Hardwood Flooring Hazards (And How To Avoid Them)

It’s no secret that hardwood floors can make a space beautiful and functional. We all enjoy the inviting aura of natural colors and the rugged look of wood grain, not to mention the peace of mind that comes with a material as dependable as hardwood. But if you’re considering hardwood floors for your St. Louis…

Don’t Make These Two Carpet Mistakes

At Floor Coverings International Arch City we’ve noticed that many local homeowners are choosing carpet for their flooring needs. To help folks in the St. Louis, MO area make smarter carpet choices, we’re sharing two overlooked spots where many carpet buyers make mistakes! Be Realistic About Upkeep It’s easy to be tempted by a fancy carpet. You might be drawn to…

Bamboo: The Pros and Cons Compared to Traditional Hardwood

Bamboo as a material has become very trendy and popular recently in St. Louis. Though it's often considered comparable to hardwood, there are many differences -- both in terms of positives and negatives. Bamboo is a superb material for specific situations, but there are areas in which hardwood may be preferred. The experts at Floor Coverings International Arch City

Infographic: The Top Five Pet Friendly Floors

Have the floors of your St. Louis home been torn up by your furry friends? Before choosing a new flooring style, take a look at these pet-proof suggestions from your local experts at Floor Coverings International Arch City. Photo Credits: © Feelphoto2521, © Kingman Asset, © Anutr Yosundarra, © Natali Glado, © Vladislav Lyutov

5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Hardwoods in St. Louis

Hardwood floors are a big investment but are also well worth it because they can last for decades. They are beautiful, classic, and add value to a home. The key to keeping your hardwoods in great shape is to regularly clean and maintain them. The experts at Floor Coverings International Arch City share some tips below to keep your…

What Type of Flooring is Best for St. Louis Hot Weather?

Not all types of flooring can handle the summer heat and the humidity that sometimes accompanies it. For homeowners in the St. Louis, MO area, consider the following flooring options. They will not only keep the home cool but are also resilient, durable and easy to clean. Tile Flooring Tile flooring is durable, easy to clean and…

St. Louis Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2017

Hardwood floors can provide your home or office with the elegance it deserves. For years, homeowners and designers have toyed with the idea of installing the “perfect floor.” The perfect floor should be one that complements your entire space from wall to wall. As a matter of fact, the right hardwood floors offer the perfect…

St. Louis Stain Removal 101: Getting Blood Out of Carpet

Maybe your dog just returned from the groomer with its nails cut too short. Or perhaps you unknowingly had a cut on your bare feet. You may have even nicked yourself while sewing. Whatever the cause, blood and carpeting aren't exactly a match made in heaven. In fact, when it comes to carpet stains, blood is…

Pros and Cons of Distressed Hardwood Flooring in St. Louis

Distressed hardwood is similar to hand scraped or reclaimed hardwood. It brings out texture, color, and grain variations and creates a floor with a unique personality and rustic charm. As with every flooring option, this hardwood variation has its benefits and drawbacks for you to consider before installing it in your home. Allow us at…