A few months ago the office team, Kim and Erin, went for a two-day Innovation Workshop run by Schluter Systems. Half of the time was spent in class, and the other in the workshop, waterproofing makeshift showers and installing Schluter products. The conference was packed full with information - from the history of Mr. Schluter … Continue reading Kerdi-what?
It is starting to feel like spring here in Stirling as the weather is warmer and little green sprouts are popping up in local flower beds. Certainly leaf green is an appropriate colour of inspiration to look at today. Tiles come in so many shapes and sizes - subway, mosaic, 3x6", 3x12", lantern, penny, scalloped … Continue reading Beautiful Spring Green Backsplashes
Today in Ontario is the first day that stores of "non-necessity" have to close due to the COVID-19 scare. Sadness and frustration are taking over the hearts of small business men and women as uncertainty looms. How will our "living" survive with this large blip in our calendar? Our customers come first at Stirling Carpet … Continue reading This is the Time to Plan
Once in a while FloorsFirst.ca sends us a quick video on repairing various floors or advice on new products - and we share it with you! On the rare occasion you have a need to replace one or two boards on your floor due to some unknown - never going to happen - reason, this … Continue reading Firmfit LVT Plank Need Replacing?
One of the most interesting styles in flooring I have seen this year is a blend of two (or three) types of flooring gradually combined together, often instead of a standard transition piece. The hexagon ceramic tile, coming in various shapes and colours, transitioning into a wood floor has such a bold effect; it is … Continue reading Hexagon Trickling Floor Patterns
So often customers come to us with their remaining laminate pieces or carpet strips asking for more of the same product, but sadly it isn't made anymore. 25 year old floors are considered outdated by producers, and unusual styles are removed from circulation if not enough is sold by their companies. So what can be … Continue reading When There is No Match to Your Wood Floors…
It's still winter, but we are looking forward to snow melting, trees budding and the Spring Flooring Sale! Are your floors tattered and torn? Do they look dull and scratched? Now is the time to shop the best deals. In the flooring industry, Spring is our busiest time of year. Why? 1) Everyone has "Spring … Continue reading SPRING SALE!!!
We say Yes. One thousand times, yes! Here is a fun fact. We sell every type of flooring imaginable, and carpet is over 60% of our business! Yes, you read that right...60%!!!! How can that be? It seems that the trend is flocking towards hardwood, and other hard surface products. An abundance of pinterest pages, … Continue reading Carpet. Is it still a viable flooring choice today?
When the owners of a century home decided to renovate their 12-year-old daughter's room, they were determined to put carpet in for heating reasons and a refreshing change from the 2 1/2 inch hardwood throughout the rest of the home. The wait is long, however, when demolishing lathe and plaster, ancient wood framing and rebuilding … Continue reading Preteen Bedroom: Carpet for Tender Feet
Eight years ago, Brian and I purchased our dream home - what I told him would be our forever home. I'm pretty sure I meant it. At the time we were living in a 1160sf home with a crawl space. With three young children, we were looking for a place to grow. This new home … Continue reading Kim’s En-suite