Flooring

LVT flooring popularity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Picking underlayment for hard-surface flooring

Looks matter when selecting new hard-surface flooring for interior spaces in commercial buildings. But so does the choice of underlayment.
winter safety tips for condo managers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Countering the effects of winter on floors

Here are six questions building managers should ask themselves during the lead up to winter in order to counteract the ...

Design Quarterly

From wine barrels to wood floors

Discerning connoisseurs now have the ability to bring the character of a wine barrel into their cellar by ...

Design Quarterly

Digital fever

Ink-jet technology represents a new system of floor and wall tile decoration that is positioned to alter the way ceramic and porcelain is decorated.

CondoBusiness

Making the right flooring choice

Making the right flooring choice and then installing and maintaining it properly can result in years of durable service and significant cost-savings.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Problems underfoot

Hard-surface flooring is often selected because it’s practical. However, this doesn’t mean it's impenetrable. Here are five of the most common hard-surface floor problems and tactical solutions to resolve them.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The resurgence of linoleum

Linoleum flooring fell into decline in the post-war era after the invention of vinyl flooring, which was cheaper and faster to produce and available in a wider range of colours. But as interest in sustainability and life cycle costing has grown ...
REMI

CondoBusiness

Understanding carpet warranties

Over the years, carpet warranties have changed considerably, limiting their liability. In some cases, the manufacturer will: specify what type of cleaning is appropriate to maintain the warranty; require cleaning receipts to indicate when and ...
REMI

CondoBusiness

High-performing acoustic floor underlayment

Demand for quiet between floors in multi-storey condos, highrise apartments and other tenanted buildings is on the rise, with less intrusion of neighbour noise seen not as a perk but an expectation.
REMI

Canadian Property Management

Underfloor air distribution

Textile ducts are now being introduced inside underfloor air distribution systems to transfer and distribute the supply air to exact zones of the system.
REMI

Design Quarterly

Remarkable realism

A renaissance of sorts is underway in the vinyl flooring industry. Choice is no longer limited to sheet vinyl, peel-and-stick with its contrived designs and faux finishes, and vinyl composition tile. Now, there are luxury vinyl tiles ...