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Luxury Vinyl Plank – The New Go To

If you haven’t already jumped on the Luxury Vinyl Plank band wagon, let us give you a few reasons to climb aboard!

Kitchen Vinyl Flooring

Photo Credit: 4 Corners

Vinyl flooring has come a long way since it’s debut in the 1930’s! Todays products include a ravishing lineup of Luxury Vinyl Planks designed to add the style and elegance of rich, natural materials  at a lower cost. Most LVP’s are constructed to withstand commercial wear and tear so it makes it ideal for residential high traffic areas! They contain specialized wear layers that offer strength, durability and resilience to the flooring that is not always provided by other materials. Because LVP’s are inherently water resistant simple damp mopping is all that is needed for cleaning, making it ideal for those of us who do not wish to spend an entire Saturday catching up on the week’s messes!

One of our favourite producers of this eco-friendly product are 4 Corners. They have several lines of products with a wide array of styles including distressed wood finishes. The mid and top lines provide great thermal conductivity and are suitable for underfloor radiant heating! Their lines have the ability to be floating floors (or loose lay) so it makes them optimal for the do-it-yourself homeowners, renters or business owners – this aspect also allows for easy change if you decide to re-decorate down the road!

Our favourite part of  their products is that their most economical line (Country Club) includes a  10 year commercial / 15 year residential warranty, their mid-range line (Bel-Air) includes a 15 year commercial / 20 year residential warranty and their flagship product Malibu includes a 15 year commercial / Lifetime residential warranty! With the eco-friendly, cost effective and anti-bacterial benefits, lengthy warranties are the icing on the cake!

Our Favourites in Downtown Abbotsford – Featuring Field House Brewing Co.  

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Last night we kicked back and enjoyed some East Abby crafts beers and live music under a twinkling string of lights on a couple of lawn chairs (with green grass under our feet!) How many places can you say you’re doing that on a week night in May when it’s not in your own backyard?
In our very own City of Abbotsford that’s where! Field House Brewing Co. opened in January with the fire-place ablaze! Over ten varieties on tap offering a full craft beer experience.
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The building itself used to be a industrial mechanic shop, now converted into a tasting room, massive lawn & brewery on-site.
We were thrilled to meet Josh Vanderheide when visiting Spruce Collective one rainy Saturday when he was selling his Field House merchandise (P.S if you’re looking for a couple of neat caps, sweaters or tees you’ve got to check them out). Turns out it was a timely meeting as the old mechanic shop was in the middle of major renovations for a complete overhaul and Josh was just in the process of deciding on the new flooring for the Tasting Room.
555da233ad9c9a774d7a2218a40d0ea2dcf01ac47c1ceb6ed5cdb01621aa5c25_fullRight up our line of work we made sure we looked after our fellow beer drinking buddy by supplying 900sq/ft of loose lay vinyl plank. Increasingly more popular than ever this flooring is much more water resistant to a laminate or hardwood.
Proving to be most beneficial for the crew after a spill from a beer keg when they needed to lift an area of the flooring (no glue, nails or tape) to dry out completely avoiding future water damage and mould. It was such a relief to Josh that they could simply put all the flooring back without hassle or additional cost. We continue to recommended this product for residential homes as well as commercial buildings especially now they come in so many varied colours.
What we truly appreciate about this new shop on the block, is the spirit of community the brewery has brought to the heart of Abbotsford, and the collaborations it continues to make with other small local businesses.
 Follow them on Instagram and you won’t miss the $5 beer days, lives music nights or upcoming events they spring. It’s going to be a fantastic summer to stretch out on the grass and bring the kids because there is plenty of action in the Field CubbyHouse for them!
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Reclaiming The Basement

Somehow in the last decade we have lost the will to utilize our basements to their full dark, cold and mostly underground potential. With the massive new home builds going up around town lately it is now more important then ever to reclaim that space and give yourself and your family some room to spread out as well as adding some value to your home. We have done our fair share of basement renovations and would like to share our top two spaces that you can create as well as some ideas to get you started!

Wine Cellar – What other space could be so perfect! Never got around to putting in flooring? That’s ok! Let your concrete add to the ambiance, instead look at adding some nice dark cabinetry to house all of those BC Vineyard favourites, a great mood setting light and a statement tasting table.

Low ceilings and bulkheads didn’t stop us from creating a drool worthy space to enjoy time with the family

Media Room – Why not create a space to get cozy with the family and watch a movie or enjoy a game with the guys. Media rooms are always dark spaces – closed in a cozy is the key, so add a nice dark colour to your walls and install a high pile carpet (Mohawk’s Silk Carpet line is fantastic for this).

There are endless possibilities to create spaces in the basement that will enhance your life and they don’t all need to be bank breaking adventures. Take a walk around your basement and see the potential, and if you need help give us a call!