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…

Can Patterned Carpet Be Timeless?

Often times homeowners stay away from patterned carpet due to the fear that it will soon go out of style. Carpet is an investment, and therefore it’s important to choose not only according to your own design preferences, but also with the potential resale of your home in mind. The question of whether a particular…

Laminate or Engineered Hardwood Flooring: Which to Choose?

One choice a Carmel homeowner may need to make when buying new floors is whether they want laminate flooring or engineered hardwood flooring. Initially, it may seem like there are more similarities between the two than there are differences, especially as new modernized laminate has become more popular. Read on to learn the differences between…

Playroom Flooring Ideas Infographic

When it comes to choosing flooring for a child's playroom, there are special considerations that need to be made, including maintenance and safety. For playroom flooring ideas, check out our handy infographic below!