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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.