Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 18, 2006
Not long ago, commercial grade stair tread products were only available to contractors and usually installed in commercial buildings or buildings with high traffic use, such as schools, public and government office buildings, stores and churches. Today, with the help of the Internet, http://www.FloorMatStore.com has made these durable, high quality products available to consumers as well as contractors and property managers.
According to Victor Fowler, President of The Discount FloorMat Store, "We put our most popular products (stair treads, wall guards, entrance mats) on the Internet to make it easy for contractors, large and small, to quickly find and purchase what they need at discounted prices regardless of quantities. What we didn't expect were all the orders we received from consumers, especially seniors wanting our stair treads to cover their basement steps. We received numerous orders from church members working on repair projects for their place of worship. We also received many orders from property managers needing to replace worn, damaged stair treads that could pose a fall hazard to their tenants and visitors.
With this broad customer mix, The FloorMat Store found they were spending considerable time on the phone providing customer support to their new do-it-yourself customers and small contractors. Most of their questions and concerns are the same: how do I attach the tread to my step, how do I cut the tread to fit, what type of tread is best for my application, how do I install the riser? A new online "How to Install Stair Treads" page helps consumers and contractors avoid the most common stair tread installation problems.
Stair tread installation is a simple task requiring no special tools. With some basic how-to information, almost anyone can have the satisfaction of a job well done. According to Victor Fowler "One of the most common stair tread installation mistakes is made by consumers as well as experienced contractors. That mistake is not to apply epoxy nose caulk under the nose of the tread. This is the most common reason stair treads will crack or split along the front edge at the nose. The nose calk is a quick and inexpensive step and, if missed, may void the manufacture's warranty and shorten the life of the tread."
For additional help you can reach a FloorMat Store representative by calling 330-650-5561 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Discount FloorMat Store
Victor Fowler, who has over 20 years of experience in industrial structures, and 15 years of Internet Retailing experience, founded the Discount FloorMat Store in 2004.
"We have experienced first hand how selling over the Internet can lower your operating cost and expand your target area to wherever your next customer might be logging on from. The Internet is the secret to our success. Lower operating cost and larger market place means lower selling prices and more orders. We no longer feel like we're on a roller coaster ride, controlled by the economic climate of our locate market. Now our market is world wide, and we don't have to make unwanted, annoying sales calls. We are now receiving sales calls from customers all across the country that want to buy our products. We believe in the Internet as a useful tool to help consumers quickly locate hard to find products such as ours. We felt there was a need to provide high quality architectural products in small quantities, with discounted pricing to the consumer whomever they might be. So, we opened the FloorMat Store," said Victor Fowler.
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