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…

Best Flooring Options for Pet Owners

You love your pet, but you also take pride in your West Vancouver home. When shopping for new flooring options that will be attractive and durable, you'll also want one that is easy to clean, resists damage, and is able to stand up to both feet and claws. Here are some top recommendations for pet-friendly…

The Best Flooring for Your Workout Room

Some of us have gym memberships, and some of us run through the park. But if you’re lucky enough to have a room in your home sectioned off for exercise, you’ll want to make sure that it’s equipped not only with the best dumbbells but also the best floors. Here at Floor Coverings International Northshore, we offer a…

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…

Interview with Vancouver’s Clarafying My Life

Floor Coverings International Northshore is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Clara Campedelli authors popular parenting and homeschooling blog Clarafying My Life. You can follow Clara on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+. Please tell us a little about yourself. I am a homeschooling mom of three children (13, 10, 8).  I live in beautiful 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…

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Carpet

Have you recently installed new carpet? Are you planning to? Fresh new carpeting can really perk up a home, but Burnaby homeowners often find it challenging to maintain their carpet over many years. Fortunately, our experts from Floor Coverings International Northshore have a few tips to help you keep your carpet looking great: 1. Vacuum Regularly To maintain…