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, 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…

Protecting Your Carpets During the Rainy Season

While last weekend’s Bay Area storms brought much needed rainfall to our California soil, the extra moisture can do damage to carpeting throughout your home. Carpets in Concord, Walnut Creek, & Lafayette, CA are at a risk for stains and mold during stormy seasons. Make sure you’re following these simple steps to maintain the quality of your carpet. Start the Season…

Interview with California-Based Blogger & Author Stacy Brown

Floor Coverings International Concord is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. The amazingly talented Stacy Brown is creator and author of children’s crafts site The Squirmy Wormy and writes wonderful children’s books. Stacy is also a contributor for boutique coffee website Mommee Coffee.  You can follow Stacy on Twitter, Instagram, and…

4 Recent Advancements in Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring has come a long way in recent years. Attractive, affordable, and versatile, this flooring material is more practical than ever. Thanks to modern advancements in flooring technology, laminate is no longer just a cheap, last-choice option, but is now a desirable flooring material. Read on to learn about the advancements in laminate flooring…

Tips For Choosing Laundry Room Flooring

One often forgotten room in many Concord, Walnut Creek, & Lafayette, CA area homes is the laundry room. However, the flooring you choose for your laundry room should be chosen carefully to ensure minimal maintenance issues. The best flooring for a laundry room is durable, easy to clean, and resistant to moisture. Keep the following considerations in mind as you…

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…

Tile, Stone, & Grout Maintenance Tips

There are numerous reasons why tile and stone are very popular flooring choices for homeowners in the Concord, Walnut Creek, & Lafayette, CA areas. In addition to their beautiful aesthetic, tile and stone are also easy to clean. This makes them an especially appealing option for bathrooms and kitchens. However, knowing how to properly clean and maintain your tile floors…

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…

Tips for Living with Kids and Hardwood Floors

Children and hardwood floors aren’t always a good mix. Dust, dirt, scratches, and spills can be tough on your hardwoods, but with kids around, it’s hard to avoid them. So how can you make wood floors work for your Martinez, CA, home? Our experts at Floor Coverings International Concord have a few tips to make sure your hardwoods…

Choosing the Perfect Carpet Color

One of the biggest decisions Concord, CA residents make when purchasing new carpet is its color. Should you go with a subdued Saxony in an earth tone or a bright Berber that lightens up the space? Here are some tips for choosing the perfect carpet hue for you: Consider When the Carpet Will Be Replaced…