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…

Interview with Kelley of The Polished Pebble

Here at Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland, we are privileged to interview some of America’s leading designers and bloggers as part of our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Our goal is to give our readers valuable advice they can apply to their own lives and homes. In our latest interview, we are pleased to introduce Kelley of Kelley & Company…

The Revival of Patterned Flooring

Flooring is not something you think of as having a cult following, especially when its main purpose is sometimes to link airport terminals and be trod on every day by millions of travelers pulling overstuffed luggage wheelies. However, the unique geometrically patterned carpet at PDX airport in Portland, Oregon–a design that's said to represent the…

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…

Flooring Glossary: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’ve started your search for new floors for your Vancouver or Portland home, you’ve probably heard some different terms used in various articles or by flooring experts. Understanding what these terms mean is key to making an informed decision about which floors you should invest in for your home. That’s why the experts at…

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…