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Hardwood Pattern Guide

If you have decided to upgrade your flooring with the classy strength of new hardwood in your Walnut Creek home, you’ve won half the battle! Your next decision concerns the lay pattern: the physical arrangement of your hardwood flooring, plank to plank. You can choose from multiple styles, each with its own distinct aesthetic to…
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Tips to Prevent Scratching Hardwood Floors in Concord Homes

At Floor Coverings International Concord, we love the timelessness and natural beauty of hardwood floors. When installed professionally, hardwood flooring can last years on end. To help our Concord neighbors protect and maintain the beauty of their hardwood floors, we put together this helpful guide. Preventing Furniture Scratches on Hardwood Flooring Whether a small chair or a big…
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Best Hardwood for High-Traffic Areas

Whether you have guests over often or have a whole troupe of kids and pets following you around your Lafayette home, you know your floors can take a beating. The kitchen and the hallways of your house are the most likely to see heavy foot-traffic, and they can start to show wear and tear if…
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Light vs. Dark Hardwood Floors in Martinez Homes

When purchasing new hardwood flooring for your Martinez home, one of the first questions to arise is whether to select light or dark colored hardwood. Ultimately, this choice depends on personal preference, but there are some distinct differences between light and dark floors. The team at Floor Coverings International Concord is here to help you make sense of…
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Do You Know Your Synthetic Carpets?

With the abundance of carpet materials on the market, it can be tough knowing the best option for your home. Synthetic materials have gained a strong foothold as carpet materials for their durability and cost, and there are several types available to consumers today. But can you name the top varieties? Here, our flooring team…
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Pros and Cons of Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring

Who doesn’t like a home that tells a good story? From your great Aunt’s antique armchair to the cast iron pot that has been in your family since George Washington was in office, the heirlooms in your life certainly add meaning and intrigue to your humble abode. When it comes to your home's flooring, it’s…
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3 Reasons to Choose Cork Flooring

Cork flooring has been gaining in popularity recently in the greater Concord, CA area. Here at Floor Coverings International Concord, we love cork flooring and think you should know more about it. Not sure whether it’s the right flooring choice for your home? Here are three reasons to help you decide! 1. Sustainability Cork is a very sustainable,…
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Is Prefinished Hardwood Right for Your Home?

We all love the look and benefits of hardwood flooring. It's naturally beautiful, highly durable, comes in a variety of species, and can even increase the value of your home. In recent years, more manufacturers have started creating ready-to-install solid hardwood planks complete with an attractive and highly durable finish. But how do you know…
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How to Choose the Right Carpet for Stairs

Stairs are a notoriously tricky area of your home when it comes to finding the right flooring material. For Concord-area homeowners, there are many reasons to install carpet on your stairs, such as cost and safety, but not all carpets perform well in such a high-traffic area with difficult corners and folds. Luckily, our carpet…