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Best Hardwood Flooring Options for Your St. James Home

When picking new flooring, you can never go wrong with hardwood. Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of colors and designs, but no matter the style, hardwood adds comfort and value to any home. It can be overwhelming to choose the best hardwood for your home, but our designers at Floor Coverings International Shallotte are here to help…
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4 Surprising Reasons You Should Consider Carpet for Your Southport Home

There are plenty of reasons to love soft, cozy, and comfortable carpet. It feels great underfoot. It looks lovely in living rooms and beautiful in bedrooms. It’s friendly on a working family’s budget. However, there are many hidden benefits to carpet flooring that remain unknown to North Carolina families. Read on for a few surprising…
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Effortless Flooring Options for Homes in Humid Climates

North Carolina summers are hot and humid – that’s just a part of life here in the South. While it’s wonderful to have fun in the sun, it’s important to keep the climate in mind when selecting the flooring that’s right for you. Traditional flooring options like carpets and hardwoods tend to retain moisture, although…
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Best Carpets for Your St. James Home

When choosing which type of flooring to put in your home, carpet options can present an exciting (and sometimes overwhelming) number of possibilities. There are pros and cons to each type of carpet, meaning that the best carpet for your home is dependent upon your individual wants and needs.  We here at Floor Coverings International Shallotte want to…
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Common Hardwood Maintenance Mistakes

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful addition to any Southport home and an investment you want to take care of. Maintaining your hardwood is not a difficult task, but could you be inadvertently harming your floors? Here are a few common maintenance mistakes that could be damaging your hardwood floor: Vacuuming with the Wrong Attachment It…
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Your Guide to Hardwood Plank Widths

Picking out your new hardwood floors is an exciting process for Southport homeowners. And at Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we know you might get a bit overwhelmed with all of the style options and decisions that arise. Today our experts are here to slow it down a bit and start with one specific, but important, aspect: plank widths.…
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3 Common Questions About Engineered Hardwood Flooring

If you’re a homeowner in Southport and you’re not familiar with engineered hardwood, you may be missing out. Here’s a brief description of what it is and why it may be the perfect choice for your next flooring project. What is Engineered Hardwood? Where traditional hardwood planks are made from a single solid piece of…
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Understanding the Janka Hardness Scale

At Floor Coverings International Shallotte we think that hardwood floors are the perfect option for many Southport homeowners. If you’ve looked into different species of hardwood, you have probably stumbled across the Janka Hardness Scale. It is a great way to measure the durability and strength of a hardwood species. When you understand exactly how it works, it…
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The Best Flooring For Busy Families

Between sleepovers and birthday parties, your Southport home is full of activities. You need a floor that can stand up to the hustle and bustle of your busy life. The experts at Floor Coverings International Shallotte are here to help. Here are the best flooring options for your busy family. Natural Stone Tile Natural stone tile would be…
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Top 4 Flooring Ideas For Monochromatic Interiors

A monochromatic design can help make your Southport home feel bright and airy. It’s a great option for a costal lifestyle and the simple addition of a colorful throw pillow can completely shift the aesthetic of an otherwise monochromatic room. At Floor Coverings International Shallotte we know that the perfect flooring can take your home’s décor to the…