The Pros and Cons of Travertine Tile Flooring

Travertine is a very popular natural stone flooring option, which we’re seeing more and more requests for here at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake, MN. Travertine is a sedimentary rock that is formed from limestone in hot springs and geysers. It has been used as a building material going back to ancient Rome,…

A Beginner’s Guide to Synthetic Carpet Materials

Carpet has been a popular flooring option for decades thanks to its durability, softness and affordable price tag. At Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake, we still recommend carpet to customers who are looking for a flooring option that will last and won’t cost too much. But once you’ve settled on carpet, there are a few more things you need…

Flooring Options to Avoid if You Have Allergies

Having allergies stinks. You end up feeling stuffed up, puffed up, dreary, bleary, and all around terrible when you have an allergy attack. That’s why it’s important to be mindful of what building materials you use when you’re remodeling your home. Being conscious of what types of flooring will exacerbate your allergies is a smart…

Carpet vs. Hardwood in the Bedroom

The debate of hardwood or carpet in bedrooms has been around for a while. They both have their pros and cons, and while it’s largely up to personal preference and how you want your bedroom to look and feel, Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake will explore the benefits of both for the undecided. The Case for Carpet One thing…

Sisal vs. Seagrass Carpeting

A growing concern for many homeowners these days is the sustainability of their building materials. Being eco-friendly is an important consideration for many people and many builders, and using renewable resources is an excellent way to do that. When people think about renewable flooring materials, the options that tend to come to mind most readily…

Surprising Facts About Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tile has been a popular flooring option for years in the White Bear Lake, North Oaks & Shoreview area and across the county. This affordable flooring option has also made quite a few improvements to its classic design in the last few decades. A few of its impressive benefits might even surprise you. Here are our favorite facts about luxury…

The Best Flooring Options for Contemporary Homes

If you like a modern design aesthetic, chances are that you live in a contemporary home. The sleek look of contemporary design is highly desirable and sought after, with the streamlined style of modern homes giving a futuristic sense of unique luxury. Plenty of the newer homes being planned and built in the White Bear…

The Pros and Cons of Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring

One of the flooring options that has grown in prominence in recent years is reclaimed hardwood flooring. Here at Floor Coverings International of White Bear Lake, MN, we’ve seen an increase in requests for this floor covering as people become more interested in ecofriendly flooring options. Aside from the sustainability of reusing old wood, reclaimed…

5 Hardwood Flooring Trends to Try in 2017

Are you getting tired of your old, dusty carpet or dated tile? Do you want to make your house feel new again? Maybe it’s time to give your home a flooring update! While hardwood flooring is always a popular choice, certain styles of hardwood have become particularly trendy for 2017. If you’re looking for a…

How to Prevent Your Furniture from Damaging Your Carpet

Carpet is a favorite flooring choice for any home. Having comfy, plush carpet is a great way to add warmth and coziness to your rooms. Unfortunately though, carpeting is one of the least durable and easiest to damage flooring options. But just because they aren’t the most durable, doesn’t mean that you can’t have comfy…