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Go Beyond the Surface: July 2014

Designing with Chemical Free Surfaces

Project Profile: R-2000-Certified Home in Aldergrove
by Clay Construction Inc.

“We spend over 90 percent of our lives indoors. Buildings either can be the cause of illness or consciously designed and built in ways that contribute to better health.”

Unfortunately, most building materials contain high levels of toxic chemicals. That makes building a home that has an excellent indoor air quality a difficult challenge.

As a result of suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities, a homeowner in Aldergrove took on the challenge – and made her home so safe that it is R-2000-certified!

When it came time to select her floors, she came to us to discuss her many options. We supplied and installed two types of flooring throughout the home: silk oiled hardwood in the living room and bedrooms and Marmoleum in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room.


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Coswick Hardwood Floors
Beautiful and Sustainable

Coswick Floors Grey Cashmere Silk Oil White OakMade in Finland and FSC-certified, Coswick Solid Hardwood Floors manufactures hardwood and engineered hardwood floors. They are available in a number of different styles, including wide plank, wire brushed and silk oil finished, and backed by a substantial warranty.

One of our favourite finishes from Coswick is their beautiful Silk UV Oil finish. It features 4 coats of deep penetrating oil that crystallizes the wood’s fibers to help protect the floors. It has a silky-matte surface gloss finish that is resistant to moisture and fluctuations in temperature.

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Marmoleum Floors
Made with 100% Recycled Content

Marmoleum is one of our most popular surfaces. It’s allergen-free and bacteria resistant, making it an ideal floor choice for homeowners with allergies and for healthcare buildings. It’s available in a number of different colours in sheets, tiles and click planks that can all be combined to create beautiful patterns and borders.


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Expert Installations
Supply, Install and WOW!

We offer expert installation services for all of our surfaces. Our experienced installation team does demo, prep, install and clean up to make sure your new floors or wall surfaces look as great as they do in our showroom.

Make sure you ask us for an installation quote for your next project!

IDSwest in Vancouver
Sneak Peek #1

We’re only TWO months away from Vancouver’s biggest interior design event of the year!

This year, we’re planning to showcase a variety very cool – and always eco-friendly – wall surfaces, including these NEW colourful wall tiles made from sustainably harvested banana trees in the Philippines.


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