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…

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…

WPC vs. SPC Vinyl Flooring

It’s hard to imagine that flooring is a cutting edge industry, right? Wrong! Technological advances in material science have turned the world of flooring on its head. New materials have expanded flooring options from wood, stone, tile, and carpet to new options such as luxury vinyl tile, stain-resistant carpet, engineered hardwood floors, and rigid core…

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…

Understanding Vinyl Acronyms (LVT, LVP, EVP)

In recent years, vinyl has dramatically improved in style and performance. But with these improvements, it has become more confusing to browse through vinyl’s wide selection of product variations. The team at Floor Coverings International is here to help! Read on to learn about three popular types of luxury vinyl flooring that you can use in your…

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…

How To Seal Porous Tile

Tile flooring looks amazing in your home's kitchen or bathrooms. But there is one serious problem which you must contend with when you install a tile floor in either of these two rooms — the floor will get wet. While a little water or spilled liquid is not a big deal for most tile floors,…

The New Vinyl on the Block: Engineered Stone Tile

With the most recent advancements in flooring technology, luxury vinyl flooring has taken the North American market by storm. However, manufacturers have now raised the bar with their latest in vinyl flooring, engineered stone tile. Read on as our experts at Floor Coverings International uncover this great flooring option. What is Engineered Stone Tile? The first thing…

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…

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.…