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The flooring industry, like pretty much anything in the world today, is in a state of constant change.  New products are coming to market like never before - more and more, faster and faster.  As soon as someone comes out with something, all the distributors jump on the bandwagon before you can blink! Now I'm not one that's against change - I love new products, new technologies, better ways of doing things.  The challenge that's occurring right now in our industry is that these new products aren't being tested enough to see if they actually work in a home!  Yes,...

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Today's post is about Hardwood Flooring in a Saskatchewan Winter!  We live in one of the harshest climates in North America - Warm and Beautiful in the Summer, and Cold and Dry in the Winter.  Not necessarily the most optimal climate for hardwood (or people!). Here is a bit of information on how to keep your floor (and your health) at it's best during a Cold Saskatchewan Winter.  As I write this, it's -35 with wind this morning... During the winter, even the most carefully installed wood floors tend to dry out and shrink. The floor behaves that way because...

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Flooring, Hardwood Flooring -

These days, anyone and everyone seems to be selling some kind of hardwood flooring. We find that it's very frustrating to gain any real information as to the pros and cons - since everyone seems to be saying something different. This is the first of a series of educational blog posts that we will be doing about hardwood. The goal of this one, Hardwood 101 is to address the difference between hardness and durability. This is the area where there is the most amount of confusion – typically perpetuated by salespeople! This chart contains some of the more popular species...

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2019 Flooring, Flooring, Flooring Trends, Hardwood Flooring -

There comes a moment in our lives when we choose to value personally enriching experiences more than material possessions.  We seek more significant ways to make our existences meaningful and true; we become more aware of the damages caused by our “throwaway” culture and look for more sustainable avenues to our comfort zone. This enlightened awareness leads us to making more sensible choices, looking for healthier and more environmentally friendly alternatives that bring long term usefulness and potential multiple uses, saving us time and space for what really matters. Then it comes as no surprise that interior designing is now...

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