Flooring for your Laundry Room

Believe it or not but the flooring in our laundry rooms take one of the biggest beatings out of any room in our homes. The choice of flooring you make for your laundry room really does matter! Whether you have brand new appliances or older models, all washers and dryers produce movement, heat, humidity and moisture. Therefore, if you want your flooring to last for years to come you should select a product that is durable enough to withstand these forces. To help you make the best possible decision we put together this guide of the best and worst flooring options for laundry rooms. read more…

Tile Pattern Guide

Flooring tiles are one of the most versatile floor covering options on the market; It comes in so many shapes, sizes, colours and textures making it a great solution for any room in your home, especially kitchens and bathrooms. The beauty of tile flooring is that because of their inherent geometric shapes, you have tons of layout and pattern options to be creative with. With the return of patterned flooring layouts in the past several years, you’ll start to see more modern, updated versions of the good old, 1980’s parquet flooring. To get you on the right track, here is your guide to seven basic flooring tile patterns. read more…

Hardwood Flooring Installation – how long does this take?

How long can you expect it to take to install new finished hardwood floors? This depends on a number of factors such as the size of the project (how many rooms) and the type of hardwood floor you select. Keep in mind, every project and home are unique. However, on average it takes 7-10 days to install hardwood floor once it has arrived at your home.  7 days for acclimation of the hardwood and 1-3 days for the actual floor installation.  This information is important because installing new hardwood floors can affect your day to day living. To give you a better idea of the process, here is a breakdown of the installation process as well as the factors that can make the installation process shorter or longer than average.

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Gold Rush: Colour of 2018

Shaw Floors has released their colour of the year for 2018 and to get us inspired they have shared some great ways to incorporate it into our own homes!

Want a glimmer of what’s in store for 2018? Our colour, style and design team agrees: everyone will be head over heels for the warm, rich allure of Gold Rush.

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7 Ways to Update Your Space on a Small Budget

Sometimes you feel bored with your space – especially at the start of a new season! But every time you want to update your space, you can’t afford a renovation or brand new furniture. However, there are things you can do on a budget to freshen up your space and make it feel like new.

  1. Rearrange your furniture. Sometimes you don’t need to buy anything. You simply need to change your perspective by changing the placement of your furniture. Before you begin to move it all around, sketch out a quick design and measure it all out. Confirm your couch will fit on that wall before you move every stick of furniture to find it won’t fit.

Also, use pads or furniture sliders to move your furniture without harming your floors (or your back). While this tip doesn’t require any money, you do commit to a big change, because it usually means changing what is hanging  on your walls as well the furniture in your room.


Photo by Lauren Mancke, unsplash.com

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