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.…

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…

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.…

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…