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.…

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…

Tips for Keeping Luxury Vinyl Tile from Fading Over Time

Luxury vinyl is a comfortable, stylish, and affordable alternative to many other types of flooring. The only downside to vinyl is that while durable, it can fade over time. If you want to keep your luxury vinyl looking like new, one of the first things you're going to have to do is actively prevent fading.…

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…

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…

Top Tile Options for Basement Flooring

Tile is an excellent basement flooring option. It will not sustain water damage from leaks, sewer problems or excess humidity. It is durable and easy to clean, making it the perfect place to drop messy gear, laundry or pet products. And it is available in a wide variety of materials and styles. Following is an…

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…