2017 Carpet Trends

In recent decades wood, tile and stone have surged in popularity as top flooring choices. However, there will always be a market for homeowners who prefer the warm, inviting quality of carpet. Consider the following carpet trends for 2017 and beyond from our experts at Floor Coverings International Austin: Style Plus Performance Today’s discerning homeowner isn’t willing to…

Tuscany Meets Spanish Hacienda: Indoor Flooring for a Texas Home

Texas is known for a lot of things: oil fields, barbecue, cowboy hats and oversized belt buckles, and high school football games under Friday night lights. But when you think about the Lone Star state, architecture is probably not something that crosses your mind, box stores and stucco strip malls notwithstanding. Architectural words such as modernism…

3 Ways to Get Creative With Tile

Installing quality tile flooring or backsplash can be a beautiful and fun way to add some luxury and personality to your Austin home or business! The huge variety of different tile sizes, shapes, materials, and colors makes it easy to create a custom look to perfectly suit your space. Keep reading to learn more about…

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,…

How to Take Care of Laminate Flooring

At Floor Coverings International of Austin, we are interested in helping our customers to preserve their new laminate floors for a very long time. Laminate is an inexpensive but durable flooring option that can look like a variety of other expensive types of flooring. To help you do your part in preserving your floor, Floor…

Vinyl Floor Care Guide

When the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of Austin install a vinyl floor for a customer who has never had a vinyl floor before, we offer practical advice for taking care of their new floor. It is important for customers to remember that each type of flooring material has its own maintenance instructions, and…

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…

Types of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is durable, low maintenance, and easy on the budget. It has more depth and texture today than it did a generation ago, so it can look like hardwood, tile, and stone, and comes in a variety of colors. Vinyl is soft underfoot, so it's comfortable to stand on for long periods. It's also…

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…