Find Your Vinyl: Laminate vs. LVT

Here at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg, we help families in the greater St. Petersburg area find their dream flooring. Hardwood is the most popular flooring option in the United States, but our humidity often makes it less than practical. For many St. Petersburg homeowners, a hardwood alternative is the right choice, and in the world of hardwood alternatives,…

The Authentic Beauty of Reclaimed Hardwood

What does it mean to be “authentic”? Here’s one answer: the word “authentic” comes from the Greek authentikos, meaning “original.” Maybe it’s that sense of originality – a link to something old and long gone – that makes reclaimed wood so fascinating. Part of a design trend that has dominated coffee shops and hip downtown…

Three Unique Qualities of Cork Floors

While not every floor is suitable for every environment, there are some floors that have so many great qualities that even the pickiest homeowner could fall in love with them. Here at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg, we believe that cork is one of those floors, as it has a combination of unique qualities that make it unlike most…

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Hardwood

Hardwood is the most popular flooring material that we sell at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg. Our customers that live in the greater St. Petersburg FL area value its strength as much as its beauty. New hardwood is a significant investment, but if you follow these simple maintenance tips, your hardwood will continue to provide gorgeous warmth for generations. 1. Sweep…

Have Your Home Gym Fitted with the Perfect Floors

St. Petersburg families love to stay active in the fresh sea air, but when things get a little too tropical, many of us retreat to home gyms. If you're looking to make a healthy upgrade to your home, the crew at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg can help you find the perfect floors for your home gym or exercise…

Gorgeous Waterfront Home Redesign

About two years ago, the owners of this beautiful St Petersburg, Florida waterfront home called Lee Rohner and Chris Boyll, owners of Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg, for a consultation about replacing the laminate flooring in their home with natural hardwood flooring. This large waterfront home has beautiful views, a fantastic landscape, and outdoor amenities including a stunning infinity…

Protecting Your Hardwood: 4 Tips for Pet Owners

Many St. Petersburg families are hesitant to invest in new hardwood floors because they believe hardwood isn’t compatible with pets. But what if we told you that you could have the floors of your dreams without sending Fido to the doghouse? At Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg, we help St. Petersburg homeowners find the floors of their dreams, and many…

A Short History of Carpeting

Carpeting is everywhere: at the airport, around the office, and in many St. Petersburg homes. Carpet is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget there was once a time when carpeting was a rarity. Here is a quick look at the history of carpeting. 2000 BC The first carpet originated around two thousand BC in…

Beach House Flooring: Beautiful Floors for Coastal Regions

Beach houses have become the ultimate getaways for people across the country. Whether they’re snowbirds looking for a place to retire by the sandy shores of St. Petersburg or working professionals in need of a stress-free vacation, coastal regions attract visitors year-round. Beach houses can make the perfect vacation home or permanent residence. When you…

Choosing a Tile That Fits Your Style

How you decorate and design your home says a lot about your style. Interior design is a great way to express your creativity. One great outlet for this creativity is your flooring. Tile is a very popular material here in St. Petersburg because of its sleek style, versatility, and the fact that it can be…