Superior sells and installs flooring, including tile, wood tile, laminate, and much more. Combined with our wide selection of countertops and cabinets, our incredible selection of flooring materials makes us your one-stop-shop in Phoenix for kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Getting started on your remodeling project is as easy as calling us for a free in-home estimate, or visiting our showroom and warehouse here in Phoenix.
No home remodel is complete without new floors. However, even in situations where homeowners have decided on everything else, choosing flooring can be a challenge. After all, you have to weigh the aesthetics against the material’s durability and price. Do you want tile or laminate, or carpet and stained concrete? In this article, we’ll provide you with a list of important factors to consider when selecting flooring and how you can go about finding the right flooring for your home.
At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we are proud to offer high-quality tile and laminate flooring at wholesale, direct importer prices. To see our wide flooring selection for yourself, we recommend you swing by our showroom here in Phoenix. Or, contact us to schedule a free in-home estimate so that one of our designers can meet with you and discuss what you’re envisioning for your floors.
What should you take into consideration when choosing flooring for your home?
Here are the four main factors that homeowners should think about when deciding on a type and style of flooring for their home:
Not every type of flooring is a fit for every room of your home. While tile and laminate flooring are durable and versatile, they might not be great for a children’s room that would benefit from the softness of carpet. For obvious reasons, carpet is a no-go in bathrooms and kitchens. You need to take the planned use of the room into consideration when choosing flooring for that space.
Here’s something to consider, however: you can always utilize rugs on top of tile or laminate floors to soften the surface, reduce the amount of echo in your home, or just to make a living room cozier for time with the family. In this way, tile and laminate are a bit more versatile throughout the home than carpet.
Changing your flooring is a big investment, both in terms of time and money. As a homeowner, you want floors that will last and continue to look good for many years to come. Durability is an important factor in your flooring decision because the quality of your floors can influence both the value of your home and how much enjoyment you get out of the space every single day.
Tile is obviously one of the most durable forms of flooring, but be sure to also take a look at laminate. Vinyl and laminate flooring have come a long way from their roots. Today, they offer all the look of wood with superior durability to real wood floors. They are water-resistant, making them ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. Laminate floors resist scratching or damage from dropped objects. If your home has children, they’re as close to an “accident-proof” type of flooring as you can get.
Aesthetics & Style
Of course, on top of all this, you want something that looks good and fits your own style sensibilities. The good news is that tile and laminate floors come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Tile is now available in everything from wood-style “planks” to traditional square tile. With laminate floors, you can choose almost any type of flooring you want, making it easy to match your already-installed kitchen cabinets, for instance.
If you’re thinking about remodeling your home and installing new flooring in the near future, our recommendation is that you stop by our conveniently located showroom here in Phoenix to start getting design ideas and to talk with our design team. We can help you find the right floors for your home.
Floors can vary wildly in price. Stone floors are incredibly expensive. Tile and laminate floors generally start reasonable but can get pricey depending on where you shop and what flooring you’re looking at. Here are Superior Stone & Cabinet, we’re able to offer some of the best prices on flooring here in the Phoenix metro, thanks to our status as a direct importer and wholesaler.
Always ask about the price of tile or laminate before you fall in love with it: you don’t want to be set on a flooring option that’s out of your price range and budget.
Talk to a design professional
Choosing flooring can be difficult. Here’s how to make it easier: chat with a professional. If you talk to our team here at Superior Stone & Cabinet and tell us what you’re looking for envisioning, our team can help you find something in your price range and let you know what your options are. It’s as easy as that.
To schedule a free in-home estimate on new flooring, contact us today.
You spend a majority of your time in your home, whether you’re eating, sleeping, creating memories with family, or spending time with friends. Every so often, you may itch for a change or a new look. Whether you’ve got your eye on new countertops for your kitchen or you want to replace that bathroom vanity, a renovation of any kind can be a big commitment. You should be able to have a stress-free renovation that is simple, straightforward, and affordable. That’s where we come in.
Superior Stone & Cabinet is your premier provider and installer of cabinets, counters, flooring, and more. We know the ins-and-outs of planning a stress-free renovation, from the initial blueprint stage to laying the final tile into place or installing the backsplash. A great bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen renovation takes time, planning, and scheduling. If you’re already feeling overwhelmed, call us and start with a free estimate from our team!
Tips and tricks for remarkable renovations
Do all the research you can before jumping into a major home project. Before you start swinging a sledgehammer, consider following these tips to ensure your renovation is a success:
- Plan ahead: You may have heard the popular construction saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” This means that the more thorough and careful your planning is, the smoother the actual project execution will be. At Superior Stone & Cabinet, our planning process involves meeting with one of our renovation experts to make your vision come to life. We use blueprints, digital renderings, and photographs to build your dream room before the real room is ever touched!
- Make a schedule: For the most part, a renovation project can’t be completed in one day. Remodeling takes time and effective scheduling. For example, if you have children at home or want to leave on vacation, you’ll need to keep that in mind when opening your home to professionals. If you want a brand-new kitchen, plan to eat out during some meals, since your kitchen will look like a construction zone for at least some period of time. By setting a realistic timetable, you can know when the project will start, how long each step will take, and when the renovation will be done! If you’re working with the team here at Superior, we’ll provide you with a precise timetable for our work ahead of the start of the project.
- Be patient: Knowing that most projects can’t be completed overnight, you can rest easy when you follow your schedule. Patience is the key to a great remodeling project. If you become impatient and rush the job, the final result may be less-than-ideal. Our team of installers and construction experts will respect your home and property and listen to your needs. By being patient in return and waiting for the end result, you can make the process that much smoother.
Mistakes to avoid
During your renovation, there are some potential mishaps you’ll want to avoid. Check out some of these mistakes that can be easily avoided:
- Not speaking up: If, during your renovation, you notice a paint color that doesn’t seem right, say something! It’s easier to make changes when an issue is noticed right away. If you wait until the very end of the project to say something, you’ll have to wait even longer for the new result. Open communication is the key to a successful renovation.
- Making snap decisions: With hundreds of countertop options and dozens of cabinet features to sort through, you don’t want to make any quick decisions that you’ll regret later. For example, if you rush through the design or planning phase and realize that you really wanted a spice drawer or a pull-out feature in your cabinet, you’ll wish you had picked that option earlier. You should make each renovation decision with care, taking into account your daily routine, preferences, and needs.
- Trying to do your own remodel: A DIY approach can initially sound attractive and affordable, but you could be making many mistakes along the way. Using incorrect tools or trying to paint your own cabinets can be tiresome, frustrating, and ineffective. Our professional team knows how to tackle your project and save you money along the way!
Your one-stop spot for counters, flooring, tile, and more
Whether you want a new standalone bathtub, a white quartz countertop, or new flooring for the bedroom, call the team at Superior Stone & Cabinet! We’ve been in this business for decades and we can point you and your home in the right direction. Our 60,000 sq/ft warehouse is full of options available to you today! We can make your next remodeling project easy, affordable, and even fun.
A newly refurbished bathroom can add a lot of enjoyment to your daily routine. If the old one was lacking in sufficient storage, good lighting, or aesthetic appeal, a bathroom makeover can not only make your life a little easier, but also add value to your home. However, there are many factors you should consider before you get started pulling up tile.
As your premier Phoenix bathroom remolding team, Superior Stone & Cabinet is here to answer your questions and help you build the perfect bathroom. For a free in-home estimate, call our team today!
It would be great to have unlimited funds for a bathroom remodel, but that’s just not realistic. Decide how much you can afford to spend and stick to it. Do you want glass tile or a custom shower with multiple sprays? Choose your big-ticket items that you can’t live without and go with a lower price point on the things that don’t matter to you.
Of course, by partnering with Superior Stone & Cabinet, you’ll be able to access high-quality materials at a lower price point, thanks to our wholesale, direct importer pricing. That helps your budget go farther and allows you to incorporate more of your vision into the project.
Superior Stone & Cabinet will provide installation timelines at the start of every project we work on. This allows you, as the homeowner, to have a good idea of when your new cabinets, counters, and bathroom vanity will be installed.
Keep in mind that remodeling your bathroom—much like remodeling any other part of your home—is not instantaneous. If you’re taking on certain projects (such as the installation of faucets and fixtures) yourself, add that to the total time and make sure you’re okay with not having a bathroom during that time.
Design & Functionality
You may want a wall-mounted toilet, but the reality of opening the wall, rerouting the waste pipe, and installing the tank may not be worth it, particularly in a very old home. Go ahead and choose your design and style, but then check with us to see how feasible it is.
We can help you balance the vision you have for your bathroom with what’s realistic and fits within your budget.
There are so many options you can choose for vanities, tubs, toilets, tile, and so on, that it can quickly become overwhelming for any homeowner. That’s why we recommend working with a specialist from the beginning, who can help you make sense of your many options and choices ahead.
Call Superior to schedule your free in-home estimate!
A recent survey reported that Americans spend the equivalent of up to 15 days per-year in the bathroom. That’s why, whether you’re planning a full master bathroom remodel or a simple update, it’s important that the room reflects your personality. Here are a few master bathroom design ideas that will help infuse your distinct style into your new space.
Colors, textures, and patterns
The master bathroom doesn’t have to be just boring anymore. You can move away from the days of off-white paint. Not only can you choose a bold, signature color for one or more of your walls, you can also select a colorful tub, sink, or fixtures. For additional pop, pick patterned or textured wallpaper to accent the room.
Who says you can’t decorate your master bath as you would any other room in your home? Instead of the large, plain mirror that came with the house, hang two smaller, decorative mirrors that have a unique shape or embellishments, or place on the wall photographs or souvenirs that evoke happy memories.
Even your sink can be artistic, with the many shapes and styles of above-counter sinks that are available today.
Keep an eye on architectural details
Visiting an antique or salvage store can provide inspiration for your master bathroom remodel. For example, a vintage cabinet can hold towels and toiletries, while an antique wash stand or dresser can serve as a vanity simply by adding a custom sink top. Gingerbread trim, a chic chandelier, or a salvaged stained glass window can add definite impact.
Talk to the specialists here at Superior Stone & Cabinet for ideas on how we can match the right cabinets and counters to your bathroom project.
Embrace the comfort of the spa experience
Sometimes the smallest details in your master bathroom remodel can make the biggest difference. Your bath can become your own personal spa with features like a rainfall shower head, a hint of marble tile, or a towel warmer. Install a radiant-heat flooring system, and you’ll never want to leave the bathroom.
If the shower is the focus of your project, be sure to check out our shower remodel resources.
Start your master bathroom remodel at Superior Stone & Cabinet
We hope these master bathroom design ideas will spark some thoughts of your own. When you’re ready, contact us at Superior Stone & Cabinet.
From wholesale prices to our huge showroom and warehouse, we not only have the best selection at the lowest prices, we also have a professional team of experts ready to assist you with your bathroom remodeling project. We look forward to helping you add your own distinct style to your master bathroom today.
It’s tax season, and this is the time of year where a vast majority of Americans receive a tax refund.
There are many things you can do with your refund. However, instead of buying a new car or taking a vacation, we’d argue that you should consider new counters, cabinets, or floors. In fact, making upgrades to your home is one of the most prudent things you can do with your refund.
Superior Stone & Cabinet is your source for granite, quartz, cabinets, and floors here in Phoenix. We offer free in-home estimates in the Valley, and we have everything, all in one place, at our 60,000 warehouse and showroom. To see our selection and meet with home remodeling experts, visit us today!
Spend your tax refund the right way
The biggest misconception about tax refunds are that they’re a form of “free money,” akin to a work bonus or gambling winnings. Not really: your refund is your money, being returned to you in a lump sum format. Unfortunately, this often leads people to make poor spending decisions with their refunds.
In reality, it’s best to be judicious with your use of your tax refund. Most experts advise paying down debt or spending it on things that keep their value. In this blog, we’ll be making the case for the latter option: by reinvesting your refund in your home, you’ll permanently boost its value, while also transforming it into something you can enjoy in the present.
Improve your home’s value
Most experts agree: your kitchens and bathrooms are the best places to invest in upgrades, as they’ll have the biggest impact on your home value and your home’s curb appeal. After all, you know this just from experience: when your friends and family come over, there’s a lot of time spent together in the kitchen.
This may be a seller’s market here in Phoenix, but buyers are more discerning than ever about what their future kitchens and bathrooms should look like. Having a modern, stylish kitchen or bathroom could make the difference between selling your home fast and at asking price, or not.
Create a more enjoyable space for you and your family
Of course, making upgrades to your home doesn’t have to be a completely utilitarian exercise. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home, you can still use your tax refund to transform your kitchen and bathrooms into spaces you’ll enjoy for decades to come.
No matter what your current kitchen or bathroom looks like, Superior can help. For example, our team recently transformed a Mesa home into a space the homeowner could enjoy for years to come. With new cabinets, counters, floors, and some other design upgrades, we created a modern, stylish, and usable space.
For a free estimate, call Superior Stone & Cabinet
Whether you’re interested in new floors, cabinets, or countertops, Superior Stone & Cabinet can help. We offer free estimates, and we can help you realize your remodeling dreams. Give us a call to schedule a free in-home estimate here in the Phoenix metro, or visit our conveniently located showroom.
Laminate wood flooring not only looks attractive, but is durable as well. The flooring is easy to maintain and take care of. In this article, we’ll share some tips for keeping your laminate flooring in perfect shape for years to come. Be sure to call us at Superior Stone & Cabinet with any questions you have!
1. Use a microfiber mop to clean up
You should use a microfiber mop to clean your laminate wood flooring. This type of mop can easily glide across the floor and pick up pet hair without much difficulty.
The swiveled head of the microfiber mop makes it easy to clean large areas. They can easily go under chairs and tables. What’s more, the mop requires considerably less water to clean the floor.
This is good, since laminate flooring can easily bend if exposed to water. Learn more about how laminate wood flooring interacts with water.
2. Pick concentrated cleaners for your laminate wood flooring
When it comes to cleaning products for laminate flooring, you should only use concentrated cleaners. Avoid using cleaners that require you to add water to the floor, for the reasons listed above.
3. Avoid using vacuum cleaners that contain a beater bar
If you use a vacuum cleaner to clean your laminate flooring, you should avoid using one that contains a beater bar. Using the vacuum cleaner with a beater bar can damage your flooring.
Also, you should consider sweeping with a broom in the direction that the floor is laid. This will help in collecting the dust stuck in between the grooves.
4. Put down protective pads and floor mats
Another piece of important advice for the care of laminate wood flooring is placing protective pads under the furniture. Also, you should consider placing high-quality floor mats at exits and entrances. The mats can collect dust, oil, sand, asphalt, and grit that can damage the flooring.
It’s also recommended to place mats and rugs in high-traffic areas near kitchen sinks, vanities, and stoves. This will help you reduce the wear-and-tear on your floors.
5. Use ice to clean gum and wax
In order to clean chewing gum or candle wax from laminate flooring, you should harden the spot using ice. Be careful not to let the ice melt too much, which could introduce water to the surface. Next, you should use a plastic scraper to remove them from the floor. Make sure that you don’t scratch the surface when using the scraper. Finally, you should wipe the area clean with a damp cloth.
6. Here’s what to avoid using on your floors
Following the above tips will help keep your flooring looking great for years. Routine maintenance will help you avoid damage to your laminate flooring. When it comes to taking care of the flooring, you should avoid using oil, polish, wax, shine enhancers, detergents and varnish. Also, never use spray mops, power cleaners, or steam cleaners, as they can damage the flooring.
Learn more about laminate wood flooring by calling us!
If you want to know more about laminate flooring, you can contact Superior Stone and Cabinet. We have a large selection of flooring that you can select according to your budget and preferences.
The floors are the unsung heroes of our homes. We tread on them every day without giving a moment’s thought about how they define the overall appeal and look of the house.
The type of flooring that you choose for the home will go a long way in making the look pleasant. Unlike selecting paint for the house, choosing a floor material is like solving a complex puzzle.
Apart from the colors, you have to decide on the floor material and design that is right for your home. This undoubtedly creates difficulty in choosing the right flooring option for your home.
While there are many different types of flooring, the two most common types include tile and laminate flooring. In this article, we will take a close look at the two top options for flooring so that you can make an informed decision regarding the flooring option in your home.
All about laminate flooring
Laminate flooring is also known as ‘floating floor system’ due to the fact that they do not need to be glued down or nailed to the floor. If you are looking for a low-cost alternative to hardwood, tile, or natural stone, laminate flooring is the right option for you.
Laminate floors look exactly like hardwood floors, but cost much less. What’s more, unlike hardwood floors, the color of the laminated floors won’t fade over time. The floor will look great for a long time after purchase. You also won’t have to worry about scratch marks or stains caused by pets. Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are not resistant to scratch, stain, or moisture damage.
All about tile flooring
Tile flooring is a popular choice among homeowners due to their unique design and aesthetic appeal. When it comes to durability, ease of installation, and maintenance, tile flooring is the best for a home. They cost less than hardwood floors, but slightly more than the laminate floors.
Along with increasing the aesthetic appeal, tile flooring can also boost the resale value of the house. Unlike other flooring options, tile floors age gracefully with time. They have a timeless appeal and will not go out-of-fashion anytime soon.
You can find different shapes, sizes, and colors of tile flooring. Furthermore, you can select glazed or unglazed tiles as per your budget and preferences. Glazed tiles are less robust; they are thinner and less dense compared to the unglazed tiles. However, they are more resistant to staining and scratches since they are covered by a layer of liquid glass.
Talk to Superior to choose the right flooring option
If you are still uncertain as to whether you should go with laminate or tile flooring, you should seek out professional help.
At Superior Stone and Cabinet, we have a team of expert professionals that can help you in choosing the right flooring option for your house. Talking to our experts can allow you to make an informed decision regarding your house flooring needs.
You’re renovating your home—about it’s about time. New kitchen counters, new paint for the walls, and new furniture. However, what type of flooring should you buy for your home? As it turns out, you have a lot of options. In this blog post, we’ll talk you through the advantages and disadvantages of carpet, tile, and laminate flooring.
We’ve chosen to discuss these three flooring types because we carry them at wholesale prices here at Superior Stone & Cabinet. If you’re interested in learning more about us, our selection, or our flooring installation process, give us a call today or contact us online.
Who doesn’t love carpet? It’s pretty ubiquitous throughout American living rooms and bedrooms, and it can be durable, comfortable, and warming for feet in the winter. There are some other benefits that many people don’t think about, as well, including better sound absorption and softening slips and falls. Finally, carpet is one of the least expensive home flooring options, making it perfect for homeowners renovating on a budget.
However, carpeting does have its downsides. As one might expect, it’s not as spill and stain-resistant as tile or laminate flooring. Over time, it can become dirty and torn, and it will likely need to be replaced far before tile and laminate. Finally, carpet doesn’t have quite the boost to home value or home aesthetics that tile or laminate does—although, it should be noted, that the value of carpet is always in the eye of the beholder. In other words, a buyer may love your home because you have carpet, instead of the other way around.
Many homes have tile flooring in kitchens and bathrooms, but more and more homes are installing tile flooring throughout the home, including in living spaces. The benefits speak for themselves: tile flooring lasts a long time and is reasonably durable—if not completely indestructible, it can certainly take a lot of punishment and last for years.
Tile floors come in a wide variety of options, styles, and colors. As we detailed in our previous blog post on the subject, tile can be very affordable if you buy from the right source.
There are disadvantages to tile flooring, however. Even through Superior carries tile at relatively low prices, it’s still usually more expensive, per square foot, than carpet or laminate flooring. Tile is very hard, and it’s not pleasant to stand or lay on for any amount of time. It can be uncomfortable underfoot in the winter. Finally, it’s difficult to install, and usually requires professional installation of some kind.
When you’re considering tile flooring, be sure to distinguish between ceramic, porcelain, and other varieties of tile—each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. This blog post has more on ceramic tile flooring.
Forget everything you might be picturing when you think of the word “laminate.” Today, the materials used to create laminate flooring have improved to more effectively mimic custom wood flooring, without the exorbitant cost. Laminate flooring balances affordability with durability, making it a great option for homeowners and property managers looking to break away from carpet without breaking the bank.
Laminate is less expensive per square foot than real hardwood or tile. It’s easy to install: many laminate floors feature snap-together planks that can be professionally installed in as little as one day. Laminate floors have a poor reputation for being susceptible to scratching, staining, and sunlight damage, but it’s entirely undeserved. It’s actually a really durable type of flooring.
Here’s the downside of laminate: because it has a negative reputation and because many people believe it looks inferior compared to real wood, many homeowners don’t prefer it. This means if you’re selling your home, selling it with laminate may be a tough proposition, compared to carpet or tile flooring. Or not: again, this all depends on the eye of the beholder. This blog post from Freshome describes some of the differences between hardwood and laminate in greater detail.
So, what type of flooring should I choose?
Now, we return to the “eye of the beholder” theme from earlier. The truth is that no “perfect” flooring product exists. Selecting one is something that you’ll need to do based on your home, the kind of things you do in your house, and your own personal preference. As Superior Stone & Cabinet, we help you compare flooring types objectively.
When you stop by our showroom or schedule a free, in-home estimate with us, our professional designers will help you find the type of flooring that’s best for your home and your family.
A new tile floor is one of the best ways to cap off a kitchen or bathroom remodel, and has a positive, lasting impact on the value of your home and its interior aesthetic appeal. However, there are many different types of tile that come in a wide variety of colors, materials, and cuts. If you’re shopping around for tile flooring for your home or office renovation project, make a stop to Superior Stone and Cabinet. We not only have a wide and diverse selection, but we also offer wholesale prices, a free in-home estimate, and a convenient location in the heart of Phoenix.
Our tile flooring selection
Our massive new showroom is only dwarfed by the size of our warehouse, which means that our selection of tile is as varied and as deep as any retailer in the Phoenix metro area. We carry the following types of tile:
Among those different varieties, there are almost an endless number of color and tile size combinations. No matter whether you’re remodeling your kitchen and looking to create a magnificent-looking backsplash or you’re looking for outdoor patio tile, Superior can help.
The best way to get to know our tile collection? Stop by our showroom and let our experts help you find the right tile, at the right price, for you. Even if you’re new to the tile-buying process, we can walk you through the pros and cons of different materials and sizes, as well as what tile installation involves. Our experts are ready to help you find the right flooring for the right price.
Speaking of price, Superior Stone and Cabinet is one of the wholesale leaders in Phoenix. We directly import our tile, with no middleman, which means that savings are passed onto you. This means that our tile starts at $3.99 / sq. ft. installed, with the actual price of the tile often being below a dollar per square foot.
Best of all, Superior can help you get an accurate quote. Give our team a call, and we’ll send out an expert to your home for a free in-home estimate. By taking accurate measurements and learning more about the nature of the work you’d like us to do and the type of tile you’re looking at, our professional staff can generate an exact cost for you that you can then compare with that from other businesses. Chances are that the quote from Superior Stone will be the lowest you find.
We just recently moved to a new location at 3479 E. University Drive. Our new warehouse is large and easy to access from the I-10, US-60, and Loop 202 freeways. Located near Arizona State University and Sky Harbor International Airport, it’s easy and convenient to stop by Superior Stone and Cabinet to take a look at our expansive tile collection.
If you are in the market for tile for your project, don’t hesitate to make the stop at our showroom. Or, to schedule your free, in-home tile flooring estimate, give us a call at (602) 437-0088 to book your appointment.