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How to Choose the Right Hardwood Floor

So you're embarking on a remodeling project! You already know you want to install a new hardwood floor, but you don't know which one to choose or why to choose it. When first thinking about selecting your new flooring, go back to the basics. Consider how you need your floor to function and how you…
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Should Your Hardwood Floors Be Refinished or Replaced?

Hardwood floors are known for their classic beauty and durability. Unlike other flooring materials, hardwood can be sanded down and refinished several times throughout its lifespan, allowing decades of use. A properly maintained hardwood floor can last 30 years or more before another refinishing is required. However, hardwood floors will eventually require replacement. This can…
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Hardwood Flooring vs. Luxury Vinyl Planks: A Comparison

Real, natural hardwood is no longer the only choice to achieve the look of wood flooring in your Concord home. While there is also wood laminate, innovations in vinyl flooring technologies now allow you to have a floor that looks like wood but is actually made of vinyl. While some purists can’t imagine sacrificing the…
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Treatments to Help Your Hardwood Floors Look Like New

Few interior design elements warm up a space like hardwood floors. Their classic beauty is timeless, and with the right finish, they can complement just about any décor style. However, over time, hardwood floors can start to lose their luster. The good news is most varieties can be refreshed to bring back their beauty. From…

A New Angle on Hardwood for Your Home

When it comes to hardwood, straight and horizontal installations are the most common, but have you ever considered diagonal hardwood flooring for your Concord home? With a little help fromFloor Coverings International Concord, you can turn the process of hardwood floor installation on its head! Why Choose Angled Hardwood? At Floor Coverings International Concord, we appreciate when our customers think outside…
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5 Hardwood Flooring Finish Trends

Just like any style or fashion element here in the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas, hardwood flooring styles are prone to change through the years. At one time, hardwood flooring was basic and straightforward–usually left mostly natural or finished with a light oil coating. However, over the last few decades, new styles of hardwood flooring started becoming more…
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A Spa Treatment For Your Concord Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is a staple for Concord homes, and for good reason. It is beautiful, durable, and timeless with countless varieties to choose from. When you install hardwood in your home, you are investing in the longevity of elegant flooring. While hardwood is comparatively easy to maintain, the biggest caveat is there are some steps…
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Hardwood Flooring Trends to Watch in 2017

New Year, new floors! Here at Floor Coverings International Concord, we stay on top of national flooring trends, as well as the trends that reach the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA area. A beautiful floor is a staple in any home, and while many classic trends won’t be leaving us anytime soon, we are seeing bold statement floors popping up more and…
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Hardwood Flooring for Concord Pet Owners

Are you a pet owner who longs for a beautiful hardwood floor in your Concord home, but are worried about scratches and stains? Here at Floor Coverings International Concord we know it’s possible for the two to coexist! Here’s some expert advice on choosing and maintaining hardwood floors if you have four-legged family members. Choosing the Correct Wood…

3 Hardwood Flooring Alternatives

Who doesn’t love the timeless look and feel of hardwood floors? They complement almost any space and never go out of style. Here are three materials that can mimic classic hardwood with the added benefits of durability and water resistance. Laminate Laminate flooring was invented in Sweden in the 1970s. It consists of a strip of…