2017 Flooring Trends: Patterned Carpet

Time to install new carpeting in your Mundelein home? You don’t have to limit yourself to just neutral, bland carpet styles. Today, carpet manufacturers are creating all kinds of bold and contemporary designs that will add style as well as comfort to your space. One example is patterned carpeting. Whether you’re looking for something classic…

Eco-Friendly Hardwood Flooring Options

Hardwood flooring has many advantages. It is beautiful, easy to clean, and can last for decades. Furthermore, there are many types of eco-friendly flooring for those who are rightfully concerned about the environment. The experts at Floor Coverings International Libertyville outline their favorite eco-friendly hardwood options below! Cork Cork is perhaps one of the most eco-friendly hardwood varieties…

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood is one of the most popular flooring options in the greater Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein areas due to its durability and beauty. It complements any style of décor, is long lasting, and even adds value to your home! What’s not to love? In order to keep your floors in great shape, they do require some maintenance. The…

Interview with Shawn Simon

Floor Coverings International Libertyville is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Blogger Influencer Interview Series. Shawn Simon is an educational therapist, author, and blogger at her website Stepmom Shawn. You can follow Shawn on Facebook and Twitter. Please tell us a little about yourself. I am a stepmom to two kids, now 17 and 21.…

Spruce Up Your Space with Area Rugs

Here at Floor Coverings International Libertyville, we know that area rugs are a powerful tool in the arsenal of interior decorating. They come in an endless array of colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns and are a perfect way to add some visual zing to a room. Keep reading to learn some great ways to use area rugs to…

The Pros and Cons of Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood

Hardwood floors are a great addition to a home because they are durable and add value. They look beautiful and elegant and are available in a wide variety of different looks to fit anyone’s design aesthetic. If you’re in the market for new hardwood floors, then you’ve probably heard of both engineered and solid hardwood.…

6 Unique Tile Backsplash Ideas

The backsplash is the focal point of the kitchen. Depending on what tile and design you choose, the backsplash can determine the whole style and feel of the room. While there are plenty of popular tile options out there – like glass tile or white subway tile – there’s something to be said for designing…

Interview with Wisconsin Blogger The Live-In Kitchen

At Floor Coverings International Libertyville, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of the Internet’s most influential bloggers. Our latest interview features food blogger Lindsay of The Live-In Kitchen, who makes her home in La Crosse, WI.  You can follow Lindsay on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please tell us a little about yourself.…

Five Tips for Keeping Carpet Clean and Looking Beautiful

Grit happens. So do spills, gum on the bottom of a shoe, pets that go to the bathroom in inconvenient places, and candle wax that dribbles where it shouldn't. These substances are especially worrisome when they land on your carpet. Regular maintenance, including vacuuming and carpet cleaning, go a long way toward keeping carpet attractive.…

The Difference Between Linoleum and Vinyl Flooring

Linoleum and vinyl appeal to many homeowners partly because they are springier and absorb impact better than other flooring. Color, pattern, cost, and ease of care also affect consumer decisions. Linoleum and vinyl products offer faux wood and tile looks that are much less expensive per square foot than the real materials. But some property…