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How To Protect Any Flooring In A High Traffic Home

Whether you have recently installed new flooring or just want to protect the floor coverings you already have, these tips from Floor Coverings International Ottawa East will help you keep your floor coverings looking like new – even in high traffic spaces. Regular Cleaning The first step to protecting your flooring is regular sweeping or…
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Interview with Freckles and Cheeks

Floor Coverings International Ottawa East is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Blogger Influencer Interview Series. Carly Chambers blogs about her life as a mom at popular parenting website Freckles and Cheeks. You can follow Carly on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Carly and I live with my…
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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

Carpeting has numerous benefits: it is durable, versatile, comfortable, and can match any décor. As the weather becomes colder, Ottawans spend more time indoors and appreciate the soft, warm feel of carpeting on their feet. Unfortunately, that time indoors can cause discomfort for people with dust and mold allergies. It is a common misconception that…
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How to Make the Perfect Reading Nook

Fall is fast approaching. As the weather starts to get gloomier and the days begin to shorten few things sound better than curling up with a book, a cup of tea, and your favorite blanket. Although it might be enough to sit on your living room couch to read, converting a spare room, attic space,…
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Best Carpet for Homes with Pets

Choosing the right type of carpeting for your home can be difficult; however, the challenge becomes even more difficult than it already is if you have one or more indoor pets. Following are some tips that can help you select carpeting that is not only looks good but is also able to handle regular pet…

How It’s Made: Coir Carpet

Living “green” has become less of a trend and more of an enduring reality in our increasingly eco-conscious world. The move towards sustainability has touched every market, but in the flooring world especially, we’ve seen an explosion of options to help make your home as natural and environmentally friendly as possible. Here at Floor Coverings…

Why You Should Consider Wool Carpeting

Wool carpet is, in many ways, the gold standard of the flooring world. Many fabrics try to imitate it, but few truly match the warmth, style, and durability that wool lends to a room. The Floor Coverings International team of Ottawa thinks you should be in the know about all that wool offers, so we’ve…

The Dos and Don’ts of Picking Carpet

Wall-to-wall carpeting is a great option when it comes to flooring materials, and is a perennial favorite for rooms like bedrooms or dens, where comfort is key. Having a plush, downy carpet underfoot is a great feeling, and much more comforting than cold tile or rough stone, for example. But choosing the right carpet can…

3 Awesome Reasons to Choose Natural Fiber Carpeting

It can get pretty cold here in Ottawa during the winter months, and while spring may be just around the corner, there are many frigid days left to come. So having a home full of cozy carpeted rooms is a great comfort to come home to. Wall-to-wall carpeting tends to get overlooked in favor of…

The Pros and Cons of Sisal Carpets and Rugs

Natural fiber carpets and rugs are seeing a surge in popularity recently, as concerns about sustainability grow. Rather than the synthetic materials such as nylon, which require valuable fossil fuels to fabricate, natural fiber rugs use sustainable, renewable materials, which will give you the greenest flooring options around. From wool to seagrass, jute to coir,…