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Carpet & Flooring Installations Done Right

A carpet or flooring installation removes allergens, dust, and bacteria—making your home a cleaner, healthier, and safer place to live. Contact B&B Carpets in Long Beach, California, today if you are looking to update your home. We provide reliable service in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the surrounding areas.


Carpet & Flooring Installations

Vinyl Sheets

We Have Your Floors Covered

We provide excellent quality and service, as well as affordable prices, to individual homeowners, REALTORS®, and commercial property owners to meet their floor covering needs. Whether you need vinyl flooring or wool carpet, we have your solution. B&B Carpets offers:

  • Carpets From Shaw, Mohawk, Dream Weavers, & Godfrey Hirst (Wool)
  • Luxury Vinyl Planks From Shaw, Mohawk, Impervio, Moduleo, Reward, Paradigm, & Eternity
  • Vinyl Floors From Armstrong, Mannington, & Tarkett
  • Laminate Floors From Shaw, Quick Step, & Eternity


What Sets Us Apart

There is no job too large or too small for us, so give us a call today. Our clients are our top priority, and we see each one as a unique opportunity. By providing competitive pricing as well as the best possible service, we hope to maintain a long-lasting relationship.


Carpet

Carpeting adds warmth and comfort to your home by increasing the sound absorption and insulation, ensuring your floor is warm in winter and cool in summer. Carpet has many attributes beyond adding beauty and coziness to any room. In fact, a well-maintained carpet creates a healthier indoor atmosphere. Your carpet acts as a filter to trap and hold airborne dust and other allergens until eliminated by regular vacuuming and cleaning. It's also a better insulator than other types of floor covering when it comes to maintaining room temperature. This means reduced heating and cooling costs and a quieter indoor environment.

We carry the following carpet manufacturers:

Shaw Floors Anderson Tuftex Mohawk Dreamweaver
 

Comparing Carpet Fibers

Polyester (PET) Carpet Fibers
Polyester offers exceptional softness and color clarity, and it is also naturally stain and fade resistant. Thanks to technology advances in yarn processing and improved carpet construction techniques, polyester's purported weakness as a performance fiber has been largely overcome.

STRENGTHS:

  • Inherently stain and fade resistant
  • Excellent color clarity and uniformity
  • Exceptional softness
  • Value

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not as resilient or durable as Nylon


Nylon Carpet Fibers
Nylon is the most versatile of all fibers, providing excellent durability and flexibility in creating a variety of carpet styles. Nylon is the most commonly used carpet fiber and can be found in a wide range of both cut pile and loop pile styles. Nylon also has great color flexibility and uniformity, and many nylon yarn systems are exceptionally soft.

STRENGTHS:

  • Most durable and resilient of all carpet fibers
  • Wide variety of construction and styling options
  • Receptive to dying for color versatility and uniformity
  • Innovative softness

WEAKNESSES:

  • Not inherently stain resistant, but may have stain and soil resistance treatment applied


Polypropylene (Olefin) Carpet Fibers
Unlike other fiber types, polypropylene will not absorb water and must therefore be solution dyed (pigmented) to impart color. Solution dyeing is a process in which color is actually built into the fiber when it is formed making the color an inherent part that cannot be removed from the fiber. This means the color will not fade, even when exposed to intense sunlight.

STRENGTHS:

  • Inherent stain and fade resistance
  • Performs well in appropriate constructions
  • Good Value

WEAKNESSES:

  • Lack of resiliency
  • Limited styling flexibility


PTT (Triexta Polyester) Carpet Fibers
PTT (Polytrimethtlene Terephthalate) is a polyester fiber. With excellent durability and built-in stain and soil resistance, Triexta fiber resists stains and wear without sacrificing softness.

STRENGTHS:

  • Durable and resilient
  • Inherently resistant to permanent staining

WEAKNESSES:

  • Cannot be treated for repellency or dry soiling
  • More difficult to consistently process in plants (yarn difficulties, etc.)


Commercial Carpet

Commercial Carpet is one of the most popular flooring materials for homes and businesses alike. Commercial carpet withstands heavy foot traffic. While primarily used in retail & office spaces, it can be used anywhere you want to enjoy a tough, durable material on your floors. If you are a business owner or manager interested in buying a new carpet for your office space, you would be surprised how many flooring options are out there. Commercial carpet is made to withstand a lot of foot traffic without looking worn, and that requires choosing the proper carpet specification for its intended use. This type of carpet is usually made with a tight loop and a short pile, giving it the density and thickness enough to withstand extra-heavy traffic on a daily basis. Some commercial carpets are made with an attached high-density performance cushion or other PVC backing system, which give the carpet extra support for very heavy traffic areas such as hospitals or hotels. They can also be cut in a larger variety of sizes and are generally less expensive than residential carpets, making commercial carpet a great option for large spaces.

We carry the following Commercial Carpet Manufacturers:

Aladdin Collection by Mohawk Pentz Commercial Flooring Solutions Philadelphia Commercial

 
Comparing Commercial Carpet Fibers

Major Types of Commercial Carpet Materials
There are two major types of materials that can be used in the construction of commercial carpets: Nylon and Olefin. Nylon is typically considered to be the best option thanks to its durability, attractive appearance, and overall stain resistance. Olefin, in contrast, tends to be slightly less durable and have a shorter overall lifespan. However, olefin is significantly cheaper than nylon, which makes it popular for commercial buyers on a limited budget or anyone who only plans to use the commercial carpet for a few years before having it replaced or moving to a new location.

Advantages of Commercial Carpet

Commercial Carpet is known for its strength, affordability, lifespan, and durability. Commercial carpet is designed to be sturdier overall, which means that thousands of people can walk across the fibers on a regular basis without doing any damage to them. Plus, commercial carpets are typically stain-resistant, which cuts down on how often they need to be thoroughly cleaned or replaced. Commercial carpet can also be a lot cheaper than residential carpet as it is often made from more affordable fibers. Commercial carpet is also incredibly versatile, and it comes in a wide range of colors and patterns that can fit into nearly any office design or style.

Disadvantages of Commercial Carpet

While commercial carpet can be a natural choice in a professional setting, it is important to keep in mind that there are some drawbacks. Major concerns to give thought to include rough texture, high-quality versions can be expensive, less comfortable to stand on than residential carpet, and fibers can crush quickly with heavy wear. Since commercial carpets are not used in places where individuals might sit or lay down on it, the rough texture is rarely an issue. Standing on commercial carpet for long periods of time can be uncomfortable, but including a thicker overlay can eliminate that concern as well. Finally, the quality of the commercial carpet will dictate the price, but some very high-quality versions can equal or even surpass the price of residential carpeting.


Sheet Vinyl

Sheet Vinyl

Sheet vinyl is often used as an alternative to natural stone, ceramic tile or even hardwood, especially in rooms like kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms that are more susceptible to moisture. The layered construction provides stability, cushioning and a protective finish for durability. It usually comes in a 12-foot-wide roll, which B&B Carpets will cut to size. Depending on the size of your room, you may just need a single roll, but regardless, this type of flooring leaves few (if any) seams.

We carry the following Sheet Vinyl Manufacturers:

Armstrong, Logo Mannington, Logo


Misconceptions

Most people think vinyl, then envision kitchens of decades past. Well, things have definitely changed. Innovative technology allows the vinyl sheet to have styles with visuals and texture so realistic they can be mistaken for real hardwood, ceramic or stone flooring. Homeowners with great taste are opting for premium vinyl sheet over other flooring types for its winning combination of realism, on-trend stylishness, and practical durability.

Always remember you don't have to sacrifice style to get a low-maintenance floor that takes on traffic, topples and spills with ease. Vinyl flooring lets you transform any room with gorgeously realistic and durable designs inspired by wood, stone, ceramic — and your own imagination.


Vinyl Planks

Vinyl Planks

The hottest new thing on the flooring market is waterproof flooring. Now you can get that gorgeous, homey wood look you’ve been craving in every room of the home. Get ready to dive headfirst into the world of waterproof flooring. What can be better than having 100% Waterproof flooring? Life has its spills. It’s just a fact of…well…life. That’s why Luxury Vinyl Planks keeps liquids from seeping below your floor, giving you one less thing to worry about. Think about any large spills that might have happened in your house. Like that one time when your child dropped the open gallon of milk, and it spilled everywhere, or when your adorable puppy accidentally confused the corner next to the tv with the grass in the backyard.

This is when waterproof flooring comes to the rescue. Kids, pets, parties and other spill-inducing scenarios can be a nightmare. However, waterproof flooring is a solution that can help you rest at ease. Vinyl plank flooring is pretty much the Superman of the flooring industry.

We carry the following Vinyl Plank Manufacturers:

5th & Main

Eternity

Engineered Floors

Reward Flooring

Republic Flooring

Mannington

Metroflor

Shaw Floors

US Floors

Armstrong

Floorte Pro

Floorte

Mohawk

Paradigm


Here’s a quick look at just a few of the qualities that make it so awesome.

  • Ultra-durable. WPC is known for being the best of the best, showcasing the thickest, most durable luxury vinyl with the thickest wear layers for optimal scratch protection.
  • 100% waterproof. And guaranteed by the manufacturers.
  • Perfect for imperfect subfloors. Little known fact: because waterproof vinyl plank flooring is so thick and durable, it can hide an imperfect subfloor. I know, I know, you don’t care what the subfloor looks like. But do you care about dropping a bunch of extra money leveling it beforehand? With waterproof luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring, oftentimes, you won’t have to.
  • Realistic wood and stone look. Seriously, vinyl is changing. Rapidly. The top-end vinyl floors are able to more realistically mimic natural materials better than ever before. WPC vinyl is the best of the best, which means the looks are usually incredibly convincing and beautiful.
  • More resilient than ceramic tile. It’s true, you could just get a wood or stone look tile, and it would also be waterproof. But tile is hard. Standing on a tile floor all day isn’t great for your joints or feet. Vinyl is more resilient and much more comfortable.
  • Low maintenance. All you need is the occasional vacuum and damp mop to keep your planks looking fabulous.

We’ve already seen a new generation of products out in the marketplace with enhanced stability, durability and stain and indent resistance. And, there is a laser focus on bringing out realistic visuals.

  • Printed vinyl layer. This is where you get your gorgeous photo imagery that makes the vinyl look (nearly) identical to natural materials like stone and wood. Often, WPC Vinyl flooring is the highest quality vinyl on the market. This means you get the most realistic looks that people will swear are real wood/stone!
  • Wear layer. Just like with traditional vinyl, the wear layer is like your bodyguard; it helps protect your floor from dents, scratches, etc. The thicker the wear layer, the buffer your bodybuilder. Vinyl indoor flooring is known for having a buff, beefy wear layers offering more protection. When you look at vinyl flooring, it’s just as (if not more) important to look at wear layer thickness as plank thickness. *Can vary between manufacturers.

This is just the beginning. I expect suppliers to continue to innovate in the coming years to help fuel the growth of this category.

The Pros

  • The biggest advantage of vinyl plank flooring is the fact that it is 100% water resistant. This makes it the ideal flooring solution for spaces such as basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. In addition, vinyl plank flooring is very durable with commercial grade wear layers and fiberglass reinforcement.
  • Vinyl can be installed on nearly any sub-floor, with the thicker floors being forgiving to imperfect sub-floors. Luxury vinyl plank flooring can also be glued down which is something that may be attractive to homeowners. The affordability, durability and natural wood look make vinyl plank flooring a great option for busy spaces without the price tag of authentic wood.
  • You can install the floating vinyl plank flooring over the existing one without a problem. It’s not difficult to install new floating vinyl planks over your old laminate, ceramics, or concrete, as long as you prepare the existing flooring properly.

The Cons

As with any product, there are disadvantages associated with vinyl plank flooring. If you choose to glue down your vinyl plank flooring, the removal process is known to be very difficult. If you are installing vinyl as a temporary solution, it is recommended you avoid glue to make the removal as easy as possible.

Vinyl plank flooring is very durable, however, it can be punctured with very sharp objects. For example, if a kitchen knife gets dropped with the point down on the vinyl plank flooring, it is likely there will be a visible scar. Vinyl plank flooring also does not have the wood feel of laminate or especially hardwood, but advances in the appearance are continually improving. When walking on vinyl flooring with shoes, it does not have the rich wooden sound a natural wood floor would.

Floating vinyl plank flooring is perfect for people who stand on their feet most of the time. You will be surprised how comfortable and quiet this floor can be. The floating vinyl plank flooring is natural and comfortable flooring to walk on. It looks and feels warmer than any other flooring solution.


Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl Composition Tile

Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) glue down flooring is designed for high-traffic areas. Commercial vinyl tile squares mask scuffs and soil in busy spaces like convenient stores, retail and classrooms. Commercial tile manufacturers are known for durable and stylish designs. So when it comes to looking for a commercial grade tile flooring company that is an industry leader, B&B Carpets is your one stop shop.

Armstrong, Logo

Vinyl composition tile (VCT) is a finished flooring material used primarily in commercial and institutional applications. Modern vinyl floor tiles and sheet flooring and versions of those products sold since the early 1980s are composed of colored polyvinyl chloride (PVC) chips formed into solid sheets of varying thicknesses (1/8" is most common) by heat and pressure. Floor tiles are cut into modular shapes such 12" x 12" squares or 12" x 24" rectangles. In installation the floor tiles or sheet flooring are applied to a smooth, leveled sub-floor using a specially formulated vinyl adhesive or tile mastic that remains pliable. In commercial applications some tiles are typically waxed and buffed using special materials and equipment. Modern vinyl floor tile is frequently chosen for high-traffic areas because of its low cost, durability, and ease of maintenance. Vinyl tiles have high resilience to abrasion and impact damage and can be repeatedly refinished with chemical strippers and mechanical buffing equipment. If properly installed, tiles can be easily removed and replaced when damaged. Tiles are available in a variety of colors from several major flooring manufacturers. Some manufacturers have created vinyl tiles that very closely resemble wood, stone, terrazzo, and concrete and hundreds of varying patterns.


Engineered Hardwood

Engineered Hardwood

Unlike conventional hardwood, which comes straight out of a tree and into your home, engineered hardwood is a more complex product that consists of several layers. The outermost is a hardwood veneer, a thin slice of wood (less than 1/8″) of whatever species you desire. The inner layers are made of plywood, high density fiberboard, or hardwood. The core layers make the product more stable than regular hardwood, while the outer veneer surface adds beauty and authenticity. Engineered hardwood is different than a hardwood laminate because the surface is made of real wood. While laminate has a core of high density fiberboard, its surface is basically a picture of wood (or any other material, for that matter). Laminate is less expensive than engineered and solid hardwood, but has a different look and feel due to its make up. We carry the following Engineered Hardwood manufacturer's below:

Eternity Gemwoods Versailles Collection California Classics


Pros:

  • Engineered hardwood flooring is designed to reduce the moisture problems associated with conventional hardwood.
  • Its layers block moisture and provide added stability to your floor.
  • Engineered flooring will not swell or warp, making it very low maintenance.
  • Environmental Advantages of Engineered Hardwood.

Choosing engineered flooring is considered more environmentally-friendly than traditional hardwood for a few reasons.

  • Veneer is sliced rather than cut with a saw. This process produces no sawdust, which means that all of the tree’s wood can be used. The sawdust produced making hardwood boards is wasted wood (and adds up to a significant amount).
  • Hardwood trees grow much more slowly than the trees used to make engineered flooring cores. Because more surface area is produced making veneer, installing traditional hardwood uses many times the amount of slow growing tree. This makes the replenishing time much longer.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Cons

There are, in actuality, very few principle drawbacks to this type of hardwood flooring, but this doesn’t make it a foolproof project or even the right floor for every application.

  • Comparable to solid hardwood in terms of cost, engineered floors are still considerably more expensive than laminate, tile, and carpet.
  • That said, by far, the biggest concern as a homeowner should be avoiding shoddy or inferior engineered manufacturers and products.
  • Veneers that are too thin will prevent sanding and refinishing opportunities that may double the lifetime of the floor.
  • Some veneers are so thin and poorly made that they can prematurely warp or fade.
  • Core layers must still be fashioned from high-quality wood. Some manufacturers try to cut corners by using fiberboard or oriented strand board that may compromise the stability of your floor and, at the very least, will result in an inferior flooring product.

Most engineered wood can be sanded and refinished several times throughout the life of the floor. Other things to keep in mind regarding the durability of engineered wood flooring:
Engineered hardwood can be installed in challenging spaces.
The structure makes it a versatile hardwood option for areas where humidity and temperature could be a concern — like basements — or over concrete slab or radiant heating systems. However, we still do not recommend installing engineered floors in laundry rooms or bathrooms.
Scratch and dent resistance differs among wood species.
The top layer of engineered flooring is wood, so hardness depends on the species. Oak, Maple and Hickory are naturally harder, so they resist dents, scratches and other signs of wear better than softer woods like Birch, Cherry and Walnut
Before deciding on Solid or Engineered hardwood flooring, consider these factors...
Location, Location, Location

The location of your hardwood flooring basically falls into three categories:

  • On Grade - at ground level.
  • Above Grade - any second level or higher.
  • Below Grade - any floor below ground level, including basements or sunkenliving rooms.

The construction of an engineered hardwood gives it enhanced structural stability that allows it to be installed at any grade level when a moisture barrier such as Selitac Thermally Insulating Underlayment.


Laminate

Laminate

Laminate is a resilient flooring designed to look just like hardwood or stone, but with a long-lasting durability that makes it ideal for the busiest homes, or main street businesses. It's made up of four distinct layers, which work together to withstand the everyday challenges of active families and heavy foot traffic, so your floors look newer longer.

We carry the following laminate Manufacturers:

Republic Flooring Armstrong, Logo Eternity Quick Step Logo Shaw Floors


Laminate floors feature a high-resolution photo and variety of realistic surface textures to closely imitate real wood, stone or ceramic, creating a look with depth and color. Our premium printing process creates rich colors that don't fade, so you can enjoy a beautiful floor style at home for years to come.

Transparent, Wear-Resistant Overlay

A variety of textures that closely imitate real wood along with a wear layer for superior scratch and scuff resistance.

Design Layer

Real visuals and patterns of natural wood, stone, and ceramic.

Premium HDF Core Board

Patented click-joints for snap-together installation and a core of high-density fiber board that gives stability, dent-resistance and is made of recycled materials.

Balancing Layer

Balance layer for stability — prevents bowing or collapsing.

Realistic Hardwood, Stone and Custom Looks

We've created every laminate style with a high attention to detail and authenticity. Color variations, distinctive grain, textures, edge treatments and gloss are selected to reflect the true beauty of the natural material that inspired the design.

  • Hardwood looks range from traditional smooth styles and exotic patterned species to weathered, rustic, hand-scraped and reclaimed textured timber. Choose from a wide range of colors with high sheen and matte gloss options.
  • Stone looks capture the rugged but refined texture of natural slate tiles, the gorgeous color variation of Spanish stone pavers or the smooth elegance of tumbled stone blocks. Available in a variety of colors.
  • Custom designer looks embrace the unexpected, blending woods, metals and weathered concrete to create unique styles you won't find in nature, but that look naturally beautiful.

Authentic Texture

Many types of embossing techniques are used to create surface textures that perfectly complement each design.

  • Embossed-in-Register (EIR) – Elevates the realism by aligning the design image with the texture. Examples include knots, chatter marks, wood grain and tile grout lines.
  • Overall Texture (OT) – Texture is applied over the entire surface to enhance the design, but the texture does not align to the design image.
  • Hand-Scraped Texture (HST) – Consists of a soft to heavy hand-scraped wood effect, often with chatter marks, depending on the design.

Plank Width

Most wood look planks are at least 4" wide, with many available in on-trend extra wide-widths over 7" or mixed-width styles. Stone-look tiles range between 12" and 15", though you can find some looks with multiple sizes and shapes that are randomly placed.