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How to Clean Stone and Slate Tile Flooring

While materials like marble, travertine, granite, and slate are extremely durable and don’t require much special attention, knowing how to properly clean them is still important if you want to maintain the appearance of your tile floors over a long period of time. The tile and stone flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia East are here today to…
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How to Clean Laminate Flooring

Because of its super strong “wear layer,” laminate flooring is famous for being the low maintenance, affordable alternative to hardwood for homeowners in the Columbia East area. But even though laminate is high-tech and nearly impervious to everyday scratches and scrapes, there are a few important things to keep in mind when you get around…

Infographic: The 3 Best Flooring Styles for Pet Owners

Choosing a flooring style that will stand up to the pressures of pets can be tough. Fortunately, the experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia East understand the strengths and weaknesses of the endless flooring options available and have come up with the three best hardwood alternatives for pet owners. Consider one of these styles, and rest assured that no…
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How To Deep Clean Solid or Engineered Hardwood Flooring

When properly cared for, hardwood flooring can last generations in your Columbia home. Learn more about proper techniques for cleaning your solid and engineered hardwoods from the experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia East. Solid Hardwood Flooring Whether your floors haven’t been cleaned in a while, or you recently moved into a new home with…
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How To Make Your Hardwood Last

You’ve made a big investment installing hardwood flooring in your Columbia home. Taking care of it is essential to make sure it lasts the lifetime of your home. From daily routines to less frequent treatments, here are a few great ways to make sure your hardwood keeps looking good as new. On A Daily Basis…
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Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning Grout

Tile is the perfect flooring in so many ways. It is water resistant and durable, making it perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways. It’s also stable and a great heat conductor, making it excellent for use with radiant heat. It’s easy to clean and stylish, coming in an endless variety of colors, patterns, and materials. So…
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3 Tips for Maintaining Hardwoods in High Humidity

Humid environments are often considered to be detrimental to hardwood, which can be a particular concern through the hot Columbia summers. Humidity can cause wood to swell and warp. Wood rot is another risk, as is mold and mildew. Wood is a naturally porous material, so bacterial growth and mold growth can both potentially occur.…