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…

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…

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So your home feels drab and out of date and you want to remodel, but you aren’t sure where to start or what to update?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…

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…

Top Green Flooring Options

 So you want a new floor but want something eco-friendly and sustainable. There are plenty of worthwhile, cost-effective options out there, so you won't need to sacrifice quality to go green and be earth-friendly with your floors. As an added bonus, green flooring is generally a healthier option for your family as well! Here are…

Solid Vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

 When choosing your new hardwood floor, there is one important choice you're going to need to consider. Are you going to go with solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring? Both options have their own distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. For example, engineered hardwood is harder and sturdier, but solid hardwood can be refinished more…

Which Carpet Is Best For You?

Isn’t looking for carpet a pain? We know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by all the carpet weave options on the market today, especially when each carpet type comes in so many colors and styles. The countless style choices for carpet can actually be somewhat of a drawback, because a lot of carpet buyers…

Tips For A More Efficient Remodel

In today’s earth-conscious society, it’s important to consider the environmental impact of what you do and what you use. Practically anything we do will affect the environment in some way, and we see eco-friendly concerns become more and more important in our business. More and more, our customers are looking for ways to improve their…

Give Your Patio Flooring Pizzazz

 Unless you recently bought or sold your house, it’s unlikely that you’ve thought about your patio floors for a while. Most of us either ignore or forget our patio flooring once we find something that’s acceptably durable and able to withstand the weather. However, what about those warmer months when we want to entertain outdoors?…