What is Laminate Flooring?

If you follow interior design and home remodelling trends, you might have noticed that laminate flooring has become a very popular choice with modern homeowners. Many decorators recommend laminate flooring for a number of reasons—from being the perfect platform to achieve that ‘chic’ uptown look to being a practical, cost-effective choice. That being said, what…

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…

Artistic Flooring Ideas to Elevate Your Home

When personalizing their home, most people start with furniture and decor. Why not impart your creative spirit by starting with the floors? Floor Coverings International Concord has compiled some of our favorite ideas for unique, colorful, and elegant flooring options to elevate your Martinez home. Mosaic Glass Tile This ultra-durable, low-maintenance tiling can turn any room into a…

Sustainable Hardwood Flooring You Can Feel Good About

Considering hardwood flooring for your Concord home? Hardwood is popular for many reasons: it’s visually appealing, resilient, long-lasting, and adds value to your home. Hardwood is also natural and biodegradable. Hardwood floors often last for a lifetime, if cared for correctly. With sustainable logging practices, hardwood makes the ideal eco-friendly flooring. Luckily, there are a…

Infographic: Choosing Flooring For Your Home

Each flooring style we carry has a set of benefits and quirks to consider before installing it in your home. For example, while carpet might be great for living rooms, we don't advise it for kitchens. The team here at Floor Coverings International Concord has put together a short list of the best flooring styles for different rooms…

4 Tile Tips for Small Bathrooms

Tile is one of the best materials for bathrooms in the greater Concord, CA area thanks to its durability, resistance to water, and beautiful design appeal. However, if you have a small bathroom, it can be a challenge to find the right tile design that doesn’t feel cramped or overwhelm the senses. Luckily, our team…

How to Choose the Right Hardwood Plank Width

Engineered vs. solid. Oak vs. cherry. Wide vs. narrow. Floor Coverings International Concord knows there are a lot of hardwood options to choose from for your Concord home. Today, our post will help you decide on at least one of these options: finding the right hardwood plank width for your space. Wide Planks Technically, wide planks often refer…

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…

What Cleaning Grout is All About

It’s true that with tiled flooring, the tiles themselves cover the majority of the space. But here’s a handy little secret: to maintain your sparkling tile flooring, whether in the bathroom or the kitchen, one of the most important factors is the grout! Grout is basically the adhesive material that connects your tiles and requires…

Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile for Your Bathroom Flooring

Ceramic and porcelain tile are two very similar materials that are popular bathroom flooring options for many Martinez homeowners. In fact, these materials are so similar that they are frequently confused with one another, the two terms often being used interchangeably. But, ceramic and porcelain are actually two distinct types of tile with their own…