Hardwood Flooring

Adding hardwood flooring to your home is guaranteed to increase its value more than any other type of flooring. This flooring type is a worthwhile long-term investment that will be loved by your family for many years after installation.

Is hardwood flooring right for you?

Hardwood Flooring Pros:

Versatility

There are many different wood types and sizes to choose from (like red oak, cherry, walnut, maple, ash, and so many more), so you’ll be sure to find one that works with the climate of your home and with your personal style.

Value

Home buyers will pay more for homes with hardwood floors because they consider it an upgrade. Hardwood floors are durable, stylish, and can last for years, when properly maintained.

Sustainable

Wood flooring production requires fewer natural resources than other flooring options and is a long-term investment, so you’ll be replacing your flooring less often. Wood flooring is also hypoallergenic and contributes to better air quality in your home.

Hardwood Flooring Cons:

Maintenance

“Hardwood can’t be installed in Arizona! It’s too dry!” – You may have heard that saying before and, while it doesn’t apply to all wood types, there are certainly some wood that performs better in our dry Arizona conditions, and we can help you make the right choice for the climate.

Surface Blemishes

Hardwood may not be the right choice in areas of your home with high traffic. The good news is that you can repair hardwood by sanding and refinishing flooring to remove scratches that happen over time.

Is hardwood flooring right for you?

Hardwood Flooring Pros:

Versatily

There are many different wood types and sizes to choose from (like red oak, cherry, walnut, maple, ash, and so many more), so you’ll be sure to find one that works with the climate of your home and with your personal style.

Value

Home buyers will pay more for homes with hardwood floors because they consider it an upgrade. Hardwood floors are durable, stylish, and can last for years, when properly maintained.

Sustainable

Wood flooring production requires fewer natural resources than other flooring options and is a long-term investment, so you’ll be replacing your flooring less often. Wood flooring is also hypoallergenic and contributes to better air quality in your home.

Hardwood Flooring Cons:

Maintenance

“Hardwood can’t be installed in Arizona! It’s too dry!” – You may have heard that saying before and, while it doesn’t apply to all wood types, there are certainly some wood that performs better in our dry Arizona conditions, and we can help you make the right choice for the climate.

Surface Blemishes

Hardwood may not be the right choice in areas of your home with high traffic. The good news is that you can repair hardwood by sanding and refinishing flooring to remove scratches that happen over time.

Choosing the right wood

Shaw Eton Hickory Wood Floor Swatch

Hickory

Hickory is one of the most durable wood options, so it’s a great choice for homes with more activity or in areas with more traffic. This is one of our favorite options because its density makes it more resistant to wear and tear.

Shaw Birch Hardwood floor swatch

Birch

Birch is a versatile wood and a great choice for people who want a particular look in there home. It comes in many different color variations and species, so you can find the perfect match for your home.

Maple Flooring swatch from shaw

Maple

Maple blends beautifully with modern home decor and, while its not as hard as hickory, its durability makes it a great choice for active homes or your home’s traffic areas.

Oak wood floor swatch from Shaw

Oak

Oak flooring is beautiful and a very popular choice. Its stability makes it a good choice in areas with temperature variations and humidity.

Other flooring options:

Bamboo, Cork, Acacia, Walnut, Cherry, Tigerwood – there are so many options for your unique style!

Tips for Caring for Hardwood Flooring

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Tread Lightly

Avoid walking on your wood flooring in hard-soled shoes like high heels or dragging heavy furniture across the surface. Wood can scratch, so be gentle to protect your long-term investment.

Keep it Clean

Dust and debris can cause minor scratches or remove your floor’s sheen, so we recommend sweeping with a microfibre mop regularly to remove the pesty dander that can gather on your floor.

Keep it Cool

Huge temperature fluctuations, heat, and humidity can cause your floor to crown. Review the manufacturers warranty for temperature recommendations

A few of our hardwood flooring brands…

These are just a few of the hardwood flooring brands available at Cunningham Flooring. With the largest flooring showroom in Northern Arizona, we’re sure to have the perfect floor for your home or office.

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Castle Combe floor & wall logo

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