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The 7 Easy Steps To Ordering & Installing Your Dream Floor

Ordering your new flooring is a breeze with Ambient! Follow these simple steps to get started.


A step-by-step guide to ordering your floors from Ambient

Get Free Samples Delivered to Your Living Room
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Brush Up On Your Product Knowledge
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Interview & Hire Installers or Contractors
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Schedule Your Installation Date
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Purchase Your Floors
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Receive Your Order & Prepare for Acclimation
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Begin Installation!
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How does it work?

Ordering flooring from Ambient is easier than you think. Here's a general outline you can follow:

Step 1

Order floor samples online

Don't want to spend hours driving around to local flooring retailers looking at floor displays? Choose your future floor from the comfort of your home! Order free samples by following these easy steps:

  • Browse Products:Visit our product listing pages such as bamboo flooring and luxury vinyl flooring to see colors, and use filters to narrow down your choices.
  • Add Samples to Cart: Request samples by clicking either the "GET A SAMPLE" button on the product listing page or the "SHIP ME A FREE SAMPLE" button on the product detail page. You can select multiple samples to compare different options.
  • Review Samples in Cart: Click on the shopping cart icon located at the top right and adjust the quantities if needed.
  • Proceed to Checkout: Once you've added all the samples you want, click on the "PROCEED TO CHECKOUT" button under the cart popup to proceed to the checkout page.
  • Place Your Order: Proceed to checkout to enter your shipping information, and include any comments, questions, or feedback. Finally, click the "PURCHASE" button to complete your order.
  • Receive Your Samples: Ambient will ship out your samples ASAP, and depending on the shipping option you selected, you will receive your samples within 2-6 business days!
Step 2

Brush Up On Your Product Knowledge!

For professional advice and insights on anything related to our products, check out our extensive FAQs. Also available right now is The Essential Guide To Bamboo Flooring! Please contact (866) 710-7070 if you have any special inquiries about bamboo flooring.

  • Tips on flooring installation
  • Answers about ordering and delivery times
  • Choosing the Right Flooring
  • Installation Patterns
  • Maintenance Tips
  • Sustainability Considerations
  • Nail vs Glue vs Float
  • Customer Reviews and Testimonials
  • Bamboo Flooring vs. Other Flooring Types
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Nailing Down Flooring Installation
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Bamboo Flooring Guide
Step 3

Interview and hire installers, contractors, or carpenters

Looking to hire a professional to install your flooring? Check out our 7 Insider Tips for Hiring a Floor Installer. Need help determining how much flooring you need? Use our handy square footage calculator!

  • Portfolio: Can they provide examples of past projects similar to yours?
  • Licensing: Are they licensed, bonded, and insured in your state?
  • References: Can they provide references from past clients?
  • Availability: Can they finish your project on time?
  • Pricing: Do they provide a detailed, transparent estimate?
  • Preparation: How much do they charge to remove existing flooring?
  • Add-ons: How much do they charge to install trim and moldings?
  • Warranty: Do they offer a warranty on their workmanship?
  • Cleanup: Will they clean up the work area after the installation?
  • Contract: Will they provide a written contract detailing the work, timeline, and payment terms?
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Nailing Down Floor
Call our flooring experts at (866) 710-7070 for helpful installation tips
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Flooring Installation
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Flooring Installer
Step 4

Schedule an installation date

Choosing an installation date for flooring involves several considerations to ensure a smooth and successful installation process. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  • Check Flooring Availability: Confirm the availability and delivery time of your selected flooring materials for the installation date.

  • Consult with Installation Team: If you have outsourced your installation, check with your installation team's availability, considering their workload and upcoming projects.

  • Consider Your Schedule: Choose a date that works best for your schedule, considering any upcoming events or commitments.

  • Accessibility: Ensure that the installation area is accessible to the installers. Clear out any furniture, appliances, or obstacles that may hinder the installation process.

  • Preparation Time: Some flooring materials may require acclimatization or preparation before installation.

  • Confirm the Date: Once you have chosen a date, confirm it with the flooring company or installer to avoid any misunderstandings.

A crew of two installers can typically lay 750–1,000 square feet of flooring in a day
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Flooring Stock at Ambient
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Outdoor Bamboo Decking
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Flooring Colors
Step 5

Comple your purchase on our website, over the phone or via email or chat.

For online flooring purchases, simply follow these straightforward steps. If you encounter any issues or need assistance, please contact Ambient Customer Service at 1 (866) 710-7070 or email us at [email protected].

  • Browse Products: Visit the Ambient website to explore our products. Once on the product listing pages, use the filters to narrow down your flooring choices.
  • Select Product: After selecting a product you're interested in, click on the "BUY NOW" button to view the product details.
  • Select Quantity: On the product detail page, enter the square footage you require, then click on the "ADD TO CART" button.
  • View Cart: Click on the shopping cart icon located at the top of the webpage. Review the items in your cart to ensure they are correct.
  • Proceed to Checkout: Once you've added all the products you want, click on the "PROCEED TO CHECKOUT" button under the cart popup to proceed to the checkout page.
  • Checkout: On the checkout page, review your order details, enter your contact and shipping information. You can also include any comments, questions, or feedback. Finally, click the "PURCHASE" button to complete your order.
  • Confirmation: After ordering, you'll get a confirmation email with your order details and estimated delivery date.
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    1. Browse products on products listing page
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    2. Apply Filters on products listing page
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    3. Add quantity on product detail page
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    4. Review your cart
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    5. Checkout process
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    6. Add comments, questions, or feedback during checkout process
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    7. Order completed confirmation
Step 6

Receive flooring, prepare for acclimation

If you've hired a professional to install your flooring, you'll want to schedule them to receive your order and prepare it for acclimation, following the steps below.

Preparing for the acclimation of your new flooring is an important step to ensure a successful installation. Here's a general guide to help you receive the flooring and prepare it for acclimation.

  • Receive the Flooring: When the flooring arrives, inspect the packages for any visible damage. If you notice damage, document it and contact the seller immediately.
  • Bring it Inside: Carry or wheel the flooring into the room where it will be installed. Avoid dragging it across the floor, as this can damage the flooring.
  • Prepare for Acclimation: Remove the flooring from its packaging. Place the flooring boxes flat on the floor in the room where it will be installed. Keep them away from direct sunlight, heating vents, and air conditioning units. Leave the flooring to acclimate for the recommended time, typically between 48 to 72 hours. This allows the flooring to adjust to the temperature and humidity of the room, which helps prevent issues like buckling or warping after installation.
  • Check the Conditions: While the flooring is acclimating, monitor the temperature and humidity in the room. Ensure they are within the manufacturer's recommended range for installation.
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Maintaining Room Temperature
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Stack Flooring
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Flooring Moisture Monitoring
Acclimation flooring that adjusts well to its new space, minimizing risk of warping, gapping, or other installation issues down the line.
Step 7

Let's begin installation!

Discover our comprehensive installation guides, which are linked to on the product detail page of the flooring you purchased, and also in the footer of this website. These guides include various installation methods, tips on using nailers, subfloor preparation guidelines, acceptable subfloor types, and other vital information.

Here is a general outline of the steps involved in installing bamboo flooring. Keep in mind that the specific process can vary depending on the type of bamboo flooring (solid vs. engineered) and the manufacturer's instructions:

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Prepare subfloor
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Acclimate flooring
laying flooring
Plan flooring layout
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Start cutting planks with saw
install flooring planks
Start installing planks
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Add finish moldings
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Clean up job site
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Enjoy your new Ambient floor
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