“A Friendly Place To Shop”
For over 20 years we have been a family-owned and operated business. Our dedicated staff offers years of experience and knowledge not often found in the larger nationally-owned chain stores. We are committed to helping you make the right choices for your home, keeping in mind your personal lifestyle while staying within your budget, and to ensure your satisfaction for many years to come.
Experience You Can Trust
We have everything you need from start to finish:
* A Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff
* Sample Check-Out Service
* In-home Consultations
* Custom Design Services
* Guaranteed Delivery
* Professional Installation
* Complete Warranty Service
Thank You For Browsing
Our website has been carefully and thoughtfully designed with you in mind to enhance your shopping experience with us. You can preview thousands of samples from well-known manufacturers found in our PRODUCTS section including helpful Buying Tips on how to select just the right floor covering for your personal needs.
A Good Neighbor
Besides being active in our community, we proudly support the Ronald McDonald House Charities through our affiliation with BrandSource.
In Their Own Words ...
We'd like to share with you just a few of the comments from the many cards and letters we have received over the years from our customers.
"The blinds, carpet, area rugs, bathroom tiles, kitchen and laundry tiles, and my gorgeous backsplash are all fantastic!!! The window treatments are everything I had hoped them to be! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for all your help and hard work! I am thrilled!"
"The house is looking more and more finished, and we do appreciate the good work you and your group have done to help us along."
"The backsplash looks great! It really finished off the space. Thanks!" -Gail R. "Your company is first rate and receives a vote of excellence from us."
"I am so delighted with my floors! The fellows who installed both the tiles and the inlaid were so polite and conscientious as well. It's a pleasure to do business with you!"
"From our first visit at your store until the project was finished to our delight, it has been a very pleasant relationship. The best way we can thank you and to show our appreciation is to recommend you highly as the opportunities to do so arise."
"Dealing with nice people like all of you at Baker Valley Floors makes it much easier to make a big decision like flooring changes. Thanks again."
"The rug looks great - the guys were there on time, finished timely, and put everything back. Great Job!"
"Thanks for the wonderful job on my floor. All who have seen it think it's wonderful and want to know who did it. I am pleased to let them know it was you folks."
"To the Baker Valley Team - A sincere 'Thank You!' Love the carpet - and everyone was so nice to work with!" -Gail N.
"Product and Installation were all 1st Class. Thank you again!"
"What a treat to feel that you really get what you pay for - the floors are gorgeous! We really do feel like we have a new livingroom floor - and the upstairs pine exceeds my expectations. I didn't think anything short of the full sanding-staining was possible. Thanks for the economical advice. Perhaps soon we'll just walk on them, but for now we stop and look with wonder!"
"We are delighted with our new kitchen/bathroom floor. The work was done with such care and expertise. I am sure we will be enjoying this floor for many years to come. Thank you very much for doing such a great job." -Fran J.
"Building your "Dream House" has been an amazing experience for Ivan and myself. With your knowledge and experience, your time and your caring, we have been able to pull together a home that is warm and cozy. We could not have done it without your help."
At Baker Valley Floors we continue to look for ways to be more environmentally responsible. We carry a wide selection of recycled carpet and flooring products designed to help preserve and protect our natural resources.
Say "I Do" to Bamboo
Bamboo is a member of the grass family. It grows rapidly, maturing in only four years, making it readily available to harvest. And, like grass, cutting bamboo does not kill the plant. An extensive root system remains intact, allowing for rapid regeneration. This quality makes bamboo an ideal plant for areas threatened with the devastating ecological effects of soil erosion.
Bamboo is composed of fibers that do not absorb moisture as easily as wood. It is 27% harder than oak and 13% harder than maple, making it an exceptionally durable and stable flooring material. Bamboo is also better for your health! As with cork, bamboo is being specified more and more often in response to rising concerns about poor indoor air quality, allergens, off-gassing, and the presence of PVC's often associated with traditional building materials.
Why Choose Cork?
Cork is obtained from the bark of the cork oak tree. This bark is made up of millions of tiny air pockets that create a resilient cushiony surface resulting in the feeling that you are 'walking on air'. Grown on farms and harvested every 9-11 years, the benefits lie not in felling these trees for their lumber, but in keeping them alive and in production for generations to come.
Because of cork's natural tendancy to "bounce back", indentation marks left by furniture are less noticeable than on wood, carpet, or vinyl floors. Cork is also fire resistant and will not spread flames or produce toxic gases on combustion. When it comes to the environment, cork and bamboo are a perfect combination. Renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable, both are harvested with no harm to their natural habitat and produce materials that promote a healthy eco-friendly environment.
Buying Tips for Resilient Flooring
Why Buy Resilient Flooring?
Resilient flooring is an amazing material if you’re looking for something that is both a great value and long lasting. It is softer under foot than ceramic tile and wood, which makes it a great choice in kitchens where you’ll spend a lot of time standing. Its ability to hold up under the harshest of conditions is why it is used frequently in commercial settings.
Resilient flooring is a great solution for residential applications as well. Breakthroughs in digital printing allow manufacturers to create the look of expensive stone, wood and ceramic floors with stunning realism at a fraction of the cost of the real material.
Another huge benefit of using resilient flooring is the easy maintenance. It is highly water and stain resistant. You will only have to sweep up dirt and debris periodically. If you need a deeper clean, you only need to use a damp mop. Follow all manufacture cleaning instructions.
Types of Resilient Flooring
There are different materials available depending on the setting you will be using the flooring in. For example, if you are looking to floor a residential area like your home kitchen you will likely choose one of the following materials:
- Residential sheet vinyl
- Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
- Vinyl Tile
If you are in need of flooring for a commercial setting you will have some different options. Your material options for a project like that will include:
- Commercial Sheet Vinyl
- Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
- Bio-Based Tile (BBT)
- Rubber Sheet
- Rubber Tile
We sell only the best brands of resilient flooring available. Call or stop in today to see our selection of resilient flooring.
Buying Tips for Cork Flooring
Why Buy Cork Flooring?
Cork is a progressive design option that offers high-end durability. Cork is a highly resilient flooring because it has elasticity and gives on impact. This makes cork a great option for comfort and sturdiness.
Cork is also known for its abundant design options. The versatile material allows for stains in many shades and it can also be painted. You can have the benefits of cork and still match any décor you choose.
Cork Flooring is Good for the Environment
If you are looking for an environmentally friendly option, cork is the perfect choice. This is because cork can be harvested from a tree without damaging the tree or stunting its growth. This makes cork the most naturally renewable resource for flooring.
What Type of Cork is Best?
It really all depends on your needs. Use plank-shaped cork if you are installing over existing flooring, but use tile-shaped if you need to glue it down. We can help you determine which is best.
Cork texture will greatly impact the look of your cork flooring. Small granules give your floor that traditional cork flooring look you are likely used to. A peeled cork texture gives it a beautiful natural cork look. There are many other textures and designs to choose from. Contact us today and we'll make sure you get the right one for your home's needs..
Buying Tips for Bamboo Flooring
Why Buy Bamboo Flooring?
Bamboo flooring is one of the best ways to get a combination of beauty and durability. It is most known for its strength and stability, making it a great choice for flooring that lasts for many years. Although bamboo is actually a type of grass, it can be harder than oak, giving you a long lasting material.
Bamboo vs. Hardwood
It has a lot of the same benefits of hardwood plus a few more. It has less risk of damage due to expansion or contraction. It is also particularly resistant to insects and mildew growth. Bamboo is one the most recent materials to be used as flooring, but it is also one of the most environmentally friendly. It is a rapidly renewable resource that can be harvested every 5-7 years. An oak tree takes 60 years or more before it’s ready to be re-harvested. This makes bamboo a great choice for environmentally conscious consumers who are concerned about sustainability.
What Type of Bamboo to Buy?
There are a few color options to choose from to get the look you want. You can do a natural bamboo color are get a direct print bamboo to create bamboo flooring that looks like an entirely different type of floor.
There are different grain types for different looks. Vertical grain gives you a uniform, smooth look while horizontal grain helps display the bamboo’s random growth rings. The hardest of the grain types is strand-woven which also gives a random look revealing the natural character of your bamboo floors. Contact us today, so we can help you make the right decision when purchasing your new flooring.
Buying Tips for Vinyl Flooring
Inlaid sheet flooring vs. printed cushion vinyl
Inlaid products will resist the rips, tears, and burns far better than printed cushion vinyl products. New innovations like ToughGuard backing from Armstrong help cushion vinyl floors resist tearing. Residential inlaid products are generally 6 ft. wide and will require seams while most printed cushion vinyl products are available 12 ft. wide and can offer seamless installation. However, most residential inlaid product patterns are designed so the seam falls in a grout line and therefore not obvious to the eye. In recent years, backing materials have been affected by back staining. Ask for newer backings like Armstrong’s ToughGuard, which are designed to resist back staining. Most residential sheet floorings offer no-wax performance and a wide variety of colors and patterns–more than any other flooring product. Printed-on products will offer the widest assortment. Some commercial rated inlaid products require waxing. Generally speaking, cushion flooring is the most economical of all flooring choices. Some products are designed to help you reduce subfloor preparation costs
Next to ceramic tile, vinyl flooring installation demands properly prepared subflooring. Many of the printed cushion vinyl products are very thin. When they are installed with a full spread of adhesive over a poorly prepared subfloor, irregularities can telegraph through. Products designed for perimeter installation will greatly reduce the effects of subfloor irregularities while lowering subfloor preparation costs. In fact, many of these products can be installed over your existing flooring. Special Considerations when choosing sheet vinyl flooring
Asphalt staining or dragging heavy objects across the floor can result in permanent damage to vinyl surfaces.
ManufacturersAppalachian Hardwood | Armstrong | Bruce | Eco-Cork | Homerwood | Lauzon Hardwood | Milliken | Mirage | Mohawk Hardwood | MooseWood | Natural Cork | Somerset Hardwood Flooring | Teragren | Trillium | Trout River | WE Cork | Wicanders Cork
Buying Tips for Hardwood Flooring
Factory Finish vs. Custom Sand & Finish on Site
You should feel comfortable with either choice. However, factory finishing offers many nice advantages. Factory finished flooring is inspected for defects at the mill so you receive first choice every time. On-site finishing depends on the quality of the workmanship that day.
Factory finished flooring usually installs more quickly and without the dust and odors that are involved with on-site finishing. However, even though factory finished flooring comes in a variety of colors, on-site finishing allows for closer color match with existing woodwork or cabinets.
Both factory finishes and on-site finishes are available in either high gloss or matte. Both types have exciting new finishes developed with space age technology. These finishes are not like grandma's old wood floors because they require no waxing.
Engineered products install where no solid hardwood dares to go
Prior to the development of engineered hardwood flooring, hardwood products could not be installed on slab or in your basement without a special subfloor system. Now you can enjoy real hardwood flooring in those areas without all that fuss and expense. A special cross-ply construction eliminates the problem of expansion and contraction usually associated with solid hardwood.
Don't become overly concerned with thinner or thicker top wood layers associated with engineered products because it's the finish you are walking on. Generally speaking you won't need to re-sand and finish these products; just re-coat them unless you need to change the color.
Special considerations when selecting hardwood flooring
Direct sunlight can affect the color of hardwood stains, therefore closing curtains or shades during peak periods will reduce damage. Area rugs left in place for extended periods of time may expose a shading difference once they are removed from the remainder of the floor.
Large pets with sharp toenails can also damage even the best finishes.
Ceramic & Porcelain
ManufacturersAmerican Olean | Dal Tile | Ferazzoli Imports of New England | Florida Tile | Interceramic | Marazzi | Marble & Stone International | Stone Peak
Buying Tips for Ceramic Tile
The correct subfloor structure is critical to performance
Ceramic tile, more than any other form of flooring, requires the proper subfloor system and setting materials. A double subfloor system with the total thickness of 1-1/4 inches, over floor joists 16 inches on center is required. The top subfloor layer should be exterior grade plywood or an underlayment specifically designed for ceramic tile installation like cementous backerboard. Special setting materials are available which will allow ceramic tile installations over existing floors that are solid and already meet the above requirements. Failure to provide a sturdy base can cause grout to crack and release or tile to crack. Although many ceramic tiles look the same, there are quality differences
The quality of raw materials, the firing process, and the sophistication of glazing applications that create realism will determine the quality of the finished product. These quality differences are often reflected in the price. Selecting the right surface glaze is an important step when selecting floor tile
Floor tiles are rated for glaze wear and slip resistance, which are important factors to consider. Glaze ratings should exceed 3 for residential applications with the exception of bath areas that can use tiles rated 2. Tiles with a slip resistant rating of 0.5 or better should work well in most indoor residential applications. Use caution when selecting tile for outdoor installations. Unglazed quarry tiles, tiles with heavily textured surfaces, or porcelain paver tiles, all with slip resistant ratings of 0.6 or greater are possibilities. They must also be frost resistant. Request the best in setting materials
New latex modified mortars and grouts provide better strength while also allowing greater flexibility. Special Caution
Dropping objects on ceramic tile–particularly heavy ones–can chip even the best tiles.
Carpets & Rugs
ManufacturersBeaulieu | Customweave | Dixie Home Carpet | Godfrey Hirst Carpet | Lexmark | Mohawk | Patcraft | Phenix | Royalty Carpets | Shaw Flooring | Southwind Carpet Mills | Wundaweve
Buying Tips for Carpet & Rugs
Don't take the quality of your carpet cushion lightly
The performance of many carpets will hinge on the performance of the cushion. Spending a few extra dollars on cushion can mean extra years of performance for your carpet. Some carpet warranties also hinge on the grade of cushion you select. Carpet cushion affects the luxury feel underfoot, quietness, resilience, cleaning, insulation, and, ultimately, the life of your carpet. Crushing or flattening of your carpet fiber causes it to look ugly long before it's useful wear life is over. Quality cushion will help resist this condition.
Don't judge the quality by feel alone
Thick and luxurious carpet can fool you at times. Determine the performance you want and the conditions effecting your carpet. A tighter twisted fiber doesn't feel as soft but it will generally give you better performance over the life of the carpet. A tightly twisted yarn will resist soiling, matting and crushing. When a yarn is not tightly twisted it may feel more luxurious but it will tend to crush and flatten out more quickly.
Read the labels
Generally speaking you can review the stain resistance, anti-static claims and wear warranties right on the back of the sample. You also will see the type of fiber ( nylon, polyester, polypropylene, etc.), the face weight, density, and twist.
There is no substitute for a knowledgeable sales person
As you can see there are a wide variety of issues to resolve in buying the best carpet for your needs. The performance and quality characteristics of carpet vary more widely than that of other flooring materials and a knowledgeable sales person will help you match up your performance needs.
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Customized For You
We also offer custom draperies and window toppings, bedding, slipcovers, pillows, and more.
Let us help you add that special finishing touch.
Furniture & Accessories
Bringing It All TogetherFrom lamps to tables, candelabras and wall hangings, we have a wide variety of unique gifts and accessories to complete your look.
Many of our items are crafted by local artisans and are sure to brighten any room.
ManufacturersArdex | Bostitch | Burke Mercer | Endura | Formica | HardieBacker | Hawa Bamboo | Johnsonite | Konecto | Laticrete | Leggett and Platt | Mapei | | | Roppe | Schluter Systems | Suntouch Floor Warming Systems | TEC | Ultraply
And So Much More
Cleaners, polishers, stain removers ... we've got it all. Everything you need to achieve and keep the look you want.
Create A One of a Kind Look
Our staff will work with you to create a custom design that is tailored to your own individual and unique style.