How to Care for Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVP and LVT)

Luxury vinyl flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years for several reasons. It’s typically more affordable than natural flooring materials like hardwood or stone. It can mimic the look of these materials very convincingly but often comes at a lower price point to purchase and install. It also works well in coastal climates with... Read more »

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, permanent residence, or even an... Read more »

Luxury Vinyl Tile vs. Porcelain Tile: A Flooring Guide

Here at Floor Coverings International® St. Petersburg, we source and install quite a bit of both luxury vinyl and high-quality porcelain tile.  We firmly believe both are excellent flooring options, but each has pros and cons.  We're here to help you make the best decision based on your lifestyle and budget.  This article will cover... Read more »

Waterproof Hardwood Flooring in St. Petersburg

Genuine hardwood flooring’s natural warmth and beauty make it one of our top-selling flooring types. But natural hardwood can be sensitive to moisture and wetness. Living in a waterfront locale like St. Petersburg, we know that humidity and water are a part of life. So, how do you get the classic beauty of genuine hardwood... Read more »

How Do You Know When It’s Time For New Floors?

The flooring in your home may be the most utilized part of your house. It takes on every walk to the kitchen in the morning, every accidentally dropped item, and every spill and scratch from children and pets. Your floors literally bear the weight of it all. While quality flooring can last quite a long... Read more »

The Benefits of Area Rugs

Using area rugs can help you add to the beauty of your home while preserving your flooring. How can area rugs benefit your interior? Let Floor Coverings International share its knowledge with you. Using area rugs offers you five main benefits to your home’s appearance and function. These include: Protecting your flooring, Grounding the space,... Read more »

Ceramic vs Stone Tiling

When you live in St. Petersburg, Florida, and you are ready to replace your floors, there are some items you want to consider. Natural stone tile and ceramic tile are great options for your home, especially the kitchen and bathroom. The floor of a room that determines the mood and tone of a room. You... Read more »

Bamboo vs Traditional Hardwood Floors

The right type of flooring can significantly impact the look and feel of your home and its property value. Two common flooring options homeowners in St. Petersburg, FL are often torn between bamboo and traditional hardwood floors. Natural hardwood flooring has been the gold standard for decades in homes; however, bamboo flooring has grown rapidly... Read more »

Why You Need Tile Floors

There are many choices for flooring in homes, but only a few make sense in the warmer, tropical climates like St. Petersburg, Florida. Tile flooring is a popular choice because it is affordable and comes in many colors and patterns. Tile has increased in demand because it can be installed easily and homeowners can rely... Read more »

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