Quality Flooring for Safe Basements

Basements are unique among the levels of a Columbia home. Not just any flooring material can be safely installed below grade, and without proper consideration, the wrong basement floor can even impact a homeowner’s health! For those who enjoy the cool calm of a basement sanctuary, moisture-resistant floors are crucial. Moisture threatens healthy, safe basement…

Quick Guide to Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors may last a lifetime if properly cared for, but sometimes factors align to damage your beautiful flooring. Or maybe your wood floors are vintage originals from the past, and it’s time for a refresher. Whatever the case, Floor Coverings International Columbia East is here to talk hardwood floor restoration. Whether your floor is best served by a…

Synthetic Carpeting Misconceptions

Many people believe that natural flooring is just better - better for your health, home, and the environment. Given that mindset, it makes sense that many people have misconceptions about synthetic carpeting. When it comes to carpet fibers, many people assume that natural fibers such as wool are the best option. Floor Coverings International Columbia East is here to…

Maintaining and Cleaning Natural Stone Floors

High-end stone flooring is something special to behold. Marble, granite, and slate are three popular options, providing any Columbia home with the cool, calming ambience for which these stones are renowned. However, a major point to bring up with high-quality stone flooring is care and maintenance. To fully enjoy the luxurious beauty of these natural…

The Best Flooring to Install Over Radiant Heating

Hard, durable flooring such as natural stone can be a stunning addition to your Columbia home - but come winter, it’s not always the most comfortable. Radiant heating is a luxurious, cozy solution to cold flooring. Floor Coverings International Columbia East has compiled some options for flooring that works best over radiant heating. Marble Tile Flooring The only thing…

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…

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…

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…