Before reading this article, please note that it was written for

people wanting to start their own laminate flooring business in the

U.S. Therefore, parts of the information in this article are useful

only for those particular people.

After setting up your laminate flooring business plan and locating

suppliers, several actions are required to kick off the business.

First, you need to come up with a name, which you must then register

with the Secretary of State, unless you are doing business under your

own name. This is required so that people can identify who is the

owner of a particular laminate flooring business. For information on

how to register the name of your business visit the Secretary of State

website for the relevant forms. In California, the website is Look for the same

information for the state you want to start up your business in.

Next, you need to get is a tax I.D. or a Federal Employer

Identification Number (EIN). These are one and the same thing. The EIN

is required by the IRS for identifying employers. It is a must if you

have employees. Even if you do not intend to have employeeds, it’s

helpful to obtain it. An EIN often needed for purchasing supplies and

merchandise at wholesale prices. Read the IRS publication “Starting a

Business & Keeping Records” ( -page


After you get an EIN you should consider obtaining a license for your

laminate flooring business. Again, contact the Secretary of State

website for more information.

If you have employees, you must contact the U.S. Department of

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It’s a federal

agency that oversees workplace safety. All employers are required to

provide a healthy and safe workplace. Health and safety inspections

are made by the OHSA without prior notice so make sure your workplace

is always set up according to their rules. For more information visit

the OHSA’s website at

Finally, after you start your laminate business, make sure to purchase

a general business insurance policy. This includes liability and other

standard coverage. Get an insurance for the place of business, no

matter if you own it or not. Landlord’s insurance might be unreliable.

If you have at least one employee, you must have worker’s compensation

insurance. Check with your state’s insurance department to see if

there are any other additional types of insurance required.

This article provides only a small overview on what you need to know

before you start your own laminate flooring business.For more detailed

information contact the appropriate authorities in your state.