When deciding which look one would like to achieve, the grade of the hardwood flooring selected will have a major effect on the overall look of the space. It’s often overlooked, but is a critical component of pulling together the vision you have for your space. Typically hardwood comes in 3 different grades, every supplier has a name to identify these grades that varies but the premise is still the same; authentic, distinctions, and select and better. Mercier uses this exact terminology to identify the different grades they offer, Lauzon uses a system that is similar, they’ve both made it easy to identify and understand which grade will be most appropriate for your space. (more…)
Exotic hardwood, although not as popular as it once was, is still a strong force to be reckoned with on the hardwood flooring market. Known and sought after for their high level of variation and rich contrasting color, exotic hardwood in the right space is another beautiful option for flooring decor.
When deciding what application is best for your home, one should consider a number of factors; price, location, function, atheistic and level of durability. When you’ve narrowed it down, sometimes it seems as though you’ve only narrowed down your search to a broad category, if that broad category is vinyl and laminate flooring, than this is the blog post for you! When hardwood flooring doesn’t seem to fit the bill, alternatives like vinyl and laminate flooring crop up as solutions. This post is to help you understand some of the features of both vinyls and laminates, to make the best decision for your space, based on your needs.
The finish on a hardwood floor is an important aspect of hardwood floors that will impact many features, understanding hardwood finishes will help you understand what you can expect from the life and durability that your hardwood will have over the years after it is installed in your home. There is a wide range of approaches to protecting your hardwood that the market offers, we’re going to help you learn the basics of a few of the options on the market, to make the selection process very easy.
With 2016 closing in on the last 3 months of the year, there is still plenty of time to incorporate Pantone’s color of the year, Rose Quartz with your next home flooring renovation project. You may be wondering how exactly to incorporate such a color into a mature decor scheme, or how to coordinate it with the right hardwood floor, but it’s much easier than one might think, remember to keep a few things in mind, and you should be able to achieve anyone of the looks we’ve included here. (more…)
There has been a lot of work behind the scenes at M Squared in preparation for the Pre Grand Opening sale that occurred September 9-12, at our newest location at the Improve Canada Mall the past weekend.Our showroom, has undergone an amazing transformation, with the design concept of the M Squared team brought to life in the 3 dimensional world with seamless precision. We’re still brainstorming and developing our showroom as the Improve Mall moves into a new schedule, now open to the public for 3 days a week; Friday, Saturday from 10-6PM and Sunday 11 to 5.
What Sheen Should I Use??
Usually, a lot of thought goes into the selection of a hardwood floor for a living space, with special attention typically paid to the colour, the feel and even the texture of the flooring. Yet somehow the sheen level of hardwood flooring is left as an after thought in the selection process. The overall impact hardwood flooring will create in a space depends on a number of variables, of which colour is the most obvious, but the level of shine on the floors do make a big impact as well. Therefore, not considering the sheen level can lead to a difference between the vision for the renovations and the actual final outcome. Many homeowners do not truly understand what sheen is or the effect it will have on the overall look and the daily use of the hardwood floors. So we are going to make it simple and break it all down.