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There’s no better way to freshen up your space and add value to your home. But before you update your flooring, there are many choices to make. We’ve rounded up some flooring contractor FAQs in Scottsdale to help you with your decision-making process. If you want more information, check out our web pages dedicated to different kinds of flooring.

No matter the flooring you choose, you can trust the qualified contractors hired by Footprints Floors to do the job right.

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The first thing to figure out when updating your flooring is what flooring is right for the space. For a bathroom or kitchen where there will be lots of moisture and potentially water on the floor, something like tile or vinyl flooring is ideal because it’s durable and water-resistant. Hardwood flooring is a classic choice for other areas of your home, but you still need to choose between solid or engineered hardwood. Consider the upkeep of different flooring and the wear — do you have young kids or pets? Does the room receive much sun? Answer these questions first to help you decide the kind of flooring that will suit your needs.

It depends! Laminate and vinyl flooring can be installed directly over existing flooring, and solid hardwood can be glued directly onto concrete. Consider factors like the age and condition of your existing flooring and whether it will serve as a sturdy base for new flooring.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not difficult to care for wood flooring. You can simply vacuum hardwood floors to remove grit and debris and use a damp cloth or mop to wipe away dust. To reduce potential scratches, ensure footwear (i.e., heels) has proper plastic caps to prevent scratches, or ask guests to remove their shoes. As a bonus, you can switch up the look of your hardwood floors at any time through staining or refinishing.

You probably bumped into three terms when looking up hardwood flooring online: "painting," "staining," and "refinishing." "Painting" is obvious, but what about the others? A wood stain, usually applied by hand, is used to darken the color of the wood. The "finishing" process involves applying varnish and a coating of sealant, which adds gloss and protects the wood. "Refinishing" is the process of redoing your current flooring finish, revitalizing, and rejuvenating it.

Refinishing or restoring existing wood floors can save you tons of money! If you have old wood flooring that doesn’t look great, it can be tempting to rip it out and start over. But wood flooring is resilient and made to last. Most damage can be repaired, and refinishing or restoring can make wood floors look new. If you’re unsure whether your wood flooring can be saved, the experts at Footprints Floors can assess it.

This is another “it depends” situation. Solid hardwood flooring is more expensive than engineered hardwood. However, solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished more than engineered hardwood, so it may last longer. Engineered hardwood is more affordable and is more resistant to moisture and humidity. If you live in a place with high humidity or greatly varying temperatures, engineered hardwood flooring may be the right choice. Both look beautiful and are easy to take care of.

Laminate flooring is a budget-friendly type of layered flooring that can be made to look like pretty much anything. It’s typically made up of wood fibers compressed into a board or a plywood board. The board is then covered in an “image” layer — basically, a photo of whatever you want the flooring to look like (stone, wood, etc), and a “wear” layer, or protective layer. Some laminate may also have a backing layer made of cork or felt. Laminate is an affordable way to get the look of more expensive wood or stone flooring. It’s pretty durable, making it a great choice for homes with pets or kids, and it’s easy to clean. However, prolonged exposure to water can cause the wood part of the laminate to warp, making it unsuitable for rooms like bathrooms.

Laminate’s wood component makes it susceptible to water damage. Vinyl is an entirely synthetic material, which means it’s waterproof. As long as laminate is installed correctly, it’s fairly water-resistant, but still probably not a suitable choice for bathrooms or mudrooms where water might linger. Vinyl is extremely durable and comes in various of colors, textures, and styles. Both laminate and vinyl are great choices for homes with high traffic from kids and pets, and they’re easy to take care of — but whereas vinyl can go in any room in your home, remember to keep laminate out of the bathroom.

There is a much wider variety of colors, textures, and designs in tile flooring than in hardwood. Tile floors have a lifespan of over a century. Whether you're looking for a traditional or modern look, there is a tile pattern to suit you. Regarding durability, aesthetics, maintenance, and cost, tile is an excellent choice. It's also considered one of the most eco-friendly options for flooring in your home.

Ceramic tiles are made up of clay or other minerals that have been tightly compressed and heated in an oven. They can be glazed or unglazed and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles that have been heated at an even greater temperature, making them more durable and less porous. Porcelain tiles are better suited for rooms with high moisture content like bathrooms, but their durability makes them an excellent choice for any room. However, ceramic tile is more affordable and still offers great durability.

We hope these flooring contractor FAQs in Scottsdale have been helpful to you as your start your flooring journey. Contact Footprints Floors for a free estimate when you've found flooring you love. You can feel confident in a job well done with our licensed and certified contractors.

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Footprints Floors provides flooring installation services in Scottsdale for both old and new homes. We handle the demolition and removal of the old flooring, as well as the necessary prep work for new flooring. We will even remove baseboards and reinstall them after completing the flooring installation.

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Project was for a wall tile installation in a downstairs half bathroom, using tile we had already purchased at a local outlet. Initial appointment with Lance for review of project, gather information, and create an estimate. I felt the price was reasonable, considering I have no expertise with tile. Lance was on-time, pleasant, and very professional. He sent us the estimate within minutes, which we accepted, as well as a shopping list for required supplies, as we had already purchased the tile we wanted prior. Installation day was a breeze! The installer had an act-of-god vehicle issue, which they called to notify us about well in advance of our scheduled appointment. Was not a problem whatsoever, and assured me that he or a co-worker would still be there within the arrival window, which one was. Installer was pleasant and professional, took his time with everything, but you could defintely see this was *far* from his first time installing wall tile. He was here for several hours, working diligently, and did a fantastic job! Overall, very happy with Footprint Floors, Lance, and our installer (whose name I can't remember). We communicated several times prior to installation day, and Lance was always quick to reply to any questions we had. Would definitely request their services again. 5 stars. Thank you Footprint, and thank you Lance!
Mike 11/14/22 — google
First, I want to acknowledge Lance, who was the best install representative I have ever worked with. From start to finish, he was consistently in touch and did exceptional work in communicating each step of the way. Tony and his team were impeccable, and the final product is gorgeous. They work with you however you need them to and help out a great deal along the way. These guys are top notch in terms of professionalism, sales, installation, and final product. My floor looks amazing. I can't thank the entire team enough for their excellent work. Don't look anywhere else! They are the best of the best.
Sarah Driscoll 08/26/22 — google
great place and amazing people they do awesome work
02/12/22 — facebook
Work was done to perfection. Tony and Lance were great to deal with. Brian and his partner who did the installation were true artisans, very neat and professional. We could not be more pleased with the entire job
Sherry Rudman 01/19/22 — google
They did a great job at a fair price. Showed up on time and did the job quickly.
Jim Garber 11/29/21 — google
This was a great experience beginning with my initial meeting with Lance, Tony's prompt delivery of goods, all the way through to Brian's installation of the flooring. I would highly recommend Footprints Floors to anyone!
Betsy Lewin 10/22/21 — google
I am so pleased with Footprint Floorings. The team was wonderful starting from Lance helping me pick out flooring. Ash was my installer and he was just the best ever . So considerate and such a perfectionist. Very caring I had told him I took a fall the night before and he asked me several times if I was ok. He knew my husband was away and was just so caring. What a wonderful man he is and a very loving husband and father I can tell. My house sold on the first day. Everyone loved my flooring. Thank you Lance and team...Patrina and Calvin Barker
Patrina Barker 10/6/21 — google
The Footprints team were wonderful to work with. From Lance coming out to price the job in January to Tony and the crew doing the installation last week. They took our floor out in March and knew we were hoping to have the install done around June. Our timeline slipped a bit but Lance kept in touch and at no point was there any pressure about our ever changing dates. Excellent communication throughout the process. The install crew were timely, hard working, polite and tidy. Really happy with how our floors look and highly recommend Footprint Floors.
Evie DiLisio 08/23/21 — google
Footprints Floors Scottsdale installed almost 1000 square feet of wood-look Travertine luxury vinyl tile in our home in Phoenix in May, 2021. They provided excellent service & were very professional. They gave prompt & personal attention to our questions & requests. We are extremely pleased with the finished product.
Deanna Stewart 08/10/21 — google
Completed the job in half the days estimated.
FAY E. 07/23/21 — google
Excellent customer service. Lance with Footprints Flooring keeps you informed and the status of job from start to finish. The crew came and installed the floor very well. They were professional and courteous. The floor looks amazing. Great job on install. Not to mention I can’t complain about the price. The other guys all quoted higher. Great work for a better price.
swartzee13 06/28/21 — google
From start to finish we had an excellent experience with Footprints. Fair prices and on time installation teams each day that worked their tails off and did an excellent job. Use them!!
Derrick Potter 06/21/21 — google
Great work! Lance kept me informed and Tony was patient with my questions. And ahead of schedule! Thanks Footprints team.
Laura Fiemann 06/12/21 — google
Great customer service and great finished product. They are very detailed oriented, professional, and always communicate with updates.
Garrett Daynes 04/24/21 — google
Lance and Tony were very great to work with and did an awesome job of communicating progress and issues while installing tile throughout my home. They were very professional and I would use again.
Nick D. 04/13/21 — yelp
Tony did vinyl floors in my old house and tile and hardwood in my new house. All turned out magnificent. So happy with his work.
Kate B 04/6/21 — google
Footprints installed our flooring in our home. Great job. They finished ahead of schedule. Tony was very responsive.
Peter Ellefson 04/6/21 — google
We had used Footprints before. They had tiled our Master bathroom, replacing the carpet. They did excellent work, so we called Footprints to tile our concrete back yard patio. lance was very prompt in setting an appointment to give us an estimate. he arrived right on time. We liked the estimate and he consulted with tony to schedule the install. I provided the Tile, Footprints provided everything else and their team arrived to do the install. They completed the tile install on the first day. They came back the next day to apply the grout. Then they cleaned up, and the job was finished. I am attaching a photograph of the finished patio. We could not be more pleased.
Brad Stevens 04/3/21 — google
Great construction work and customer service. I also had prompt repairs for warranty issue
Chad Robert 03/31/21 — google
Excellent quality work
Ash H. 03/31/21 — HomeAdvisor

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Footprints Floors is a one-of-a-kind residential flooring installation and restoration business. We offer high quality flooring installations and, with over a decade of dedication, we have quickly become the largest flooring contractor by striving to bring a higher level of customer service and sophistication to an industry where it was severely lacking. Our family-owned business is focused on customer satisfaction and quality results, all while passing savings on to you and yours through our low overhead model.

Footprints Floors is a one-of-a-kind residential flooring installation and restoration business. We offer high quality flooring installations and, with over a decade of dedication, we have quickly become the largest flooring contractor by striving to bring a higher level of customer service and sophistication to an industry where it was severely lacking. Our family-owned business is focused on customer satisfaction and quality results, all while passing savings on to you and yours through our low overhead model.

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