The Best Flooring For Pet Owners

At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we help homeowners find their dream floors. Many families living in the greater Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, and Westfield area have feline or canine members. With long fur and claws, pets post unique challenges when it comes to new flooring. Here are some of our favorite flooring options for Carmel pet owners. Laminate and Vinyl Laminate and luxury vinyl…

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Carpets

We know that new custom wall to wall carpeting is a big investment. At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we help homeowners in the greater Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, and Westfield area find and install their dream carpeting. Many of our customers ask us how to protect their new floors from dirt and damage. Here are five tips for making sure your new carpets…

Choosing the Right Hardwood

At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we work with families in the greater Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, and Westfield area to find their dream hardwood floors. One of the most common questions we get from Carmel homeowners is, “With all of the choices out there, how do I decide on just one hardwood?” Here is a quick guide on your many hardwood options: Species…

Interview with Carmel Architectural Designer Gary Nance

Floor Coverings International of Carmel is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Gary Nance is a Custom Residential & Commercial Architectural Designer in Carmel. You can follow Gary on Instagram, Facebook, and Houzz. Please tell us a little about yourself. I have been designing residential and commercial projects for over thirty years.…

Cut-Pile or Loop-Pile?

Carpeting is a staple of the modern Hoosier home, but this has not always been the case. For most of human history, carpets were a luxury that only the wealthiest among us could afford. After the Second World War, thanks to the invention of synthetic threads like nylon and polyester, carpeting became much easier to…

5 Tips for Keeping your Tiles Clean

Tile flooring is as practical as it is stylish. That’s why many Fishers homeowners choose tile for their kitchens and bathrooms. At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, our clients often ask us for advice on how to maintain their new custom tile floors. Here are five tips to keep your tile looking great. 1. Prevent mess before it happens.…

Choosing the Perfect Carpet

Carpeting is more popular than ever. At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, our customers love its warm, soft feel underfoot, as well as its versatility. We know that choosing just one carpet can be daunting. Here are some things to consider when searching for the perfect new carpet: Choosing a Style After you choose carpeting for your new floor,…

Interview with Cinema Style

Floor Coverings International of Carmel is pleased to showcase some of the web's most influential design bloggers as part of our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Our latest interview features design writer Cathy Whitlock of Cinema Style. You can follow Cathy on Facebook and LinkedIn. What's one of your favorite design pieces you have in your own home? So many! I would have to say a…

Flooring Tips to Make Small Rooms Appear Larger

While a cozy feel in a home can be a good thing, no Fishers, IN, homeowner wants to feel cramped or constrained. Poor décor choices can cause small rooms to feel even smaller. Fortunately, there are ways to influence the senses to “read” those small spaces as more open and expansive. The following are some…

6 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas to Consider

Why do kitchen backsplashes seem to rate so low on the totem of basic kitchen design for homes in Carmel, IN? The attention tends to be set on the positioning of cabinets, counters, islands, and lighting, and backsplashes come in as simple add-on improvement features. The decision of flooring materials requires careful consideration, as does…