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Infographic: Getting Your Home Ready for Resale

The experts at Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland understand what it takes to make a home look inviting, updated, and durable. Before you put your home on the market, let's take a look at a few of the renovation projects you can start to increase the value of your home and help it sell faster.     Photo Credits:…
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How to Prevent Carpet Cornrowing

Part of any proper carpet care plan is ensuring you vacuum it regularly. However, many Vancouver and Portland homeowners may not realize just how you vacuum the carpet could contribute to a texture change defect known as “cornrowing.” Specifically, cornrowing is characterized by irregular rows in the carpet itself, which are usually anywhere from a half-inch to 2…
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Getting Creative with Carpet

Carpet is a flooring favorite in the Vancouver, WA area. It has served as a go-to for many families over the years because of its durability, design versatility, and comfortable feel. As carpets and area rugs have evolved and improved with the development of new flooring technology, more and more people have started utilizing carpet…
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Transform Your Attic Into a Cozy Getaway

The attic is a forgotten space in many Vancouver and Portland homes. It’s an area where seasonal decorations are stored and infrequently used tools are left. On the one hand this is understandable. By definition, an attic is located right below the roof of a home. The low slanted ceilings and unusual shape of most…
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Caring For Water Damaged Carpet

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s no secret that we get a lot of rain. Excessive moisture can take its toll on the home, especially in areas prone to flooding. Heavy rains can cause flooding – both inside and outside of the home. When water enters a Vancouver or Portland home, it has the potential…

How To: Choose the Stair Runner for You

Adding a stair runner, or carpet runner, as they’re also known, to your home is a small renovation project that packs a big punch. A good stair runner will absorb sound, keep your little ones safer, and add a decorative touch to your home that brings out the best in the space. How can you…

The Best Stair Flooring Options

When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, some of the first places that people consider are what floors they want for feature rooms such as living rooms and dining rooms, or commonly used rooms such as kitchens or bedrooms. But when it comes to flooring your home, you need to take every room…

Coir Flooring

Natural and renewable flooring options have become exceptionally popular in the past decade, with the growing emphasis on sustaining the environment. There are plenty of natural flooring materials available today, including bamboo and cork, which are some of the more well-known options. Natural fiber carpeting is growing in popularity though, with coir being a material…

Jute vs. Seagrass Carpets & Rugs

Going green is the new trend with homebuilders and homebuyers these days. People here in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR in particular are known for their commitment to the environment and living sustainably, just look at all our bikers! When it comes to eco-friendly flooring options, the two that immediately come to mind for most…

The Advantages of Jute Carpets & Rugs

Natural fiber carpeting is seeing a surge in popularity recently, due both to its attractive neutral weave as well as its sustainable nature. Rather than synthetic carpeting that requires petroleum and fossil fuels to make, and which ends up in a landfill, natural fiber rugs are renewable and biodegradable. One of the most inexpensive and…