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…

Infographic: Cut Pile vs. Loop Pile Carpet

If you've been exploring carpet options for your home then you've probably come across terms like "cut pile" and "loop pile". Floor Coverings International Columbia East has created this handy infographic to help you understand a little more about carpet flooring. If you reside in the Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood, or surrounding areas then give our experts a call. We provide free,…

Your Guide to Natural Stone Tile Flooring

Stone tile flooring is an excellent way to bring natural elegance and modern appeal into your Columbia area home. There are many features and advantages to using natural stone materials, including: Classic beauty Distinctive one-of-a-kind designs Natural feel Durability with minimal maintenance Environmental benefits The following is an overview of the top natural stone flooring…

Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Right for Your Home?

Surprised to find “luxury” and “vinyl” in the same sentence? We get it. Vinyl has historically been associated with low-budget remodels, but as flooring technology continues to improve, that is no longer the case. Vinyl has been engineered to perform and look better, giving birth to a new type of flooring: luxury vinyl flooring (LVF).…

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…

DIY: Carpet Stain Removal

Homeowners in Columbia love carpet for the warmth and comfort it brings to their homes. However, carpeted flooring is not without its challenges, one of the most common being stain removal. Read on for some basic guidance regarding stain types and treatment options. Water-Based Stains When treating carpet stains, it’s best to identify the type…

Flooring Types to Wow Your Guests

Columbia homeowners are always looking for flooring that is comfortable, durable and easy to maintain. But sometimes you just want your home to impress the guests. Luckily, there are many types of flooring that will wow your company and be a practical investment for your home. Learn more about our favorite flooring with big impact…

Infographic: Using Natural Stone Tile in Your Home

Are you thinking about adding natural stone tile to your home in the greater Columbia, Cayce, or Blythewood area? Your local experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia East can help you find the perfect style! We've created a helpful infographic for you to get a better idea of the qualities to consider when choosing stone for your floors. Read…

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…

Top Bathroom Flooring Alternatives

Step into any bathroom and look down. There is a good chance you are standing on some sort of tile floor. Installing tiles in bathrooms has been a popular choice stretching back thousands of years, at least to the ancient Roman times. But it wasn't until the 20th century when the use of tiles in…