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15 plus. That’s the average number of years of flooring knowledge every one of our sales people brings to our showroom floor, and to their relationship with you.
This knowledge base includes following today’s latest styles and trends, so Baker Bros. continues to be the place “Where Fashion Meets Flooring”.
Plus, it’s our deep knowledge and commitment to service that enables us to guarantee your satisfaction – if you ever have an issue with our products or service, we’ll make it right, guaranteed.
The bottom line is, you can search the state of Arizona but you won’t find more vinyl understanding, more product tips or more installation know-how than with our people. Baker Bros. offers you…
More experience per square foot.
Experience that includes advising thousands of vinyl buying customers and installing countless square feet of beautiful, livable vinyl flooring.
In this section we’ve laid down some of what we know and what you should consider before making a vinyl buying decision. Because knowledge about vinyl traits and subtle differences can be invaluable.
It’s a fact. Choosing the best vinyl flooring is really about knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance and budget that best meet the needs of your lifestyle. New luxury vinyl features vinyl that looks like wood, vinyl that looks like stone, and vinyl that looks like tile.
Our goal here is to help you get smart before your vinyl floor is laid down -- and long before you lay down your money.
So we invite you to read on, check out these notes and considerations and get the upper hand on the flooring that may soon be underfoot.
The vinyl offered today is quite different than the vinyl of yesterday.
Advances in vinyl construction and aesthetics have produced fashionable products that are both durable and affordable.
You should know that many of the popular patterns today are inspired by nature, including those that imitate the exquisite look of natural stone.
With an abundance of patterns and new methods of texturing the surface, very realistic vinyl looks have been achieved. Who needs to know, right?
Vinyl is constructed of several different layers: the wear layer, the printed or decorative layer, an inner core consisting of a foam and vinyl layer, and a backing.
When selecting your vinyl flooring, thicker is not always better.
It’s the density of the inner core that will help your floor resist rips, tears, gouges and indentations.
Understand that the quality of the wearlayer, which is the actual surface layer of the floor, will determine how your floor will stand up to staining, scuffing and scratching.
For example, a urethane wearlayer will help with stain resistance..
We recommend you consult with us about the wearlayer that’s right for your home and lifestyle.
When selecting the right vinyl for the rooms in your home, consider the room’s foot traffic and the types of activities that will take place.
Ask us to review with you the manufacturer’s warranty and performance characteristics of the products that are available.
Usually, extended warranties are available with upgraded products, giving you added confidence that your floor will stand up to your active household.
Since some vinyl comes in 6’ and 12’ widths, seaming may be necessary depending on the area to be covered.
Certain patterns will hide seams better. For example, tile patterns with grout lines are better able to mask seams.
Additionally, seam sealers may be visible in contrast with different vinyl textures and finishes.
Finally, a word about caulking: be aware that it’s your responsibility to maintain caulking in heavy water use areas.
The material “cost per square foot” of your vinyl floor is just one component of the entire project cost. To ensure there are no surprises, and the vinyl you select fits within your overall project budget, be sure to ask us to calculate the total cost of your floor covering project. Here’s a list of potential additional expenses you may incur: