3 Hardwood Designs You Should Know About

It’s no surprise that hardwood floors are a popular choice among homeowners in the greater Nicholasville area. They are durable, beautiful, and can add great value to your home. At Floor Coverings International Lexington, we provide our customers with top tips to help you stay up to date on the latest trends in flooring. Today, we share three…
Cherry hardwood flooring in Lexington

American vs. Brazilian Cherry Hardwood: What’s the Difference?

Cherry hardwood makes for beautiful, dark-hued floors with a luxurious feel – but did you know there are actually two distinct kinds of cherry hardwood flooring? American cherry is a common tree grown and harvested in North America, but Brazilian cherry is an entirely different species. Its true name is “jatoba,” and it is primarily…
Solid vs. Engineered hardwood flooring Lexington, KY

Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring: Which to Choose?

One of the decisions you’ll make when installing hardwood flooring in your Lexington home is whether you use solid or engineered wood. Here we’ll explore the similarities and differences between the two, as well as their pros and cons. Solid Hardwood Flooring As the name implies, solid hardwood flooring is just that. It’s milled from…
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The Dos and Don’ts of Hardwood Flooring

  Hardwood flooring offers great durability, natural beauty, and timeless style. It is an excellent investment in your home. Here are some things to do, and not do, when choosing hardwood flooring and when maintaining it. Follow these tips to keep your hardwood floors looking great!   The Don’ts: Don’t install hardwood flooring below grade…

The Best Flooring Types for Entryways

Some call it an entryway way, some call it a foyer, but whatever your term for it, the entrance to your home is a crucial element of your interior. Your entryway sets the tone of your home, and it also houses all of the responsibility for ushering family members from the elements outside to the…

How to Care for Your Hardwoods in the Summer

The hazy, lazy days of summer are here in full swing, and while that can be great when it comes to breaking out the lemonade and bathing suits for a sunny Saturday sunbathe, the heat, humidity, and sunlight that come with this season can actually have a detrimental affect on your hardwood flooring. Here at…

Dark Hardwood Floors – What You Need to Know

One of the trends that we’re seeing grow in popularity amongst the trendier home buyers and builders these days, is dark hardwood floors. Traditional hardwood flooring tends to come in the warm, reddish brown tones of Northern Red Oak floors, but more modern and contemporary builds are often opting for darker, more dramatic tones, such…

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are beautiful, durable, and long lasting, but just because these floors can hold up to high traffic, doesn’t mean that they’ll stand the test of time. Even hardwood flooring has to be replaced at some point, after you’re refinished them enough. If you think it might be time for you to replace your…

5 Reasons to Try Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen

When people think of kitchen flooring, their mind tends to jump first to options like tile, vinyl, linoleum, etc. These water-resistant, durable staples are common kitchen flooring choices, and while they make for a great kitchen floor, we here at Floor Coverings International of Lexington and Nicholasville, KY think that sometimes, it’s better to think…

Why Choose Walnut? The Pros & Cons of Walnut Wood Floors

One of the most important things to consider when choosing hardwood flooring is the species of wood that you will use. The wood species that you choose for your floors will affect everything from the look of the floors, to their durability and lifespan. There also happens to be a huge range of wood species…