A Guide for Man-Made or Synthetic Flooring Options

Educating yourself about the various options available for flooring in your home might seem like a daunting task. There are so many wonderful ways to create the perfect floor to coordinate with the overall design of a room or entire home. A smart way to go about it is to first learn the basic attributes of what makes each flooring type a smart choice. Use this guide to begin your research process. When you’ve narrowed it down to a few favorites, visit our store to learn more about each of them.

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile

Hard glazed squares made of porcelain or ceramic. This material has been well loved and used for a few centuries because it has so many valuable attributes. It is highly durable, strong, and stain resistant. It’s available in a wide variety of colors, and if it does happen to chip or crack it’s fairly easy to replace broken pieces. (This would be an unusual occurrence because of its durability.) It’s also quite easy to clean and sterilize. Learn all about tile in our Introduction to Tile.

Carpet

Carpet is made of either wool or synthetic materials. It is ideal for rooms where comfort is the number one priority. It can positively contribute to air quality by way of trapping some debris and pet dander until it can be vacuumed away. It insulates warmth well during seasonably cold weather, and it also serves to help reduce loud sounds and noise. If you would like to learn more about this, visit our Introduction to Carpet!

Engineered Wood

Engineered (aka composite wood) is manufactured by a veneer layer of hardwood overtop of several wood layers beneath. A big benefit of this material is that it can be installed fast, making it ideal for time-crunched projects. It’s easily installed over subflooring, including padding or concrete. In addition to other areas in the house, it works quite well in basements and below grade spaces because it is quite resistant to the effects of moisture. Learn more about Engineered Wood on our website.

LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile)

LVT is a synthetic polymer flooring material that is very budget friendly. It can be glued or nailed over subflooring, and it’s easy to install. It’s easy to clean and water resistant, while also being durable and flexible. Visit our Introduction to Vinyl to learn more!


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FLOORTÉ™: Luxury Vinyl Flooring Collection from Shaw

At Shaw, luxury vinyl flooring—which we often call resilient—is our forte. So we’re calling our latest collection Floorte™.

Floorte™ is a vinyl laminate made using high-definition printing to emulate a hardwood or tile surface. Shaw's engineered FOLD N GO™ locking system makes installation easy. Floorté™ floors are not only strong and durable, but their flexible design helps conceal imperfections in the floor beneath. The high-definition printing creates a highly authentic appearance, and the hardwood designs are created to match the top species and colors of hardwood.

“You can get the wood look without the high-maintenance, a product that hides imperfections in subfloors, and an easy click system,” says Natalie Cady, director of hard surface marketing. “The fact that it’s waterproof is just icing on the cake.”

Laminate Coreboard Technology

An Eco-Friendly Alternative

Known for being committed to the environment, Shaw Floors laminate options are an ideal choice for all of us who are environmentally conscious. Shaw laminates have a long life span. Replacement is something you won't even think about for many years to come.

Why Choose Laminate?

Since laminate is made to look like and even feel like hardwood, maybe you're wondering why you shouldn't just buy hardwood? Shaw floors has a great selection of hardwood floors. But, here are some reasons you may want laminate:

  1. As always, price may be a consideration. Laminate can be half the price of hardwoods. And the easier, quicker installation, can save you money, also.

  2. Even though hardwood is a “natural” product, laminate is much more durable than hardwood. It's not nearly as likely to scratch or split. It's much more resist moisture damage, and maintenance is a breeze. There's less wear and tear, and it's very resistant to spills and stains.

  3. Laminate is also versatile. Various wood grains, colors, tints and patterns are limited only by consumer demand.

Visit your nearest Arizona Wholesale Supply contractor or designer showroom for more information on flooring products.

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Remodeling Never Ends at Arizona Wholesale

New Appliances are Just the Beginning

Floor Covering, Window Treatments, Closet Systems, and More

Arizona Wholesale Supply is always updating.

With all the appliance manufacturers we represent it seems that there is always a new line of cooktops, ovens, refrigerators, or dishwashers being launched. That means tearing down one display or vignette of appliances to make room for another. On top of that, in addition to displaying the latest in Whirlpool, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Sub Zero, Viking, Jenn-Air, Thermador, Bosch, Maytag, Miele appliances and more, there are new brands hitting the market all the time.

AWS Brands

In addition to all these kitchen appliance brands, there are also many appliance related products that need to be displayed such as water softeners, RO systems, outdoor grills, pizza ovens, and others.

Of course, appliances are only one side of the business at Arizona Wholesale Supply. For many years Arizona Wholesale Supply Company has been a leading supplier of flooring products to home builders and contractors. And if there every was a dynamic business – it's floor covering. We've come a long way since the days of wall-to-wall carpet throughout the house. Buyers now must select from traditional tile and carpet to cork, bamboo, porcelain, engineered wood floors, and more. Brands include Armstrong, Mohawk, Dal-Tile, Mannington, Aladdin, Tuftex, Shaw, and others. So that means more samples in an ever increasing variety of colors and styles, and bigger showroom displays.

Flooring Showroom

Arizona Wholesale Supply Showroom

Now, Arizona Wholesale Supply also shows a variety of backsplashes, window treatments, shutters, and built-in closet organizers. In some cases, home builders have contracted to have Arizona Wholesale serve as a one stop selection center for homebuyers so that they can also pick their cabinet finishes, lighting, countertops, etc.

All of this means that some part of any one of the beautiful showrooms of Arizona Wholesale Supply (AWS) is likely to be under construction on any given day. At AWS, we carefully plan the projects to get in and out quickly, and with a minimum amount of disruption. Nevertheless, updating showrooms continues to be an ongoing process.

SO….excuse our dust as we work to create a beautiful environment for you to select the right products for YOUR new building project.

Call or visit the professionals at Arizona Wholesale Supply today for information on major appliances, flooring, window treatments and more.


Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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