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Getting Creative With Hardwood Flooring Patterns

Tired of the straight and narrow when it comes to your hardwood floors? You’re not alone! Instead of the standard horizontal plank installation, a growing number of Honolulu owners are using custom plank layouts to create a unique flooring look that takes their interior decorating to the next level. Here are four patterns, ranging from…
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Hardwood Flooring Tip: Choose the Right Plank Size

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful way to add elegance and value to your Honolulu home or business. When it comes to selecting a hardwood, one important aspect to consider is the plank size. The wood type, finish, and plank size work together to create the style of the floor, which in turn can dramatically affect…
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Interview with Interior Designer Breegan Jane

Floor Coverings International Oahu is delighted to unveil the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Breegan Jane is a talented interior designer and author of her own blog. You can follow Breegan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Breegan, and I am an interior designer in…
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Hardwood Trends of 2016

Installing hardwood flooring can be one of the best investments a Honolulu homeowner makes in their lifetime. Hardwood floors add timeless warmth to any room while increasing the resale value of your home. Looking for new hardwood? At Floor Coverings International Oahu, we stay on top of the latest trends in flooring. Here are some trends we noticed…
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Perfect Hardwoods for Tropical Homes

Hardwood flooring brings warmth and casual elegance to a home like few other flooring options available. As a natural product, however, hardwood materials are not without their challenges, especially in the diverse climate we experience on Oahu. If you’re getting ready to install hardwood flooring in your home, there are a few things to consider before…
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Flooring Choices and Allergies — Does it Make a Difference?

Flooring choice has a large impact on indoor air pollution and allergies. Indoor air pollution occurs from several different fronts, and while flooring plays a part, it is not always the biggest culprit. In this I-can-breath-easy-now blog, we look at flooring choices and indoor air pollution. We also look at some options to reduce allergens…

5 Uses for Wood Flooring Scraps Infographic

Did you end up with more wood than you need after your flooring project? Don't want to throw away that wood or your money? The experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu have provided 5 ways to turn those wood scraps into something beautiful. Photo Credit: Wasant

The Best Beach House Flooring

At Floor Coverings International of Oahu, we love spending time at the beach. There’s nothing better than enjoying the waves from the comfort of your seaside home. We often have customers in the Honolulu, Oahu area that ask what types of flooring are best for homes by the beach. This is an excellent question to ask…

Flooring Trend: Chevron Patterns

A new year means a new you, but a new year can also mean a new floor! Has your bathroom been looking drab and boring lately? Time to try new tile! Are you sick of your old carpet? Let’s lay some hardwood! But it’s 2015, let’s shake things up and try something trendy. Here at…
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The Janka Hardness Test and How it Affects Your Hardwood Floors

Deciding to install hardwood floors in your house is one of the smartest things you can do if you want to instantly improve the look of your home and increase its resale value. Hardwood floors are a timeless flooring option that will match with nearly any décor, from stylish modernity with bamboo, to cozy traditionalism…