sunroom carpet installation

Light vs. Dark: The Carpet Conundrum

Floors don’t come any softer than carpet, and the pleasure of familiar fiber underfoot is a crucial element in homes throughout St. Paul. But if you’re looking to have carpet installed, you need the right look and feel to get your decor just right. One variable to consider is light vs. dark carpet -- which…
Herringbone hardwood floors in Burnsville

3 Hardwood Flooring Patterns We Love

Here in the greater Burnsville, MN area, hardwood flooring is one of the most popular choices among homeowners. Not only is hardwood incredibly durable and long lasting, it gives you a choice between a variety of design options, including how the planks are laid. The pattern you choose can take even the simplest of designs…
Frieze area rug in Eagan home

3 Best Places for Frieze Carpets

Frieze, also known as a modern version of shag, is a far cry from the long, tangly carpet that covered floors in the 60s and 70s. Homeowners in the greater Eagan area love frieze for its contemporary design, playful texture, and the fact that it doesn’t require a rake for cleaning! This much-evolved carpet is…
Versailles tile pattern in Dakota County home

5 Tile Patterns We Love

Homeowners in the greater Apple Valley area love the look and versatility of tile. Whether it’s installed as flooring, a backsplash, or shower wall, the pattern you choose will have a great impact on the overall design of your tile. To help give you some ideas, today our experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County share some of our…
best flooring styles for every room dakota county

Infographic: Best Flooring Styles for Every Room

With the endless supply of flooring styles Floor Coverings International Dakota County can provide for your home, it can be hard to choose which is best. Each room has different expectations and limitations, so let's take a look at how to break down your choices. Photo Credits: © The Pixman, © Mikhail Klyoshev, © Dan Thornberg
midcentury modern design in burnsville, mn

Midcentury Modern Design: Simple, Elegant, & Efficient

Simplicity, elegance, efficiency, and integration with nature are the building blocks of midcentury modern architecture. Led by a pioneering generation of architects that include Walter Gropius, Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, and Mies van der Rohe, midcentury modern homes were built from 1945 to 1975. Characterized by open design concepts, flat planes, changes in elevation, giant…
Dorset Custom Furniture

Interview with Dorset Custom Furniture

Here at Floor Coverings International Dakota County, we are privileged to interview some of America’s leading designers and bloggers as part of our Designer Influencer Interview Series. Our goal is to give our readers valuable advice they can apply to their own lives and homes. In our latest interview, we are pleased to introduce Dan Mosheim of Dorset Custom…
carpet trends of 2016 in Burnsville, MN

Carpet Trends of 2016

Carpet has been around for decades as a favorite flooring material, but like with anything, carpet trends come and go. Here we’ll take a look at today’s carpet trends so you can stay up to date on carpet flooring fashion. Carpet As a Focal Point Years ago, carpets were limited to basic colors like beige.…