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What Floors Are Antimicrobial?

Learn what floors are antimicrobial and how they can protect you from bacteria and other germs. At Floor Coverings International, we know that families are always on the lookout for new ways to keep their homes safe from harmful chemicals and bacteria. Nowadays, you can let your floors do some of that work for you!…

Flooring Tips for Making Small Spaces Look Bigger

Feeling space challenged in your home? Don’t worry; there are numerous effective ways to use flooring choices to create the illusion of more substantial square footage. Use the following flooring design tips to help expand the space visually in every room of your home. Light Colors Create an Airy, Open Feel Choosing lighter color palettes…

3 Flooring Ideas Inspired by Mid-Century Modern Design

Even if your home isn’t a period example of authentic mid-century modern design, you can still achieve the “mid-mod” look inside. One key feature is your floor. Mid-century modern flooring is often neutral and carries throughout the large, open room. It also has clean lines and doesn’t distract from the rest of the space. If…

American Cherry vs. Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring

Many homeowners are familiar with cherry hardwood flooring, but not all realize that there are two distinct types of cherry hardwood. One is the American cherry tree, which is commonly grown in North America, and the other is the Brazilian cherry tree (or “jatoba”), which is grown in the rainforests of Central America. Geography is…

Flooring Tips to Make Small Rooms Appear Larger

While a cozy feel in a home can be a good thing, no homeowner wants to feel cramped or constrained. Poor décor choices can cause small rooms to feel even smaller. Fortunately, there are ways to influence the senses to “read” those small spaces as more open and expansive. The following are some flooring tips…

How to Make Small Rooms Look Larger with Flooring

Dressing up a room to maximize its size and appeal isn't far different from selecting the styles, patterns, and colors of clothing that make you look your best. Granted, most people strive to slenderize rather than enlarge their appearance when selecting clothing. But when it comes to living space, many of us want it to…

Tile Shower VS. Prefabricated Shower

Remodeling a bathroom can be a daunting task, accompanied by a number of design decisions related to efficient use of space and aesthetic preference. One big decision that’s a part of most bathroom renovations is whether to install a tile shower or a prefabricated shower. Both have pros and cons, which we’ve outlined below. Tile…

5 Reasons Linoleum Is Making a Comeback

Decades ago, linoleum was the flooring of choice for schools, government buildings, and commercial spaces. It was also found in the kitchens and basements of many homes. It was prized for its durability, even if it lacked much character and style. As other flooring options like laminate hardwood and vinyl became available, linoleum was ripped…

The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring

There are so many flooring options out there these days that homeowners are often overwhelmed by the choices. Vinyl flooring continues to be a popular option for its affordability, versatility, and relative ease of installation. Invented in the years just before World War II, vinyl quickly outpaced linoleum as the budget flooring of choice, and…

What Types of Flooring Are Best for the Family Room?

The family room is an important space in the house. It's likely the area where you do your entertaining. Perhaps it's the room where you relax and unwind in the evenings. And, fitting to the name, it's likely the room of the home where you spend a fair amount of time as a family. Noting…