There are so many styles and types of wood flooring it can be confusing, as all wood is not created equal! Here in Arizona, our atmosphere needs to be considered when choosing wood flooring. Installation techniques also vary depending on the wood you choose and your substrate. At Strictly Custom Carpets, your flooring will always be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation recommendations.
The different types of wood flooring and installation methods are:
*Solid Wood Floors *Engineered Floors * Laminate Floors
Laminate flooring is usually made of a compressed particleboard with a picture of wood on the top. A wear layer is applied on top of that. It is a floating floor with a moisture barrier and pad installed underneath. Since there are so many styles and manufacturer options, we can help educate you so you will be able to make the right choice.
Engineered wood floors are constructed in a layered effect with the grain of the layers running in opposite directions. The layers will range from 2 to 3 with less expensive products up to 8 or more with the higher quality products. The top layer is your wear layer. This layer is the actual hardwood species, whether it is Oak, Maple, Cherry, or your favorite wood. This type of wood is best suited for the desert. The opposing forces of the layered wood help to minimize the expansion and contraction rate. Again, we make sure your product is installed to manufacturer recommendations to insure your product’s longevity and warranty.
Solid Hardwood floors last a life time, however they do require more maintenance than an engineered product. With our drastic change in atmospheric conditions, humidity can range from 5% to the 80’s and 90’s during our Monsoon season. The product does have a greater expansion / contraction rate and that needs to be considered when making your choice.
In addition to custom carpet installations, we also have hundreds of inlaid area rug patterns to choose from, and you get to select the style, texture, and colors to be used. Our designers will help you with your selections or even help create a custom design to suit your personal needs. If you have your own designer we will work with them as well.
Not only do we supply and install carpet, we also specialize in ceramic tile, sheet vinyl, vinyl tile and planks, wood, laminate, and vct.
Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of styles colors and applications. From sheet goods to luxury vinyl tiles, vinyl plank, and vinyl composite tiles, we can supply and install them all. We can advise you as to what type of vinyl flooring best suits your needs.