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…

Benefits of Light Hardwood Flooring

Looking for a durable yet attractive flooring that will establish a charming and quaint feel in your Edwardsville, IL, home? You may be the perfect candidate for light hardwood, which, while less exotic than many darker hues, has its own rustic appeal. Pale hardwood flooring isn't for everybody, but if you ditch the traditional richer…

The Origin & Design of Craftsman Style Homes

Craftsman style homes are a common style here in the Edwardsville, Illinois, area. This style is highly sought after by many homebuyers for its classic look that can also have a modern flare. Have you ever wondered where this popular style came from? Read on for a look into the origins of craftsman style homes…

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Flooring

We all love our pets. They're cute, cuddly, great companions, and essentially just another member of the family. Just as we would with our human family members, we have to look out for and care for our pets. This includes everything from feeding and cleaning up after them to ensuring they have a comfortable living…

The Science Behind Natural Stone

Most of us know that natural stone as a flooring medium is beautiful, but how much do you know about the science and story behind it? In this blog, we’ll explore the science behind the stone, exposing interesting facts about some of the most popular natural stone floor tiles. After reading, you’ll be able to impress…

Interview With Dayka Robinson Designs

Floor Coverings International Metro East is thrilled to introduce talented interior designer and blogger Dayka Robinson. Dayka does amazing design and renovation work, runs a successful blog, and even hosts her own podcast. Her philosophy on life? "I believe you should seek to design your home & life around the things you love…but always be grateful for the things…

Carpet Flooring Materials 101

Carpet flooring has long been a top seller for homeowners in the Belleville area for many reasons. Depending on the style, carpet can be ideal for people on a budget who also have comfort as a high priority for their flooring. Between color, cut style, and material, the options are almost endless, which is why…

12 Things You Should Know About Luxury Vinyl Tile

If you are considering new flooring for your kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, or breezeway and luxury vinyl tile isn’t high on your list of possible materials, then you might not be aware of all it has to offer. We are big fans of luxury vinyl tile here at Floor Coverings International Metro East. We want you to be fans of…