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Finding the Perfect Hardwood

We installed this gorgeous natural red oak in an Ellicott City home. Here at Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help Columbia homeowners find and install their dream hardwood floors. For many of our customers, hardwood is an obvious choice; it’s sturdy, versatile, and gorgeous. Finding the right hardwood for your home can be more…
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Made in America: 3 Tough Domestic Hardwoods

Columbia homeowners value strength, beauty, and tradition in their hardwood. That’s why they choose domestic hardwood. Your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Howard County work with families in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area to find your dream domestic hardwood floors. Here are three domestic hardwood options that are built to last for generations: Oak …
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Designing With Cork

With the popularity of eco-friendly flooring materials always on the rise, cork is becoming an increasingly attractive option for homeowners in the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, Clarksville, MD area. The same spongy stuff that plugs up your wine bottles offers a surprising number of benefits as a flooring material: it’s durable, it insulates well, it’s comfortable to stand on,…
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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.…