Janka Hardness Scale: What You Need to Know

The Janka Hardness Scale is important information for any homeowner considering hardwood flooring. Knowing what different scores mean, and the pros and cons of each score, will have a strong impact on the wood you end up choosing. Below, Floor Coverings International Maple Grove will guide you through what you need to know about the Janka Hardness Scale. What…

The Art of Distressing Hardwood

Hardwood is unique among flooring materials. It is of course beautiful to behold when it’s brand new, but many homeowners also love the look of well-trodden hardwood and its rustic charisma! For this reason, there is a process known as “distressing,” which consists of expert techniques used to carefully scuff, abrade, and wear the surface…

Infographic: The Perfect Carpet Color for Your Home

Choosing the perfect carpet color is a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. Floor Coverings International Maple Grove offers a variety of colors and styles for your carpets, and we’re dedicated to helping you make the best choice for your home. Take a look at our most recent infographic or call us to schedule a free…

Getting Creative with Subway Tile

Subway tiles hail from the tunnels of New York City but are becoming increasingly popular in Plymouth and surrounding area homes. At Floor Coverings International Maple Grove, we pride ourselves on being able to help homeowners find and create home designs that they love. With our expert knowledge of subway tiles, we suggest checking out these options for your…

3 Unique Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

The backsplash of your Maple Grove kitchen is a central focal point that you probably find yourself staring at as you cook, bake, do the dishes, and generally “hang out” in your kitchen. Your family and guests to your home will also certainly notice your backsplash — for better or worse — so make sure it stands…

Infographic: Understanding Hardwood Alternatives–Rigid Cores

Wood-look alternatives provide the look of solid hardwood at a lower price and with less maintenance. At Floor Coverings International Maple Grove, we offer a wide range of engineered hardwood, laminate, and engineered vinyl plank (EVP) products. Learn more about these options and their construction in the infographic below. Photo Credit: © Joe Ferrer © BILD LLC © Stanislav71

How to Clean Grout Lines Around Tile

As our Floor Coverings International Maple Grove team will tell you, tile flooring is capable of enduring foot traffic, frequent spills, and other wear and tear. However, neglecting to keep it free of soap scum, mold, or grime will wear down your tile and grout over time. Maintaining the tile itself is fairly easy: sweep and mop frequently, and…

Why You Should Install a Stair Runner

Do you have a set of stairs in your Maple Grove home? Are your stairs in a high traffic area? If so, you should seriously consider installing a carpet runner. Runners are both functional and decorative, and they are particularly useful for stairs and other frequently used pathways in your home. Here are some of…

How to Choose the Right Floors for Your Interior Design Style

Flooring is about style as well as practicality. If you are hoping to achieve a particular style or design with your space, your floors can make a big difference in completing the look. Whatever the style of your home, our Floor Coverings International Maple Grove team can help you find the perfect floor to match. Here are some suggestions…

Infographic: All About Reclaimed Wood

The hardwood flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Maple Grove are here today with an infographic that delves into the world of reclaimed wood. Find out why eco-friendly Maple Grove homeowners choose reclaimed wood, and contact us to schedule a free, in-home consultation. Start your next project today! Photo Credit: © J. Helgason