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…

The 4 Best Hardwoods for Humid Climates

If you live in a humid climate, your home can begin to feel like a sauna from the rising temperatures and high humidity, and you might think that hardwood isn’t the best flooring option. However, you don’t have to give up on this dream just yet. There are plenty of wood species that can withstand…

Best Flooring Options for a Spanish Colonial Home

Forget Crockett and Tubbs... Miami’s vice is architecture. The city has always had a love affair with trophy buildings. Miami Beach’s Art Deco District features 800 historic structures – a kaleidoscope of pastel buildings with fanciful porthole windows, ship-like railings, sleek curves and shiny terrazzo floors. Built between 1920 and 1943, these tropical drink-colored hotels and…

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…

Best Options for Handicapped Accessible Flooring

Are you renovating a home for a handicapped individual? For the most part, handicapped accessible homes are designed to aid those with limited mobility – though other disabilities such as blindness and deafness could also be considered. Hard, smooth surfaces are typically easier for people with mobility issues to navigate. With that in mind, here…

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…

Flooring Ideas for Your Minimalist Home

Minimalist home décor is steadily on the rise. Whether you have a new, modern home or a classic, older one, you can embrace this trend with certain remodeling, furnishing, and decorating choices. To give your Princeton home a minimal feel, look for neutral, understated colors and simple designs that make the space feel clean and open.…

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…