Infographic: How Hard Is Hardwood?

At Floor Coverings International Cleveland West, we often reference the Janka Hardness Scale when we're talking about hardwood floors. It's an incredibly useful tool for figuring out what kind of wood is right for your home in the greater Westlake, Avon Lake, & Avon, OH area. And whether you're a seasoned hardwood professional or brand new to the world of hardwood flooring, this infographic will…

The 2 Most Popular Natural Fibers for Carpet

In the past, Floor Coverings International Cleveland West has looked at how to choose the right carpet style for your home, so today we’re going to narrow things down a bit more and talk exclusively about natural carpet fibers. Homeowners in the Greater Avon area love natural fibers because they come from renewable resources, they look great, and they’re…

Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors

One of the great benefits of hardwood flooring is the ability to refinish its surface. This not only extends the life of your hardwood, but is also an affordable way to update your space without completely replacing the floor. At Floor Coverings International Cleveland West, our experts are here to help you take the right steps to get the…

The Benefits of Wide Plank Hardwood Floors

At a certain point in your search for the perfect wood floors, you feel like you’ve explored every type of hardwood flooring imaginable. But have you put any thought into the size of the planks? The same hardwood variety can look vastly different when arranged in narrow strips versus wide planks. Many Avon Lake homeowners…

Interview with Cleveland Designer Sande Badowski

Floor Coverings International Cleveland West had the pleasure of chatting with local interior designer, Sande Badowski, for the latest installment of our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Inspired by local artists and contractors, Sande successfully helps homeowners find their personal style and makes Cleveland homes look their best! Please tell us a little about yourself. I began helping homeowners with design in their…

Laminate vs. Vinyl: Which is Right for You?

Many homeowners in the Westlake, Avon Lake, & Avon, OH areas get confused between laminate flooring and vinyl flooring. The two have many similarities, but they also have some distinct differences that can make one a better fit over the other in certain situations. Here Floor Coverings International Cleveland West offers a side-by-side comparison of laminate and vinyl to help you discover which is…

Top 4 Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood has been a flooring favorite among homeowners in the Westlake, Avon Lake, & Avon, OH area for a long time. In addition to its many other advantages, the classic look and feel of hardwood floors is hard to beat. Floor Coverings International Cleveland West is your trusted, local hardwood provider with years of experience in the flooring industry. Like many of our customers,…

Interview with Close to Classy

Floor Coverings International Cleveland West is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Blogger Influencer Interview Series. Jorrie is a mother of two who writes about the heart and the humor of parenting on her blog Close to Classy. You can follow Jorrie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Please tell us a little about yourself. My…

Avon Lake Business Spotlight

With over 3,000 flooring samples, our mobile showroom comes right to your home to bring you the latest and greatest the flooring industry has to offer. Not only do we work with our customers to find what they're looking for, but we also educate them on what's out there, so they can be sure they're choosing…

Top 4 Hypoallergenic Flooring Materials

The EPA reports an increasing number of Americans are developing allergies. This includes sensitivity to indoor irritants as well as outdoor allergens. Pollen, mold, and animal dander are just a few of the indoor allergens that can make life less pleasant. While organic allergens are annoying enough, petrochemical emissions and VOCs from synthetic products only…