blue area rugs

Floor Pairings: How to Match Different Flooring in Your Home

Few homes are built with only one type of flooring. Tile, carpeting, and hardwood often coexist. Instead of choosing each flooring separately, why not try to match them together? This could have a major impact on the flow and style of your home. Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake has compiled some of our favorite flooring trios. Dark Hardwood, Gray…
Tile backsplash in White Bear Lake

3 Classic Backsplash Choices for Your Kitchen

A beautiful backsplash can be the focal point of a kitchen. However, you’ll get the best value out of your investment if you choose a tile backsplash that is classic and timeless, and will appeal to future homebuyers! Fortunately, our expert team here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake can help guide you to the most popular and versatile…
glass tile kitchen backsplash in White Bear Lake

Infographic: A Guide to Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

Something as simple as a new backsplash can transform how your kitchen looks and feels. See what the experts at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake have to say about backsplash tiles!   Photo credits: Elena Elisseeva, ML Harris, John Wollwerth, DD Images  
Wood look tile in Vadnais Heights

3 Modern Tile Choices for Your Bathroom

Are you tired of your outdated bathroom? Installing a new tile floor, shower surround, or backsplash can quickly refresh and update your space. Let our Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake experts help you find a contemporary style for your Vadnais Heights home. Wood-Look Tile Wood-look tile replicates the look of hardwood flooring using ceramic or porcelain tiles that match…
Flooring for Resale White Bear Lake

Best Flooring for Boosting Your Home’s Resale Value

Repainting, redecorating, and de-cluttering are certainly great ways to prep your home for resale. However, some of the most effective ways to increase your home’s resale value are through more permanent means. Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake, our experts know the power flooring has when it comes to determining the value of a home. Below are our…
Pet flooring in White Bear Lake

Our Top 4 Pet-Proof Flooring Picks

If you have pets at home, you know how important it is to have the right flooring. Between the claws, hair, and general messiness, it’s quite difficult to prevent your pets from taking a toll on your floors. Fortunately, our Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake experts can help you find new floors that look great while still being pet-proof.…
Mid century modern hardwood flooring in White Bear Lake

Get the Look: Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern style of the 1950s and ‘60s has experienced a major resurgence in recent years. Many White Bear Lake homeowners appreciate mid-century modern design for its clean lines and warm, comfortable feel. Though you may not want your entire home to look straight out of the 20th century, adding touches of the mid-century modern…
Terracotta tile in White Bear Lake

Today’s Flooring Trends: Terracotta Tile

Though flooring trends often lean towards sleek, modern designs, our team at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake has also noticed a recent shift towards natural, rustic flooring materials. For example, distressed, hand-scraped, and reclaimed hardwood floors have become increasingly popular with Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake homeowners. But this trend towards the rustic is not limited to hardwood.…
Tile flooring in White bear lake

Natural Stone Vs. Man-Made Floor Tiles

When a homeowner is ready to remodel and replace the flooring in their house, they face a number of choices. If a tile floor is on the list, then the selections can be narrowed down to natural stone and man-made materials. Each has its place in the home and it often comes down to budget…

Ceramic Tile Floors: Porcelain vs. Non-Porcelain

Most tiles that are made from clay (or a mixture of clay and other materials) and then kiln fired are classified as ceramic tiles. The ceramic tile group includes both porcelain and non-porcelain tiles. So which ceramic tile type is the best fit for you? Our experts at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake give you a quick look at…