We’re hiring flooring installers!

Floor Coverings International is the premier flooring company serving the greater Vancouver area. We have 2 stores located in Vancouver and North Vancouver. Due to continued growth, we are looking for experienced flooring installers to join our subcontractor team (Starting immediately). We welcome people with both crew leadership experience and skills in Carpet, Wood, Laminate,…

This is why the pallet flooring trend on Pinterest is NOT a good idea

Is pallet flooring a good idea? Turn to Pinterest and you will see a multitude of lovely photos of DIY pallet flooring. Truly, it looks wonderful. But is it a viable DIY flooring option for your Vancouver or Richmond home? The theory behind pallet flooring Pallet flooring seems like a great idea. Generally, wood pallets…

7 of the best flooring trends for 2017

Happy New Year everyone! With 2017 still in its early days, we wanted you to help start the year off right with some remodel inspiration! To help, we picked out 7 of the best flooring trends for 2017. If you are planning a renovation on your home in Richmond, Vancouver or Burnaby, consider adding these styles…

Hardwood vs. Carpet: Home office edition

  Do you have a home office or den? What’s the best type of flooring for that type of room? Today’s article follows last month’s hardwood versus carpet challenge, where we looked at which is better for your bedroom. But the rules are different in a den or office.   What’s the best type of…

The 5 best winter care tips for hardwood floors in Vancouver

Love your hardwood floors? Hardwood is beautiful, warm and luxurious. But your hardwood floors can take a beating during winter – especially with this wet and snowy weather we’ve had in Vancouver so far! Best way to care for hardwood in winter is with a good defence. Preparing your floors for winter weather is the…

They said pets and carpet don’t mix, but here’s the truth

For pet owners, carpet might seem like a bad idea. Along with the many joys of having pets, there are a few drawbacks – the mess, the smells, the hair! But if your family has pets and you love the warm, soft feel of carpet, you’re in luck. We have some really incredible carpeting options…

Hardwood vs. Carpet: Bedroom edition

The bedroom is truly the one room in your house where both carpet and hardwood or laminate floors are an ideal choice. In our experience, about 30% of Vancouver homes have hardwood or laminate in the bedrooms, and that number is growing. For contrast, 10 years ago, almost no homes in Vancouver had hardwood flooring…

This is why we ‘bring the store to your door’

  Soccer practice. Dinners. Breakfasts. Packed lunches. Picking up the dry cleaning. And rush trips to the vet when your dog eats the entire chocolate cake you baked for your sister’s birthday party tonight. Sometimes, life is hard and full of stress. That’s why we want to make things easier for you. Shopping for new flooring for your…