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…

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…

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 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 – 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…

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…