Best Flooring Options For Every Room in the Home

Selecting flooring for any room in your Columbia house is a big decision. If you need some help narrowing the choices, read on for the top flooring picks for every room in the home from our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East. Kitchen Hardwood flooring in the kitchen is worthy of some debate. Standing…

Slate Tile: Three Surprising Spots For Interior Use

What Is Slate Tile? Slate tile from Floor Coverings International Columbia East is a striking and unique flooring choice for your home in Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood, or another local area. Slate tile is usually gray, but you will find that it comes in a variety of tones including blue and even red. Each slate tile is cut…

5 Things to Love About Wall-to-Wall Carpet

There is a lot to love about an expanse of warm, soft wall-to-wall carpeting. Learn more about the benefits of this style from our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East. Comfort Columbia homeowners know what it’s like to step out of bed on a chilly winter morning. If you have hardwoods or tile flooring,…

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…

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…