Modern flooring in West Vancouver

Trendy Flooring Styles for a Modern Home

Contemporary style includes a wide range of design elements. However, one thing that is synonymous with most modern looks is a stylistically interesting floor. If you are looking to give your home a trendy and modern look, our experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore can help you do just that. The following are some of most trendy flooring styles available…
Kitchen flooring for family in Burnaby

The Best Flooring for Busy Families

Children and pets are wonderful for creating happiness and a sense of wellbeing, but they can wreak havoc on flooring. Thankfully, there are some floor options that can withstand all the craziness a busy family can throw at them. Consult with our experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore to find a durable, resilient floor for your Burnaby home – like…
light hardwood flooring

Flooring That Creates the Illusion of Extra Space

For small bedrooms, tiny living rooms, and cramped bathrooms, the right flooring can transform them into an airy and bright area. Floor Coverings International Northshore is happy to suggest our favorite flooring tips and tricks to make any room feel larger. Wide-Plank Hardwood or Wood-Look Flooring Wide plank flooring feels less cluttered than narrower planks, creating the illusion…
burnaby climate hardwood

Climate Control and Your Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood is unlike other flooring materials in that it originally comes from a living source. Since it is extracted from an organism, hardwood is therefore a flexible thing. In extreme temperatures or conditions, it can suffer from the same issues that trouble human skin! Floor Coverings International Northshore knows all about the science behind climate impact on hardwood…
dark hardwood flooring paired with light cabinets

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…
Janka hardness rating of various hardwoods in West Vancouver

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…
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…
Wood-look tile northshore

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…