Pacific Coast Floor Supply
Imagine a world where everyone uses the same flooring. It’s grey. Grey carpet goes with everything, right?
If every floor looked the same, it might make our jobs a little bit easier. But what a boring world that would be to live in! We love giving our customers more choices in flooring material. A wide selection of products means we have something to offer everyone.
You could choose the traditional look of a cozy carpet, or the sleek look of hardwood or laminate. Bathroom and kitchen floors are available in a rainbow of vinyl, or a gorgeous natural stone.
If you’re looking for tile, we carry ceramic, porcelain, or glass options for indoor or outdoor applications. Why limit yourself to a supplier that claims to “specialize”?
Not only do we offer a huge selection of materials, we also offer a guarantee on each product we sell. There is simply no finer experience to find the flooring you’re looking for.
For years, architects and designers have used stone to create functional works of art. Nothing stands the test of time like natural stone. No wonder then that it remains one of the most coveted forms of flooring tile in the industry.Man-made products are constantly being created and refined in an attempt to imitate natural stone tile. The marble effect speaks of a distinct look known to many, but only true marble tile can wear the name.
Limestone and travertine tiles are unmatched in their versatility, while the split face texture of slate tile cannot be matched for it’s unique rough style.
Whether you’re thinking of creating a new look in the foyer, redesigning a bathroom, or laying out new tile on the deck, natural stone feels right underfoot. We carry numerous samples of natural stone products in a variety of sizes and color.
Working with several suppliers brings access to the best quarries. The best quarries provide the best stone. The best stone makes the best tile, and the best tile makes for a beautiful home.
Versatility has made limestone a very attractive surfacing. Used in flooring, cladding, wall coverings and counter tops, the utility of limestone has been proven over and again.
Honed limestone is not a very porous material, making it resistant to staining from oils or acids. Using a sealant after installation is still recommended, and should be discussed with our install team.
Known for it’s insular properties, limestone is also a very popular tile for outdoor applications. It will not heat or cool as quickly as other stones, saving you from concerns of expansion or contraction.
Available in a wide range of colors, from white sands to warm sun tones or dark chocolate browns, limestone can fit within the palette of your chosen designs easily.
Being a natural stone cut to specifications, the color and pattern remains naturally inconsistent throughout. Limestone is not a color treated material. It is taken from the ground, cut to size, and worked to give its surface the desired finish.
Honed limestone is the most popular surface finish, but our interior design team can show you a variety of natural stone samples to find the product that works best for you.
Granite and marble has been valued since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. The properties of durability allow architects to use granite and marble for a wide variety of high traffic situations. Modern kitchens, and high traffic hallways or foyers can make great use of marble tile.
Granite tile and marble tile share similar properties. They are each very porous materials. This means that liquids spilled on them could be absorbed into the material itself, affecting the look of the tile over time. A sealer should always be used in the process of installation, though the requirements of the sealant will vary according to the job. Consult your installer for recommendations.
Polished granite or marble tile is very precise in measurement at production. The installation of marble floors is therefore a finicky operation, requiring great attention to detail. Granite floors provide little to no traction, and wet granite floors are extremely slippery.
Miniscule cracks, veins, or fissures are considered a feature of natural stone tile, and should not worry you. The veined look of marble tile is the most imitated look in the tile industry today.
Slate tile is a hugely popular option for designers today. The natural texture of slate has made it a great option for bathrooms or outdoor applications where a rough textured surface can prevent slipping in wet conditions.
Slate is formed when sediment from oceans or riverbeds is compressed and heated by the earths crust.
The rough durable nature of slate makes it a strong choice for entryways or kitchen floors where no furniture will be set. In general, slate will have an uneven “rocky” texture. Leveling a dining room table on slate of this type is a task we wouldn’t place on anyone’s shoulders, though there is the option of choosing a honed slate with a flatter surface.
Slate tile is extremely durable, but it is still prone to damage when the substrate is not adequately prepared. Softer wood substrate can shift or sag over time, leading to cracks in the tile or grout. These can be repaired, but time and money will be saved with a proper solid substrate.
Discuss preparations with your design and install team ahead of time to avoid complications. Of course, our interior designers are available to you freely.
Recognizable as the stone used to achieve a true Tuscan look, travertine is a porous stone in the family of limestone. As a workable stone product, travertine has been used to great effect as flooring, cladding, or wall coverings for centuries.
One of the things making travertine tile so useful is the versatility in its finishing. The surface of travertine tile can be polished to a shine, honed to a matte look, or tumbled for a more textured appearance. Creative combinations of color and texture allow for a limitless potential of decorating ideas.
The porous nature of travertine again calls for consideration where the product will be used. Good sealants can always help protect your investment, but since acidic liquids will greatly harm travertine, it would be best to keep travertine tile away from affected areas (such as hot tubs or personal bars).
Once design considerations are factored in, travertine is a fantastic natural stone product that will work in many spaces.
For more ideas on how this natural stone could work in your own space, speak to one of our trained interior designers. Their work with stone tile has produced breathtaking results.
There’s nothing like carpet to make a home feel like home. It’s warm, it’s soft, it’s even sound resistant and acts as a natural air filter. All of this can add an extra level of comfort to a lazy Sunday morning.Carpet is durable, easy to maintain, and comes in a variety of colors and styles. There are so many choices in the carpet world that no matter your budget, there always seems to be an option that works. No wonder it’s become the most popular flooring in North America.
Carpet is laid down over padding to separate it from the subfloor. The padding will improve things like insulation, sound resistance, and life span. Like the carpet itself, padding comes in different styles. Be sure to include it in your budget, and consult your installer for their recommendations.
If you have questions on the type of materials, the qualities, or the methods used to create a carpet brand, do not hesitate to ask. Our helpful and experienced staff will gladly support your quest for a better floor, and find you just what you need for the perfect carpet flooring.
Carpet tile is an interesting alternative to the traditional form of rollout carpet. It isn’t always the first choice of homeowners, but carpet tile certainly has benefits and advantages all it’s own.
While more commonly seen in commercial applications, creative homeowners have made good use of carpet tiles to create colorful combinations, or develop patterns not achievable with standard roll out carpet.
Maintenance is similar to standard carpets, but where certain carpet tiles are damaged or stained, they are easily lifted out and replaced. This is true even years after the original install. This idea has been the biggest reason for commercial businesses to use carpet tile in high traffic areas, as replacing the tiles that require replacing, and leaving the ones that don’t in place, can quickly rejuvenate the floor space at small cost.
Though installation is a simple process, it can be time intensive to cover large spaces.
Visible seams are an inevitable outcome of carpet tile, though thicker pile can hide much of this.
Wool carpet is renowned for it’s comfortable look and feel. The elegance of a wool carpet underfoot is evident simply by walking on it. Soft footfalls cushioned by wool seem to warm you before the furnace even kicks in.
The natural low reflective quality of wool fiber makes it easy on the eyes, no matter what color you choose, and the fibers themselves act as a natural air filter for your home.
The soft cushion of wool makes it an ideal flooring for keeping down noise pollution. A cushioned floor dampens any sound in the area. It also makes it a very safe material for young ones, or anyone else fearing the consequence of a fall.
For those worried about the risks of fire, wool carpet should set you at ease. It is
naturally flame resistant, and self-extinguishing.
Quality wool products wear very well over time, and carry a long lifespan. There are
differing levels of quality in the wide selection of wool carpets available, but with our
assistance you can always find the perfect carpet for your personal space.
Despite the modern connotations associated with synthetic products, synthetic carpet has been around for a long time. There have been many evolutions of synthetic carpet fibers over the years, but the products used today are generally of a light, resilient quality.
Many of these tough synthetics have been manufactured to include anti-microbial add-ons which help people with allergies to enjoy a soft carpet without negative effects.
Synthetic fiber carpets are machine made in large rolls. Stapled synthetics may be less expensive than woven alternatives, but will not maintain the same level of durability over time. Fibers will come loose after a few years, and this is normal.
Synthetics are not normally absorbent, and defend well against stains when prepared properly. The wide range of options available for synthetic carpets makes a guiding hand invaluable during your flooring search. The disparity in quality can be quite large from one synthetic product to another.
Come to our showroom and we’ll be happy to show you the wide variety of synthetic carpet styles available today.
Recyclable carpet is the ultimate in green flooring. For far too long our flooring materials and wastes have been going to landfills. No more! Recyclable carpet is a choice that you can feel proud of.
Not only that, recyclable carpet comes in a number of styles and colors, not limiting you to shades of grey (or green!) Recycled carpet can look great, letting you feel good at the same time.
You can find recyclable carpet in both roll out, and tile form. Recyclable carpet is usually a very durable option that lasts for several years. Once the lifespan of your carpet is run out, the waste is reclaimed and recycled, saving future generations the burden of unnecessary garbage.
Recyclable carpet is not considered a less expensive alternative. Instead, it should be considered an investment in the future, not just for your home, but for your community as well.
If recyclable carpet is something you are interested in, ask one of our in store specialists to help you find a product that will work for you. Our fully trained designers will be pleased to assist you in such a responsible decision.
Flooring does not have to be restricted to those areas with a roof overhead. The fact is, outdoor flooring is not just a viable option for decks, balconies, and patios; it’s a downright desirable idea.Outdoor flooring demands consideration before purchases are made. While floors are not dependent on having a roof, the added complications of the weather must be taken into account.
Variations of temperature can wreak havoc on tile that isn’t prepared properly. Certain types of outdoor carpet will not deal as well with wet weather or sun exposure, and styles of turf will have different levels of maintenance regarding debris.
An ideal outdoor floor will incorporate the natural elements of the surrounding area, and complement the overall look of the space. Maintenance should be kept to a minimum to maximize enjoyment.
One of our trained designers can help you balance the requirements of your own outdoor space, and find the flooring that fits your lifestyle.
Once installed, your outdoor space will be an extension of indoor comfort with all the benefits nature has to offer.
Are you missing something from your furnished backyard patio? Is it too cold to walk onto your porch with the paper and a coffee in the mornings? Many people avoid outdoor carpeting today as a point of misplaced pride. Memories of thin, sticky green rugs popular decades ago prevent them from exploring the option of a warmer outdoor flooring alternative.
Outdoor carpet today is more than the simple rough plastic fiber of yesterday. Though you will be able to feel a difference between the indoor and outdoor carpet by walking on it, much of that difference is due to the absence of an underlay.
The absence of an underlay actually makes installation much easier for those that prefer to tackle projects on their own.
Today, outdoor carpet can be found in thicker plush options, or more durable alternatives. Though the outdoor specification does hint at the possession of some limited defenses to elements like moisture or UV rays, it is always better to ask.
Styles have advanced, and many outdoor carpets provide wonderful accents to the living space. Why not ask one of our personal design assistants to help you find the right carpet for your outdoor living space.
On an island well known for its lush green surroundings, there is nothing more natural than having thick green turf underfoot. Artificial turf has come a long way from its humble beginnings. A product line that mimics the real thing closer than ever has replaced the harsh look and feel of “fake grass”.
Used in stadiums and arenas as a playing surface, or laid down in areas where consistent watering is an impractical solution, artificial turf is a fantastic idea for anyone seeking a long lasting, natural look.
Not all turf is made equal, and we have several options ranging from the low cost temporary fix, to a high quality synthetic weave that you must reach out and feel before you believe it isn’t the real thing.
Don’t believe us? Come in and see it for yourself! You’ll be amazed by the quality aesthetics that artificial turf can provide. If that doesn’t sell you, perhaps the low maintenance, and year round consistency in color will provide the incentive to give these incredible products a second look.
Outdoor tile is not made from any special materials. The same porcelain, slate, or other natural stone that you use inside the home will be used for outside tile. The difference lies in the preparation. Outdoor tile must take into account the natural climate, the subsurface, and any drainage considerations, on top of the usual list of concerns tile brings up.
Porcelain is a common choice for outdoor tiles. It is resistant to expansion and contraction, will not frost, uses an anti-skid tread, and has a low absorption rate that is ideal for any area in need of a waterproof solution.
Slate tiles are also a great choice for outdoor usage, since they are durable, resistant to freezing weather and carry a very natural outdoor look. Their only downside is the natural porosity of slate, which requires frequent resealing on outdoor tiles.
Other types of natural stone may be available for use outdoors, but you will want to consider the porosity and how that will affect the overall lifespan. Your installer may provide additional advice for you to improve the life of your tile.
Once installed, the maintenance and cleaning are very simple to look after.
Aside from natural stone, there are several man-made alternatives of tile available. Porcelain and ceramic tile are fantastic options that allow for incredible looks. Whether you’re looking for a natural stone look without the concerns of porosity or texture, or you’re trying to stand out with a unique color treatment, porcelain and ceramic tiles seem to work in an incredible variety of situations.Glass tile can work well in areas such as shower walls or kitchen accents to create a breathtaking tile backsplash.
Consistency is a huge benefit to choosing a man-made tile product. While natural stone is reliant on the rock it was cut from, manmade tiles can be given a very consistent look with very little extra effort. For example; certain porcelain tile is laser corrected to give extremely consistent dimensions to the tile. This makes it easier than ever to install the tile where the margins for error are small.
Cost comparisons also show the benefit of choosing a ceramic tile over natural stone. We carry a wide variety of samples to compare for yourself, and welcome you to have a look.
Ceramic tile is manmade from fired clay. Ceramic options are generally less expensive than porcelain tiles. Though they carry many similarities, ceramic cannot claim to be frost resistant.
Ceramic is a very versatile option that comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. Imitation stone can be a very attractive option if you are concerned about color consistency. While natural stone can be tricky to keep in a consistent tone, ceramic tiles are treated to look consistent throughout the entire batch. This means a sacrifice of durability, but the control over style is hard to beat.
Since ceramic tile is glazed during its manufacture, you will not need to seal the tile over its lifespan. It will remain stain-proof unless damaged.
There are different grades of ceramic tile, and not all are intended for foot traffic. Due to their dimensions, certain ceramic tiles are fit for wall installation only. Before installing ceramic tile, confirm that the grade of tile you choose is suitable for where it is being placed.
While the glazed nature of ceramic tile means little maintenance, it also means little traction when wet. Combine this with its high absorption rate, and you will find ceramic tile to be unsuitable for outdoor use in much of BC.
Porcelain tiles are a type of ceramic tile made using a more involved process using porcelain clays. The final product is denser, smoother, and less porous than typical ceramic tile. Rectified porcelain is laser corrected to specification, making it an extremely accurate size throughout the entire batch.
Though porcelain tiles are just as versatile as their ceramic cousins, higher-grade porcelain tiles can be much tougher and resistant to damage, making them the perfect choice for high traffic areas like hallways, foyers, and kitchens.
Because of their low porosity, porcelain tiles are an acceptable outdoor material. They are moisture and frost resistant, and do not require sealing.
Fully body porcelain also maintains the color and pattern of the tile throughout the material, instead of relying on a glaze. This makes it incredibly tough and wear resistant. These tiles can be used in heavy traffic areas, and are a great choice for commercial or industrial applications.
Though ceramic tiles are often a cheaper alternative, the added durability and longer lifespan of porcelain tile makes it a worthy investment.
Speak to a designer to see if porcelain tile will work for you.
Glass tile has been around for a very long time. Early examples of glass tile have been found from approximately 3 BC. Though mostly used as a decorative wall cladding, glass tile has seen resurgence in popularity over the last decade.
Many homeowners looking for an attractive, and eco friendly option for home tile, have been pleased to use glass tiles made from recycled glass shards.
Advances in manufacturing have made glass tiles usable as a floor surface as well. Glass tiles can be used in a number of ways, but their waterproof nature makes them extremely useful in wet areas such as the bathroom, kitchen, or outdoors.
Glass tile can also be very tricky to install properly without experience. The quality of glass tile can vary greatly: There are glass tiles that have the glass itself coloured to specifications; and there are also clear glass tiles with a coloured backing pasted to it. This later grade is a cheaper tile, but “penny-wise, pound-foolish” as they are more difficult and more expensive to install.
Further caution should be taken when choosing glass tile as a floor surface. The smooth surface of glass can be very slippery when wet.
As an outdoor tile, glass is an ideal weather resistant material. It is resistant to UV rays, moisture, and frost. Sudden changes in weather do not shock the material, and properly installed glass tile can last as long as the property itself.
We always offer our expert design services for free to all of our customers. Come to our showroom and we’ll be happy to help you decide if glass tiles will work in your home.
Vinyl has come a long way from the linoleum kitchen floors of 20 years ago. Though vinyl is seen as a product fit mainly for commercial or industrial uses, there are good reasons for this.Vinyl is an extremely tough product. It is placed in areas of high traffic, where the maintenance for other flooring would grow very costly. It is also fully recyclable, allowing you to feel good about the product whether it’s being installed or removed.
Cleaning vinyl floors is simple. It doesn’t require any fancy wax or oil to maintain it. A broom, or a mop will do wonders.
Of course, the look of a product will be the most important factor for many people, and this is where Vinyl has made the most progress over the years. Natural looking wood and stone patterns have been perfected to the point where you must reach out and touch it to convince yourself it isn’t real.
Vinyl has also become easier to install, with the new “glueless” systems allowing handy homeowners to save more on installation costs by doing it themselves.
Remember, our design services are included in any and all flooring purchases for free. Speak to one of our designers to see if vinyl floors will work for you.
LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile, and is a fantastic option for homeowners looking for a durable, low maintenance flooring.
LVT vinyl is an incredibly versatile manmade product made from a high percentage of recycled materials. The look of LVT vinyl has been engineered to closely match the look of natural stone or wood. Other colors are available to the home designer as well, from natural earth tones, to vibrant primary colors.
LVT is an impact resistant material. Because of its softer surface, it can be less tiresome walk on, and more forgiving to dropped dishware. The lower price point of LVT vinyl flooring makes it an attractive option for many new homeowners. Those considering a heated floor may also use vinyl tiles to lower the cost of the overall project.
Vinyl tile is moisture resistant and a perfectly acceptable flooring material for the bathroom or kitchen. If you’re looking to install it yourself, LVT vinyl flooring is a beginner friendly flooring surface. The quick installation time makes it perfect for those that do not want to be in the renovation process for too long.
Our designers offer their services to all of our customers at no charge and would be happy to help you find a great floor for your home. Come to our showroom and we will show you some of the fantastic luxury vinyl tile solutions that we have available.
VCT stands for Vinyl Composition Tile, and is one of the most cost effective and durable flooring materials available. VCT flooring is commonly used in commercial or industrial areas where high traffic concerns typically overshadow the desire for showy floor patterns.
VCT is made from a high percentage of recycled materials, and may be eligible for LEED points depending on the brand name. The maintenance requirements are low, needing only basic cleaning and polishing to maintain a healthy finish. Damaged tiles are easily removable and can be replaced without issue.
Used in hospitals, schools, and shopping malls, VCT is known for being a commercial flooring material, but this has not stopped people from being creative at home. VCT can be installed anywhere, and has been used to cover floors in basements, garages, and even kitchens, when other flooring materials are deemed unsuitable.
VCT is composed of compressed vinyl chips that were formed into sheets by heat and pressure. Because of this, the color of VCT vinyl tile is very dependent on the chips that were used, and cannot be counted on to maintain a solid color throughout.
Vinyl composition tile is a great choice for a lot of people. Our designers can help you decide if it will work for you and your family.
Wood floors add value and comfort to almost any space in the home. The decision to install a wood product in the home is often an easy one until that decision gets a complicated by all the options for wood flooring available. Let’s make it easier on you.Wood flooring comes in three distinct varieties:
- Solid Hardwood
- Engineered Hardwood
- Laminate flooring
We carry each category of wood floor in our showroom, and invite you to see the difference yourself. If you would like to learn more, you can click through the tabs for each specific category.
The warm look of wood flooring is cherished no matter where you live in the world. The materials won’t last forever, but the style remains timeless.
Remember, our design services are included in any and all flooring purchases for free. Speak to one of our designers to see which wood flooring alternative will work best for you.
There’s something about hardwood flooring that immediately sets you at ease. Perhaps it’s the natural look of a true wood product, or the idea of permanence in the home. Whatever the case, if you’re considering new floors, you owe it to yourself to see if hardwood is an option for you.
There are different types of hardwood, and not all are equal. To attempt to describe or even categorize each type of available hardwood flooring on one page would be a mammoth undertaking. Hardwood is a very tactile product, something that needs to be touched to truly appreciate.
What you need to know about hardwood flooring: Typically, the harder the wood, the longer the lifespan it has. The type of wood will also dictate the pattern and color of the flooring. Remember to keep this in mind when making your decisions regarding the style of a room.
Traditional hardwood is nailed to the subfloor, and is not a floated product. This makes it ineligible for several heated flooring options. It should also be noted that hardwood is recommended for installation above ground only. Basements are not an acceptable place for hardwood flooring.
Hardwood is one of the longest lasting floor types available. When the years begin showing, you have the ability to sand and refinish your floor for a brand new look. Many clients report having their hardwood last for decades.
If you want a great hardwood floor in your home, speak to one of our designers and let us show you some options in our showroom.
If the fairy tale Goldilocks were to invest in new flooring, we think she would love engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood, while strong and durable, can be tricky to install. Laminate flooring is a simple and easy to install material, but cannot endure the years of traffic. Engineered hardwood?
Engineered hardwood is just right.
By layering a real hardwood veneer onto layers of high density fiber, and using the same tongue and groove system for installation, engineered hardwood can give you the best of both worlds. Durability, and ease of installation!
The hardwood veneer on top can be made of any type of hardwood in order to match any style for your floors. Not all types of engineered hardwood are built the same way. Some will have a thicker veneer, while others will use different core materials. In any case, it’s wise to ask your design team what material would work best for your specific needs.
Our designers will happily help you find the perfect solution to your flooring needs. We can help you decide if engineered hardwood is going to work for you.
Laminate floors have increased in popularity over the years. Offering the look of more expensive hardwoods or natural stone, laminate is simple to install, and very versatile.
Known by some as “floating floor”, laminate flooring is light, durable and scratch resistant. Despite being considered the economical alternative, laminate flooring carries a number of benefits.
It comes in a variety of styles, allowing you to leverage creativity in your designs, while leaving space in your budget.
Laminate flooring also has the advantage of being usable in almost any room you live in. The exceptions would be bathrooms, kitchens, or areas that are routinely exposed to moisture. Other than this, laminate can be installed over wood or concrete, above or below ground.
The ease of installation is one of laminates biggest selling features for many. The interlocking framework of laminate boards does away with the need for nails and glue, making it a great option for Do-It-Yourself types.
Laminate flooring will always be more consistent in colour and pattern than even the finest of natural products.
The price of laminate is also very attractive when placed beside hardwood alternatives. Laminate is some of the most beautiful flooring available for the price.
Cork flooring might be the most environmentally friendly flooring product available today. Made from the bark of cork oak, the harvest of cork is regulated to ensure the health and maturity of each tree. Only the bark is harvested, leaving the tree healthy and allowing the bark to grow back.
Because of it’s natural properties, cork floors are naturally resistant to damage from impacts, making it a very durable product. Cork is naturally moisture resistant, insect resistant, and even somewhat fire resistant.
The insular properties of cork allow it to retain heat, and cushion the noise of busy hallways or offices. That same cushion makes it an extremely comfortable floor to walk on, even for long periods of time. Cork has been considered a very safe flooring option for seniors, or those with children where falls are a daily concern.
Though cork does have moisture resistant properties, it should not be exposed to damp conditions for long periods of time, and thus is more effective when installed above ground.
Maintenance for cork is a little more intensive, requiring a vacuum, along with specialty cleaners for general care.
Come to our showroom to see the spectacular colours, patterns, and effects of cork flooring. It can be used to accent a wide variety of styles. Remember that our designers offer their services to all of our customers at no extra cost and can help you achieve a great looking home.