Top 3 Benefits of Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Many Columbia homeowners want the look of hardwood flooring in their homes but are deterred by the price. Solid hardwood is a big investment, and while the benefits of this timeless flooring option are clear, the price is often prohibitive. At Floor Coverings International Columbia East, we feel that engineered hardwood flooring is a great alternative to solid hardwood.…

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…

Carpet Recycling: Your Questions Answered

We love helping homeowners in the Columbia area improve their homes and offices with new flooring. But what about the old flooring? If you are interested in learning more about the latest in carpet recycling efforts, read on! What part of the carpet can be recycled? Both carpet and padding can be recycled. Padding is…

Natural Flooring Options: Carpet, Hardwood and Stone

Many homeowners in the Columbia area are looking to incorporate green building materials. Luckily, there are a number of natural and eco-friendly flooring products available today. Here is a quick overview of some popular types of natural flooring that will bring the outdoors in. Carpet Carpet is not usually the first thing that comes to…

Overview of Luxury Vinyl Tile

The humid environment in Columbia can be tough on floors. Without regular maintenance, porous flooring materials like wood and natural stone can warp and swell. Columbia’s relatively warm temperatures also mean that mold and mildew are a concern. So what to do if you want the look of wood or stone flooring, but don’t have the time…

4 Reasons to Use Subway Tile in Your Home

Subway tile started its life as a utilitarian wall covering in the underground train tunnels of early 1900s New York City. However, over the last hundred years, subway tile has gained popularity and established itself as a classic choice for both public and private spaces. As our Floor Coverings International Columbia East experts will tell you, subway tile offers…

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…

3 Hardwood Alternatives that Look Like the Real Thing

Everyone loves the look of hardwood floors: beautiful, classic, and versatile. But the truth is that hardwoods aren’t right for every situation. Say you need a durable floor that can handle moisture (like in a bathroom or laundry room), or you want one that will absorb sound (for an apartment or condominium). In such cases,…

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…