The Scariest Floors this Halloween

This October, Floor Coverings International – Columbia West is getting in the Halloween spirit by sharing our flooring nightmares. Many of our customers come to us simply for a home renovation project to make their home look and feel nicer. Some of our customers come to us because they need rescuing from a flooring nightmare.…

WPC vs. SPC Vinyl Flooring

It’s hard to imagine that flooring is a cutting edge industry, right? Wrong! Technological advances in material science have turned the world of flooring on its head. New materials have expanded flooring options from wood, stone, tile, and carpet to new options such as luxury vinyl tile, stain-resistant carpet, engineered hardwood floors, and rigid core…

How to Care for Hardwood Floors

Brand new hardwood floors should last a lifetime if properly cared for. You’ve made the investment in beautiful oak, maple, pine, hickory, birch, cherry, or bamboo floors. Here’s how to take care of your solid hardwood floors (recommendations differ for engineered hardwood floors) for years to come. It’s Actually Easy! Solid hardwood floors are not particularly…

The Coolest Floors for your Home

While we’re right in the thick of another hot South Carolina summer, we’re spending time keeping cool in the shade. We also appreciate all the “cool” flooring available, especially after kicking off our shoes or flip flops after a long day in the heat. Certain types of flooring will keep your feet and house cool.…

Exotic Hardwood Flooring in Columbia, SC

Exotic hardwood flooring is all the rage right now. Its unique colors, and even their exotic names, attract people who want something special for their home. Floor Covering International is pleased to be able to stock and install exotic hardwood flooring, available to customers in Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, and surrounding towns. Here’s what you need…

5 Tips for Maintaining Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is growing in popularity as an affordable and durable flooring option. It’s available in a wide selection of colors and styles that imitate natural flooring materials. You can have the beauty of hardwood floors at a fraction of the price! But once your new LVT floor is installed, how to you…

Spring Cleaning Shouldn’t be a Chore

The sun is coming out, time to open the windows and let the sun shine in…. oh is that dust? It's the time of year for spring cleaning. Do you wish your house was easier to clean? Your choice of flooring can make a big difference, and it can look great, too! Here are our…

Engineered Wood Floors vs. Laminate Floors

Many people love the look of wood floors in their homes. Good hardwood floors are beautiful, durable and often raise the value of a home. But they are not an option that fits in everyone’s budget. Two options, to get the look you want and still maybe save a little money, are engineered wood and laminate…

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) or Laminate Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) has become a popular flooring option for homeowners.  It is an upgrade from regular sheet vinyl because of the many patterns and options for styling and texture. LVP is often considered to be similar to laminate flooring and many buyers consider the difference between these two options for their remodeling needs.…

Kitchen Floors that Inspire – the Best Flooring for Kitchens

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking, cleaning, conversation, this room will host birthdays, Thanksgivings and quiet evenings alone. The best kitchen flooring is going to be durable, water-resistant and stylish. At Floor Coverings International, we have solutions that fit all of your kitchen flooring needs. Contact one of our expert designers to…