We are excited to announce that we have relocated to a new address, 1140-21331 Gordon Way, Richmond, BC V6W 1J9, Canada.

Our previous location unfortunately suffered damage from a fire, but we have now reopened and are ready to welcome you at our new place.

Please feel free to give us a call at (604) 278-6256. We can't wait to see you!

Island Carpet Blogs

Choosing and maintaining pet-friendly flooring

Choosing and maintaining pet-friendly flooring is important to ensure the comfort and safety of both your pets and your home. Here are some considerations and options for flooring that is suitable for households with pets:Considerations for Pet-Friendly Flooring:Durability: Pets can be hard on flooring with their claws and activities. Look for flooring materials that are durable and resistant to s

The Advantages of Hardwood Flooring: Why it's a Smart Investment for Your Home

Hardwood flooring offers numerous advantages that make it a popular and smart investment for your home. Here are some key benefits of choosing hardwood flooring:Timeless Aesthetic Appeal: Hardwood floors have a classic and timeless look that can complement a wide range of interior design styles. Their natural beauty and warmth can enhance the overall aesthetics of your home.Durability and Longevit

Designing a Family-Friendly Home: Flooring and Design Tips for Busy Parents

Designing a family-friendly home requires thoughtful consideration of both aesthetics and functionality. Here are some flooring and design tips to create a welcoming and practical space for busy parents and their children:1. Durable Flooring Options:Laminate Flooring: Laminate offers the look of hardwood without the high maintenance. It's durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean.Luxury Vinyl

4 Signs You May Need a New Floor

If you live in Richmond or Vancouver, British Colombia, and your flooring is starting to show signs of age, it may be time to consider replacing it. Before you make the investment, however, it’s important to differentiate between general wear and tear, which can be taken care of with a good clean and basic repairs, and more serious issues that are indicative of the need for a full replacement. H

How to Choose Your Flooring Colour

Installing a new floor can completely change the ambiance of a space. Flooring serves as a canvas for enjoying your favourite style and mood. You want to choose a flooring colour that will enhance your space while elevating other design features such as furniture, art pieces, and other elements of your space.One of the first factors to consider when choosing a colour for flooring in Vancouver home

5 Main Steps of the Home Flooring Installation Process

When it comes to upgrading your home, flooring is an integral part of the equation. Not only does new flooring add character and style to a room, but it can also help insulate against sound and provide a warm surface for cold days. You can even save money in the long run by selecting energy efficient options, like cork or bamboo. While it might seem intimidating at first, the home flooring install

Tips for Using Carpet to Improve Your Home’s Look and Value

Finding the right flooring for your home can be a daunting endeavour. With so many choices, materials and price points available, you might wonder how you can possibly decide which is best. While each offers its own unique advantages, there are several reasons you may want to begin your search by shopping for carpet in Richmond. Carpeting is a versatile option that offers an assortment of benefits

The Best Budget-Friendly Flooring Options For Your New Home

Whether you're building a brand new home or simply moving into a place that's new-to-you, there are lots of expenses to undertake. Building materials, fixtures, contractors and moving expenses can quickly get out of hand. So, you'll probably want to find ways to trim your budget somewhere. One way to save money is on the cost of flooring. These days, technology and manufacturing have led to some i

Home Flooring Trends To Watch in 2023

Now that a new year has arrived, you may be thinking about making some changes in your life. Perhaps this is the year you've decided to eat healthier or to upgrade your wardrobe. If sprucing up your home is more what you have in mind, switching out flooring styles can have a big impact on the aesthetic of your space. To help spark your imagination, here are some home flooring trends to watch in 20

Hardwood vs. Luxury Vinyl: Which Flooring Is Better?

Many homeowners struggle when choosing the various finishes for their homes. One area that can be particularly challenging is flooring. There are so many options these days that it's easy to see how determining which is best causes confusion for consumers. Two popular contenders are hardwood and luxury vinyl plank. Both offer their own unique benefits depending on your budget, preference and lifes

Ask a Designer: How Can You Take Your Flooring Project to the Next Level?

Finding the right flooring in Vancouver can allow you to make a real statement with your interior design. At Island Carpet, we can design a flooring solution that will enhance your decor and that will provide you with the look and functionality you need for your home or business premises. If you are looking for ways to take your flooring project to the next level, our team can provide you with sug

What Is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood flooring is a material that is designed to be more stable than traditional solid hardwood flooring. This flooring material consists of carefully constructed layers of plywood and hardwood, which makes it much more durable and less expensive than traditional solid hardwood flooring.Because engineered hardwood does not shrink or expand in the same way that most solid hardwood flo

Choosing The Best Flooring Options For Kids' Rooms

When it comes to flooring for kids’ rooms, it’s understandable that parents might be nervous about what sort of material to install. Children may be delightful, but they are notorious for making messes and, at least in their first years, falling. They’re also, let’s face it, noisy. The good news is that there are several flooring materials to choose from that are both easy to clean, dampen

How to Choose Vinyl Plank Flooring?

For home and business owners in Richmond, vinyl plank flooring is prized for its relatively low cost, ease of installation and care and its ability to mimic, to a startling degree, far more expensive types of flooring such as hardwood. Vinyl plank flooring is made mostly of PVC, a type of plastic that is used for plumbing pipes. There are several types of vinyl plank flooring but they all have som

Guide: How to Clean and Take Proper Care of Hardwood Flooring

Proper care preserves the organic beauty of hardwood flooring. With routine cleaning and a little maintenance, the material will stay as lustrous as when you first saw it in a store. Sweeping or dust moppingIdeally, you'll adopt a daily routine of sweeping the hardwood floor, at least in high-traffic areas. A quick going over with a broom or dry dust mop collects dust, fine grit, and pet hair. The

What’s in Style: Top 5 Flooring Design Trends

Flooring trends in 2022 are very exciting. Material and manufacturing advances have created stunning laminate and luxury vinyl flooring options. New waterproof floor products are truly expanding your choices in bathrooms and other spaces where kids and pets are prone to leaving muddy footprints. Of course, traditional hardwood remains a timeless choice, but you might want to consider the flooring

Island Carpet Works With North American Distributors to Save You Time

With supply chain issues causing real issues for many businesses, making sure that you can find the flooring you need in Vancouver can sometimes be challenging. At Island Carpet & Flooring, we use North American suppliers to ensure that our customers receive the best laminate flooring, carpeting and hardwood flooring in Vancouver. Our suppliers maintain warehouses full of the flooring Vancouver ho

The Hidden Cost of Bad Flooring Installation and How it Affects Your Warranty

Walking through your home should not feel like you're on a ship rolling up and down with the waves. If your home's flooring is uneven, bumpy or starting to show damage or breakage, there's a good chance that it was not installed properly. In these instances, it's normal to consider a replacement covered by your warranty. However, if the installation team didn't properly level the floor during the

Do Carpets Cause Allergies?

Allergy sufferers will do anything to get relief, including pulling up all of the carpets in their homes. One of the questions our Island Carpet Vancouver store often gets is about whether or not clients need to get rid of their carpeting. It's a common misconception that carpets cause allergies. While everyone is different, the general rule is that newer carpets aren't to blame for causing or wor

Black Edges Around Your Carpet

 Do you have black lines appearing at the edges of your carpet, along the walls and the edges of your stairs?This is described in the flooring industry as 'Filtration Soiling'. It has nothing to do with how clean you are, or how often you vacuum. Even having your carpets professionally shampooed according to the manufacturers warranty, usually every 18 months, will not prevent this from happeni

Laminates or Vinyl Planks?

Here we will discuss the benefits and differences of these two types of flooring.Laminates have been around a long time and have evolved into a very realistic wood looking floor. You no longer have to purchase a plastic wood look and can now fool your friends and family when you purchase the right one. They come in a variety of thicknesses and quality levels, generally ranging from 8mm to as high

Flooring Budgets in Greater Vancouver for 2021

Floors are not a cheap investment and should always be chosen with care and diligence.Having an idea or style you desire is fantastic, but does it fall into your budget? Here at Island Carpet and Flooring, we always try and make it as easy as possible.We take pride in the fact that the vast majority of our products are of a quality level that will perform to the needs of your home or business. We

Proper Substrate/Subfloor Preparation

Substrate prep is a crucial component of a successful installation and for length of life in flooring.This applies particularly to any hard surface flooring. Let's start with hardwood and laminate.As professionals, we are responsible for the quality of your install, we follow NWFA ( National Wood Flooring Association ) guidelineswhich state that leveling of substrate variances be no more than 1/8

How To Choose The Correct Carpet Fibre

Carpet fibers generally fall into 5 categories:1.Wool2.Nylon3.Polyester4.Olefin5.Smartstrand (Triexta)There are many reasons to choose any of the above, here we will try and make the selection easier for you. Let's start by explaining the term BCF.This stands for Bulked Continuous Filament.Essentially this means the entire carpet has been constructed from a continuous ball of yarn. This increases

5 ways to protect your carpet and increase lifespan

1.Keep the Dirt Out1.Having a clean carpet is important. A dirty carpet can have thousands of dust mites living in the carpet dust, and soil can accumulate underneath it every year. Carpets can contain several indoor contamination and promote the growth of mold in damp areas which often cause allergies.  2.Vacuum the Carpets Frequently and RegularlyVacuuming your carpet on a frequent and regula

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