Damaged hardwood flooring | Floorscapes

With proper care and maintenance, your hardwood flooring will remain beautiful and serve your home for decades. It will also improve your home’s resale value.We know that our floors are prone to spills, drops, and scratches. These should be avoided at all costs. However, there are some other ways you…

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Vinyl plank flooring | Floorscapes

Luxury Vinyl Plank  is a wondrous material. Somehow, it is completely waterproof, easy to install and hosts very convincing hardwood and tile-like appearances. Those of you more technically minded out there might wonder how such a wondrous material is constructed. Here’s a little 101.

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Design series | Floorscapes

So much about how design works can be learned from the past, which is why we decided to study up on our history with this series of blogs. We’ve already covered the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movement. The next movement to pave the way to Modern design was the Bauhaus Movement which started in 1919 in Germany.

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Yellow bench Calgary, Alberta

If you’re in the market for flooring, you’ve probably heard the term ‘Floating Floor’ bouncing around. It sounds mysterious. What is a Floating Floor? How can floor a ‘float’? Is it a specific type of material? A floating floor is actually not a type floor, it is an installation method. Both laminate and vinyl plank most commonly come in Floating Floor format and many of their benefits have to do with this. 

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Waterproof Vinyl Plank

Vinyl Plank is unlike any other floor covering. It is 100% waterproof. It is made from PVC, a kind of plastic which does not absorb moisture whatsoever. To see for yourself, drop a piece of Vinyl Plank into a bathtub, leave it for a week and when you pull it out you will see that it is the exact same shape as when it went in. 

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Simple Ways to Warm Up Your Space

But with the cold enveloping the building, trying to creep into the window, sometimes you need to bring in the reinforcements and make your space feel even warmer for the winter. So, courtesy of our in-house interior designer Kayla Osborne, here are 3 simple ways to warm your space: plants, cushions and throws, and area rugs. 

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Best Carpet for High Traffic Areas

Durability. For many homeowners the most important factor in choosing a Carpet is durability. Especially if your home sees a lot of foot traffic, you want to know that the Carpet you choose will stand the test of time.

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The Right Hardwood Finish for Your Home

Every hardwood product needs to be finished to seal and protect it, but different finishes have different benefits and depending on your priorities some finishes will be better for you than others. Factors at play here are: VOC content, durability, luster level and maintenance schedule. Let me break it down for you.

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Pergo Vinyl Plank

Pergo is back! We haven’t heard much from the Swedish company Pergo since they invented laminate in the 1970’s. They made an excellent product, but they were soon overshadowed by competitors. In the last couple of years however, Pergo has made quite a resurgence, stepping back up to the plate with a stellar line of Vinyl Plank. Their high-end line of LVP and LVT, called ‘Pergo Extreme’ is top notch: it has some of the best embossing we’ve ever seen, very forward-thinking on-trend looks, it is superbly durable and waterproof and it comes with a solid warranty. Read below to find out more on why we decided to feature Pergo Extreme at the upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show.

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Stairway

If you’re putting new floors in your Calgary home and you have a stairway, you might have a dilemma on your hands. Should you put carpet or hardwood on the stairs? Sometimes the choice isn’t obvious. If you have carpet upstairs and hardwood on the main floor you can go with either.

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