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…

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…

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…