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…

3 Surprising and Sustainable Flooring Choices

Homeowners in Burnaby are becoming increasingly concerned about living green and purchasing sustainable, eco-friendly materials for their homes. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck! Our team at Floor Coverings International Northshore can help you find a sustainable floor that’s also exciting and out-of-the-box. Cork Flooring Cork is quickly joining bamboo as one of the top eco-friendly…

The Great Debate: Laminate or Vinyl?

Laminate and vinyl naturally invite comparison. They look similar, they both feature wear layers above photographic images, and they are both often used to imitate the look of true hardwood. But there are some key differences between the two, and selecting one over the other is a matter of consideration for homeowners in Burnaby. Today,…

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…

Infographic: Tile Styles For Your Vancouver Home

There is such an expansive variety of tile materials to choose from, you may have no idea where to start. Fortunately, the experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore can help you figure out the best style for your home based on your personal aesthetic, the placement of the tiles themselves, your budget, and the lifestyle in your home.…

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…

The Best Carpet for Commercial Spaces

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when searching for carpeting for your commercial West Vancouver space. How much foot traffic is it going to see? Are you concerned about spills and stains? Is this carpeting going to be near doors where tracked in rain and snow will affect it? Floor Coverings International Northshore is…

An Introductory Guide to Carpet Fibers

Are you planning on putting carpet in your home or office in Burnaby? There are many carpet materials to choose from, including both natural and synthetic options. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll go over the main types of carpet fibers you’ll encounter at Floor Coverings International Northshore. Wool Wool is extremely soft and durable. It offers optimal cushioning…

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…