Homes are measured in square footage, and every square inch of it has to be covered in flooring. The length of Michigan winters, however, presents special challenges in choosing durable home floor coverings. Dirt, salt, sand and deicing compounds are facts of daily life. Builders FirstSource wants you to be confident that the flooring materials you install today will be just as beautiful tomorrow and for years to come.
We carry all the latest styles in every type of flooring material. In fact, the sheer volume of selection can be overwhelming. Choose from hardwood, engineered wood, bamboo, cork, laminate, linoleum, vinyl, stone, ceramic, carpet and more. Each category represents hundreds more options. The trick is to find the look and performance best suited to your rooms, your application, your taste and your budget.
In high-traffic areas like entryways, kitchens and bathrooms, flooring choices need to be able to handle moisture, spills, and the wear and tear of constant use. Other living spaces like family or great rooms, bedrooms, home offices and work rooms also need coverings that are durable yet comfortable and livable.
The professionals at Builders FirstSource are here to help you with those difficult decisions. For example, everyone loves hardwoods, and we do too. The sturdy feel of wide, ¾” planks of oak, cherry or walnut underfoot is hard to beat. However, engineered wood, with its wood veneers fused to multiple plies of plank, may better fit your budget and your application. Laminate—often known as floating flooring—can also give you the look of real wood but at a fraction of the cost.
Likewise, floor tile can be glossy glazed ceramic, earthy quarry tile, glazed or unglazed porcelain, or rustic terra cotta. It can even emulate wood planks because tiles are no longer limited to 10- or 12-inch squares. Tiles come in all sorts of shapes and dimensions. Natural stone floors can use slate, marble, travertine, granite, ledger and even limestone while vinyl and linoleum are unlimited in the patterns and textures they can mimic.
Of course, carpet remains a favorite. It’s soft and cushy for time spent on the floor, and it comes in rainbows of colors, textures and patterns. Fibers range from natural, high-quality wools to blends incorporating nylons, acrylics and polyesters to increase resistance to mold, mildew, insects and stains.
Here at Builders FirstSource, we understand that while life is often messy, you still want something stylish, beautiful and enduring. So, we carry all the flooring materials you want at the level of quality that you need, with all of the caveats you’re looking for—scratch-resistant, moisture-resistant, waterproof, stain-resistant, chip-proof, UV-resistant and shock-absorbent for starters.
Most important, Builders FirstSource is where beauty and style meet durability and budget. Let our experienced interior design specialists help you find the right flooring look in a material that’s made to do the job. Stop by one of our Michigan locations near you. You’ll find us in Alpena, Bad Axe, Cadillac, Caro, Fremont, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Petoskey, Rudyard, Saginaw, St. Helen and Traverse City. Whether you need flooring for new construction or a remodel, our staff guides you from quote to completion for all of your floor covering needs.