Thinking about new flooring but don’t know where to begin? This page is a good place to start. Our experts at Floor Coverings International of Charleston field a wide range of questions daily and have outlined some of their most commonly asked topics below.

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Where to start? From hardwood flooring, carpet, tile flooring, stone flooring, vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, and more, there are multiple flooring options to satisfy hungry homeowners. Many customers opt for a variety of flooring surfaces in their home. Think hardwood in the family room, tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, and carpet in the bedrooms. Other homeowners like to have consistency, perhaps with hardwood throughout the entire house.

Basement flooring

What type flooring is a good fit for your basement? It’s important to know that basements are below grade and thus more susceptible to moisture and water damage. This rules out solid hardwood but nearly every other flooring surface is a possibility for your basement.   Many homeowners want budget-saving floors in their basements, making vinyl, laminate, and carpet great options.

Stone flooring

Stone flooring comes in all types and colors, with granite, limestone, marble, slate, and travertine as the most common. Stone floors are highly durable and are most frequently found in kitchens and bathrooms. Stone floors can be quite cold on bare feet and therefore are more often found in houses in warm climates.

Slate flooring

Slate is a type of natural stone commonly used for floor tiles. It is commonly found in earthy colors like gray, brown, and green and can be a beautiful addition for homeowners seeking a natural rustic look. Slate is also highly durable and water resistant.

Floor refinishing

One of the benefits of engineered and solid hardwood floors is the option to refinish. Want a different tone or just a shinier surface? Floor refinishing may be the perfect choice. Many types of stone floors can also be refinished. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International of Charleston can assist you to make sure your floors are refinished to look like new.

We know your search is just getting started. Our mobile showrooms are ready to provide you a free in-home estimate. Give us a call today! We proudly serve the Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcountry areas.

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Tile and stone flooring

Hardwood flooring

Carpet Flooring

Vinyl flooring

Laminate flooring

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