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…

3 Secrets to Sparkling Clean Tile Flooring

Tile floors are a gorgeous addition to any kitchen or bathroom, but keeping them sparkling clean can be a challenge. The local flooring experts here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR, though, are here to help! In our decades of experience with flooring, we’ve learned more than a few tricks to…

Tile Ideas for En Suites that Wow

Who doesn’t dream of having an en suite that’s more like an in-home oasis? The team here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR might not be able to bring the spa to you, but we can help boost your relaxation by crafting a tile bathroom that turns your en suite into…

The Top 5 Rooms for Rubber Flooring

Most of us don’t naturally think of rubber flooring as an option for domestic use, but this versatile, durable, and dare we say, stylish flooring type is having a renaissance across the United States and Canada. The local experts at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR want to make sure you’re in…

Protecting Your Floors in Rainy Weather

“April Showers bring May Flowers”, as the saying goes, and indeed we are leaving the cold days of winter behind as spring has sprung in full force. But as the rain falls you’ll want to take steps to protect your floors from the wet weather. Here are some tips from Floor Coverings International of Vancouver,…

Why Cork Flooring is Perfect for Your Family Room

Cork flooring was a popular choice for playrooms and children’s bedrooms in 2015, but here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver and Portland, we don’t think its benefits should stop there. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on the reasons why cork is a perfect fit for family rooms. Read on to learn more about…

How To: Choose the Stair Runner for You

  Adding a stair runner, or carpet runner, as they’re also known, to your home is a small renovation project that packs a big punch. A good stair runner will absorb sound, keep your little ones safer, and add a decorative touch to your home that brings out the best in the space. How can…

The 5 Kitchen Floors that Make Cleaning a Breeze

  The kitchen is the hub of the home, but in the fall months, it can be a hub for dirt and debris, too. With autumn, and the Washington state rain that comes with it, around the corner, your Floor Coverings International Vancouver team is highlighting the five kitchen flooring types that make cleaning a…

Tips For Cleaning Cork Flooring

Here in Vancouver and Portland, and in the Pacific Northwest in general, going green, being eco-friendly, using natural resources, and living sustainable lifestyles are all high priorities for us. That’s why so many of our clients here at Floor Coverings International tend to choose green building materials, such as bamboo or cork flooring, or natural…

Guide to Hardwood Floor Wood Species

Hardwood flooring is classic, elegant, and can be a wonderful addition to any home. However, with so many different wood options available, it can be difficult to know what works best for you. At Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and the Portland, OR area, we understand how confusing choosing hardwood can be, so we’ve…