Infographic: How to Pick Bathroom Tile

Bathroom tile is often overlooked during home design, but it is actually one of the most customizable areas of the home. There is an endless variety of colors, textures, patterns, and materials for you to choose from to perfectly craft a unique look. From bold ceramic designs to natural stone looks, we can give you…
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Flooring That Makes a Statement

It’s hard to go wrong with neutral carpeting and natural-toned hardwood, but if you’re looking to make more of an impression, Floor Coverings International Columbia East is here to help! Below, we’ve compiled a list of dramatic flooring you might not have considered. From modern and trendy to classy and timeless, these flooring choices will make a statement. Black…
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3 Laminate Flooring Patterns

Have you ever seen a polka-dot floor or a house with tile flooring that wasn’t actually real tile? It’s very likely that flooring was laminate. With an ability to mimic practically any material, laminate flooring can be customized to fit any existing home décor. Floor Coverings International Columbia East has provided three pattern ideas to help get you started…
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What the Flooring in Your Home Says About You

When it comes to choosing a floor for your Columbia area home, most people are so busy thinking about price and installation logistics that they forget to consider one of the most important things of all. Have you ever considered how different kinds of flooring communicate different priorities? Most of us naturally try to balance…
5 Things to Love About Area Rugs in Columbia

5 Things to Love About Area Rugs

We’ve said there is a lot to love about an expanse of warm, soft wall-to-wall carpeting, and that’s still true. However, for rooms of the house where hardwood, tile, or laminate are the preferred flooring, consider the benefits an area rug can bring. Design Area rugs are a simple way to enhance any room. They…
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Chevron and Herringbone: Parquet Hardwood Flooring

Parquet flooring is staging a comeback in Columbia. It’s the kind of comeback that Louis XIV would admire, having replaced the marble floors at Versailles with parquet hardwood in the early 17th century. The most famous example of parquet flooring is in Versailles’ “Hall of Mirrors.” Louis XIV, however, wasn't the only admirer of parquet flooring. After…
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Interview with 11 Magnolia Lane

 At Floor Coverings International Columbia East, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of the most influential design bloggers on the web. Our latest interview features Christy of Southern Pines, NC, who coauthors the popular design website 11 Magnolia Lane. You can follow Christy on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. 11…
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Take Inspiration from the Tiny House Movement

The tiny house movement is a social movement defined by individuals choosing to live with less. Those who choose to live in a tiny house, usually a space between 100-400 square feet, do so for a variety of reasons. Common among all tiny house owners is a desire to downsize. Living in a tiny house…
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Don’t Fear Adding Color to Your Interior Design

Nothing is quite as striking as an interior that uses color well. Whether it’s blue walls in a kitchen or colorful tiles in a bathroom, the addition of color in a home is unusual and bold. Nevertheless, adding bright color to a space can be intimidating. If not executed properly colors can be over stimulating…