Trend Alert: Whitewashed Laminate

At Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg, it's our mission to bring you the latest flooring trends in the St. Petersburg FL area. One trend we are especially excited about is whitewashed laminate! Your Pinterest feed is likely littered with beautiful and breathable spaces like this one: White floors, white walls and plenty of houseplants. This bright, minimalist look is on trend right now--…

Choosing a Finish for Your Hardwood Floors

If you are a St. Petersburg homeowner looking to preserve your hardwood flooring, then you may want to consider the various types of finishes available to you. Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg has selected three of the most popular hardwood finishes for you to compare. Water-Based Polyurethane Water-based polyurethane is a durable, water-resistant finish that goes on clear and…

Pick Your Pile: Cut Pile vs. Loop Pile Carpeting

The world of carpeting can be overwhelming. With the thousands of options available today, many St. Petersburg homeowners find it hard to choose just one carpet. Luckily, the local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg are here to answer any questions you may have about the products or process. One of the most common questions we receive…

How to Clean Tile & Grout

Tile is useful for several applications due to its high water resistance and durability. It also creates sanitary surfaces in your home, because it is so easy to clean. One challenge of tile, however, is maintaining its grout. Many homeowners clean their tile surfaces without paying extra attention to grout lines, which can lead to…

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…