6 Answers About Wood Flooring

Why Wood Flooring?

And Other Hardwood Flooring Questions

In an effort to help you in your wood-shopping venture, we politely asked our customer, Jeff N., to share his ENMAR Hardwood Flooring experience. Lucky us, he gladly obliged.

1) What led you to choose hardwood flooring over other flooring options? 

JEFF: Hardwood floors are classier. I prefer the more natural look in the downstairs living area over synthetic products such as laminate or carpet. I do have tile downstairs and the wood is a perfect contrast for our home. It just feels good and homey. My fiancé says she likes how the wood feels on her feet.

2) Why did you choose ENMAR Hardwood Flooring over other flooring companies?

JEFF: ENMAR’s friendly, professional service can’t be beat. My questions were answered with so much knowledge that when I shopped around, I learned that many other companies didn’t install wood flooring the way it should be installed. For example, other companies wanted to install a bumper/separator between the tile and wood, which was tacky and unsafe. These companies either don’t know how to install properly so that the wood is flush with the tile, or they are lazy. Either way, we trusted ENMAR.

3) Are you happy with ENMAR now that your floor has been installed?

JEFF: Yes! Our flooring was installed so efficiently…no mess, no clutter, prompt, with a fast turn-around time. Had we went with anyone else, we would not have our wood/carpet stairs because not one other company recommended we incorporate carpet to save us money. ENMAR suggested the idea and showed us an example and we loved it! It gave us exactly what we wanted with a reasonable price tag!!

4) What would you tell people who are considering hardwood flooring?

JEFF: I would tell people that hardwood flooring is cool…it sets you apart from all the other homes. I would also tell people to do your research and include ENMAR in your research…you will find that ENMAR is the true expert in the wood flooring business…and you will be happy.

5) What tip do you have for people who aren’t sure which type of wood to choose?

JEFF: Make use of ENMAR’s great showroom of samples. If you want wood installed next to tile and/or carpet, bring in a tile and/or carpet sample. Ask to bring home at least 4 wood samples and look at them at different times of the day, in different light. Eliminate the wood samples that you know won’t work and trade them in for a few more wood flooring pieces. Give yourself 1-2 days for this process until you know, for certain, which wood type is THE ONE. We ended up choosing a wood species/color that we never would have thought of…and the one we thought for sure would have worked well in our home did not match at all. Trust Brian’s advice, too.

6) What is your favorite thing about your wood floor?

JEFF: I love the look and I love the compliments we receive when guests are over. Nobody has wood flooring these days because they have the impression that it is expensive and that it scratches easily. Wood flooring is not expensive when you compare it to other nice flooring options (laminate is NOT nice). It’s not any more expensive than nice tile or nice carpet! We placed $2 felt stickers underneath our furniture, so we have no worries about scratches because nobody here is walking around in heavy, sharp shoes either! We have a Doberman and have ZERO issues.

Visit our ENMAR Hardwood Flooring Gilbert Showroom.

560 E Germann Rd, Suite 105
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Local: (480) 497-1633

Monday-Friday 10am- 5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

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8 Ways to Maintain Your Phoenix Hardwood Flooring

How to Care for Your Phoenix Hardwood Flooring

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We get asked a lot about what is the best method to take care of newly installed Phoenix hardwood flooring. Choosing hardwood flooring is an investment in your home, so here are some helpful tips from your friends at ENMAR Hardwood Flooring to keep your Phoenix hardwood flooring looking new and to provide longevity after your hardwood floor installation is complete.

  1. If it is a freshly sanded and refinished floor, do not place area rugs on your newly finished floor for one to two weeks to allow for complete curing of the finish.
  2. Sand, dirt and grit have abrasive particles; tracking these particles onto your Phoenix hardwood flooring will cause your finish to wear faster and make your floors lose their shine.
  3. An excessive amount of water can make your wood floors swell and cup. It can also cause cracks to turn discolor. Clean up any water on your floors as soon as possible.
  4. The nails of large pets can cause scratches on your Phoenix hardwood flooring, but there are products on the market that can be put on the nails of large pets (like a nail polish) that will reduce scratching or gouging. If your pet has an accident on the floor, clean it up immediately as urine is an acid and it will leave a permanent stain.How to maintain hardwood flooring
  5. After your hardwood floor installation, it is recommended that you use floor protectors under chair legs and other furniture to prevent scratching.
  6. Do NOT clean the floor with any wax related products, furniture polishes, vinegar, ammonia or pine cleaners. Not only are they less effective cleaners, they may dull your finish and it may require hardwood floor repair.
  7. Always make sure plants are in water proof containers.
  8. Whether it is prefinished hardwood flooring or solid hardwood flooring (reclaimed hardwood flooring), the humidity in your home is very important to your Phoenix hardwood flooring. Unless the relative humidity in your home is kept between 35% and 55%, the wood floor can check or shrink forming cracks in the surface.  An atmosphere that is too dry may also void the manufacturer’s warranty.

If you are in doubt about how to care for your new Phoenix hardwood flooring, ask our professionally trained hardwood floor installers at the time of hardwood floor installation or give us a call at 480-497-1633. At ENMAR Hardwood Flooring, we really are “at your service” and the place to buy hardwood flooring!

Visit our ENMAR Hardwood Flooring Gilbert Showroom.

560 E Germann Rd, Suite 105
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Local: (480) 497-1633

Monday-Friday 10am- 5pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

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