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... Read more »

4 Reasons to Choose Hardwood Floors in Your Bedroom

While hardwood flooring is undeniably popular, and their value is rarely questioned, one place where you don’t see hardwood flooring as frequently is in the bedroom. While wall-to-wall carpeting is still a great flooring option for bedrooms, as well as any other room you might want them it, we here at Floor Coverings International of... Read more »

Flooring Trends for 2015

The New Year is always full or resolutions and renewal, and while many people might be turning to their weight, angling for a promotion, or simply trying to spend more time with their family, having a resolution is a great way to kick off 2015. But here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and... Read more »

The Top 10 Reasons to Choose Linoleum Flooring

While the stereotype of linoleum flooring as being dated and belonging in your grandma’s kitchen does exist, we here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver and Portland think that that stereotype is in itself dated. Whether you want retro linoleum for your vintage kitchen, or modern linoleum with all of its updated benefits, linoleum flooring... Read more »

The Best Flooring Options for Basements

Basements tend to be some of the most underutilized rooms in many houses. This is because for so many people, going to the trouble of finishing a basement is just too much hassle and headache. But by taking the time and making the investment in finishing your basement, you’ll gain more room and more space... Read more »

Blog - The 5 Most Unique Flooring Options

We know that there are plenty of free spirited and creative types of people who inhabit Portland, OR. The slogan is Keep Portland Weird, after all! But have you thought about how to apply that unique outlook on life to your floors? Here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver and Portland, we think that it... Read more »

Blog - Travertine Tile Flooring vs. Porcelain Tile Flooring

So you’ve decided that you want to install tile flooring in your Vancouver, WA or Portland, OR home (and of course you’ve chosen to trust Floor Coverings International of Vancouver for the job), but what sort of tile do you want? You could stick with something traditional like plain ceramic, but why not get adventurous?... Read more »

Blog - The Different Types of Slate Tile Flooring

If there’s a flooring option that we’ve been seeing an increase in requests for here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, it would definitely be natural stone flooring. Natural stone floors are beautiful, natural (obviously), durable, and unique. While stone flooring options such as the more luxurious granite and marble can... Read more »

Blog - Low VOC Flooring Options

If you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about or working with building materials, you may never have heard the term Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) before. But chances are, you have been affected by them whether you know it or not. Volatile organic compounds are chemicals released from building materials which can cause irritation... Read more »

Blog - The Pros and Cons of Ceramic Tile Flooring

Ceramic tile flooring is one of those flooring options which has been in use for centuries, and if that doesn’t recommend it as an excellent flooring option, we don’t know what will. Here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver and Portland we offer a huge variety of flooring materials, but we love ceramic tile flooring.... Read more »

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