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Creating Bold Home Designs with Hardwood

At Floor Coverings International Austin, we often mention how much we love the timeless appeal of hardwood floors. While it is true that hardwood flooring can bring a classic touch to homes throughout Austin, Westlake and surrounding areas, hardwood can also be used to make much more bold statements. If you are planning your next home project and are…
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Best Hardwood Flooring for Pets

If you are an Austin homeowner who has pets, you’ve probably wondered if hardwood flooring is a feasible option for you. Floor Coverings International Austin has compiled a list of some of the best types of hardwood flooring for pet owners. These hardwoods will look great while holding up well against scratching and other pet-caused damages, allowing you…
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Most Durable Types of Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to hardwoods, not all species are going to make good flooring material. Typically, exotic hardwoods are stronger, which is why they come at a premium. However, there are also common domestic hardwoods that can stand up heavy foot traffic and many years of use. The Floor Coverings International Austin team can help you choose from…
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3 Hardwood Flooring Trends to Try

Hardwood floors may be classic and traditional, but don’t think that you can’t also find unique and trendy hardwood options for your Austin home. In fact, flooring manufacturers are constantly creating special details and finishes that will make your hardwood floors stand out from the crowd. Here are a few of the hardwood flooring trends…
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Infographic: Your Guide to Hardwood

Here at Floor Coverings International Austin, we want to help you make the best flooring decision possible. Here are a few things you should know before choosing a hardwood. Photo Credits: © Elenabsl, © MPanchenko, © Artazum

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Care Guide

We at Floor Coverings International of Austin appreciate the beauty of a natural hardwood floor. The swirling designs created by the natural grain of the wood and the rich color of the wood itself can create an effect that is hard to beat. With the help of the experts at Floor Coverings International of Austin,…

Eco-Friendly Flooring Options

Can the terms “eco-friendly” and “stylish-design” go hand in hand when it comes to your home’s flooring? The experts at Floor Coverings International of Austin think so! Today, let’s discuss some of the most beautiful, eco-friendly flooring options available today! Jute rugs - Jute is an affordable vegetable fiber that can be spun into durable…

How to Prevent Sun-Faded Hardwood Floors

Don’t think that because your home receives a lot of direct sunlight that you can’t have a beautiful hardwood floor. It just requires a little extra maintenance on your part. The floor covering experts at Floor Coverings International of Austin are here to discuss why fading occurs and how to prevent it. Fading, bleaching and…

How to Make Hardwood Floors Less Slippery

Hardwood floors are not naturally slippery, but can become slick after applying a coating of wax or polish, or especially if the floor’s surface is dirty. The best ways to reduce the risk of slipping on your hardwood floor is to keep it clean and dry. Floor Coverings International of Austin has a few tips on how…

How to Clean Gaps in Hardwood Floors

The flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of Austin are here to share some tips on how to clean the gaps in your hardwood flooring. Sweeping your hardwood floors is a great cleaning step, but it can push small particles of dirt and dust into the spaces between the planks. Your best bet for removing…