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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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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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Site-Finished vs. Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring in Southport

When you plan to install hardwood floor in your Southport home, one of the decisions you will have to make is whether you want pre-finished or site-finished planks. What does that mean exactly? Pre-finished hardwood arrives at your home finished, sealed, and ready for installation with no extra steps, whereas site-finished hardwood is sanded and…

Video: Flooring Project for a Custom-Built Holden Beach Home

We love what we do here every day at Floor Coverings International Shallotte. Now we're inviting you to share in our passion by checking out some of our work. We completed this flooring and tile install for a custom-built home in Holden Beach, and we love how the project turned out! See for yourself in the video below:…
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How to Modernize Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood is beloved for its classic appeal, but is it possible to take your hardwood up a notch when it comes to style? The answer is yes. By making some key design choices, you can easily create a hardwood floor that looks modern and chic! Today, Floor Coverings International Shallotte wants to highlight three key choices to consider…
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A Historical Perspective on Hardwood Flooring

Many people choose hardwood for its timeless appeal. But beyond its prevalence in vintage homes, do you know the real history behind hardwood floors? Don’t worry if you don’t, because today, Floor Coverings International Shallotte wants to share a brief history of hardwood flooring with you! And we’ll end with some modern trends to get you inspired for…
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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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Flooring for a Mid-Century Modern Interior

Wood accents, hairpin metal, and vintage lounge chairs – mid-century modern is the new norm for today’s design trends. From furniture to flooring, many Southport homeowners are obsessed with this 1950’s revamp. We truly see it everywhere! Below, our experts at Floor Coverings International Shallotte share a few flooring styles that will perfectly match your mid-century modern design…