Is It Time To Have Your Carpet Cleaned?

Knowing when to get your carpet cleaned can be tricky. If you wait until the point where the carpet is very visibly dirty or stained, it could be too late even for a professional cleaner to get your carpet looking like new again. There are some important tips and rules that will help you know…

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Area Rug

While we’re primarily interested in flooring of the more permanent variety here at Floor Coverings International of Shelby Township, we’re still involved in every aspect of flooring and anything that has to do with floors. We believe that any room can be enhanced by the addition of a well-chosen area rug, which will serve as…

How to Choose the Perfect Carpet

Making significant changes to your home is never an easy process, or one that you should take lightly. And installing new flooring in particular should be treated with care and deliberation, since your floors are the foundation upon which the rest of your room sits. Choosing the type of flooring you want is only the…

How to Maintain Jute Carpets & Rugs

Jute rugs and carpet have seen a growing popularity lately. The demand for natural fiber rugs is growing along with the greater interest in sustainability and environmentalism. Natural fiber rugs, as biodegradable materials and renewable resources, are great flooring options for you if you’re trying to make sustainability a priority in your life. But not…

Insulating with Carpet Pad

While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think about wall-to-wall carpeting, carpet padding is a vital part of your carpet flooring. Carpet pad, or underlay, is the spongy material that rests underneath your carpet, protecting it from wear and tear, absorbing shocks, keeping your carpet soft underfoot, and…

Carpet vs. Hardwood in the Bedroom

While the typical bedroom flooring choice for most homes is wall-to-wall carpeting, we here at Floor Coverings International of Shelby Township and Rochester, MI have seen an increasing interest in hardwood flooring as a bedroom floor covering recently. This trend towards hardwood in the bedroom leads to interesting questions about which material you should choose…

The Top 5 Rustic Flooring Options

Staying on top of interior design trends is part of our business here at Floor Coverings International of Shelby Township and Rochester, MI. One trend that we’re loving lately is the rustic look. Rustic implies imperfections, age, use, and wear. It conjures up images of rural and pastoral life, a simpler time, and a calmer…