Best Flooring for Basements in Libertyville

Moisture issues. An uneven concrete subfloor. Humidity. Those are just three of the main factors that make the installation of flooring in a basement problematic. More specifically, basements are more likely than other areas of the home to take on moisture – whether it’s from a heavy rain and subsequent flood, broken pipes, or from…

Flooring That Adds Ambiance to Your Libertyville Home

Ambiance is a feeling or mood that is induced by a place. Rooms in your home have ambiance. A quiet table for two in a nice restaurant has ambiance. Ambiance is a vibe and sometimes it is natural and at other times it is created through design. Part of that process is flooring. In this…

Interview with the Ladies Behind The DIY Playbook

At Floor Coverings International Libertyville we love bringing you creative insights, perspectives, and a bit of personal history from talented interior designers and DIY bloggers. Today we are excited to be sharing an interview we did with Bridget and Casey, the ladies behind the very popular blog The DIY Playbook! Please tell us a little about yourselves. We're Bridget…

Popular Flooring in Libertyville

Although we have an extensive selection of flooring types at Floor Coverings International Libertyville, we’ve noticed that our customers in the greater Libertyville, Gurnee, Mundelein area are especially fond of certain types. Here are the local favorites you should consider for your own home or office. Hardwood It’s probably no surprise that hardwood tops the list. It offers classic and…

The Best Places for Tile in Your Home

Tile flooring has been around for a long time.  People have been installing tile floors and enjoying the lasting charm since ancient times. Even though you can now have hardwood, engineered hardwood, laminate, vinyl, carpet, bamboo, and cork installed as beautiful floors, people still seem to gravitate towards tile flooring.  But where should you install…

Interview with Cinema Style

At Floor Coverings International, we love bringing you insight and interviews with designers. Today, we have an interview with Cathy Whitlock, design writer at Cinema Style.   Floor Coverings International: Can you tell me a little about yourself? Cathy Whitlock: I am a magazine writer and book author and specialize in features on film, set…

Three Tips for Choosing a Stair Runner

A staircase definitely gets a lot of use in your home, and if designed well can make for an excellent focal point. One great way to redesign is with a stair runner, a strip of carpet that runs down the length of the staircase. Additionally, a stair runner can dampen noisy steps or provide more…

Interview with a Design Expert

Here at Floor Coverings International, we love sharing perspectives from home designers. Today, we have an interview with Audrey Kuether, host of the Oh So Lovely blog.   Floor Coverings International: Hello Audrey, and thanks for the opportunity to write about you and your work. Could you tell me a little about yourself? Audrey Kuether:…

A Brief Overview of Laminate Flooring

If you’re in the process of shopping for a new floor and are looking for something versatile and resilient, you might be interested in laminate flooring. Laminate is a relatively new flooring material, only appearing in the 1990’s. Since then it’s soared in popularity because of its friendly price point, high durability, and attractiveness. If…