Frequently Asked Questions


Flooring FAQs

At Floor Authority, we offer a range of different flooring options for different budgets and lifestyle needs including carpet, luxury vinyl, tile and hardwood options.

Yes. We offer a design consultation service and even give you the benefit of viewing flooring options from the comfort of your own home with our mobile showroom. Learn more about our design consultation services here.

Kitchens get more wear and tear than any other room in a home, so choosing your material wisely is important. Hardwood floors are a popular option as they are durable, water resistant and stylish.

Luxury vinyl plank is another popular option for kitchens due to its durability and affordable pricing. LVP can be printed to mimic the look of wood, tile, porcelain and more – making it easy to match.

Tile is a classic kitchen flooring option as it stands up to high traffic and wet areas. If installed properly, it tends to have the best longevity of flooring options.

As one of the busiest and most open spaces in your home, the living room needs flooring that can not only withstand foot traffic but tie the home together aesthetically. While carpet has long been a traditional flooring in living rooms, wood and vinyl are becoming increasingly popular choices for their longevity.

Wood is not only beautiful and stylish but it also brings warmth to the living room — both aesthetically and physically as it’s warmer to walk on than other materials. If properly installed and taken care of, wood flooring can last for decades if not longer.

Vinyl has a handful of advantages over other flooring materials due to it being a durable, scratch, scuff and moisture resistant option.

Flooring options for households with kids or pets need to be scratch, water, and stain resistant, so choose carefully.

Tile is a timeless option, especially if you have pets because it can withstand plenty of spills and wet mop cleanups. Not to mention it can also offer more traction than other flooring options.

Vinyl is both cost effective and waterproof and can replicate the look of hardwood flooring or other natural materials like stone or tile. Not to mention it’s incredibly scratch resistant.

Laminate is another great option because it already has a distressed look that will help hide scratches that naturally come with having an active pet or kids. Laminate is also a cheaper material, but not as stain resistant as tile and vinyl options.

Engineered hardwood is another option for homeowners who don’t want to sacrifice the look of real wood and it typically lasts longer. However, it’s not super spill or water resistant. If cleaned up quickly it can handle surface moisture.

While carpet is a leading material in flooring sales, the year’s top flooring trends speak to all things hard surface flooring.

  • Lived-in hardwood. Homeowners are gravitating towards wood or engineered flooring with a distressed look like hand-scraped and wire-brush textures.
  • Wood and stone look-alike flooring. Vinyl is trending with a demand for wood-look planks, stone-look vinyl and marble-looking tile.
  • Unique prints and patterns. Be on the lookout for more chevron and herringbone wood floors and other old-world decorative styles and designer tiles shapes like arabesque and hexagon tiles.
  • Distressed concrete tiles. Industrial, distressed concrete looking flooring is also trending giving an edgy spin on contemporary design.
Learn more about 2021 flooring trends here.

Company FAQs

Floor Authority is based out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with two physical locations:
  • Showroom: 3550 Northgate Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
  • Warehouse: 3432 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Floor Authority doesn’t offer discounts on flooring but all customers are offered financing via a credit card through Synchrony Bank with a revolving credit line to use again and again at Floor Authority locations.

Floor Authority offers the same products at both locations. Please note that our location on Northgate Drive is a showroom and our Waccamaw Blvd. location is our warehouse.

Where you purchase your flooring could depend on your specific flooring interests and how you prefer to shop. While you can shop shop all our flooring materials with ease online, we also offer a mobile showroom with design consultation to give you a sense of what materials would like in your home, as well as our in-store locations in Myrtle Beach.

Our mobile showroom offers you the ease of options without the hassle of coming into one of our stores. We send a design specialist to discuss your living space and design as it relates to flooring, they will then review selected flooring samples with you at your home and measure your space to provide an official quote, discuss our terms and conditions, go over the payment options and a timeline for in-stock materials.

If you don’t live near Myrtle Beach and plan to purchase online, you can use our floor visualizer before you buy to explore our flooring in different room scenes or upload a photo of your space to see what our floors would look like.

Yes. We currently only offer our products for in store purchase.

Additionally, our showroom and warehouses are centrally located and easily accessible to people in the surrounding areas of Myrtle Beach.

No. Our centrally located warehouse and showroom also service the following areas:
  • Atlantic Beach, SC
  • Briarcliffe Acres, SC
  • Brooksville, SC
  • Calabash, NC
  • Carolina Forest, SC
  • Carolina Shores, NC
  • Conway, SC
  • Crescent Beach, North
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Litchfield Beach, SC
  • Little River, SC
  • Longs, SC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Nixonville, SC
  • North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Pawleys Island SC
  • Socastee, SC
  • Sunset Beach, NC
  • Wampee, SC

Nope! The first step of our installation process is removing existing flooring and prepping the area for your brand new floors.
12 month financing available. Apply in-store and take home today!