Marble tile in Vancouver

Vintage-Inspired Flooring Ideas for Your Home

Whether your Vancouver home is old or new, you can use certain flooring styles to give it an air of vintage class and character. Plus, our Floor Coverings International Northshore experts help you find the perfect style for your needs. Here are three of our favorite vintage-inspired options: Parquet Wood Flooring Parquet wood flooring obviously requires extra care…
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Infographic: A Guide to Wood-Look Alternatives

If you want the look of hardwoods but are worried about scratches or water damage, wood-look alternatives could be your solution. Here at Floor Coverings International Northshore, we offer a large selection of floors that look like real hardwood but are made of non-wood materials. See our infographic below to discover if a wood-look floor could be right…
Laminate flooring in Vancouver

Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring

Hardwood and laminate are two of the most popular flooring choices on the market today. They both give homes a warm, attractive look, and each one has its own set of pros and cons. The style of flooring you choose will really depend on your individual priorities. Fortunately, our Floor Coverings International Northshore experts can help you decide…
Linoleum flooring in West Vancouver

Our Top 4 Kitchen Flooring Picks

Nothing says “renovation” like tearing out your floor and replacing it with something new and refreshing. Your kitchen is a great place to start the upheaval since it sees frequent use and long-term exposure to food, moisture, bacteria, and more. When it comes time to find your new flooring, you'll have to choose between materials…
Natural fiber carpet in Vancouver

3 Flooring Ideas for Coastal Style

Do you wish your home felt more like a breezy beach cottage? Whether you live on the Vancouver waterfront or not, you can add touches of light, airy coastal style into your space. Coastal design is all about natural textures and light, bright colors – elements that bring to mind the natural environment. To help…
Living Room Carpet, Floor Coverings International Northshore

Best Flooring Options for Cozy Spaces

As the chilly North Vancouver winter sets in, we find ourselves spending more time indoors to enjoy the warmth and comfort of home. At Floor Coverings International Northshore, creating a cozy room starts with the flooring. Here are some of our top ideas for soft floor coverings for your favorite room in the house. Carpet Carpet is the clear choice…
Maintaining Hardwood Floors, North Vancouver BC

How to Clean and Maintain Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are good looking and can hold up to a lot of wear and tear. Even so, it is important to properly care for this type of flooring if you expect it to stand the test of time. Following are some simple yet effective ways to clean and maintain hardwood floors. Daily Cleaning Vacuum…
Hardwood Floors

Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

If you are thinking of installing hardwood floors in your home, one thing you’ll have to decide is if you want solid or engineered hardwood. Both are made from real wood, and after installation, there are no obvious differences in appearance. The main difference lies in construction and what that construction means for the hardwood’s…