The Importance of Carpet Padding

Carpet padding is an essential aspect of your wall-to-wall carpeting. Many people overlook this vital part of a flooring remodel, but carpet padding can drastically extend the lifespans of your carpet floors. In fact, here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, we believe that your carpet padding choice is just as…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

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…