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Creating Visual Space With Plank Flooring

When selecting hardwood flooring there are a number of choices to make that will influence the overall look of your space — for example, the wood type, the stain, and the finish. However, one important point that tends to get overlooked is the plank width. Believe or not, plank size plays a huge rule in…
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3 Wood Look Flooring Options For Basements

A growing number of St. Louis Park owners are refinishing their basements and turning them into beautiful, comfortable spaces that add value to their homes. However, because they’re underground, even finished basement rooms have a tendency to trap moisture. Additionally, water can seep in from unnoticed cracks in the foundation. For this reason, it’s generally not recommended…
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Embracing the Past with Distressed Hardwood Flooring

The popularity of weathered and distressed hardwood has boomed in recent years. It’s a great choice for St. Louis Park owners who want a floor that tells a story and celebrates character. Instead of a pristine floor you’re afraid to walk on in fear of causing scratches, weathered hardwood flooring will be made even more beautiful with…
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What To Know Before Installing Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant floor heating is a popular way to efficiently heat a room and keep a home warm and cozy. If you have tile in the bathroom or laminate in the bedroom, radiant floor heating can be a great way to keep your toes warm early in the morning or late at night. There are a…
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Increase Home Resale Value: Install Hardwood Flooring

When preparing a home for sale or deciding on renovations that might also result in increased home resale value, homeowners often start with flooring. Two tried and true options that crop up frequently are installing hardwood floors or new carpeting. Whether your objective is a potential immediate sale or improved future value, installing hardwood is…
Kitchen Floors

The Best Flooring for Kitchens

Kitchen floors need to be durable, stand up to moisture, and still make a fashion statement. The type of flooring installed in the kitchen can totally change the look and feel of the room. It also affects other design elements such as the cabinets and backsplash. With so many options of kitchen floors to pick from, sometimes it’s hard…

Types of Hardwood Wood Species

Deciding on hardwood floors is only the first step in the new flooring process - with so many colors, styles, and varieties to choose from, the possibilities are endless. While this can sometimes seem overwhelming, the wide variety of options allows you to customize the flooring in your house to truly make it feel like…

Fast Facts About Carpet

Carpet flooring is a popular choice among homeowners today for a variety of reasons. If you’re thinking about getting new flooring, carpet can be a great option for almost any room in the home. At Floor Coverings International of Southwest Metro Minneapolis, we want to help our clients choose the flooring that is perfect for…