3 Laundry Room Flooring Ideas We Love

When was the last time you considered your laundry room flooring options? Here at Floor Coverings International Maple Grove, we think that utility areas like the laundry room deserve more attention than they get! Installing the right type of flooring can help you make the most out of your functional space, and prevent damage to your home. Read on…

Unusual Threats to Your Beautiful Carpet

Conventional threats to carpet include spills, stains, and dirt dragged in from the outdoors. These may be challenging to manage, but preparing for their eventuality is doable. It’s the unusual threats that you need to worry about. We at Floor Coverings International Maple Grove have seen our share of carpet damage, including a few sources you may not think…

A Starter Guide to Natural Stone

Installing natural stone tiles adds character and beauty to your home that is both organic and unique. No two stone tiles are the same because they are harvested from quarries and are created in nature. But with the wide selection of stones to choose from, which one is ideal for your Maple Grove property? To help…

3 Top Tile Types

Solid tile floors are a historied choice in residential and commercial flooring, with a well-earned reputation for elegance, durability, and resilience. For Maple Grove homeowners looking to carry on the tile tradition, Floor Coverings International Maple Grove offers this little guide on three popular options in tile floors. Ceramic Fired to new strength in the heat of the kiln, ceramic…

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