9. Myers Carpet is a local store and online retailer with free samples available in an impressive range of styles, colors and patterns from top carpeting manufacturers. Just click on the products you’re interested in, and then click the “sample” button to order samples of carpet and hard-surface flooring such as laminate and solid hardwood.
10. Free carpet tile and roll carpet samples with free shipping are available from Carpet Bargains when you order six or fewer samples.
11. Hank’s Carpet calls itself a wholesale carpet outlet, and it offers laminate, hardwood flooring and carpet samples for just the cost of shipping when you click on any flooring product.
12. Georgia Carpet is a wholesale carpet dealer offering free carpet samples to homeowners who request them online via the Live Help button.
13/14. For samples of rugs and runners, check out Sisal Rugs Direct and its offer of 5 free samples and The Perfect Rug where you can receive 3 free rug samples.
15. If its commercial carpeting you want, Chatham Carpet Company offers free samples of its products.
16. Not quite free, Flor Carpet Design Squares offers an unlimited number of samples for $2 per carpet swatch that are six inches square.
FREE WOOD FLOORING SAMPLES
With dozens of wood species available, both domestic and imported, you might not feel confident in your choice until you narrow your options and view them in your home. There’s stiff competition in the marketplace, so manufacturers and retailers are willing to send you free and cheap hardwood floor samples and engineered wood flooring samples. Take a look at these options:
17. Build Direct offers five free samples from all its flooring choices including free wood flooring samples from the 700+ products it stocks.
18. The online retailer iFloor offers 5 free hardwood flooring samples with free shipping too, and that includes free bamboo flooring samples and free engineered hardwood floor samples.
19. Myers Carpet offers free flooring samples for solid, handscraped and engineered hardwood, laminate, cork and bamboo.
20. Anderson Hardwood Floors have a reputation for quality, and the company offers four free samples from its collection when you click on a product and add a sample to your cart.
21. Up to 4 free samples are available from Coswick Solid Hardwood Flooring with no shipping charges.
22. If you’re looking for recycled wood, Elmwood Reclaimed Timber offers free samples and a free catalog.
23. Free Primo Florz natural wood floors samples are offered by Surface Source.
24. Lumber Liquidators has a good spectrum of solid hardwood and engineered flooring products, and up to 3 free samples are offered or online with a $10 shipping fee or entirely free from a local store.
25. Staybull Flooring produces attractive flooring made from domestic and exotic species, and the company offers two free hardwood floor samples on domestic woods only.
26. A box of up to six free flooring samples is available from Accent Hardwoods which has a selection that includes dozens of varieties.
FREE LAMINATE SAMPLES
Laminate flooring is a popular alternative to hardwood flooring because it is more affordable and handles moisture better. It is available in a range of looks including wood and stone.
27. Build Direct sells more than 140 styles of laminate flooring, and you can place an order of up to 5 free laminate flooring samples that includes free shipping too.
28. The large manufacturer Armstrong provides free flooring samples and literature to its prospective customers for its range of products including laminate, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and hardwood.
29. Surface Sources is an online retailer offering free laminate flooring samples along with free samples with no shipping charge.
30. Billing itself as “America’s largest online flooring retailer,” iFloor will send you up to 5 free laminate floor samples without shipping or handling charges.
31. You can pick up 3 free laminate samples from any Lumber Liquidators store in your area or order them online for a $10 shipping fee.
32. The easiest way to order 5 free laminate flooring samples from the Best Laminate website is to open the “Sample Request” form in a new tab or window and then transfer product names to it as you find flooring you’d like to see in your home.
33. Pergo is a leading laminate flooring manufacturer, and it offers samples for $5 per sample.
FREE CORK AND BAMBOO FLOORING SAMPLES
Cork and bamboo are getting a close look from homeowners who want an alternative to hardwood, especially one that is ecofriendly and sustainable. Here are the top manufacturers and retailers offering free cork flooring samples and free bamboo flooring samples.
34. Build Direct is a huge online retailer that offers up to 5 free bamboo and/or cork flooring samples
35. Copy the product name or number from the product page and paste it in the request box at Duro Design to get free cork and bamboo flooring color samples.
36. Globus Cork provides you with up to 3 free samples at no shipping cost, with each additional sample costing just $1.50.
37. Click on the products you want to see up close from iCork Floor, and scroll down to add up to 5 free cork flooring samples to your online shopping cart.
38. Choose up to 5 cork or bamboo free flooring samples from iFloor by clicking on the type of flooring you want to learn more about.
39. Don’t confuse that company with Efloors that is offering 3 free bamboo or cork floor samples with additional samples available at $3 apiece.
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FREE LINOLEUM AND VINYL FLOORING SAMPLES
Vinyl flooring is a low-cost flooring that is available in a broad range of styles, colors and patterns. Vinyl plank and tile flooring offer greater durability and a look closer to wood or natural stone flooring. Linoleum is a favorite among those who want to use green building products in their home. Here are places to find free vinyl and linoleum flooring samples.
40. Burke Flooring offers chain sets of all the luxury vinyl flooring samples they sell.
41. Armstrong is one of the largest manufacturers of vinyl sheet flooring, but have recently changed their free sample vinyl flooring policy. You can still order samples by clicking on the products but they do now cost $5 a sample.
42. Best Laminate has vinyl plank in a nice range of choices and offers 5 free vinyl plank flooring samples.
43/44. The large online retailers Build Direct and iFloor sell quality vinyl plank flooring and offer 5 free samples.
45. If you can’t find samples you like for free, try Efloors that offers luxury vinyl flooring samples for $3 apiece.
46. Lumber Liquidators also has luxury vinyl flooring samples for a fee — $10 per sample.
47. Free linoleum flooring samples are offered by the Marmoleum Clique that has dozens of products and no limit on the number of samples requested.
BIG BOX STORES OFFERING FREE FLOORING SAMPLES
48/49. Home improvement chain stores such as The Home Depot and Lowes offer floor samples of most types, though they’re not always free whether you purchase them online or from a bricks and mortar store. If you get them from a local store, the samples typically may be returned for a refund.
Please note that any of the stores we’ve linked to here may change its free sample policy at any time. Most, however, should continue to offer these free flooring samples deals for the foreseeable future.
About the Author: Jamie Sandford
Jamie Sandford is the Owner and Chief Editor of Home Flooring Pros (find out more). After 12 years’ experience in screen and stage set construction, followed by a further 15 years working in the home renovation/remodeling business, he now writes and curates online home improvement advice.
“Buying and installing home flooring should be a fairly straightforward process, but often it isn’t. After more than 15 years experience in home flooring and remodeling, I started Home Flooring Pros in 2013 to help homeowners navigate the often-over complicated process of choosing, buying and installing a home floor. The aim is to save you time and money by helping you to make better floor buying decisions.”