Why We Love Laminate Flooring For The Kitchen

Laminate flooring is small slice of genius when it comes to kitchen flooring. Its best attributes are all ideal for a kitchen that is a busy central hub in the home. It is the space where adults, kids, guests, and pets all converge and inevitably make some kind of mess. Children pour milk into the cereal bowl too fast and splash it all over the floor. Pets dance around excitedly hoping for a treat and add a lot of wear to the floor in the process. Dinner party guests accidentally tip their appetizer plate and the sauce creeps underfoot.  If this sounds like your kitchen and you’re getting ready to remodel we recommend you take a serious look at a laminate flooring option. Why?

To begin with, modern laminate flooring is designed to resemble real wood or tile and the effect is convincing. Using laminate doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and good taste. Next, a huge benefit of laminate is that it is very easy to clean. To care for it just be sure to quickly clean up any spills, sweep it regularly, and use a damp mop to maintain the luster of the surface. If you do this consistently, upkeep of the floor over time will be a piece of cake because laminate flooring is resistant to stains and scratches.

It happens to be exceptionally durable because of the way it is constructed. It is comprised of four layers that achieve both strength and aesthetics. They are: a melamine wear layer, a high-resolution photo, a dense core board, and a melamine backing layer. There is one detrimental substance that compromises the integrity of the flooring and that is dirt/sand. It is very abrasive and if it is on the floor for extended lengths of time it will scratch it.

Another benefit of laminate flooring is the ease with which it can be installed! It’s amazingly simple.  Both glue-free and glue options are available. These are applied over the subfloor and an underlayment (sometimes two underlayment layers). 

The last reason we’ll share, although there are certainly more, is the fact that there are so many options. Once you start exploring the details of this type of flooring you’ll find that it’s available in a wide variety of colors, textures, shapes, and finishes. All things considered, it’s an excellent choice for a household where function is the number one priority in the kitchen!

If you would like to read more about this material, visit How Laminate Is Made.  Make sure to visit us online or in person if you have any questions about the process or how to get started with this amazing option for your home!

Back to School Projects

17861577_SIt’s back to school time. Now that the kids are gone for most of the day all those projects you’ve been meaning to get to can be accomplished.

Is it time to replace the carpeting in the family room, or possibly add some laminate or wood flooring to the entry way? Does the kitchen deserve a make over? Or does your master bath need some tile work?

Do appliances need to be replaced? Countertops, maybe? Or would the entire house benefit from different window coverings?

The design center at Arizona Wholesale can help with all of these projects. In fact, they can make it easy.

Check out our website to get started. From here you can learn what styles you like and how they will work with how you live. It’s important to remember how much traffic you have going through your house on a daily basis. This includes kids, pets, live-in in-laws, etc. The design you pick must be functional.   By using the design center at Arizona Wholesale you can get great ideas, keep a log of what you like and even design your own room virtually.

Now is the time to take on those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off. After all, the holidays are not far off and wouldn’t it be great to have a beautiful new kitchen, bathroom, entryway to show off?

If working on-line isn’t your thing, come into the showroom and look and feel for yourself what our fabulous designers have put together. Here’s where you can visit us.

Flooring Favorites from Mohawk Floors

Mohawk offers quality, tradition and innovation in its flooring collections. Choosing our favorites was difficult with thousands of products to choose from. Here are some of our top picks for each of the collections.

Carpet

Whether you are looking for a smooth Saxony, an intricate pattern or a trendy shag, Mohawk offers thousands of carpet options in thousands of colors, styles and textures. One of our favorite products from Mohawk is the EverStrand carpeting, woven from fibers made from plastic beverage bottles. This soft yarn is died into hundreds of colors and into amazing patterns.

Hardwood

Mohawk’s hardwood floors are as durable as they are beautiful. Three surface finishes, including CrystalShield™, the exclusive Aluminum Oxide Ceramica or Natural Oil finish, mean there is a finish to suit your style and needs. Our favorite is the Strand Woven Bamboo in either Halea or Kahala styles.

Ceramic Tile

Mohawk offers four tile collections: Classic, Rustic, Slate and Artistic Statements. We like the innovative and contemporary feeling metal tile in the artistic collection.

Laminate

From rich woods, including oaks, hickories, walnuts, and more exotic teaks and rosewoods, Mohawk’s laminate collection spans the spectrum of wood floor replicas.  Not to be outdone, the stone and ceramic laminate collection has tiles with beveled edges that have the look of stone.  We love the mix and match layout of the stone laminate tiles.

Area Rug

From Traditional to Contemporary designs, Mohawk’s designers have created rugs that will suit any style room. We love the tan and white  mixed herringbone patterned rug with it’s subtle pattern and neutral colors.

To find your favorite Mohawk flooring, visit Arizona Wholesale Supply’s website.