The Right Floor for the Right Level

The Right Floor for the Right Level Finding the right floor material is a process that deserves plenty of thought. Fortunately, the experts at Floor Coverings International Metro East are here to help! Today we want to talk about the right grade for the right floor. What level of your Belleville home is best suited…

Peeling Back the Layers of Laminate Flooring

Let’s assume that you already know the basics about laminate flooring: it’s extremely durable, quick to install, resistant to moisture, and responsibly repurposes byproducts of the lumber industry. While these are all important things to know, if someone asks you what exactly laminate is and how it’s made, would you be able to give them a…

Vinyl Flooring: Sheet or Tile?

If you’re totally new to the world of luxury vinyl tile (also known as LVT) or if you need a refresher, take a quick look at our old article “12 Things You Should Know About Luxury Vinyl Tile” and then come back here. Assuming that you’ve just returned full of vinyl knowledge—or that you’re already…

Infographic: How to Clean Any Kind of Carpet

We got such great feedback from our original blog post on how to keep your carpet flooring looking great, that we decided to follow up and expand on that advice with an all new infographic! Check out these versatile tips from Floor Coverings International Metro East about how to care for any kind of carpet, whether it's loop pile,…

How to Clean Your Hardwood Floors

There are quite a few myths about hardwood floors, and one of the most common is that they require constant maintenance. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Hardwood flooring continues to be one of the most popular choices for Belleville homeowners because it requires very little upkeep compared to carpet—and while it may…

Finding the Perfect Carpet

Finding the perfect carpeting can be a challenge. After all, with the hundreds of styles, colors, and materials that are available today, it’s no wonder that so many Belleville homeowners come to the experts at Floor Coverings International Metro East for help choosing just one. The trick to finding the right carpet is breaking it down category by category,…

Infographic: All About Eco-Friendly Flooring

Sustainability is an important factor for homeowners in the greater O'Fallon, Edwardsville, and Belleville area when it comes to flooring. Take a look at this handy infographic to help you learn about the best eco-friendly flooring we offer here at Floor Coverings International Metro East. Photo credits: ponsulak, Valentina Razumova, gualtiero boffi, Fishman64 

Choosing the Right Oak: Red vs. White

At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we help customers in the greater O'Fallon, Edwardsville, and Belleville area find their dream hardwood. For many Belleville families, that is oak. This strong, dependable flooring option is the most popular hardwood in the United States, and it comes in two varieties: red oak and white oak. Read on for more information about how to choose…

Find the Right Style of Bathroom Tile

From the mosaics of Ravenna, Italy to the New York subway to your bathroom—tiles can be found across the globe. This should come as no surprise if you’re familiar with tile’s many benefits. At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we carry hundreds of options for this durable, versatile, and beautiful flooring material. Here are a few tips for choosing…