Your Guide to The Three Most Popular Hardwood Alternatives

There are a variety of reasons you might opt for a hardwood alternative over real wood. Hardwood alternatives are typically more affordable, lower maintenance, and water-resistant. These advantages make them an attractive option for many Austin homeowners. At Floor Coverings International® of Austin, we provide a variety of hardwood alternatives for your home. Below, we’ve... Read more »

Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better for Your Austin Home?

When choosing hardwood floors for your home, you’ll have the option of either solid hardwood or engineered hardwood. Floor Coverings International® of Austin is proud to install both types in homes throughout Austin, and we understand the unique pros and cons of each. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between engineered and solid hardwood... Read more »

Tired of Tile? Bathroom Flooring Alternatives

Are you planning on updating the flooring in your bathroom? While tile is a great bathroom flooring staple, we know many homeowners are looking for a twist on the classic. If you are tired of tile, our experts at Floor Coverings International® of Austin have broken down the best water-resistant flooring styles for your Austin... Read more »

The Perfect Living Room Flooring for Your Austin Home

Your living room is an important area of your home: a room to relax in, a gathering point for friends, a place to spend quality time with family. The best flooring for your living room should be both beautiful and durable. Below, Floor Coverings International® of Austin has compiled our favorite living room flooring options!... Read more »

Hardwood or Luxury Vinyl: Which is the Best Option for Your Home?

The timeless beauty and durability of hardwood draw many homeowners to this classic flooring, but it's not the perfect fit for every Austin home. If price, maintenance, and potential water damage concern you, it's smart to consider a wood-look alternative. We suggest luxury vinyl planks: a durable, versatile, and visually appealing alternative to hardwood. Keep reading to compare the... Read more »

A Starter Guide to Carpet Types

When it comes to choosing carpet, there are many elements to consider. Luckily, our expert team at Floor Coverings International® of Austin can help guide you through the choices so you find the right carpet for your home. The following is a beginner’s guide covering some of the most common carpeting styles in Austin: Carpeting Fibers... Read more »

Kitchen Flooring: Hardwood vs. Tile

Hardwood and tile are both classic, tried-and-true flooring options for Austin kitchens. Floor Coverings International® of Austin is proud to supply various tile and hardwood flooring options to Austin homeowners. We’ve compared the benefits of each to help you make the best decision for your home. Durability Hardwood While hardwood is a durable option for... Read more »

Best Flooring Types for the Budget Conscious Homeowner

New flooring can have a positive impact on the overall look of your Austin home, and thankfully, it doesn't have to break the bank. The Floor Coverings International® of Austin team can help you select the best floor that meets your needs and budget. If you find yourself shopping for new floors on a tight budget,... Read more »

Tile Maintenance Tips for Clean Grout

Floor Coverings International® of Austin has a little secret for Austin homeowners. If you own tile flooring, a key component in your maintenance routine is not the tiles themselves, but the grout! Cleaning your tiles is important too, but if you really want that floor to shine over time, you’ll want to pay special attention... Read more »

Infographic: 4 Projects to Start Around the Home

With summer approaching, it's the perfect time to start a new project in your house. The team here at Floor Coverings International has a few ideas to take advantage of long summer days and make your home feel refreshed.   Photo Credits: © Anton Kossmann, © MPanchenko, © Marga Goudsbloem, © Dilok Kiatlertnapha

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