Prefinished hardwood in Warwick, NY home

Is Prefinished Hardwood Right For Your Home?

Homeowners in the greater Warwick, NY area love the look of solid hardwood flooring. Natural hardwood adds beauty, warmth, and a classic design to your home and provides a flooring that can last for generations. However, when you’re ready for new hardwoods, how do you choose between prefinished planks and hardwood floors finished on-site? Read…
Room with stone tile and plants in Orange County NY

5 Ways to Bring Nature Indoors

In a region filled with an abundance of natural beauty, more Orange County homeowners are looking for ways to bring nature into their homes. Whether you are looking to remodel your home or update its look, incorporating nature into your design can help make your home more welcoming and have positive benefits for your health.…
Middletown Hardwood

The Four Most Popular Types of Exotic Hardwood

Exotic hardwoods are an elegant way to design a room that is both luxurious and timeless. Though exotic hardwoods can be expensive, they also appreciably increase the value of a home. But there are hundreds of different types of wood and all with very unique aspects. The experts at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY outline the details about some of the…
Middletown Flooring

Home Decor Trends for 2018

Take a peek at forecast home decor trends for 2018 from the experts at Floor Coverings International Orange County NY if you are considering remodeling all or part of your home in the near future. These styles and decorative ideas can turn any home into a masterpiece that you and your family will love. Innovative Flooring Patterns The main advantage…
hand-scraped wood, floor coverings international orange county ny

Adding Character with Hand-Scraped Wood Flooring

Middletown owners who want flooring that adds warmth and character to their space should consider hand-scraped wood. Unlike distressed wood, which is artificially weathered in a machine, hand-scraped wood is aged and carved by hand, giving it a beautiful, artisan quality. Hand-scraped wood flooring has become popular because of the subtle imperfections that make every piece…
Orange County Kitchen Flooring

How to Pick the Perfect Kitchen Flooring

Choosing the perfect flooring for your kitchen is not a decision you should make quickly. It’s important to take a good look at the other materials within your kitchen and to research the latest trends. This will make it easier for you to decide on the best flooring. Color and Style Options What kind of…
Bamboo Flooring

Pros and Cons of Natural and Carbonized Bamboo Flooring

An attractive and environmentally friendly alternative to hardwood, bamboo is quickly becoming a go-to option for trendy, eco-conscious homeowners. Although this increasingly popular type of flooring is not quite as versatile as hardwood, there are multiple options available. The two main types of bamboo are natural and carbonized, and while the main difference between these…
Janka Scale Hardwood Floor

Hardwood Floors 101: What the Janka Hardness Scale Means

If you are looking to install hardwood flooring in your home, then you have probably heard of the “Janka Hardness Scale.” But what is it exactly? Gabriel Janka invented the Janka Hardness Scale in 1906 to determine the hardness of a particular type of wood on a scale from 0 to 4000. The harder the…

Hard vs. Soft Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a beloved flooring option for its beauty, durability, and long life span. If you’re thinking about new flooring for your Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick area home, you’ve probably thought about installing new hardwood floors. At Floor Coverings International Orange County NY, we often ask our customers what benefits they want from their hardwoods. One of the main components you can…

4 Benefits of a Satin Hardwood Finish

  Choosing the sheen level of your hardwood floor’s finish may seem like a small thing, but it can have a big effect on the overall look of your floor and the day-to-day maintenance you are required to do. The primary job of the sheen or gloss finish is to protect your hardwood while highlighting…