The Best Stair Flooring Options

When it comes to choosing flooring for your home, some of the first places that people consider are what floors they want for feature rooms such as living rooms and dining rooms, or commonly used rooms such as kitchens or bedrooms. But when it comes to flooring your home, you need to take every room…

Coir Flooring

Natural and renewable flooring options have become exceptionally popular in the past decade, with the growing emphasis on sustaining the environment. There are plenty of natural flooring materials available today, including bamboo and cork, which are some of the more well-known options. Natural fiber carpeting is growing in popularity though, with coir being a material…

History of Tile Flooring

Tile flooring has been a popular choice for centuries, and is still a strong flooring option for homeowners. Tile has been used as a flooring material for thousands of years, though. At Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, we value the use of tile flooring, and want to give you a bit…

Marble Tile

Marble flooring is usually associated with ancient buildings or luxurious architecture, but did you know that marble flooring is completely within reach for your home? Marble is a naturally made stone that comes in a wide range of textures, colors, and designs, making it a highly sought after material. Marble can be placed in other…

The Pros and Cons of Granite Flooring

Natural stone flooring has long been considered a luxury material which has graced the halls and lobbies of buildings from mansions to fine hotels and sky scrapers, but just because options such as marble, limestone, or granite have illustrious uses, doesn’t mean that they can’t fit beautifully into your home as well! Here at Floor…

Why You Should Choose Cork in a Playroom or Child’s Room

Children bring a lot of joy into the world, and making choices on furniture, flooring, and other decisions that bring them happiness is often a top priority for parents. If you have a little one and are starting to consider a remodel that will be more beneficial for you and your family, we’re here to…

Refinish or Replace? When are Your Hardwoods Worth Saving?

We understand that renovating your home is an investment, and of course no one wants to spend a lot of time and money redoing parts of their home that can be saved with less effort and less investment. But sometimes you simply have to bite the bullet and dive into a remodel. When it comes…

The Top 4 Floor Coverings for Your Garage

You garage is one of the most useful parts of your house. It’s where the heavy duty business of everyday life is accomplished and serves as both storage area and workspace. Because of this you want to have the best and most durable flooring possible in your garage. With that in mind, here are some…

Jute vs. Seagrass Carpets & Rugs

Going green is the new trend with homebuilders and homebuyers these days. People here in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR in particular are known for their commitment to the environment and living sustainably, just look at all our bikers! When it comes to eco-friendly flooring options, the two that immediately come to mind for most…

The Advantages of Jute Carpets & Rugs

Natural fiber carpeting is seeing a surge in popularity recently, due both to its attractive neutral weave as well as its sustainable nature. Rather than synthetic carpeting that requires petroleum and fossil fuels to make, and which ends up in a landfill, natural fiber rugs are renewable and biodegradable. One of the most inexpensive and…