Infographic: Carpet Manufacturing 101–Tufted vs Woven Carpet

At Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis, we partner with national carpet manufacturers to provide a wide selection of quality products. Most carpet today is made through the manufacturing process known as tufting, while traditional carpets are woven on a loom. To learn more about these two methods, check out the infographic below. Photo Credit: © Olga Popova © Artem…

Backsplash Design Ideas

Tile offers a number of benefits and uses for homeowners in the greater Bloomington, Chanhassen, Eden Prarie, Minnetonka area. Its durability and water-resistance make it a practical choice for backsplashes, while its variation in size, shape, and material also allows you to be as creative as possible in your design. Read on for some backsplash design inspiration provided by…

Hardwood Woes: Dealing with Nicks and Scratches

Hardwood floors are a favorite among St. Louis Park homeowners for their beauty and timelessness. However, they can also be prone to scratches and nicks. If you find scratches or dents on your floor, rest assured that there are plenty of ways to fix them. Here are some tricks on ways to cover up the most common…

Infographic: Why Vinyl is Making a Comeback in Bloomington

Local homeowners in Bloomington, Chanhassen, Eden Prarie, Minnetonka and surrounding areas love luxury vinyl flooring for many reasons. Some homeowners love it because it is affordable and easy to install, while others love the fact that it is waterproof and pet-friendly. Here at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis, our favorite thing about luxury vinyl is how realistically it emulates stone tile or hardwood…

The 3 Types of Carpet That Will Fit Your Minimalist Aesthetic

If you’re the kind of person that likes to stay up to date on modern carpet trends for homes in Bloomington, Chanhassen, Eden Prarie, Minnetonka and the surrounding areas, you already know that the minimalist look has firmly established itself as a design aesthetic to be reckoned with. And while some people might insist that carpet has no place…

Three Top Picks for Home Gym Flooring

You’ve cleared out a spare room or your basement and are turning it home gym. Before you start pumping iron or bust out the exercise mat, you’ll need to make sure your floor is ready for its new role. What works for the rest of the house might not be suited for heavy machines or…

The Best Flooring Solutions for Your Stairs

Stairways often experience some of the highest amounts of traffic in your home. For this reason, it can be difficult to decide on flooring for stairs that balances design, comfort, and durability. Bloomington homeowners trust Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis when it comes to their flooring needs and we’re here to help you find the perfect option for your…

Infographic: 4 Popular Natural Stone Flooring Styles

Stone tiles are unique, durable, and incredibly versatile. Whether you want a grand entrance, timeless style, or natural accents, Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis can provide you with the perfect option. Here are four popular stones Bloomington homeowners love.

Three Tips for Summer Carpet Care

Carpets can get dirty quickly during the summer months as people track in debris from their adventures outside. Summertime food favorites also tend to be drippy or sticky and pose another risk to your rugs. Here are three easy tips from Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis to help you keep your carpets clean this summer. Make Your Home Shoe…

Timeless Carpet Styles For Your Home

You’re in the market for new carpet and you want your selection to stand the test of time.  Here are the items to consider: quality, comfort, durability, plus stain and dirt resistance, especially with our Minneapolis winters and the tracking in of snow and dirt. Selecting a carpet style that is truly timeless can provide you…