3 Ways to Brighten Your Home This Winter

Winter can be dark and dreary, especially in Vancouver and the greater Pacific Northwest. When the clouds roll in and the sun hides for days on end, it’s important to find ways to bring light into the home. Check out these tips for brightening your spaces and finding warmth even on the darkest days. Let…

How To Winterize Your Yard and Patio

As the rain falls and the wind blows, it is clear that winter is on its way and the season for backyard BBQs has come to an end. Use these tips to winterize your outdoor spaces and preserve your patio and yard accessories for next summer. Store the Furniture Leaving your patio furniture out in…

Interview with Pacific Northwest Blogger and Podcaster Joyful Courage

At Floor Coverings International Northshore, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of the Internet’s most influential people. Our latest interview features Pacific Northwest resident Casey of the website Joyful Courage. You can follow Casey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook here and here. Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Casey…

How To Create an Inviting Entry

A homes’ entryway often gets overlooked. It’s easy to rush in, drop your things, and carry on with your day. However, an inviting entryway can have a big impact on your family and guests alike. It’s the first impression company will have of your home, and it’s a chance to feel relaxed and tranquil right…

How Long Does Carpet Last?

One of the biggest questions that consumers ask when they're weighing their different flooring options involves quality and lifetime of the product. People love carpet for its warm, inviting look and lush, soft feel, but it's often associated with a shorter lifespan. However, with proper care and maintenance, carpet can also be quite durable. In fact, most…

How to Hang Curtains and Pictures Perfectly Every Time

Putting a room together after a renovation can be pretty exciting. All the finishes are in place, and an updated room is often accompanied by updated décor. Knowing how to hang your curtains and artwork correctly is really important to ensure those finishing touches add to beauty of the space, and don’t detract with crooked…

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…

5 Tips for Selecting Bathroom Tile You’ll Love

Tile is an ideal choice for bathroom floors, but it's also a beautiful addition to walls, showers, and design accents. Installed properly, tile is resistant to water and moisture and can last for years. There are also eco-friendly options available for homeowners who are concerned about the environment. Selecting tile material, style, and color, however,…

Interview with BC’s Design Dreams by Anne

Here at Floor Coverings International Northshore, we are privileged to interview some of America’s leading designers and bloggers as part of our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Our goal is to give our readers valuable advice they can apply to their own lives and homes. In our latest interview, we are pleased to introduce British Columbia's own Anne of…

The Comeback of Linoleum Flooring

When searching for the perfect flooring for your Vancouver, BC home, you may be drawn to the beauty and durability of linoleum. It has been around since the 1860s, and it was very popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and commercial buildings. Around 1947, this flooring material was replaced by vinyl flooring, which had many of the…