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Twelve Oaks Looselay has arrived!

Design

Posted on August 17, 2015

Twelve Oaks Looselay has arrived! This looselay is an innovative format of luxury vinyl flooring that's both quick and easy to install. Featuring enhanced acoustic properties and excellent environmental credentials, Twelve Oaks LooseLay has been tried and tested in several markets worldwide, proving itself to be an ideal flooring system.   Twelve Oaks LooseLay is: fast and easy to install, easy and economical to repair, possible to install over most existing hard floors, requires little or no adhesives in most installations and is 100% recyclable. Come on in to our showroom and meet with our design experts to view this fantastic product!

Luxurious Leather Flooring by Torlys

Products

Posted on July 07, 2015

We are happy to announce that we are now carrying Torlys flooring in our showroom!  This is exciting for us, because we now carry their sought-after leather flooring; leather flooring is a luxe option that has not been available to us until now.

Humidity

Tips

Posted on February 27, 2015

Is your flooring making that 'snap, crack, pop' noise as you walk across it?

Online Flooring Purchases

News

Posted on February 05, 2015

In this day & age clients are accustomed to shopping online, we are often asked why we do not offer online purchasing through our website- there are several reasons for this. 

Area Rug Do's & Don'ts

Tips

Posted on January 08, 2015

Sometimes it can be hard to know how to place that new or exisiting area rug in your home, and there are also some important rules to remember. Have questions about what size to purchase, how to lay it out, and others? Check out our do's and don'ts:

Ask the Expert Contest

News

Posted on November 20, 2014

Do you have a question for us in regards to your new build or renovation? It can be pretty hard to find a straight answer sometimes with all of the contradicting advice and opinions you get from friends, family and web searches. Well were looking for some great questions to feature in our 'Ask the Expert' column which is written & posted in the Red Deer Express! 

September: Ask The Expert

Do It Yourself

Posted on September 16, 2014

Our designer Krista writes a monthly "Ask The Expert" column that is posted in the Red Deer Express. There are typically two things that happen during the end of summer/beginning of fall; back to school & renovation season!

Green Painters Tape

Tips

Posted on August 19, 2014

TAPING OF FLOOR PROTECTION TO HARDWOOD NOT RECOMMENDED - Frosted finish products especially susceptible to damage.

We have had some incidents recently of installers reporting damage to the finish of a newly installed floor. The installers were using green, or painters' masking tape to hold sheets of floor protection in place after the installation. The sheets of protection were taped directly to the hardwood flooring. When the tape was removed, it stripped away some of the floor's finish with it. When using a form of protection (eg, cardboard sheeting), do not tape the sheets directly to the floor; tape them to each other. 

World's Most Expensive Tile

Products

Posted on July 30, 2014

When it comes to extravogent flooring options this tile certainly takes the cake!

Paper Turned Into Wood

Products

Posted on May 20, 2014

With all of the incredible options out there in the flooring industry, I thought this one might intrigue everyone. I love stumbling upon the unique and rare products that can transform your home itself into a work of art instead of the common montage of art pieces throughout.

Heating Your Tiled Floors

Products

Posted on May 20, 2014

There is nothing like a heated tile floor!  Stepping onto a toasty warm tiled floor is truly a luxurious experience; surprisingly, this can be easily added to new homes & renovations. There are many products on the market, but we are excited about a new product called Ditra Heat from Schluter.

Importance of Proper Maintenance

Tips

Posted on October 30, 2013

Something to remember once you have had your new flooring professionally installed is to check on proper maintenance routine.

Myths of Grouts & Sealers

Tips

Posted on October 06, 2013

Grouting is one of the final steps in a tile installation, and the most important. A beautiful installation can be ruined at the grouting stage. The biggest myth is that sanded grout is for floors only, and that unsanded grout is for walls only. It is true that sanded grout is the most suitable for floors, but did you know outside projects require an outside grade of grout? Unsanded grout is only good for 1/16” grout joints & this is typically used during commercial 6x6 tile installations.

Transitions

Tips

Posted on April 22, 2013

Transitions are part of your floor that is often overlooked- until the first time you walk across them! Make sure when having two different flooring products meet up in your home (ex. carpet to tile) that you understand what the transition will be to join these two products. There are hundreds of transitions on the market that accommodate all different heights, materials, stairs, capping etc.

Marvelous Flooring Art

Design

Posted on March 06, 2013

In keeping up with our Central Alberta Tile One Twitter account, one of our suppliers recently posted a link to a website stating "Amazing what can be done with natural materials - Hardwood Floors article: Dane makes 'Marbelous' Wood Flooring Art." I was intrigued so I followed the link. What I found is really beautiful!!

Dust Bunnies

Products

Posted on February 19, 2013

When asked to do a blog about flooring, I started hyperventilating and had a small panic attack. I was never good at writing, so what do I do in time of crisis? GO SHOPPING!!!

Imagine

Products

Posted on December 29, 2012

Come check out this new favorite- see if you can 'Imagine' it in your home!is a ¾" thick product that is perfectly dimensionally stable in wide widths and various species. Stop by the store to see the Solid Sawn hardwood samples and learn about why we feel that this floor is an industry leader.

Vintage Hardwood

Products

Posted on December 29, 2012

We are proud to be the exclusive dealer for Vintage Hardwood in Red Deer.

In Floor Electric vs Boiler

Products

Posted on November 20, 2012

I get asked all the time what is the difference between in-floor heat and boiler heat.