Laminate vs. Hardwood Flooring

While laminate is designed to look just like hardwood, there are many differences between the two that any homeowner should know while shopping around. The experts at Floor Coverings International East Lake can help you sort through all the similarities and differences between laminate and hardwood. Below is our guide to help you choose knowledgeably between these flooring options…

Best Flooring Options for a Playroom

When it comes to choosing the type of flooring for your child's bedroom or playroom, there are many options to consider. Your local experts at Floor Coverings International East Lake are here to help you decide which is best.   Carpeting Covering your child's playroom with carpeting guarantees that their little feet will always tread upon something soft and…

Best Carpet Options in Warm Climates

Carpet may seem better suited for cold climates, but just because we enjoy our warm Tarpon Springs temperatures, doesn’t mean we don’t also enjoy in-home carpeting. Nothing beats the soft and luxurious feeling of carpet underfoot. If you want cozy carpet, consider some of these cooler options.   Opt for Natural Fibers Natural fibers are…

Choosing Eco-Friendly Flooring

With environmentally friendly options gaining popularity in practically every industry, it could be time to bring that same attitude to your next flooring project here in Tarpon Springs. Whether you want the cozy feel of carpet or the durability of hardwood, there are sustainable options for your home. Floor Coverings International East Lake is here to introduce you to…

Tile Trouble: Choosing Between Marble & Granite

Natural stone tile elevates any room from simple to extravagant. They are popularly used for flooring, countertops, and backsplashes because stone is extremely customizable and always results a stunning focal point for any room. Two of Tarpon Springs homeowners’ favorites are marble and granite. If you are about to start a new flooring project and…

Interview with Miami’s DKOR Interiors

Floor Coverings International East Lake is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Margaret Smith is the Interior Design Creative Director at Miami-based DKOR Interiors. You can follow DKOR Interiors on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and HGTV. What's one of your favorite design pieces you have in your own home? It’s…

5 Uncommon Hardwood Floor Trends You’ll See in 2017

Many homeowners think that hardwood flooring is pretty much straightforward. They simply need to choose the stain and the material before having it installed in their home. While that is one way to approach the concept of installing new flooring, there are several different trends that give installation a spin that makes it truly unique.…

Want a Unique Look? Try Glass Tile.

Installing glass tile in your bathroom or kitchen is a beautiful and unique addition any home! Glass tile is generally used as a backsplash or is incorporated with other tile flooring such as ceramic to create a fun design. It adds a contemporary, sleek, and colorful look, and is also customizable. If you’re considering using…

Interview with Florida-Based Blogger Sarah Tucker

Floor Coverings International East Lake is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Florida’s own Sarah Tucker blogs about a wide variety of subjects, including DIY, décor, and motherhood. You can follow Sarah on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.   Please tell us a little about yourself. I live on the gulf coast…

A Guide to Natural Stone Tile: Which Type is Right for You?

When it comes to tile, natural stone offers both luxury and durability. Natural stone flooring is available in a range of materials with different looks and price tags, so it’s important to explore all the options before deciding which one is right for you. Luckily, our experts at Floor Coverings International East Lake are happy to help you choose…