Have you ever seen the Costco laminate floors? Maybe not during your average grocery run, unless you’re an aisle by aisle browser, because uh COSTCO 😍. Surprises you didn’t know you needed are around every corner!
Costco usually carries a few styles of wood floors in their store and online. Sometimes you’ll see a rep at the store for a stint of time that is selling a hardwood selection.
Hardwood is great for some, but most of us are looking for a low maintenance, low worry, and low cost floor. And that is Costco laminate hardwood, engineered hardwood, and vinyl!
Two weeks ago I came across some Harmonics Laminate Flooring they had on sale for ~$1.30 per square foot and I actually LIKED it. They had two varieties that I liked, the Mill Creek Maple and the Camden Oak.
We could still get the sale online, but didn’t want to spend extra on the shipping. So we mulled it over as our groceries thawed in the cart and the baby took yet another nap in the ergo and finally came to the conclusion of YES.
We bought all but 6 boxes they had in store (1000 sq.ft.) Ps. Hip hip hooray for Costco taking Visa now!! Hello air miles! Maybe we’ll get to go to Hawaii after all this is said and done.
More reasons to choose Costco floors!
- Buying Costco floors insures a great return policy.
- Making big purchases at Costco gets you money BACK if you have the Gold Star or Business Membership!
- Costco is constantly running deals on flooring so you can get your already inexpensive Costco floors at a GREATER DISCOUNT!!!! (And then you can celebrate with that incredible chicken bake 😱🤩.)
- You can find more floor stock at other Costco stores if yours runs out.
- Costco carries a small selection of proven favorite floors so you don’t have to look at a million options to choose the right ones!
***Continually Updated***: Here are the floors Currently Carrying as of 1-30-2021**
This is the Costco Floor Mohawk Home Clover Run Fruit Wood. Is a 5mm waterproof luxury vinyl with a 1mm attached pad. If you love something with more wood looking grain character this is for you!
This light, warm floor is the Costco engineered hardwood Golden Arowana Bleached Sand. It looks stunning with white cabinets and airy spaces. If your house feels cold, these floors will warm it up with it’s peach tones.
This is the Costco Mohawk Home Glenview Hickory laminate flooring. It is 10mm Thick with built in SplashDefense Technology and a 2mm Pad.
These floors are a little different than the original flooring we bought, but each with that light brown look that looks so good in any home. Here are some more floors from build.com that are similar to those we bought.
I love the look of this Build Surfaces Alpine Oak laminate floor. The soft, non-obtrusive light brown color would fit in any home that need’s a refresh! Its a medium width floor at 7-1/2″ wide with that lovely texture that makes laminate feel like real wood and 8mm thickness.
I also love this Shaw Anthem Plus Laminate flooring in the Amarillo By Morning finish. Its 7 inches wide and 12mm thick with the textured embossment. The grain colors add a lot of character to the floors and would look great in a farmhouse styled house!
Here is a look at our downstairs floor remodel with Costco laminate flooring!
It took a few trips to get all the floor we needed. It’s great that they will wheel your huge purchase to a side drive up door!
Ps. We found out that 3 of our friends have bought or are buying these same floors through the Costco sale! And since then even MORE. It’s like the Costco Hawaiian shirt that every dad has.
A big difference is the matte vs. gloss look. Not that I really attempted to shine my floors to see my face in them, but this texture is easier on the eyes and the random dust/dirt/fur particles can blend in a little better!
Tearing out your old floor and carpet is EASY!
Stripping the carpet is relatively painless, assuming you’re wearing a dust mask 😷 to keep allergies under control. Because no matter how much you vacuum and clean your carpets, dust and dirt accumulate hard core all the way below the padding. It’s so NASTY to see what accumulates under there! 🤢
That’s why we’ve decided to do hardwood throughout the whole downstairs. We’re terrible at taking our shoes off, we’re always running in and out with project materials and tools, and we have a dog. Pretty much spells out D I R T right?!
Most of the demo was done by yours truly. It kind of goes unsaid in this house that Mr. G does all the back breaking OCD detail/saw work, so I should be able to do all the demo work! All I needed was a crowbar and pliers!
All the baseboards came out with the floors to be replaced by taller baseboards!
When discussing this my husbands laughs out loud and says, “When we moved in I swore I wasn’t going to do any of this. Now we’ve done the kitchen, floors, and will do the baseboards JUST like the last house. At least we haven’t done the bathroom.” …. I simply smile and nod.
The garage is so ready for a dump run at this point. Oh and don’t forget my little helper who has been so good during all the banging, sawing, and running around. (And Ps. I got a new light that has me oggling every time I come downstairs :)
Saturday morning came and I loaded Mr. G up with bacon, eggs, cinnamon rolls, and lots of coffee and ibuprofen so he could go to town on the new floors.
Tools to Lay Floors:
- Chop Saw for small cuts and corners
- table saw for long cuts around doors and stairs
- flooring kit
- knee pads (spandex is more comfortable than straps!)
- ear protection (for sawing AND hammering)
Oh and don’t forget a handsome, hard working, person that you love and appreciate more than words can tell! (Also all the goods that keep him going: favorite cookies, goldfish, pizza, beer, exedrin. You know..)
After photos with our Costco laminate floors!
**FAQ on how are floors are holding up**
I’m worried about water spills with a busy household, how have yours held up?
+ Our floors have been holding up great. We’ve had some baby water bottle leaks/spills as well as full dog bowls (two beach towels worth) of water spills and they’ve cleaned up with no problems. With any floor that isn’t vinyl or tile, you do have to clean up the water as soon as possible, but a leaking water bottle over a few hours hasn’t given us any issues.
How do they hold up to kids and pets?
+ These floors see a lot of action. I allow shoes in the house, dogs running in the house, baby pushing anything that can slide in the house haha, and probably more than I should permit… So they have been tested! We haven’t had any scratches or gouges. They’ve done great.
Did you spend extra on underlayment?
+ We did not spend extra on additional underlayment and do not regret it!
How do you clean the floors?
+ I use a basic sponge mop with a bucket/bowl/sink of warm water mixed with a few squirts of the mild Method Squirt and Mop Floor Cleaner. I walk with a towel behind the mop to dry it as soon as it’s scrubbed. Another fantastic clean up tool is this dry mop with washable pads. Otherwise, I just like to run a vacuum once or twice a week.
Do you have more pictures of the floors?
+ Yes! Check out these links to other posts on Petite Modern Life. Here. Here. Here. And peruse the section of the blog titled Second Home for more posts that have the floors! Also check out my Instagram account to see them in daily action and lighting.