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If you’re putting new floors in your Calgary home and you have a stairway, you might have a dilemma on your hands. Should you put carpet or hardwood on the stairs? Sometimes the choice isn’t obvious. If you have carpet upstairs and hardwood on the main floor you can go with either.
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Having realistic expectations of your prospective hardwood floor is important when making a selection. Here’s some information to keep in mind. 
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Laminate manufacturers have successfully created a water-resistant laminate, (not to be confused with waterproof). These new lines of Laminate will hold up against all kinds of surface spills and thus can be installed in high moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and entryways.
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With such a wide array of materials, constructions, manufacturers and fibre types to choose from, deciding which carpet to bring into your home can be a daunting prospect. Add to the equation considerations like room location, lifestyle, family size, aesthetic taste and you’ve got a veritable labyrinth. Read this blog for some clarity!
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Contemporary design is built on a historical foundation. It uses many tried and tested principles from the past— balancing form and function, exploring the effects of colour, combining objects from the past and present and using images and symbols to create meaning. Read up on the Art Nouveau movement and how it has influenced contemporary...
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Do’s and Don’ts are crucial when it comes to cleaning hardwood. Adhering to the Do’s and avoiding the Don’ts, (especially the ‘Never!’ category) will make sure you don’t accidentally damage your floor. Hardwood is a natural material and while it is tough, it is hygroscopic. This means that it absorbs water and is therefore susceptible to...
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“Wide plank:” if you’re in the market for hardwood, surely you’ve heard the term. Wider boards are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. They have a subtle but decisive affect on a room: whether 5” or 10”, they showcase the intricate beauty of wood grain more than strip flooring. Like a large...
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So much about how design works can be learned from the past, which is why we decided to study up on our history and pay homage to the history of design with this series of blogs. Let’s begin with the first movement to pave the way to Modern design, the Arts & Crafts movement of...
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Available in the floating floor format, Laminate and Vinyl Plank occupy the same niche in the world of flooring, but they have their differences, especially when it comes to performance. In this blog, I will compare the two products in order to help inform you as to which is best suited for your home and...
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Long story short, when it comes to the question: where Vinyl Plank works best, the answer is everywhere... but for different reasons. In this blog, I will explain how Vinyl Plank performs in each room and which attributes make it well suited for that area.
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