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Use Hardwood to Take Advantage of Natural Light

Columbia residents love the look and feel of hardwood. In fact, they choose hardwood over any other flooring material. The benefits are clear: hardwood is durable, versatile, and gorgeous. But above all, hardwood is cherished for its ability to add light and warmth to any room of the house. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help homeowners in the…
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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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What’s in a Name: Choosing the Right Oak

At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help families find the perfect floors for their homes. Many Columbia homeowners choose oak hardwood for their custom flooring projects. In fact, oak is by far the most popular hardwood species in the United States. This handsome hardwood is native to North America where it is sustainably harvested. Many of our customers…
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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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Hardwood Flooring Trends

In the past few years antique style hardwood flooring has become a growing interior design trend. There are three different types of antique style hardwood, each of which we’ll be describing here. All three are known for adding character to spaces without distracting from other elements in a room. We encourage you to consider adding…
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How Your Flooring Can Help Control Allergens

The Center for Disease Control offers some interesting statistics on allergens and asthma in U.S. households. In 2011, about 25 million Americans suffered from asthma, and they expected that number to get higher each year. The question many health conscience people are looking to answer is how to decrease respiratory problems and lower indoor air…
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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.…
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Can Hardwood Flooring Boost Your Home’s Resale Value?

  Harwood flooring is sleek, elegant, and can change the entire dynamic of rooms throughout your home. Installing new hardwood floors, though, is not always a guaranteed boost to your return on investment in your home. There are multiple factors that play into the overall value of your property, including your home’s location, the health…
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.…