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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!

Create a Space you love

Design

Posted on June 04, 2014

I’ve noticed that a lot of people I’ve helped, with design updates and Reno’s are lost, scared and overwhelmed. I understand. Where do you start when the possibilities are endless?

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.

Happy New Year

News

Posted on January 03, 2014

Happy New Year! We've had a great time working, chatting, tweeting, face-booking, pinning, and engaging with everyone over the past year, so here's a great big thank you to you everyone!

Dress Your Home in Holiday Style

Design

Posted on November 18, 2013

Tis the Season! Wrap your home in the warmth of the season. Whether you enjoy the coziness of the fantastic resurgence of Vintage Baubles with the look of many years of collecting, or lean to a more contemporary look for decorating your home, there are a multitude of options to choose from.

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.

Introducing Color into Your Home

Design

Posted on September 18, 2013

Color adds SO much zest to life! Personally, I think I would go crazy in a bland neutral world. With that being said, color can have many different psychological effects on people and can evoke strong emotions- you have to be mindful of your application.

One of the biggest concerns with using strong color is that you may tire of it quickly, or it may date. There are so many ways that you can introduce color into a space without being married to it.

Color Psychology

Design

Posted on August 14, 2013

Color is the most exciting and easier way to decorate your home. Neutrals are the greys and tans, whites and creams. These colors are muted and restful, and can always be counted on to add a warm timeless component to any color scheme. Bold brilliant colors will add vibrancy and drama. Colorful design features can be all a room needs for some energy or "wow" factor.

Trendy & Timeless

Products

Posted on July 22, 2013

If you find yourself flipping through recent issues of home or renovation design magazines, you will undoubtedly find images containing Bianco Carrara Marble. Characterized as brilliant white with dark or grey veins, it is being displayed as trendy new countertop material, flooring and wall tile, and is seen in traditional, as well as modern and contemporary design.

Wall Flats

Products

Posted on May 31, 2013

We are now carrying something new and exciting called; 'Wall Flats'. These are lightweight dimensional wall tiles that work together through an automatic pattern repeat to create large-scale dimensional walls of any size and shape. With 8 different styles to choose from there is something that will suite your style and your home.

Home

Design

Posted on May 22, 2013

After recently moving my mother from the house she has been in for 28 years it dawned on me that a house is a house until you make it a home. As we said our good byes to the old house I know that it will not be the color of paint on the walls, the flooring tiles or any of the “Pretty” things (and my mother does love pretty) that I will remember.

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.

Planning Your Next Design Project

Design

Posted on April 09, 2013

As a designer and decorator with a long-standing belief of “Buy What You Love”, I always encourage clients to pick one item they fall in love with and build from there. Whether its replacing that worn out carpet, or purchasing that gorgeous set of bedding you ran across last week at your favorite décor haunt, it’s the stuff that reflects your personality that makes your house your home.

Granite

Products

Posted on March 25, 2013

In past years the Granite Industry has rapidly increased in demand, from small residential remodels and new homes, to huge commercial projects. Granite countertops add style and value to any home while incorporating a truly unique look created by nature which is impossible to replicate. Each piece of granite is truly a work of art, each with its own veining and unique color variations. There are no two pieces exactly the same.

Red Deer 2013 Home Show

News

Posted on March 15, 2013

Thank-you to everyone that stopped by the 2013 Red Deer Home Show; we are proud to announce that we brought home the award for the 'Best Large Booth 2013"! If you missed the show, we switched gears this year & we focused on showcasing what you can do with your outdoor space.