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What your flooring says about you

Taking your lifestyle into consideration when selecting flooring is so important! Living in Vancouver offers unique opportunities for adventure and fun! Whether you’re hiking in the mountains every day or just want a safe place for the kids to play when it rains, you need flooring that keeps up with your lifestyle! Below are four…
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This is why the pallet flooring trend on Pinterest is NOT a good idea

Is pallet flooring a good idea? Turn to Pinterest and you will see a multitude of lovely photos of DIY pallet flooring. Truly, it looks wonderful. But is it a viable DIY flooring option for your Vancouver or Richmond home? The theory behind pallet flooring Pallet flooring seems like a great idea. Generally, wood pallets…
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Hardwood vs. Carpet: Home office edition

  Do you have a home office or den? What’s the best type of flooring for that type of room? Today’s article follows last month’s hardwood versus carpet challenge, where we looked at which is better for your bedroom. But the rules are different in a den or office.   What’s the best type of…
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Hardwood vs. Carpet: Bedroom edition

The bedroom is truly the one room in your house where both carpet and hardwood or laminate floors are an ideal choice. In our experience, about 30% of Vancouver homes have hardwood or laminate in the bedrooms, and that number is growing. For contrast, 10 years ago, almost no homes in Vancouver had hardwood flooring…
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Here’s how flooring in a showroom will look completely different in your home

Flooring showrooms are excellent for seeing an array of flooring options in one location. The problem is, lighting affects the look of flooring. And the lighting in your home doesn’t match the lighting in the showroom. It’s not just the lights themselves – the colour of the paint on the walls and the other materials…
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Mudrooms: Should you use laminate, hardwood or tile flooring?

Of all the rooms in your house, the mudroom probably takes the biggest beating. Wet, muddy boots, pointed heels, umbrellas, soaked coats, gloves, backpacks tossed onto the floor and bags of groceries that spill their contents are just some of the action your mudroom gets, especially in the fall in Vancouver. Your flooring bears the…

Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring

Hardwood is one of the most popular flooring options chosen by Vancouver, British Columbia homeowners today. However, the cost and upkeep of hardwood can deter some, and lead them to consider alternatives like laminate flooring. There are definite pros and cons to both materials, which can make the decision even that much harder to make.…