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Carpeting Misconceptions: The Truth  »

Carpeting is a floor covering that has been the victim of rumours for the past several years. Its bad reputation is unfounded, since most of the stories about it are false.  

Flexible Floor Coverings: What You Need to Know  »

As floor covering specialists, clients often ask us the same, good questions. We thought it would be useful to share them, and their answers with you.

Hexagonal Tiles: Unlimited Design Potential »

Hexagonal tiles are used many décors and for good reason. They create a beautiful look and add a certain richness.

Designing Your Room: A Must  »

Who would have thought that a well laid out, beautifully decorated room would have an influence on sleep? Well, it’s true.

Mosaic tiles: Various Uses »

Mosaic tiles are typically used for backsplashes in the kitchen or bathroom, or for shower floors. Other than these standard applications, there are all sorts of other ways to use mosaic tiles that will give your room a whole new look!

Basements: What is the ideal flooring?  »

Lots of people wonder which type of flooring is the best for basements. While there is no definitive answer, there are certain types of flooring which are more suitable than others.

Tile Projects: What you need to know »

For some people, a tile floor, backsplash or bathroom project is no big deal. However, for most of us, it isn’t that simple.

Linoleum: Sub-Floor Preparation »

Are you thinking about installing linoleum flooring? Take the time to prepare your subfloor properly to avoid any unpleasant surprises after the installation is complete.

Renovating your Bathroom: What you need to know  »

Bathroom renovations are always exciting; who hasn’t dreamed of having a shower just like one in a five-star hotel? The possibilities are endless and it is easy to get lost.

Tiles: Preparing your Subfloor  »

When you decide to change the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom, make sure that your underlying structure is solid enough. Problems with installing new tiles are usually caused by inadequate subfloor preparation.

A Wood Floor in the Kitchen: For or Against? »

Increasingly popular, wood floors in the kitchen wouldn’t necessarily be everyone’s choice. Open-plan houses often have a wood floor in the kitchen which extends into the open area.

Heated Floors: All You Need to Know »

Gaining popularity for quite some time, electric heated floors (with a membrane) have revolutionized the flooring world. What is better than walking on a warm floor when coming out of the shower, or cooking barefoot and not being cold?

Your Shower: Waterproofing Systems  »

Have you already thought of transforming your bathtub into a beautiful shower? This is a popular choice nowadays. When planning a shower project, waterproofing has to be your highest priority. It will determine the useful life of your shower.

Kitchen Renovations: Get ready!  »

Renovating your kitchen may appear overwhelming to some. However, you can prepare yourself ahead of time, even before demolition starts. Several things can be done beforehand that will facilitate your renovation process.

Tiles: Various Patterns  »

Depending on their size, there is more than one way to lay tiles to give your space a classic or avant-garde look. It is up to you to decide if you are daring or more conservative.

Tile Grade: A Guarantee of Quality? »

We often hear that the higher the grade of a tile, the higher its quality. Is this true, or only a generalization?

A Varnished vs. an Oiled Floor: What are the differences?  »

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a varnished versus an oiled floor? In both cases, the goal of the finishes is to protect the underlying wood from wear and tear.

Stairs: Renovation How-Tos  »

In a house, the staircase is often the central interior design element. With its dual utility, both structural and aesthetic, changing a staircase is not to be taken lightly.

Flooring: Maintenance »

Whether covered with ceramic, wood, linoleum or carpet, floors are the thing most likely to get dirty on a daily basis. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your flooring.

Hardwood Flooring: Finishes »

The sheen, or finish of a floor is not only esthetic; it also determines how much light is reflected off the floor. 

Decoration: Styles »

A successful ambiance results from successful interior design. To achieve this, you must define your style you. Of course, one style doesn’t exclude others; you can mix two or even three styles, however you must be careful. 

Wood Floors: Why do They Squeak?  »

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) certified inspector René Rocheleau explains the various possible reasons why wood floors squeak.

Wallcoverings: Energize Your Decor  »

Wallcoverings are a great way to add an aesthetic touch to enhance your decor. They can be changed relatively easily and offer an impeccable decorator touch to your room. People often opt for wall coverings with a rustic, natural look and for their decorative appearance.

Your Renovations: How to Make Them Successful!  »

It is increasingly common to take care of your own home renovations. However, renovating a room in your house or renovations of any type are no laughing matter. Heed our advice and you can prevent them from turning into a nightmare.

Tiles: All You Need to Know »

At first glance, we might think that ceramic tiles are simple and that there is no difference between the different types of tiles. This is not true as there are several characteristics that differentiate them.

Matching Colours: The Basics »

When the time comes to paint or decorate your entire home, or even just a room, where should you start? Is it better to choose your colours first? Should you start with a decorative element that you like? Here is all you need to know about where to start and how to match colours in your decor for an optimal, uniform and, above all, harmonious result.   

Hardwood: The Ins and Outs »

Many people do not know that there is more than one type of hardwood and that there are several things to consider when choosing a hardwood floor for your home.

Hardwood Varieties: The Most Common »

Each variety of hardwood has its own specific characteristics. Each and every type is unique and creates a different effect.

Linoleum: Not to be Overlooked »

Linoleum, also known as vinyl flooring or vinyl sheet, is without a doubt the floor covering that has been the victim of the greatest number of misconceptions. Despised by many, linoleum is synonymous with poor quality, is considered cheap, old fashioned, and complicated. None of these things are true and their perception only exists because of a lack of knowledge about the product.

Ceramic Tile: 2019 Trends »

Tiles are not what they used to be. They have evolved and can adapt to changing times. Here are our predictions for next year’s trends.