Flooring

Flooring Options Perfect for Any Room in Your Home

Builders Bargains is committed to providing our customers with everything you need for a full home remodel and we carry in stock flooring! We offer many flooring options such as: laminate, water resistant laminate, luxury vinyl, hardwoods, engineered hardwoods and carpet. We also offer installation services, and you actually save 10% on materials with purchase of installation services!


How to decide what type of flooring will work best for your home?

There are many factors to consider when selecting flooring for your home. The great thing is that there are many options to choose from and there should be many things to consider before you choose flooring - durability, functionality, application, and design. 

Durability & Functionality: What type of room will these be in? Will there be exposure to water or heat/humidity changes? Will there be a lot of foot traffic? Are there children or pets? What kind of cleaning will the flooring require?

Application: How is the flooring installed? Will this be a self-install or will it require professional installation? What other materials, such as transition strips, adhesive, saw, staples, etc., will the installation require?

Design: What colors aesthetics are you looking for? Try to pinpoint a color scheme and decide whether you would like a wood or tile look, or prehabs decide on carpet color and texture.




In Stock Flooring

Our in stock options are not only readily available, but can save you on costs too!

Types of Flooring

Solid Hardwoods: Solid hardwood flooring often requires some type of underlayment and is typically installed using staples and/or finishing nails. Certain species may add significant value to your home, and can be sanded down and refinished several times. Solid wood however, requires more maintenance and is susceptible to surface damage, water damage, and expands and contracts with heat and humidity changes. Since hardwoods are sensitive to heat and humidity changes, are is not recommended for in floor heat.

Engineered Hardwoods: Engineered hardwoods are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite materials. binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite materials. Because they are manufactured they are actually more stable than solid hardwoods and less susceptible to expanding and contracting. Engineered hardwoods cannot be refinished as many times as solid hardwood, still require more maintenance and are still susceptible to surface damage, water damage, and some expanding and contracting with exposure to heat and humidity changes. Engineered hardwoods are is not recommended for in floor heat.

Vinyl: Vinyl has been a popular choice because it is 100% waterproof. There are many vinyl products on the market, some of them are glue down sheets or planks/tiles and some are floating floor click together flooring. Many of the floating floor options have attached pads for easy installation and some require underlayment. An important thing to consider when selecting a vinyl is the wearlayer - you can find wearlayers between 8mm and 30mm wear layers. The higher the mm's, the more scratch resistant  Vinyl is not recommended for in floor heat.

Laminates: Like vinyl, there are many laminate options on the market; some are glue down sheets or planks/tiles and some are floating floor click together flooring. Many of the floating floor options have attached pads for easy installation and some require underlayment. Traditional laminate products have superior scratch resistance in comparison to vinyl's, however they are susceptible to water damage. Laminates would not be appropriate in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, or anywhere with excess exposure to moisture, but however most can go over in floor heat (with the exception of glue down products - as heat can cause issues with the adhesive).

Water Resistant Laminates: Water resistant laminates are some of the newest and most innovative products on the market. They are typically floating floor, click together products with attached pad and are some of fastest install times. They have laminated tops with superior scratch resistance and have a fully treated core that make them able to withstand being fully submerged in water. The time that the product can be fully submerged in water depends on the brand and is typically between 30 - 72 hours and they have fantastic warranties and can withstand our harsh Alaskan winters, children, pets, and are truly a long term flooring option.

Tile: Tile may add significant value to your home, and is the most ideal product for in floor heat. This is because it will dissipate the heat evenly. You can find many types of flooring tile, such as ceramic or porcelain - including some tiles that looks like wood - or natural cut stone. Without in floor heat tile can be rather cold which is another thing to keep in mind for our chilly Alaskan winters. Keep in mind tile can get pretty spendy and has an extensive installation process. Tile can be susceptible to cracking, so its always a good idea to keep extra for replacements.

Carpet: Carpet is a common choice for its warmth and plushness. You can get carpet in many color and styles. Carpet does require a pad and typically requires adhesive and tack stripes. There are some innovative carpeting products that include easy to install tiles and fibers with superior stain resistance. Keep in mind carpet can hold in allergens and can be high maintenance. 


Testimonial

  • "Once we got started we put down 240 square feet in 2-3 hours. It went down really quick. Because of the helpful advice by their sales people I was able to save on the overall cost as well. My friends and family are saying wow! We all really like the way it has transformed the way our home looks. I can tell you right now, mama is happy!"

    "Once we got started we put down 240 square feet in 2-3 hours. It went down really quick. Because of the helpful advice by their sales people I was able to save on the overall cost as well. My friends and family are saying wow! We all really like the way it has transformed the way our home looks. I can tell you right now, mama is happy!"

    Doug & Laurie Scholberg

    Wasilla, Alaska

Palmer Location

(907) 746-1408

2010 S. Terrace Court

Palmer, Alaska 99645

Anchorage Location

(907) 344-1408

12150 Industry Way, Suite Q-1

Anchorage, Alaska 99515

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