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An Introduction to Tile Patterns

Tile provides a lot of benefits for homeowners in the Chicago, Lake View, Ravenswood & Lincoln Square areas. It is durable, water-resistant, and can be a lower-cost flooring option. Whether your next tile project is for floors, counters, backsplashes, or walls, it’s important to consider the various tile patterns available. While the list of patterns is practically endless, we’ll cover four…
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A Guide to the Janka Hardness Scale

With the Janka hardness scale, you can easily compare the hardness of different woods, helping you to choose the best hardwood flooring for your North Chicago home. Let's take a quick look at the Janka hardness scale, including how it works and what you need to know about it. Purpose of the Janka Hardness Scale…
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The Best Flooring Choices for Your Bathroom

Having the right flooring in your bathroom is critical, especially here in Chicago. As a busy area of the home easily prone to water damage and mildew, bathrooms need to have strong and resilient flooring. Here are some of our favorites that will remain durable no matter what. Travertine Travertine is a sedimentary limestone rock…
Reclaimed Wood Laminate Kitchen in North Chicago

Three Stunning Laminate Trends for Your Home

These days, laminate floors offer the real look of pricier hardwoods for a fraction of the price. Homeowners in the North Chicago area love the practical benefits of laminate, which include stain resistance, mold prevention, and water repellence. If you’re considering laminate floors for your home, Floor Coverings International North Chicago has the perfect match for you. To get your…
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Interview with Chicago Design Blogger Jane Boudreau

At Floor Coverings International North Chicago, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of the Internet’s most successful design bloggers. Our latest interview features Chicago resident Jane Boudreau of Blondie’s Journals. You can follow Jane on Pinterest. Please tell us a little about yourself. Hi!  My name is Jane and I write the blog Blondie's…

Interview with Chicago designer Michael Del Piero

At Floor Coverings International of Floor Coverings International North Chicago, we love to show you creative insight and perspectives from bloggers who are kind enough to share their wisdom and how they got started. Our latest interview is with Michael, interior designer and blogger at Michael Del Piero Good Design.  You can follow Michael on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest,…