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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…
Durable flooring for high traffic in Ottawa

Best Flooring for Active Homes

When you have kids, pets, and heavy foot traffic running through your Ottawa home, the last thing you want to worry about is your flooring. You need something durable that will stand up to the heavy traffic, without compromising on style. Here are our top picks for flooring in busy households! Hardwood Flooring Hardwood flooring…
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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…

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,…