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Adding the Finishing Touch to Hardwood

Hardwood flooring can be a perfect match for nearly any interior design concept you can find in Honolulu. But how do you pick the perfect finish for hardwood when there are countless hues and glosses available? Here are a few factors to consider when selecting the perfect finish for your hardwood floors. Prefinished or not? When…
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What to Expect When Your Hardwood Floors Get Refinished

Is it time to refinish your hardwood floors? It can seem like a daunting task but is an important step for maintaining the beautiful hardwood in your home. One of the huge benefits of hardwood floors is their longevity and they should be refinished every seven to ten years. Refinishing a hardwood floor is a…
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4 Flooring Choices For Seniors

As you grow older, flooring plays a larger role in how safe and easy it is to move around your home. For example, spots where your flooring is peeling up can be a tripping hazard. Slick tiles or carpet can lead to slips and falls. It can also be difficult to maneuver on some flooring…
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Restore Your Floor: Repairing Hardwood Scuffs and Scratches

Hardwood floors are a great investment that can bring out the warmth and comfort of your Honolulu home. However, daily wear and tear from pets, sand, and furniture can quickly scratch up the surface. Fortunately, a little bit of know how can help you maintain and restore your floor’s beauty. Here are a few do it…
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Tips for Dealing With Sand in Your Tropical Home

After a beautiful day at the beach, it’s never fun to discover that you’ve brought the outdoors home with you. And by the time you notice that your pant-cuffs, bags, or shoes were secretly transporting sand into your Oahu home, it’s everywhere! While it may not seem like a big deal to have a little…
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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…