How to Prepare for a Flooring Installation

Whether you just moved in, have lived in your home for a while, or are looking to sell, deciding to replace the flooring in any house can feel like a daunting task. Here at Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland, we understand the ins and outs of flooring projects and can help guide you to pick the perfect style for…

Infographic: 3 Beautiful Ways to Use Glass Tile

Everyone loves glass tile! It's fun, elegant, and a great way to add personality to a room. In this infographic, the design team at Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland recommends three of the most beautiful places for glass tile in your home. Photo © abu2 © Songchai W © Jringjai_34 © David Papazian

Tips for Pet-Friendly Carpets

Our pets are a huge part of our lives. So much so that it’s important to consider them when making big decisions-- like new flooring! If you’re considering a carpet for your Vancouver home, but are worried about how it will stand up against pet hair, stains and odor, then check out these tricks from…

Our 5 Favorite Flooring Trends for 2018

When building or remodeling a home, choosing what type, or types, of flooring you want is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. After all, you walk on your floors from the time you lazily get out of bed in the morning until the time you turn in at night. If you’re currently in…

Infographic: Getting Your Home Ready for Resale

The experts at Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland understand what it takes to make a home look inviting, updated, and durable. Before you put your home on the market, let's take a look at a few of the renovation projects you can start to increase the value of your home and help it sell faster.     Photo Credits:…

Eco-Friendly Hardwood Alternatives

Choosing to "Go Green" is not only a popular trend in home design, but is a valuable and impactful way to help the environment around us. Eco-friendly flooring materials cut down on environmental waste, reduce the use of harmful chemicals, and keep the air in your home clean and safe to breathe. If you are…

Kid (and Parent) Friendly Carpet Tips

“Can I have a third serving of dessert?” “Is it okay to use the couch cushions to build a fortress in the middle of the street?” Every day, parents in the Vancouver WA, Portland OR area have to say “No” to all sorts of requests from their kids. And while “No” may be a necessary part of parenting,…

Interview with Vancouver Realtor John Rose

Floor Coverings International Vancouver/Portland is delighted to unveil the latest installment of our Influencer Interview Series. We had the chance to talk to local real estate agent John Rose all about the current market and considerations to make when buying or selling a home. You can follow John and Rose Real Estate on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.   Tell us…

How to Prevent Carpet Cornrowing

Part of any proper carpet care plan is ensuring you vacuum it regularly. However, many Vancouver and Portland homeowners may not realize just how you vacuum the carpet could contribute to a texture change defect known as “cornrowing.” Specifically, cornrowing is characterized by irregular rows in the carpet itself, which are usually anywhere from a half-inch to 2…

5 Specialty Hardwood Flooring Styles

While many Vancouver homeowners may immediately think of oak, maple, cherry, or mahogany when picturing hardwood floors, there are many other varieties that aren’t as well known. This is mainly because the trees are more rare and only grow in remote areas outside the U.S. However, these styles offer a compelling, exotic alternative to the…