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…

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…

Interview with WA-based Design Blogger Tyler Goodro

Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Tyler Goodro is the founder of mid century modern and contemporary design blog Plastolux. You can follow Tyler on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Please tell us a little about yourself. I went to school for graphic design and have…

6 Trending Tile Looks & Styles of 2017

Why stay in the past when the future looks so bright? If you’re ready to re-tile your bathroom, kitchen, or any other room in your home, Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland can help! These tile looks can take your home’s décor to new levels. Check out these six tile styles and ideas trending in 2017. 1. Wood-Look Tiles Tiles…

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…

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…

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…

Interview with Vancouver’s Today’s Creative Life

At Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of the Internet’s most influential bloggers. Our latest interview features Vancouver-based DIY and design blogger Kim of Today’s Creative Life. You can follow Kim on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please tell us a little about yourself. I'm just a girl…

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…