Cut Pile vs. Loop Pile Carpet

When selecting carpet flooring, many homeowners pay the most attention to their preferred colors and patterns, while all but ignoring piling and textural considerations. Carpet construction can have a big impact on your interior's look and the feel of your carpet, so it is worthwhile to think carefully about your preferences. Knowing the differences between…

Top Flooring Choices For Second Story Rooms

When it comes to second story rooms, noise-absorption is a key flooring concern, and since the second story of your home is a common spot for bedrooms, comfort and warmth are also important considerations. Keep reading to learn about the best flooring options for your second story rooms. The team at Floor Coverings International has all the…

Loop Pile vs. Cut Pile Carpet

There are many types of carpeting out there, and it can be hard to remember the specific names and qualities of each. But that’s alright because when it comes down to it, there are really just two carpet types you need to know: loop pile and cut pile. Your carpet’s pile type will have a…
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The Best Flooring Solutions for Your Stairs

Stairways often experience some of the highest amounts of traffic in your home. For this reason, it can be difficult to decide on flooring for stairs that balances design, comfort, and durability. Homeowners trust Floor Coverings International when it comes to their flooring needs and we’re here to help you find the perfect option for your stairs.…

Going Coastal: 3 Flooring Ideas for Your Beach House

Coastal, beach-inspired design is meant to reflect the coastal environment, so it often features natural textures, nautical details and shades of blue and white. If you love the breezy, laid-back feel of coastal style, know that we can help you achieve it! Here at Floor Coverings International, we offer a wide variety of flooring products to make…

How to Get Rid of the “New Carpet” Smell

As many homeowners have discovered, new carpeting often has a distinctive, unpleasant smell. This can, in some cases, be made even worse by certain adhesives used to glue the carpet to the floor. Thankfully, you do not have to simply put up with the bad smells, hoping they go away sometime soon. Below are some…

Get the Look: Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern style of the 1950s and ‘60s has experienced a major resurgence in recent years. Many homeowners appreciate mid-century modern design for its clean lines and warm, comfortable feel. Though you may not want your entire home to look straight out of the 20th century, adding touches of the mid-century modern look throughout your…

A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Fiber Carpets

Synthetic fiber carpeting is often popular for its stain-resistance and wide selection. However, natural fiber carpeting has its own advantages – it tends to be eco-friendly and durable, with interesting weaves and textures. Plus, it offers a unique alternative to more typical carpeting styles. If you’re interested in installing a natural fiber carpet in your…

Hardwood vs. Carpet: Basement Edition

Basements aren’t the dingy, cold storage spaces with low ceilings they once were. Instead, basements are now one of the most multipurpose spaces in your home. The majority of new homes built in Vancouver and Burnaby are well-insulated, partially above-ground spaces, to be used as anything your heart desires. This begs the question: What kind…

The Best Flooring Options for Contemporary Homes

If you like a modern design aesthetic, chances are that you live in a contemporary home. The sleek look of contemporary design is highly desirable and sought after, with the streamlined style of modern homes giving a futuristic sense of unique luxury. But what sort of flooring options go best with the clean lines and…