Choosing the Right Oak: Red vs. White

At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we help customers in the greater O'Fallon, Edwardsville, 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…

Interview with Lifestyle Blogger Tina Basu

Floor Coverings International Metro East is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Real Estate Influencer Interview Series. Tina Basu is a popular lifestyle blogger and food blogger. You can follow Tina on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+. Please tell us a little about yourself. Since my childhood I have been a creative person – I like colors,…

Things to Know About Bamboo

Homeowners in the greater O'Fallon, Edwardsville, Belleville area love the look and feel of bamboo floors. Although this sustainable flooring has been used as a building material in eastern Asia for millennia, it has only become popular in the United States during the last decade. There is a reason for this flooring material’s popularity: it is as…

3 Hardwood Flooring Myths

At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we help families living in the greater O'Fallon, Edwardsville, Belleville area find their dream flooring. Part of our job is educating our customers about their flooring options. Hardwood floors have long been one of the most popular choices for O’Fallon homeowners who love its beauty and utility. Oftentimes we hear that a customer would love…

Infographic: All About Granite

Floor Coverings International Metro East presents this illustrated guide to granite flooring in the O'Fallon, Edwardsville, Belleville areas. Photo Credit: Artazum

3 Benefits of Hardwood Floors

At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we help families find the floors of their dreams. Many O’Fallon homeowners choose hardwood for their new custom flooring projects. Hardwood flooring is an O’Fallon tradition. The first settlers in the region used native trees to build strong, beautiful floors. Today, many O’Fallon families furnish their homes with the same varieties of hardwood:…

Keep Your Carpet Looking Great

Carpet hasn’t always been a staple of American homes. After technological advancements following the Second World War, carpeting became much more popular. Today, many O’Fallon homeowners continue to choose carpeting for its soft, warm feel underfoot. At Floor Coverings International Metro East, many of our clients ask us for advice on how to maintain their new custom carpets. Here…

A Designer Making A Difference: Meet Benita Cooper, Principal of Benita Cooper Design

At  Floor Coverings International Metro East, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from influential designers. Today, on Giving Tuesday, we chat with designer and philanthropist Benita Cooper about her leadership of the nonprofit organization, The Best Day of My Life So Far. Visit bestdayofmylifesofar.org to make a donation, become a sponsor, and subscribe for inspirational content. Donate today,…

Choosing Between Solid & Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The beauty of hardwood floors in many Edwardsville homes today is unsurpassed by any other floor covering. Style versatility and the ability to retain its beauty over time is what many homeowners look for when choosing a floor. Hardwood floors are manufactured in a variety of wood species, but some of the most popular include…