On May 13th we had the pleasure of hosting a special open house event for Vancouver Design Week 2018! In line with this year's theme of IMPACT, we placed a spotlight on the process of luxury #wood manufacturing and the impact of these products on #design and the #environment. We had an amazing time and are looking forward to VDW 2019!
The 2018 Architectural Kit from Listone Giordano is an ideal choice for busy design and construction professionals. The kit features a highly curated selection of 33 hardwood styles in beautifully crafted sample capsules. View the incredible colour palette in the video below:
Just in time for decking season we’ve expanded our selection of luxury outdoor materials and products. New from Listone Giordano, a collection of highly weather resistant wood materials made with an innovative structural system for long lasting applications #Teak #ThermoTreated #Ash #Ipe #Outdoor #Technology #Italia
We'd like to place a well deserved spotlight on these brilliant pattered floors from Listone Giordano. Inspired by fabrics, Biscuit is a collection that focuses on rediscovering the decorative power of wood flooring.
Exploring the concepts of softness and femininity, designer Patricia Urquiola redefines the classic rules of what a floor should look like and the traditional laying patterns that have been in place for over a century.
Here are some new sample shipments we received this week. We love receiving packages in the mail especially when they're this beautiful. These products will be featured on upcoming projects we're working on so stay tuned!
When it comes to wood applications, there's nothing as beautiful as a well crafted set of stairs! Here are some prototype examples of floating treads. These would look so nice against glass siding or just on their own! This particular example was made using a pre-finished floor and highlights an advanced mitre process with polyurethane seaming that would be suitable for residential applications. For high traffic spaces an integrated solid nosing component on the edges would be a good idea. Featured here is Deep Down Taupe and Gris Charmant by Woodlife!
After five fabulous years in Mount Pleasant we moved our showroom to our new home in the Armoury District of Vancouver! We love our new neighbourhood and are so excited to be a part of this growing architecture and design community. It's such a treat taking Alfie for a walk every day around the seawall and Granville Island!
The inspiration for our new showroom came from the boutique parquet shops of Europe - simple, sophisticated, and functional! Bursting with product options and samples ready to go!
Here are some behind the scene snapshots from our showroom renos! If you're in the neighbourhood come in and say hi!
We are usually drawn to the beauty and aesthetic of a floor but the reality is, true enjoyment of a floor comes from how well it performs. To this extent, a properly levelled substrate is the best indicator of the sustainability and survival of your flooring investment.
To set yourself up for success, ensure that your substrate is clean, dry, sound, & flat. Doing so will ensure your flooring boards will have the right foundation to stay aligned and together.
Many flooring manufacturers also specify moisture and levelling expectations that must be met in order for warranties to be valid. Doing your homework and taking the proper due diligence with the installation of your floor will help you avoid heart ache and unforeseen expenses.
Here are some additional resources that may prove useful as you move forward on your flooring journey.
GUIDE TO SUBFLOORS USED UNDER WOOD FLOORING by Catherine Liewen
MAKE SURE YOUR SUBFLOOR IS CLEAN, DRY, SOUND, & FLAT by Matt Skowron
Builder Alair Homes
Designer Gaile Guevara
BEACH AVE PENTHOUSE
Builder Alair Homes
Designer Interior Design Group
Post & Photos by: Hector Cabrera