Infographic: Interior Design 101–Light vs. Dark Hardwood Floors

When purchasing new hardwood flooring for your West Vancouver home, one of the first and most common questions is whether to choose light or dark colored floors. At Floor Coverings International Northshore, we've put together an infographic to help you make that decision. We also offer free, in-home design consultations, where you can view all our hardwood samples…

Hardwood Basics: The Janka Hardness Scale

When purchasing hardwood for your West Vancouver home, one of the biggest concerns is if the wood flooring is hard enough. No one wants to invest in new flooring only to have it quickly scratch and wear. To measure hardness, the flooring industry uses the Janka hardness scale. Read on to learn more from the…

Best Flooring Options for Tight Budgets

If you're shopping for floors on a tight budget, you are probably looking for the best value you can find. Our Floor Coverings International Northshore experts can help you find the right flooring to suit your needs while also staying within budget. Here are some options to consider for your Burnaby home or property: 1. Low-Pile Synthetic Carpets When you…

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…

3 Great Places to Install Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Today's luxury vinyl isn't the artificial plastic squares you remember from your grandmother's house. Manufacturing has made great leaps to produce beautiful wood and stone replicas out of vinyl that will trick your eyes into thinking they're the real thing. While they steal the show in looks, luxury vinyl floors also have some incredible benefits compared…

Pair These 3 Floors with Radiant Heating

In-floor radiant heating is a popular choice amongst Vancouver homeowners because it works efficiently and effectively to warm your home from the ground up. However, not all flooring is suitable for this kind of heating. To help you get the most out of your radiant heating, the experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore have compiled a list of…

Tile and Stone Flooring Design Fundamentals

If you’ve decided to bring the natural elegance and incredible durability of tile and stone flooring into your North Vancouver home, you’re already aware of the many practical benefits these materials have to offer. Now the next step is to think about how it’s all going to look. And if you’ve never thought about the…

Natural Solutions for Cleaning Stone, Tile, and Grout

Tile flooring is the preferred choice among homeowners looking for an easily maintainable floor. Tile floors are tough, water resistant, and long lasting. However, natural stone needs special care, and tile grout can pose a cleaning challenge. Here at Floor Coverings International Northshore, we want to give Burnaby homeowners the best tips not only for choosing floors, but…

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…

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…