Living Room Carpet, Floor Coverings International NorthshoreAs 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 is the clear choice when updating the flooring in a casual space, and there are endless options to choose from. Bedrooms, family rooms, and basements are all natural hang out spaces, and carpeting makes these rooms extra comfy.

If you need something durable in a high-traffic space or playroom, for example, Berber carpet is a great option. Its loop pile construction holds up well under foot traffic and heavy furniture, and the loops help resist staining. It can also be quite soft in a wool or nylon fiber, and a high loop pile makes the surface more forgiving than the commercial grade Berber you may be familiar with.

Frieze carpet is another great option for any room in the house. It is also quite durable, and its shaggy pile is known for hiding dirt and stains.

Cork Flooring

Carpet has many benefits, but sometimes it just isn’t the right option for a room. Especially if you have small children and pets and need to be able to clean up spills quickly and easily.

Cork flooring is a unique option that works well for many families. It is a highly resilient, springy surface that provides a soft landing for dropped objects or roughhousing children! It absorbs sound and noise and retains surface heat, which could results in lower energy costs. Cork also comes in wonderfully warm reddish-brown color tones that bring warmth and comfort to any room.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring shares many benefits with cork flooring. It is a softer surface than hardwood or tile and it comes at a fraction of the cost. It is also easy to clean and maintain. Unlike cork, however, vinyl flooring is available in an endless variety of colors and styles. It is a fun option for playrooms, basements, or other lounging areas throughout the house.

If you need new flooring to make your rooms cozier, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Northshore. We would be happy to provide you with a free in-home design consultation!

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