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…

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…

How to Remove Scuffs from Hardwood Floors

A common concern for people who own hardwood floors is the care and maintenance – particularly how to clean marks off of them without causing damage. Here are a few tips on how you will be able to get marks off hardwood floors using common household products. If you are in doubt about what to…

Area Rug Do’s & Don’ts

Area rugs offer a smart and elegant way to update the floors in your Austin, Westlake area home. But how do you choose the right style for your space? There are so many options out there to choose from: modern, geometric rugs with bold prints, classic oriental rugs and soft, plush white rugs perfect for curling…