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Hardwood Floors: How Long Do They Last?

How long your hardwood floors will last is a tricky question, because the answer depends on several factors. Primarily, it’s all about how you care for your hardwood floors that determines the longevity. These are some things to consider when determining how to maximize the lifetime of your hardwood floors. Subfloor Think of the subfloor…
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How To Decide Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Homeowners in Minneapolis often wonder about differences between solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Bloomington have outlined a few key points for you to consider if you're thinking about upgrading to hardwood floors. How They’re Made Manufacturers make each solid hardwood plank from a single piece of lumber. This means that if you properly…

Hardwood or Laminate: Which Is Better For You?

With so many factors to consider, picking out the perfect flooring for your home can be a difficult choice. We know Minneapolis homeowners love hardwood, but oftentimes struggle to determine if the price is worth it. Why install hardwood when laminate is a beautiful and affordable alternative? At Floor Coverings International Bloomington we know both flooring types can…
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Distressed Hardwood in Minneapolis

Distressing your hardwood floor involves a careful process of imitation. It is used to recreate the appearance of heavily used flooring, or hardwood that was processed before the advent of modern carpentry. Distressing is accomplished with a set of varied techniques for different subtle impacts on the hardwood. Why would you want professionals to mark…
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Infographic: Hypoallergenic Floors in Bloomington

Choose your new flooring based on more than just style. With one of these four hypoallergenic flooring materials, your home will stay allergy free all year long! To learn more, call Floor Coverings International Bloomington for a free in-home consultation. © Kunal Mehta, © Vladislav Lyutov, © Olga Popova, © Lord Photon
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Carpet Vs. Hardwood Flooring in the Bedroom

Carpet and hardwood floors are two of the most popular types of flooring, but which one is better for the bedroom? Both types have their benefits and drawbacks. Carpet is a nice soft surface to walk across on the way to your bed, but hardwood floors have a nice and modern appeal to them. The…
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How the Color of Your Wood Floors Sets the Tone of Your Room

When people think about interior design and how they want their home to look, some of the first considerations are often things such as wall color and furniture style. Most people feel strongly about what type of floors they want, such as hard wood, laminate, or carpet. In many cases though, one of the last…