What Flooring Types Are The Best Option For My House?
Remodeling your flooring in Phoenix is very popular right now because of the age houses were built in the valley.
A lot of homeowners are asking us questions like: "What is the best flooring option for a house?", "How much does it cost to remodel floors?" and "Whats involved in the flooring demo and install?"
Due to homeowners need for answers, we created this flooring buying guide.
The most important aspect isn't what flooring you pick, as you might think, it's actually who installs it...
What To Look For In A Flooring Company
From our experience, there are some homeowners who do not take flooring that serious because it seems so simple.The fact is, flooring is not only risky, but there is very limited recourse a homeowner has if the quality is subpar.
It Can Be Difficult To File a Complaint About Smaller Floor Imperfections
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) is a great government agency that provides contractor licensing, handles homeowner complaints against contractors and provide resources for all parties. Their mission statement is "Protect the health, safety and welfare of the public through a regulatory system designed to promote quality construction by Arizona contractors."
While the ROC is a fantastic group of people, the challenge is they can't ask the contractor to change it if it meets guidelines. If your floor tiles have lips where the edges are at different levels, if it isn't really bad, it meets the guidelines. If you look at flooring company complaints, you will notice a lot of them are issues a homeowner is unhappy with, but they meet within the acceptable parameters.
If you file a complaint with the ROC, they will come out and advice to the contractor what needs to be done if anything. That means the homeowner does not get to tell the contractor what needs to be fixed. This is done by the ROC which has many benefits. One downside, is if it meets guidelines but looks terrible, you can't do anything about it besides leave a bad review. You can't hold payment and don't have legal rights.
Imagine all of the imperfection that can show up in home flooring, like mismatched grout color, tile grout cracking, uneven floors, baseboards poorly installed, baseboards look odd because the flooring underneath is uneven, etc.
So that is why it is important to choose a good flooring company!
Licensed, Bonded and Insured
Don't take this for granted!!
Just like other types of contractors, you need to make sure the flooring company you pick is licensed, bonded and Insured. Some homeowners don't think this is a big deal, but as shows above, it's really easy to have issues with flooring.
If you choose a floor remodel company that is not licensed, you are creating a huge liability for yourself. It is illegal for a flooring company to not be licensed.
If they are not licensed, you have no recourse with the ROC because they don't have a license with them. Why wouldn't they have a license? It's not difficult to get a license if the company is experienced. The question you want to ask yourself is: If they don't have the required license, what else are they cutting corners on?
If they are not insured, and one of their employees gets hurt, you are liable. That means your insurance company is involved and depending on your policy you may owe the employee's hospital bills. What if they damage your house and don't want to fix it because they don't have insurance to cover it?
Construction has one of the largest workers comp amounts of any industry because of the liability. Construction is risky, especially with flooring they have to grind the floor, use power tools, use wet saws and other things that pose risks in your home.
It is not worth risking your money, time or the stress level you'll deal with choosing a flooring company who is not licensed, bonded and insured.
Do they Care?
This may seem simple, but you want to ensure there are signs that the company cares about you, your home and their reputation.
There are a ton of flooring companies and construction companies that do not care enough about the homeowner, their experience or their own reputation. I unfortunately hear it from homeowners who have had numerous issues from other companies. It's all over the news, just google "issues with contractors"
There are so many things you need to avoid in a flooring contractor. We suggest reviewing the below guide on how to avoid choosing the wrong contractor.
Here is a guide to avoid the common contractor nightmares and analyze if they will care about you and your project.
Risks Of Using Phoenix Flooring Companies
Drugs in the Flooring and Construction Industry
Did you know there is a huge drug and alcohol problem in the Phoenix construction industry?
It's actually nationwide, but there is a huge opioid crisis in the home construction industry. No one wants someone on drugs or alcohol to be working on their house, let alone inside their home. It is not a stretch to consider someone on serious drugs, could steal from your home, get injured or make a poor impaired decision that negatively impacts you.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from a person's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm that they are authorized to work in the United States.
It is well known and documented that construction companies use employees that are not e-verified.
If you hire a company that does not E-verify their employees you are increasing your risks with little to no recourse.
Unorganized with No Process
Many construction companies are unorganized and have very little processes in place to ensure a good homeowner experience.
It is one of the reasons construction companies have the 2nd most consumer complaints, only beaten by used car dealerships.
I've noticed some homeowners think processes are not important or they don't see the risks involved. As the article above mentions, it is a huge problem and many homeowners become one of those statistics.
If you would like to see an example of what the process should entail, why it is important and what to look for in other companies, check out our process.
Questions to Ask A Flooring Contractor
I cannot stress the importance of asking flooring companies or contractors questions before you meet them face-to-face. It doesn't matter if it is a referral from a friend or family member, you want to vet them before taking the time to meet them.
We have compiled a list of questions homeowners need to ask a contractor, along with what to look for in a company before you waste time reaching out to them, so instead of adding it on this page, you can find all of the questions here.
Here is a checklist we created with the questions to ask contractors, along with why the question is important and why you need to ask it
Home Flooring Pros & Cons
We found the easiest way to show a comparison is to put the results in a table for you to pick which flooring option is best for you.
Avg Cost per SF
If you’re craving a flooring solution that allows for endless possibilities and easy maintenance, tile is a great option.
Vinyl flooring stays room temperature.
It costs less than real wood.
Repairing a section is easier than real wood.
Laminate isn’t as soft as carpet, but it usually has a padded underlayment.
It has a nice wood look without as much maintenance has hardwood floors
Hardwood flooring is visually pleasing. The natural tones, textures, and grains work together to enhance the atmosphere of your home.
Unlike tile and other hard surface floors, cork doesn’t allow heat to escape. Its cellular structure holds the temperature of the room.
Carpet helps absorb noise and is soft to touch.
Adding precious stone material to your home can increase your home’s value but it also costs more so the ROI is questionable in certain circumstances.
Grout gets dirty and needs to be professionally cleaned every few years depending on traffic and other factors
Some vinyl flooring emits gasses and volatile chemicals into your home called VOCs. There are reports of health issues that trace back to vinyl flooring.
Vinyl doesn't feel quite as comfortable to walk on if barefoot.
There is easy locking / interlocking options that make this easier but some manufacturers recommend glueing down.
If you want to avoid, go with a 20 mil wear layer or higher. Light commercial starts at 12 mil and goes up to 30 mil for industrial strength.
Especially if exposed to sunlight.
Consult with the manufacturer to see if the material is resistant against ultraviolet rays.
As with all resilient floors, laminate can’t be refinished. Once it’s ruined, it must be replaced. If you’re planning on staying in your home for the next 30 years, laminate may not be the best choice.
Some manufacturers try to cut production costs by using low-quality core material such as oriental strand board or fiberboard. This action results in flooring that is unstable and prone to damage.
Hardwood isn’t the best choice for wet areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens. That’s because liquid can seep between the boards and cause discoloration and warping.
Cork is the newest product of these options and it varies greatly. Some are great near moisture and some are not. It's best to ask your contractor or flooring manufacturer before purchasing.
Those with asthma or other allergies, may find carpet is not a good option
With the exception of granite and some slate, natural stone is quite porous and needs to be treated with a sealing agent periodically to protect its surfaces.
Types of Flooring
There are more and more types of new flooring popping up everyday. The 8 types mentioned here are the most popular and the ones we would suggest considering since most of them have been around for a while and are proven.
We like tile because it is time tested and there's many benefits to tile flooring. Tile has more design options than any other type of flooring because of how popular it is. This means it is easier for homeowners to find something that meets their design tastes.
Tile isn't impacted if you spill most liquids on it, it is good for allergies and pet hair. Tile is strong and if one were to get cracked from something heavy hitting it, you can cut out that tile and replace with a new one. (many wood or engineered woods, it's not that simple)
Most tile doesn't fade or scratch easily which is a huge plus. Because tile is popular it is a good option if you plan to sell your home in the next 10 years.
Maintenance is pretty simple on tile. A regular vacuum and mop does the trick. You may want to have it professionally cleaned every few years depending on the foot traffic and other factors. Most floors need to be professionally cleaned every few years regardless if wood or carpet.
The average cost per square foot for tile is well priced, which really helps when you want to redo all of your floors.
Vinyl planks are nice in terms of durability and moisture. They have started to become more popular but many of the products haven't been around as long. So you can have a lot of inconsistency between products. An example is your neighbor might mention how they love their but if you get a different brand, it may not hold up the same.
Some vinyl planks do a good job of insulating which helps with your floor not being cold. In Phoenix summers, I prefer the floor to be cooler. 🙂
Vinyl planks provide a good investment because the price per square foot is good on most selections and the labor is not too bad.
Laminate plank flooring has become more popular in the past 4-6 years. Laminate is pretty durable and it doesn't fade easily. It handles moisture pretty well too.
Laminate is thin and doesn't insulate much.
Laminate is pretty easy to install overall and it is well priced per square foot. Laminate planks usually have a padded under layment underneath since they are thin and they also need something to rest on.
Engineered hardwood provides a nice wood look without the price of regular hardwood floors.
Engineered hardwood is popular compared to regular hardwood because it isn't as expensive and it is a little more durable on average than hardwood floors.
It can still scratch pretty easily, although not as easy as hardwood floors.
Engineered hardwood is often glued down so if you need to replace a couple scratched pieces you may have to remove a lot of planks to get to the scratched pieces. This can be time consuming and costly.
Another thing to consider is the cheaper versions of engineered hardwood often have a mediocre core made of fiberboard. This can cause a lot of issues that make it unstable and prone to damage.
If wood looking tile isn't close enough to the real hardwood for you, then engineered hardwood may be the next best choice.
Hardwood floors are for those that don't have a budget for their project, especially when you are talking about redoing all of your homes floors.
Hardwood floors are nice because they show all of the woods grain and texture. It provides a unique and sophisticated look.
Natural Hardwood floors are a lot of maintenance and have are more susceptible to issues.
Cork flooring is the newest of these mentioned options. Therefore, you want to be careful with choosing which one to go with.
Cork is good for durability but many shouldn't be used in a bathroom. You'll want to check with the manufacturer. These types of floating floors are especially susceptible to water damage at the gaps where the planks click-together
Cork does a good job with allergies like most of the flooring mentioned here.
Repairing can take a little work but it usually isn't too bad. .
The price per square foot is usually around what nicer tile or carpet costs so it is in line with what many homeowners are willing to pay. It is a good ROI since the cost for the cork and installation is about the same as tile.
Everyone is familiar with carpet because it has been around for so long. Carpet is a great option for bedrooms because it is soft and it does a good job of insulating temperatures.
It can also help with noise since there is a pad underneath and the carpet is thicker than vinyl and laminate.
One of the downsides to carpet is it holds dirt, pollen, pet hair and other allergens.
If you or your family members have bad asthma or other types of allergies, removing your carpet can help. Carpet is less expensive to install and the price per sq ft is about the same price as tile so it is a good option to get your return on investment.
The only other downside to carpet is it often doesn't last as long as tile. You will want to get your carpets cleaned every 18-24 months.
Natural stone is beautiful and you can often spot it right away. The beauty of natural stone can come with some drawbacks.
It is much more expensive than tile, carpet, vinyl and laminate. It also needs to be sealed every few years and the maintenance is more expensive.
Natural stone flooring can scratch easily and it is often brittle which causes cracks or chips.
If it is a small area or budget is not a main concern, then natural stone flooring is a beautiful option.
Disclaimers About Flooring
It is important to know that there are always exceptions to the rule, such as the same type of flooring could cary in how easy it scratches depending on the manufacturer.
There are new flooring products coming out everyday and they all have different claims. Flooring varies greatly and it is important to research newer products like cork, vinyl planks and laminate planks.
It is always good to ask your contractor for advice. You can also visit flooring companies to pick your favorites and ask the pros and cons. Luckily tile is the most popular flooring option and has been around a long time.
We Are Not The Cheapest Flooring Company
I can't tell you how many flooring companies we know that do mediocre work. There's a lot of reasons for this but I'd rather not badmouth others.
The simple fact is flooring is a lot more work than most people realize, and to use someone good costs more.
Some homeowners will choose another company for flooring when there is a lot of it and have use do everything else, while many homeowners have us do everything. So depending on the company you choose, we can work to coordinate the timing with the other flooring company.
If you are looking for the cheapest flooring company, I would suggest focusing on the best companies and then choosing which ones of those are properly priced.
What Your Neighbors Are Saying
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Phoenix Home Remodeling recently remodeled our master shower! It was an amazing experience from the beginning to the completion of the project.
They informed us the whole process, showed up on time, communicated with us the progress every day, and the area was cleaned and organized when they left daily.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about the whole team.
A+++++! We love Phoenix Home Remodeling so much that we already recommended them to our friends and neighbors.
“We contracted with Phoenix Home Remodeling to renovate our three bathrooms and they did a fantastic job. Great communication, the project plan kept at least one bathroom functional throughout, absolutely zero corner-cutting, great attention to detail, and very clean work.
Mark, Ben and Jeremy are responsive, helpful, skilled and easy to work with. Their level of craftsmanship is something that every contractor should aspire to.
“I had (3) Bathroom remodel and the job was completed in 6 weeks. I allow them to enter my home while I was out on vacation.
Every bathroom exceeded what I imagined.
This group is a great team.
Thanks again PHR for such a great job.”
“My husband and I recently completed a home remodel through Phoenix Home Remodeling that included replacement of the living room floor, new kitchen, laundry room and master bath.
They were recommended to us through a blog that services my daughter’s neighborhood in Gilbert. We did do our due diligence and got 4 estimates but ultimately chose Phoenix Home Remodeling.
We found the company to be reputable with clear and honest communication throughout the process.
They updated us with any changes to the original plan/pricing and finished the project within their estimated timeframe. Most importantly, they were sensitive to our concerns about the safety of our home and were respectful of the condition of our home.
We would most definitely use them again for another home remodeling project.”
“We love Phoenix Home Remodeling! They did an amazing job on our bathrooms as well as the kitchen and den.
They were very prompt with answering our emails and calls as well as addressing any concerns we had.
Highly recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling for your next renovation!”
“Deciding to remodel my house interior was a major decision.
The scary part of this decision, I lived out of state in NY. I was fortunate enough to still have the first house I purchased while living in AZ. After reviewing various contractors, I felt the most comfortable with Phoenix Home Remodeling.
I have to admit that this was the most stress-free, easy-going process I ever experienced. I was able to keep in contact with Ben even with a 3 hour time difference.
I was informed about the progress of my project by phone and was also sent photos. The final results of my remodel were above my expectations.
My place looks great! Thanks to Ben and his crew.”
“They were outstanding start to finish. I got multiple quotes and their price was very fair. I immediately trusted them.
They communicate very well and did throughout the whole process.
They are detail-oriented which is important during a kitchen remodel. They got all our work done within the expected timeline.
Some companies in this space look to take advantage of homeowners but not Phoenix Home Remodeling. They are the best and we will use them again.”
“Remodeling with Phoenix Home Remodeling was AMAZING! We completely remodeled the second level of our home: master bathroom, guest bathroom all flooring on the second level including a dual staircase.
From the ease of scheduling the initial appointment to the final walk through each step of the way exceeded our expectations!!
Jeremy, Mark, Ben and Townsend were a pleasure to work with. Their dedication and attention to detail, scheduling of each part of the remodel and the quality of work completed was exactly as promised. Home remodeling projects can get off track with problems or issues and we were pleased that our whole remodel was right on track or completed earlier than expected.
We were always informed of any slight change of plan and communication through the whole process was outstanding.
Thank you, Jeremy, Mark, Ben and Townsend! We LOVE our “new” home! We highly recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling!!”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling recently completed the remodel of our guest and master bathrooms.
We are extremely pleased with the quality of their work, their attention to detail and the professionalism displayed by every person (plumbers, tile setters, counter installers, shower doors and glass team, etc.) who worked on our project.
Jeremy and Mark were great to work with and provided an exceptional level of customer service.
I would especially like to thank Townsend Saunders, (project manager) for providing outstanding communication, flexibility and completing the project on time and within budget as promised.
I highly recommend this company for any type of home remodeling projects.”
“This was my first experience with a remodel. Phoenix Home Remodeling redid both of my bathrooms and they look amazing!!
Great attention to detail, reasonable prices, and they finished within the estimated timeframe.
Jeremy and Mark were so easy to reach with questions and they responded very quickly, usually within the hour.
I don’t think you could find a more organized remodeling company! Thank you!!”
“We loved Phoenix Home remodelling. They gave us a three-week estimate to completely redo our kitchen – from demo to rebuild.
They had it completed in 1.5 weeks! They truly care about their work and their customers and it showed throughout the entire process.”
“Easy to work with this team. I’ve worked with many contractors over the years and I must say this is the first time I’ve ever really been impressed. They showed up daily on time, worked hard the whole time they were there, listened to what we wanted, did an awesome job, completed on time as promised, fairly priced and cleaned up their job site daily. Would definitely recommend and will use them again if needed.
Thanks to Jeremy for reaching out to my request, and thanks to Mark and Ben for helping us create our dream shower!!”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling is a quality company both in service and in workmanship. What I valued most, however, was their willingness to work with me as an equal partner to help me reach the vision I had for creating a beautiful new master bathroom. The employees of this company are people of utmost integrity and I trusted their judgment as we worked together to create this new extraordinary space. I could not have chosen a better company and my expectations were reached and even exceeded. I am so grateful.”
“Jeremy, Ben & Mark did a wonderful job. Very professional, always showed up on time & kept me advised every step of the way. I will absolutely use them again.”
“Remodelling is such a daunting concept…until you meet the guys at Phoenix Home Remodeling. From the initial conversation, we were made to feel that our vision didn’t seem too far fetched after all! We gave them a long wish list and they took the time to provide the quote for each item allowing us to prioritize.
The quote left no room for big surprises. They were always accessible which is very helpful to anxious homeowners! What was even more impressive was how neat they left the work area each day. One of the many indications they really care about each home they touch. Thank you, Jeremy, Ben and Mark (in no particular order ) and to your crew for everything! We are so happy with the care you gave our home and for the many extras, you did just because.”
“A big thank you to Mark, Ben and Jeremy with Phoenix Home Remodeling!! They did an AMAZING job with our SECOND remodel on our home! Our first remodel was our master and guest bathrooms and our complete flooring on our second level. This time they did a complete remodel on our family room wall/TV niche.
Once again their level of service, commitment, timely completion and perfection of work done was above and beyond. They make any remodel as easy as possible. They communicate each and every step and follow through with precision. Thank you again!!!!
We HIGHLY recommend Phoenix Home Remodeling!
Mary and Joel Terrill”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling far exceeded our expectations! We remodelled our master math and partial remodel of two other bathrooms. The process was so smooth and the entire team made something that can be very stressful into a project that was enjoyable.
I appreciated the collaboration and communication throughout the entire project from start to finish. Jeremy, Ben, and Mark are absolutely amazing and we will definitely work with them again on our next project! They by far are the best of the best.”
“I have worked with lots of contractors and these guys impressed me with their clear communication, how clean they keep the work areas and how much they care about their customers..highly recommend them.”
My wife and I were nervous to hire a home remodelling company. We chose Phoenix home Remodeling because they talked about how organized they were. That was definitely true.
They let us know what was going on at every step. Our 2 bathroom remodels look amazing. My wife and are very happy. If you are looking for a home remodelling company in Phoenix you’ll like working with them.
“Mark and his team were easy to work with and their attention to detail was great. Our kitchen looks perfect just how we wanted it and we couldn’t be happier.
Thank you Phoenix Home Remodelers!!!”
“Remodelling is such a daunting concept…until you meet the guys at Phoenix Home Remodeling. From the initial conversation, we were made to feel that our vision didn’t seem too far fetched after all! We gave them a long wish list and they took the time to provide the quote for each item allowing us to prioritize. The quote left no room for big surprises.
They were always accessible which is very helpful to anxious homeowners! What was even more impressive was how neat they left the work area each day. One of the many indications they really care about each home they touch.
Thank you, Jeremy, Ben and Mark (in no particular order 😊) and to your crew for everything! We are so happy with the care you gave our home and for the many extras, you did just because.”
“We have worked with Phoenix Home Remodeling on a few jobs recently and are really impressed by their renovation work.
I’ve seen their bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels and other interiors remodel work. Their attention to detail on this renos is fantastic.
I’ve never seen such organized contractors in Phoenix when it comes to their technology, scheduling, and processes.
If you need a good home to remodel contractor in Arizona, Phoenix Home Remodeling is amazing.”
“Phx Home Remodeling is great. You hear nightmares all the time about contractors that don’t follow through, do poor work, and can be very difficult with whom to work.
These guys were excellent on every front. They were always on time, very considerate, easy to work with when you run into issues, and outstanding quality.
It is so nice to find a group like this in a very hit or miss industry.”
“From the first contact to finish the experience was beyond my expectations! The communication, collaboration, and attention to detail was first class.
The bathroom tub removal & shower install was completed on time and at budget.
I can’t wait to start an even bigger project with Phoenix Home Remodeling.”
“Jeremy and the rest of the team were great to work within remodeling our bathroom.
Although small, it was a technically complex remodel with limited space.
They did an excellent job from start to finish, and we were updated every step of the way.”
“We had this company come out and give our kitchen a facelift (new sink, countertops and backsplash).
While we didn’t have a huge project we were very impressed with this company.
They were easy to communicate with and always on time. The workers who came into our home were polite. We worked with their designer, Jason and he was great.
Throughout the whole process, we always knew what was coming and what was expected of us. Looking forward to working with them in the future for our bathrooms.”
Phoenix Home Remodeling recently remodeled my kitchen and master bath.
Jeremy, Ben, and Mark are incredibly professional! We chose designer cabinets which take a bit longer, and the results are incredible and very high quality!
Both the kitchen and master bath and many other projects they completed throughout my entire home are perfect and exactly how I dreamed they would turn out!
Several friends and family have been to my newly remodeled home and they can’t get over how amazing it looks! The quality of the work is beyond my expectations!
Phoenix Home Remodeling is a company I would definitely hire again; a truly top-notch company!
“I don’t have a ton of experience with remodels (this was our first) but I can’t imagine the process being any smoother.
The Phoenix Home Remodeling team is a well-oiled machine. They kept our fairly substantial remodel (flooring, 3 bathrooms, Kitchen, Paint and more) on time and on budget.
Even after we added a large amount of scope to the project (decided to do all 3 bathrooms) they still finished the project within a week of their original estimate.
The quality was outstanding, but their communication was even better. I text Ben (PM) regularly through the process and they always kept me up to date which helped a ton.
As it is with most things, you get what you pay for, and hiring Phoenix Home remodeling is a decision I would make over and over. They might not be the cheapest option, but they are undoubtedly the best.
I hope this review is helpful for anyone looking to get their home remodeled. This is definitely the company to hire.”
“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Phoenix Home Remodeling! I love my new bathroom. The whole team is incredibly professional, and each person on it excels in their area of expertise.
Jeremy has established a wonderful system and provides so much valuable information and I love the software system he uses. I always felt well-informed, and my questions and requests were responded to quickly. Jason, the Designer, took my few ideas and came up with a design that was both beautiful and highly functional.
The guys who did the work – Ben, Mark, Garin and all of the others – worked so hard, their work was perfection, and before they left every day, the area was clean and organized.
I’ve heard of people so tired of having workers in their house and problems associated with remodels, but these guys were so great, professional and the whole process was so easy and went so fast! Thank you, Phoenix Home Remodeling!”
“We recently remodeled our master bathroom with Phoenix Home Remodeling. After having at least six other companies come through and give us a bid, we never felt comfortable.
Then we met with Phoenix Home Remodeling.
They were upfront, honest, and able to answer our questions. We decided to move ahead with Phoenix Home Remodeling for the project.
Then the entire process was fantastic. We were able to diagram out every single thing we wanted, and they made it happen. We had good dialogue throughout.
Every one of their employees was very pleasant, on time every day, and worked with us around our schedule.
And the end result is beautiful. We are extremely pleased with our new bathroom.
Special shoutout to Lupe on the tile work. It is immaculate.”
“In the first stages of researching people to do a bathroom remodel, I reached out to friends & co-workers. I received ZERO recommendations from them, but a few “who not to work with” as well as hearing the story of how one of my co-workers had an open BBB complaint against the company they used. I’ve never done this size remodel before so I was already a little nervous, but hearing their stories stressed me out!
I went online to do some research and that included NextDoor and the Living Chandler Facebook group. Checked out past “remodel” posts and noted any companies that were recommended multiple times. Once I got a fair amount of companies, I started calling them for initial consultations. After that, I narrowed it down to 3 for in-home consultations and quotes.
All 3 quotes were in the same ballpark, which was good since I didn’t feel like anyone was trying to take advantage of me. I went with Phoenix Home Remodeling (PHR) because unlike some of the others, they didn’t try to push me in a specific design direction and didn’t try to force expensive options. Seriously, one company really tried to upsell me on everything, even when I would share concerns.
Jeremy, Ben, Mark, and Jason made me feel comfortable and, while working with them, reinforced that I made the correct decision by listening to my questions and concerns. They were able to take general ideas/concepts and make them a reality! Their subs also helped reinforce that I went with the right people. Lupe (tile), Roy (vanity), Cody (woodworking, misc), and everyone else was friendly, polite, asked me questions to make sure they got things right and did a wonderful job.
Any kind of remodelling can be overwhelming, and PHR was the perfect guide through the process and helping me keep my sanity. I’ve already recommended them and will continue to do so, and I look forward to using them again! (apologies for the novel, but I can’t say enough good things about PHR)”
“We had a fantastic experience with Phoenix Home Remodeling on a recent project that included redoing our kitchen, powder room, and entire downstairs floor.
Ben, Mark, and Jeremy were very professional, responsive, and courteous.
We always knew exactly what each part would cost and had a great system for managing change orders.
They brought in excellent subcontractors for all the work and always made sure we were satisfied with what was completed.
We are already planning to use them again on our master bath remodel.”
“Thank you so much for everything! This company is amazing! I was a nervous wreck when we bought our first “fixer-upper” home.
I had no idea where to start or what to do. Jeremy was one of the first contractors that reached out to me, out of many I contacted, calmed my nerves and walked me through every step! My house feels like a different home!
It’s beautiful, clean and everything is done to perfection!
I couldn’t imagine going with anyone else! Thank you Phoenix Home Remodeling!!”
Most people love their house after a renovation, but not so many can say they loved the process….I did!
This company holds itself to such a high standard of workmanship and communication, it exceeded all my expectations.
I am a perfectionist, but so are they.
They love their work. They explain processes, show up on time, guide you when needed, answer calls and concerns immediately.
The finished product is amazing.
At the end of the process we felt like family! What more can I say?
“I highly recommend PHR for your home remodeling needs! You start off the process with Jeremy, who walks you through the step by steps of how they operate and makes sure that PHR and you are compatible (making sure the job scope fits their abilities/size). It’s a very detailed approach and is very informative, regardless if you stick with them for the project or not.
Once we signed the contract to start work, we met with Jason, who is PHR’s interior designer, who helped us pick out materials and the layout of our office based on an image we had found on the internet. After that was settled, Mark and Ben came over for measurements and to discuss the game plan for the renovation.
We requested that the project be done before our new baby arrived and they nailed it!
Ben handled the project management side and Mark handled the various subcontractors and a bunch of work. Whenever I pointed out something that was flawed, Mark was sure to take care of whatever the concern was, no questions asked.
He was very meticulous in his work and it showed off in the end. Our office turned out fantastic and we are so happy that PHR was able to deliver on time and on budget. Jeremy comes back at the end to make sure everything went smoothly and sign off on the final delivery.
We plan on doing more renovations in the coming years and PHR will certainly be the first contractor we reach out to! Thanks guys!”
“We couldn’t be happier with our bathroom remodel by Phoenix Home Remodeling.
They nailed my vision to a tee and made a process which is usually unorganized, stressful and unpleasant all around, into a breeze.
From start to finish they answered any questions that came up, gave us advice on finishes, showed up daily on time and was in constant communication with us about the project.
To top it all off, they finished our project early! Who doesn’t like that!
All in all a complete win with this company. Thank you Phoenix Home Remodeling!”
“We had two bathrooms fully remodeled and they look great!
I was impressed with the communication. We were updated along the way and were always told when someone would be at our house.
If we needed a question answered, we always received a quick response. We plan to use Phoenix Home Remodeling for our kitchen as well.”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling did a fantastic job for me. They did all my floors, 2 bathrooms and my kitchen in 5 weeks (one of which I was away on vacation) without going a dollar over the original budget.
Ben’s project management skills take all the work off of me. All I had to do was pick things out and he did the rest. Mark did a fantastic job with every detail. His workmanship is exceptional as is the work of their title team.
I couldn’t be happier with the results, the price and most of all the overall customer experience. We all know how hard it is to find trustworthy contractors in this area because there’s so much demand.
I’m glad I found PHR and I will be gladly referring them to anyone that asks. Thanks guys…”
“I had the wonderful experience of doing a 3 bathroom remodel, and many other add ons, with Phoenix Home Remodel in the fall of 2019.
The entire team was extremely professional, easy to communicate with, reasonably priced and fabulous to work with. From the initial meeting with Jeremy to the final walkthrough, they made the entire process easy and manageable.
Loved the app to track the whole process, loved when Mark was able to explain my vision to plumbers, glass, tile and the many other trades that we were working with. If you are ready to remodel, give them a call.”
“We hired Phoenix Home Remodeling, after meeting with and receiving quotes from several other companies, to remodel our master bathroom.
We were so very impressed with the communication, support, and reliability we experienced, from our initial appointment through our entire remodel.
Every trade that came to our home to complete the project was equally professional.
We are so pleased with our new bathroom and appreciate that Ben, Mark, and Jeremy were always available to answer questions, respond to requests, and help us create our new space.”
“Phoenix Home Remodeling did all of the heavy liftings on a fix and flip project for me!
It’s was only my second project and these guys made it a nice and easy experience.
In the fix and flip world, or life in general, you hear horror stories about how contractors have been a nightmare….NOT THESE GUYS!!!
Super friendly, prompt, kept a clean and neat work site.
I’d use them again and def recommend to anyone that asks. I’ll def be calling them for the next one…”
“As a commercial contractor, my experience with residential contractors have been less than stellar so I am generally jaded towards them.
These folks are not like residential contractors.
These guys have a good business model in my opinion and do excellent work!
On-time, reasonably priced, and quality installation.
Our first remodel and largest expense outside of the home or auto purchase and they made it as easy as possible for us.
If you can wait for this team to do your remodel you will not be sorry.”
“This was our first time working with Phoenix Home Remodeling to completely remodel two bathrooms.
From start to finish they were professional and the workmanship was outstanding.
They helped guide us through our first remodel venture.
We are planning to use them again as we have a few more projects to get done.”
“I recently had Phoenix Home Remodeling complete renovations in both my master and guest bathrooms, kitchen, and entertainment wall in my home. I can’t tell you how happy I am with the results!!
The process they set in place and communication on a daily basis made the entire project so much easier than expected.
The use of BuilderTrend software helped to keep me on budget and communication between the team and myself seamless. The team of employees were amazing to work with; especially given this was my first time remodeling a home.
The work and amount of care for my home, lifestyle (we lived in the house during the construction), and quality of work was evident from day one until completion. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is in need of a home project or upgrades.
I am pleased beyond measure with my newly updated home and cannot thank Phoenix Home Remodeling enough for their time, effort, and personalization they put into making this project well worth the investment. Thank you PHR!!”
“We loved Phoenix Home Remodeling.
They gave us a three-week estimate to completely redo our kitchen – from demo to rebuild. They had it completed in 1.5 weeks!
They truly care about their work and their customers and it showed throughout the entire process.”