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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 Hardwood Maintenance in North Chicago

When it comes to hardwood, maintenance is key—especially here in Chicago. For many homeowners, having hardwood installed is one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make in their homes. Below, the experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago have outlined the steps to keeping your hardwood looking like new for generations. Immediate Priorities Unfortunately, spills and accidents on hardwood…
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Infographic: Best Flooring For Pet Owners

While we love having our four-legged friends around, they can often wreak havoc on our floors. If you are looking for a pet-proof flooring material, consult your experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago.   Photo Credits: © Optimarc, © Kingsman Asset, © Server 180, © Vladislav Lyutov, © Kulikov Aleksandr
Chicago Hardwood

When to Replace an Old Hardwood Floor

One of the many benefits of hardwood flooring is that it can be periodically refinished, allowing a homeowner to easily regain the beauty of new hardwood flooring without having to replace the entire floor. However, it is important to bear in mind that even top quality hardwood flooring won't last forever. Following are some telltale…
North Chicago Carpet

Our 3 Favorite Carpet Styles for a Cozy Bedroom

Carpet is a popular bedroom flooring option in the greater Chicago area. Homeowners love it because it is soft, keeps your feet warm in the morning, and helps to insulate a room. When selecting new carpet for the bedroom, you have many different styles to pick from. The experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago share their 3 favorite…
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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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Getting Your Chicago Carpets Ready for Spring

Spring has nearly sprung, and certainly the annual spring-cleaning chore will be upon homeowners in the Chicago, Lake View, Ravenswood & Lincoln Square areas. After all, many of us have been cooped up all winter, tracking the likes of snow, salt, grime and dirt into the house upon entry. In that sense, it's always a good idea to add your home's…
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5 Ways to Prep Your Floors for Winter Weather

Whether it is a commercial facility or a residential household, winter weather challenges all types of flooring in various ways. That’s largely because there’s a greater likelihood of tracking in snow, water and grime. This can create slick conditions, do damage to carpet piles, and potentially warp or alter wood floors. The good news for…
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5 Signs Your Carpet Needs to be Replaced

Good carpeting can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. And this depends on how well it’s maintained, how many people (and pets) are regularly walking on it, and various other factors. With this in mind, if you have carpet flooring in your home or business, it will eventually have to be replaced. But how…