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Our 5 Favorite Flooring Trends for 2018

When building or remodeling a home, choosing what type, or types, of flooring you want is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. After all, you walk on your floors from the time you lazily get out of bed in the morning until the time you turn in at night. If you’re currently in…
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Eco-Friendly Hardwood Alternatives

Choosing to "Go Green" is not only a popular trend in home design, but is a valuable and impactful way to help the environment around us. Eco-friendly flooring materials cut down on environmental waste, reduce the use of harmful chemicals, and keep the air in your home clean and safe to breathe. If you are…
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5 Specialty Hardwood Flooring Styles

While many Vancouver homeowners may immediately think of oak, maple, cherry, or mahogany when picturing hardwood floors, there are many other varieties that aren’t as well known. This is mainly because the trees are more rare and only grow in remote areas outside the U.S. However, these styles offer a compelling, exotic alternative to the…
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Choosing Between Bamboo and Hardwood Flooring

Bamboo is often touted as an excellent alternative to hardwood, but many homeowners struggle to tell the difference. Not sure which option is right for your Vancouver, WA or Portland, OR home? Read on to learn about the differences between hardwood and bamboo. Cost Many homeowners choose bamboo simply because they cannot afford hardwood. Bamboo offers…
hardwood flooring for kids in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR

Best Hardwood Flooring Options For Families With Kids

It's no secret that kids can be hard on the home. This is especially true for certain types of flooring, which may be quickly damaged by anything from heavy traffic to food spills. Whether your kids are well behaved or have destructive tendencies, it is in your best interests to select a durable type of…
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Wood Flooring – Infographic

At Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland we LOVE wood flooring, and we think it's super interesting too! It's unlikely that most people are as interested in wood flooring as we are, but that might just be because they don't know enough about it. We're going to try to change that. Here is a quick and fun infographic that will teach you a…
Wood Flooring Energy Efficiency Vancouver and Portland

Wood Floors and Energy Efficiency

Wood is a naturally energy efficient product, which makes wood floors a great choice for Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon homes where we see our fair share of weather. Wood flooring’s energy efficiency means the floors help keep buildings warmer in winter and cooler during the hotter months of the year. However, the energy efficiency…

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…

Refinish or Replace? When are Your Hardwoods Worth Saving?

We understand that renovating your home is an investment, and of course no one wants to spend a lot of time and money redoing parts of their home that can be saved with less effort and less investment. But sometimes you simply have to bite the bullet and dive into a remodel. When it comes…

How to Prevent Your Furniture from Damaging Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is a perennial favorite flooring material for homeowners everywhere. When it comes to beauty, durability, longevity, and re-sale value, it’s difficult to top a classic hardwood. Hardwood flooring is versatile due to the sheer amount of wood species available, from soft, pale beech to dark, exotic Brazilian cherry. There’s a hardwood for every…