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…

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…

Choosing Your Grout: A Guide to Grout Line Thickness and Color

Once you've chosen the perfect tile for your home, you then need to choose the grout. For most people, grout is merely an afterthought. After all, it's just what goes between the tiles. But grout is actually a very important component to a tile installation, for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Here's everything you need to…

What Is the Difference Between Laminate, Linoleum, and Vinyl Flooring?

Over the last decade or two, hardwood flooring alternatives like laminate, linoleum, and vinyl have become increasingly popular. However, many Pittsburgh homeowners are still confused about the difference between these materials since they tend to look and feel similar. Fortunately, our experts at Floor Coverings International have put together this guide to explain more about these flooring…