Blog - The Hardest Wood Species for Hardwood Floors

One of the key factors by which the quality of hardwood is measured is, predictably, hardness. The ‘hardness’ of a species of wood refers to how well it resists dents and scratches upon impact, the harder a hardwood floor, the less likely it is to get damaged. Extremely hard hardwoods are commonly used for things... Read more »

Blog - All About Ash (Hardwood Flooring That Is)

Adding hardwood floors to your home will instantly increase its retail value. This classic floor covering is one of the most versatile and attractive flooring options. Hardwood flooring will match nearly any style of décor or interior design aesthetic, from pale bamboo for modern homes, to cozy red oak for a more traditional look. When... Read more »

Blog - Loop Pile vs. Cut Pile Carpet

Here in Vancouver and Portland, we’re used to the typical Pacific Northwest weather. While it may be a sunny July right now, most of the year is spent in perpetual drizzle. The sort of weather Vancouver most often sees is the sort of weather that makes you want to curl up and get cozy. Nothing... Read more »

Blog - The History of Shag Carpeting

What is Shag Carpeting? Shag rugs are a type of carpet that is characterized by having a deep, thick pile, which gives the carpet a shaggy appearance (hence the name). Pile is usually made of strands of yarn or upright loops, and it is the part of the rug that faces up from the backing.... Read more »

Blog - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sisal Carpeting

Here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, we realize that there is a vast variety of material and style options to choose from when you’re picking new flooring, and that sometimes that dazzling array of choices can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you learn as much as possible, so you... Read more »

Blog - Ideas for Your Home Renovation

So your home feels drab and out of date and you want to remodel, but you aren’t sure where to start or what to update? Not to worry! Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR is here to help. Here are some great ideas for what to fix and update when you remodel... Read more »

Summer Updates for Your Outdoor Spaces

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get your outdoor spaces ready for the sunny season. This doesn’t have to mean giving your deck a beach theme or decorating with driftwood (though you can certainly do that if you want!). Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA, offers some simple ways to spruce up... Read more »

Blog - Spring and Easter Decorating Ideas

While Easter may have passed, it’s not too late to freshen up your home and shake off the last doldrums of winter. While the weather is finally beginning to turn towards the balmy promise of summer, it’s refreshing to have your interiors reflect this change in season as well. There are plenty of small and... Read more »

Blog - The Most Expensive Rugs Ever Sold

While Floor Coverings International offers a fantastic selection of carpet options to our Vancouver clients, there are some rugs that only the finest appreciators of art and carpet can access. In June of 2013 the art world was dumbstruck at the sale of a 17th century Persian carpet for a staggering 33.7 million dollars. The... Read more »

Top Home Decorating Colors

Year in and year out, there are some tried and true colors that appear often in certain rooms of the home. Interior decorating is always changing and looking for new trends, but it can’t be denied that certain colors pop up again and again being used in the same way. Here is a guide to... Read more »

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