Infographic: Most Popular Hardwood Floors in Ottawa East

Here at Floor Coverings International Ottawa East, we want to stay on top of hardwood trends for you. Take a look at some of the most popular hardwood species for Ottawa homes: red oak, white oak, hickory, and maple! Photo Credit: © Frank Anusewicz, © Gappic, © Eponaleah, © Dan Thornberg 
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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…

3 Reasons to Love Luxury Vinyl Tile

The name luxury vinyl tile says it all; this flooring type is perfect for homeowners who want to combine the toughness of vinyl tile with their own personal style and elegance. At Floor Coverings International of Ottawa, we think homeowners need to know about all the benefits that luxury vinyl tile offers—these aren’t your grandmother’s…

Garage Flooring Options

Whether you have a garage to hold your cars or a shop because you collect cars, you’ll need a finished floor. This particular floor has to be durable because not only will cars be parked on it, but most people keep heavy duty shelving with boxes stored. Throw in extra furniture you just can’t seem…

Sisal Carpeting: Everything You Need to Know

We love green flooring here at Floor Coverings International of Ottawa, and we don’t just mean in color! The move towards more natural, sustainable, living has spawned an upsurge in eco-friendly flooring options. This month, we’re shining the spotlight on sisal carpeting, in particular, as a green flooring option you need to know about. What…

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…

Thermal Mass and Flooring

Sustainability is the buzzword on everyone’s lips, including those of us in the flooring industry. If you’ve looked into sustainable floors, you’ve most likely run into the concept of “thermal mass.” The phrase can sound intimidating, but the reality of thermal mass in flooring is actually a concept most of us are already familiar with—there…

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…

3 Reasons to Start a No-Shoes-Inside Policy

Canada is a land of cultural variety, where traditions and preferences mix from home to home and create a vast landscape of different ways of being. There’s one cultural preference, though, that we’re often asked about as a flooring company—whether guests should take their shoes off when they enter into a house. While opinions will…