Found 5 blog entries tagged as flooring.

If you suffer from allergies, you know how a runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing can wreak some serious havoc on your daily life, especially during the summer months when pollen, grass, and ragweed are at their peak. According to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, 20% to 25% of Canadians suffer from allergic rhinitis (sometimes referred to as “hay fever”). But some allergens aren’t seasonal and can cause you irritation throughout the entire year if you don’t address them at the source.

From pet dander to mould and dust, there are many indoor sources of allergens that can leave you sneezing and wheezing. The good news is an allergen-reduced home is possible, you just need to know how to minimize the most common household…

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If your home was built prior to the 1980s, it’s possible you’ve made a surprising discovery beneath your carpet, vinyl, or laminate flooring—a once-gorgeous hardwood floor. The prohibitive complexity and price of maintenance and repair prompted many homeowners, in previous decades, to cover them over with more cost-effective flooring options. Modern technology, along with DIY know-how, means breathing new life into an old hardwood floor is not only less costly, but a fine way to beautify your space and boost the value of your home. 

Ripping up carpet

If you’ve just stumbled upon this exciting revelation or are curious to know if hardwood flooring is hiding in your home, our first article in this series focuses on how to properly remove…

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Well, it’s finally time. That dingy, worn-out carpet—the one that prompts cringy expectations of runs and pulls every time you get out the vacuum—has got to go. If you’re lucky, and your home was built before the 1980s, there’s potentially gorgeous hardwood flooring hiding under it. Even if you plan to replace the carpet or install a floating laminate floor, read on as a DIY carpet removal is fairly easy and can save you money if you plan to go with a new floor install.

Image via Curtis Adams, Pexels

Buried treasure?

The older your home is, the more likely the possibility of hidden hardwood under the carpeting. Due to how expensive repairing, restoring, or removing hardwood floors can be, previous homeowners may have opted to install…

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The kitchen is often lauded as the focal point of a house. It’s where people start and finish their days, gather on special occasions, and make memories cooking or baking together as a family. Since we spend so much time in this room, designing it always feels monumental. There are so many choices to make, from flooring to cabinets, so it can be an overwhelming process. 

While we can’t help you pick out specific tiles, we can give you some tips on what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to designing your kitchen! 

Colour scheme

Choosing a colour scheme for the kitchen is the first step to a cohesive design. It’ll inform every design decision you make moving forward, which is why it’s important to make the choice carefully. Avoid bold…

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We all know heading to the basement in a horror movie is never a good idea.  Despite their cinematic reputation, basements are a versatile space in the home, a fact their design evolution over the decades can attest to.

As with other rooms in the house–like bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms–basement design has ebbed and flowed over the decades. Their functionality and design, including flooring, are heavily influenced by the happenings of the wider world.

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1950s: The beginning of basement evolution

Before the 1950s, basements were mainly crawl spaces and cellars. The combination of post-Second World War industrialization and the introduction of concrete transformed these dank, dark, cramped spaces…

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