Interview with Real Estate Staging Stylist Kim Ausbury

Floor Coverings International Cleveland South had the great pleasure of interviewing Kim Ausbury, a successful and talented property stylist and owner of Staged and Styled. Follow Kim and her team on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and on their blog!   Please tell us a little about yourself. I have been in the real estate staging industry for 12 years. I got started…

Pros & Cons of 3 Popular Hardwood Species

Homeowners in the greater Akron area love hardwood because it is durable and classic. With so many hardwood species, styles, and looks out there, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding on the best option. The experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South outline everything you need to know about 3 popular hardwood species: oak, walnut, and maple. Oak…

Can Linoleum Make a Comeback in Your Home?

Linoleum was once the most popular choice for the American kitchen due to its durability, water resistance, and comfort under foot. This ideal kitchen floor was overshadowed by the growing popularity of its synthetic cousin, vinyl, in the ‘50s. While both products have evolved over the years to keep up with modern demands, linoleum claims a…

How to Get Rid of the “New Carpet” Smell

As many homeowners have discovered, new carpeting often has a distinctive, unpleasant smell. This can, in some cases, be made even worse by certain adhesives used to glue the carpet to the floor. Thankfully, you do not have to simply put up with the bad smells, hoping they go away sometime soon. Below are some…

5 Tips for Cleveland South Pet Owners with Hardwood Floors

Just because you have pets doesn’t mean you can’t still have beautiful hardwood floors in your Cleveland South home! Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any room of the house that brings style and class to a room. The experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South share some tips for keeping your hardwood floors looking great even with pets…

Carpet Pile 101

Are you familiar with terms like pile height, loop pile, or cut pile? If you went carpet shopping, would you know which style of carpet to choose for your needs? For beginning carpet shoppers, understanding pile is essential to making an informed purchase. Fortunately, our Floor Coverings International Cleveland South experts are happy to help! If you’re in the…

Interview with Architect & Blogger Stefan Hurray

Floor Coverings International Cleveland South is pleased to bring you the latest installment in our Designer Influencer Interview Series.  Stefan Hurray is a residential architect and blogger of website ArchitectDesign. You can follow Stefan on Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Be the change you want to see in the world!! What's one of your favorite design pieces you have in your…

Top Hardwood Flooring Trends For 2017

Hardwood floors continue to be a favorite choice for homeowners. Whether they are searching for the right flooring type for a new home or gearing up to remodel an existing one, hardwood flooring offers beauty, durability, and easy maintenance for a look whose popularity continues to grow over the years. The experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South share…

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Stow homeowners love the soft, warm feeling of carpeting—especially this time of year. Carpeting is a smart investment because with proper maintenance, it can last decades. At Floor Coverings International Cleveland South, our clients frequently ask us about how to best take care of their new custom carpets. Here are some of our favorite tips for extending the life…