Replace or Refinish Your Hardwood Floors?

Refinish, refinish, refinish. In almost every case it is preferable to refinish your floors rather than replace them. A quality hardwood floor can be sanded down and refinished at least 6 times before it needs to be replaced. The color can be changed. Warped, stained, or termite ingested planks can be closely matched and replaced,…

Hardwoods, Pets and Vacuuming: What to do?

The key to keeping hardwood beautiful, pets or no pets, is keeping it clean.  When dust is allowed to accumulate on your hardwood, it becomes like very fine sandpaper underfoot, slowly rubbing away the finish and causing your floor to appear dull and uneven.  One of the best ways to do that, especially when dogs…

Looking for an Eco-Friendly Flooring Alternative?

4 Eco-Friendly Flooring Options If you are thinking of ways to make your house a little greener, the answer might be right under your feet. Reclaimed Wood Antique or reclaimed wood flooring is simply wood that has been removed from old buildings and other structures. Typically, it's then inspected, kiln-dried and re-sawn. If needed, new…

2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner

Floor Coverings International of Raleigh has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million…
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Hardwood Flooring Trends of 2016

In the Wake County, Crabtree, Cameron Village, North Hills, Six Forks, Five Points, Boylan Heights area, hardwood is a favorite flooring among homeowners. There are nearly endless style options available, more so today than ever before. Among other reasons, it’s cherished for its beauty, durability, easy maintenance, warm feel, and longevity. Like anything does, hardwood flooring has trends that come and go. Here we’ll look at those…
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3 Benefits of Light Hardwood Floors

There’s never been a better time to install hardwood flooring. Not only are hardwoods more popular than ever, but advances in technology and engineering have produced hardwood flooring far more durable than ever before. For owners who’ve decided on hardwood floors for their next project, though, one question still remains: will they choose light or…

Kitchen Flooring 101

The kitchen can be one of the best rooms in a house; it is filled with memories of family, friends, food, and festivities. At Floor Coverings International of Raleigh, we know how important it is to make this space welcoming, yet functional. We’ve created a guide to different kitchen flooring options to help you find…

Solid Hardwood Pros and Cons

Solid hardwood flooring has been a top choice for homeowners for decades and many homes still have their original hardwood floors that are over 100 years old. If you’re having a tough time deciding whether or not hardwood flooring is for you, read on for the pros and cons of solid hardwood flooring. At Floor…