Basement Flooring Options

At Floor Coverings International, serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties including Marlboro, Middletown, and Manalapan, New Jersey, we love helping our customers create the home of their dreams starting with their flooring. If you are finally tackling your basement flooring project or are just looking for some information on flooring for basements, this is the blog…
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Easy Tips for Stopping Furniture Floor Scratches

It can happen to anyone; an unsightly scratch suddenly mars that beautiful new floor! Whether you’re getting ready for moving day or just want to protect against daily furniture dangers, these tips from Floor Coverings International in Monmouth will keep your hardwood and laminate floors looking new for years to come. Use a rug. Area…

Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

A question often asked by customers is, “Which should I choose? Solid or engineered hardwood flooring?” At Floor Coverings International of Monmouth County, we can advise you to find the answer you seek. Our flooring experts will gladly assist you in finding the perfect choice for your home! Solid hardwood flooring is made of solid…

Tips for Caring for Your Hardwoods

Hardwood floors are a classic, timeless flooring choice. Hardwoods never go out of style and come in a wide variety of colors and styles that fit any home décor style. In order to get the most from your hardwoods, it’s important that you care for them properly. Read on for some of our best tips…

Best Flooring for the Kitchen

We at Floor Coverings International know that families spend a lot of time in the kitchen. That’s why it’s important that your kitchen floors meet the demands of your busy lifestyle. Hardwood and tile are two of our favorite flooring choices for the kitchen. Read on to learn why!   Hardwood   Hardwood is a…

Protecting Your Floors from Winter Weather

As the temperatures continue to drop here in Monmouth County, we know that winter weather is on its way. Snowy days can be fun but snow, ice, mud and salt can all cause damage to your home’s floors. To help you out, we’ve put together some tips on protecting your floors from the elements this…

Elements of Rustic Design

Although it seems that style today is constantly pushing forwards to more futuristic, streamlined, and minimal designs, there is in fact a popular drive in the opposite direction as well. The rustic design movement strives to reclaim a more natural, down-to-earth design sensibility. Are you thinking about incorporating a more rustic feel to your home?…

Hardwood Flooring For The Bedroom

Most people don’t consider hardwood when it comes to flooring for their bedroom.  Traditionally, the warmth and comfort of carpet is preferred in the most intimate of rooms. Despite the dominance of carpet in the bedroom floor market, hardwood is picking up steam and gaining popularity for a variety of reasons. Let’s attempt to tackle…

Fix Squeaky Floors

About the only benefit to squeaky floors is that they alert you when your kids are sneaking around past curfew. Other than that, that constant creaking can really become a nuisance in your home. There are a number of ways you can help muffle noisy floors, many of them having to do with the particular…

Hardwood Flooring Options for Pets

You may think that hardwood flooring is not the best choice for your crazy dog at home. Here in Monmouth County, it’s more prone to dent and scratch over time compared to carpets. This may be true, but there’s no reason why you can’t continue to upgrade the elegance of your interior with a classy…