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How to Choose Between Hardwood and Laminate

There is hardwood flooring, and there is flooring that looks like hardwood. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help families living in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area choose between laminate hardwood and the real thing. Both flooring materials have many benefits. The best available option depends on your taste, budget, and time for maintenance. What's the Difference? High quality…
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Keep Your Hardwood In Tip-Top Shape

The first American settlers used hardwood to build their homes. They prized local oak and maple for its strength and versatility. Today, hardwood is as popular as ever and serves as a reminder of our industrious American spirit. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help Columbia families find the perfect hardwood for their homes. Many of our customers…
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3 Tips for Choosing Tile in Columbia, MD

It’s hard to decide on a type of flooring for your home. Should you go with a dark and elegant hardwood, or perhaps a chic luxury vinyl tile? Much of this decision comes down to a room’s function. For kitchens and bathrooms, many homeowners choose tile. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help Columbia residents find the perfect…
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Luxury Vinyl vs. Sheet Vinyl

When we think of vinyl our Grandma’s kitchen floor might come to mind, or perhaps a patterned floor that looked easy to clean, but certainly wasn’t visually appealing. Rest assured, vinyl flooring has come a long way. It has kept the soft underfoot and easy maintenance that it’s known for, but advances in technology have…
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Interview with Richmond’s Janie Molster Designs

Here at Floor Coverings International Howard County, we are privileged to interview some of America’s leading designers and bloggers as part of our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Our goal is to give our readers valuable advice they can apply to their own lives and homes. In our latest interview, we are pleased to introduce Janie of Janie Molster Designs.…
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Interview with Gotham Set Decorator Andrew Baseman

Floor Coverings International Howard County is thrilled to share this recent interview with prominent designer and blogger Andrew Baseman. Andrew has an amazing resume of film and television design work, including The Nanny Diaries, Eat Pray Love, and The Americans. His latest project is working as the set decorator on the Fox TV series Gotham. Please tell us a…
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Solid Wood vs. Engineered Hardwood

Installing hardwood floors is a great way to improve the look of any home. While solid and engineered hardwood floors look fairly similar depending on the style, there are several differences between the two. Both types have their pros and cons, so it is good to know what these are before making the final jump.…
Top Tips for Pet Safe Hardwoods

Top Tips for Pet-Safe Hardwood Floors

Our goal here at Floor Coverings International Howard County isn’t just to help you find flooring you love; we want to help you extend the life of your floors for as long as possible. One question new owners of hardwood flooring often ask us is how to keep their gorgeous floors safe from their pets.…
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Engineered Hardwood: Everything You Need to Know

  Have you thought about adding hardwood flooring to your home but worry about the cost? Your local Floor Coverings International of Howard County team is here to help!   While hardwoods certainly add beauty and flair to any home, it’s no secret that they can be pricey. This month, the Howard County team is…
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Is It Time to Refinish Your Hardwoods?

  Adding hardwood flooring to a home is a long lasting way to improve its looks and value. Our customers who have enjoyed hardwoods in their Columbia homes for years, though, often ask us when they should consider refinishing their floors to help restore them to their original splendor.   To some extent, the choice…