July 28, 2016

Surface Preparation for Harwood Flooring Installation

Surface Preparation for Hardwood Flooring Installation Preparation of the subfloor for installation is the first and most important phase for installing hardwood floors. Checking the concrete slab for any imperfections and unevenness is crucial. Ignoring surface preparation will inhibit adhesives from achieving a strong bond from the back of the wood to the slab. In… View Article

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May 18, 2016

Complementary Finishes

Adding complementary items to finish a floor installation can make the difference between a beautiful and average installation. Staircases can be used to accent all these final details by including wood treads and risers that are typically installed by stair specialists, although some high-end wood flooring contractors also handle stairs. When installing treads and risers, there are a few things to remember to ensure a proper install.

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April 6, 2016

Beyond Wood – Flooring Options

Spring is here and renovations and DIYers are ready to replace all their all carpets with hardwood. Now is time to consider all the options – including some of the up-and- coming flooring materials that have their own special benefits.

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March 8, 2016

How Green is Vancouver Now?

In this article (which was originally published in The Vancouver Sun), reporter Jeff Lee reviews Mayor Gregor Robertson’s five-year journey to make Vancouver the world’s greenest city: Shortly after he was elected in 2008, Mayor Gregor Robertson set out to dramatically reshape the city’s economy, infrastructure, energy and transportation systems through a deep green lens. Even before Robertson came on the scene, Vancouver was thought of as Canada’s green city on the edge of a rainforest. In recent years it had taken steps to be even more environmentally friendly. The redevelopment of False Creek and Coal Harbour had put more homes within walking distance of the central business district. The city had already been tracking efforts to increase walking and biking, which showed that by 2004 it had already dramatically exceeded targets set for 2021.

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