Flooring Options for Homeowners on a Budget

Building or remodeling a home can be expensive. No matter how carefully you plan your budget, there's always the chance that you'll come up a dollar or two short on that marble sink you had your eye on. Here's the good news: Your flooring doesn't need to be expensive to be beautiful. Here are some…

5 Ways To Have Hardwood Installed

Once you decide that you want to have hardwood installed in your home, it is important to explore the different installation options. If you don’t specify, and installation team is simply going to come in and lay the hardwood down in the way that they determine is best given the layout of the room. While…

Best Flooring for Pet Owners

We love our pets! They’re cute and provide much-needed love and entertainment. They’re our best friends, confidants, exercise buddies, and can make individuals or families feel safer. That being said, they’re not the most careful creatures when it comes to not ruining the floors. Cats are known to scratch and destroy carpet while dogs can…

5 Natural Stone Tiles You May Not Have Considered

Most of us have heard about the use of granite, travertine, and marble as tile or pavers for flooring projects. Those, while beautiful, are only three of the many types of natural stone that is available for stone floors in the Birmingham area. In this natural flooring blog from Floor Coverings International Birmingham, we review five natural stone…

Carpet Materials: Polyester vs. Nylon

Deciding on a style of flooring can be a daunting task. Many people choose carpet thanks to its durability and affordable price. Once you’ve settled on a particular type of floor for your Birmingham area home, there are still quite a few decisions you’ll need to make. One big thing to consider with carpet flooring…

Did You Choose the Right Hardwood Sheen?

When you decide to have new hardwood floors installed in your Birmingham area home, there are a lot of questions to consider. At Floor Coverings International, we do our best to help customers make the right choices for their home. The sheen level you choose may seem like a small and insignificant piece of the large…

Best Rooms for Berber Carpet

Have you ever gone into a friend’s home and been struck by how elegant their carpet was? If so, there’s a good chance you were looking at Berber carpet. At Floor Coverings International in Birmingham, we often recommend this style of carpet to homeowners who work hard to create a chic, modern feel in their…

4 Reasons to Invest in a Backsplash

As experts of all things flooring, we are always looking for new projects that will inspire our customers. Today at Floor Coverings International in Birmingham, we want to talk to you about backsplashes. We know – these aren’t exactly “flooring.” But they are a great addition to your kitchen, and we love to install them!…

Tile Flooring Trends of 2015

Here at Floor Coverings International in Birmingham, we love to keep up on the latest flooring looks. Some options like stone tile and beautiful hardwood planks have been around for years and never go out of style. But for the more adventurous homeowner who’s looking for something fresh for their home, these 2015 tile trends…

How To Match Furniture to Hardwood Floors

You have the beautiful new hardwood floors, you love them, and now you need to find the perfect furniture to complement them. This can be a challenge – how do you highlight the natural elegance of your new floors while choosing interesting and unique furniture that you also love? At Floor Coverings International in Birmingham,…