Orangeville, ON (My Corner Office) Department stores use different types of flooring to attract customers to a certain section of the store (usually a far corner that’s not a high traffic area). It’s a proven fact that shoppers are attracted to different flooring in a store. Consider putting one of your departments on something other than concrete or plain tile. A natural idea for a hardware store is hardwood flooring. You can put your tools department on top of a hardwood floor to create a unique workshop environment.