Floor Coverings International Western NC is your one-stop shop for all things flooring. Whether it’s carpet, hardwood, tile, or specialty flooring, we offer the best selection and highest quality in the Asheville & Hendersonville areas.

We are here to answer your questions! If it’s about flooring, we have the answer. To get you started, we’ve compiled some of our most searched topics below.


Flooring samplesBasement flooring

Nearly every type of flooring can be installed in your basement, with just one exception: solid hardwood floors. Because a basement is below-grade, it’s more prone to water damage, which can cause solid hardwood to expand and contract.

Popular basement flooring options are engineered hardwood, laminate, carpet, and luxury vinyl tile.

Slate flooring

Slate tile is a type of natural stone tile known for its elegance and durability. Another feature of slate flooring is its slip-resistance, making it a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and outdoor spaces with pools.

Floor refinishing

Floor refinishing is most commonly applied to solid and engineered hardwood floors. Bamboo floors can also be refinished. This is part of the appeal of wood floors—if you can withstand the initial cost, they can last decades with several rounds of refinishing.

Stone flooring

Stone flooring covers a variety of stone types, including granite, slate, marble, limestone, and travertine. Stone floors are popular because of their beauty, durability, and versatility. Stone flooring is naturally cut from the earth, making each piece truly one of a kind.

Travertine flooring

Travertine flooring is a type of stone flooring. It’s made from a form of limestone most often found in white, tan, or cream colors. Travertine is abundantly used in Italian architecture. In fact, the venerable Roman Colosseum is constructed mostly of travertine.

Pine flooring

Pine flooring is one of the most popular parent species of hardwood floors. There is a huge hardness range within the pine classification. True pine and red pine are extremely hard, while white pine and eastern white pine are among the softest hardwoods.

Cork floors

Cork flooring has roared back to popularity thanks to a retro appeal and earth-friendly nature. Made from the bark of cork trees, cork flooring has unique shock-absorption with the same springiness of a wine cork.

Marble flooring

Marble flooring is a type of stone flooring and is appealing to homeowners looking for luxury.   To maintain its beauty, marble needs to be cleaned and sealed regularly. Marble is most commonly installed in master bathrooms, foyers, and showpiece rooms.


What flooring topics do you have questions about? Be sure to give our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Western NC a call today!


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