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Infographic: What is Janka Hardness?

Understanding the Janka hardness scale will help you choose the best hardwood style for your Houston home. With the wide variety of hardwood species we carry at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch Houston, TX, we can help you find a wood that fits your aesthetic and provides the strength you need underfoot. Take a look at a few of our favorite…
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Hardwood or Carpet? Understanding The Pros and Cons

Selecting new flooring for your home in the Spring Branch, Spring Valley, Jersey Village area is a big decision. While the final selection often comes down to price, there are many pros and cons to consider. Here, the team at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch looks at the benefits of hardwood versus carpet. Hardwood Flooring There is no denying the…
Sun room and patio flooring in Houston, TX

Best Flooring Options for Sun Rooms and Patios

When flooring is exposed to the elements, it must be able to not only hold up to regular wear and tear but also be impervious to inclement weather and sunlight. Thankfully, there are several types of flooring that are not only suitable but also extremely good looking. Here are some top picks from our team…
Engineered hardwood flooring in Spring Branch, TX

Hardwood Flooring Look-Alikes

Hardwood flooring is an excellent investment for any homeowner in the Spring Branch, Spring Valley, Jersey Village area. It is stylish, durable, and has a high resale value. It can be quite costly, however. For those homeowners that want the look without the high price tag, there are a number of great hardwood alternatives to consider. Here are our top picks.…
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How to Choose the Right Hardwood

Maple, oak, or hickory? Decided on hardwood for your new floors, but not sure which species to choose? You’re not alone. One of the most common questions we get at Floor Coverings International Spring Branch Houston, TX is how do I choose the right hardwood. With the thousands of options available, finding the perfect species, finish, and width can be quite…
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Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors

Houston area residents love the look and feel of hardwood flooring. Hardwoods add timeless warmth to any space, and they’re durable—maintain them, and they will last for generations. Here are some tips for ensuring your hardwood floors stand the test of time: Preventative Maintenance Before you invest in fancy cleaning products, it’s essential to minimize…

A Basic Guide To Hardwood Flooring Plank Widths

When selecting hardwood floors, the average homeowner focuses almost exclusively on the type of wood while all but disregarding the width of the wood planks. This is not an advisable approach, as width can have a huge impact not only on a wood floor's appearance but also on the cost and ease of installation. Unsure…
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Non-Standard Wood Flooring Options

We all know that solid plank hardwood is a fantastic flooring choice for many reasons. This is not news to anyone, especially people in the greater Spring Branch, Spring Valley, Jersey Village area where hardwood floors are very popular. Still, there are many excellent wood flooring options that you might not have considered. You don’t have to go with the old…