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New Model Classic Collection

PG Hardwood Flooring is pleased to announce the introduction of three new colours. Based on feedback from several professionals and a survey of our network, we can affirm that the trend is currently towards shades of grey and greige. So, without further ado we are very proud to present our new additions this year! These three shades reminiscent of the colour of lava, plumes of smoke rising from volcanoes and shades of a savannah are sure to add even greater depth to our Model®product range. Click here to view a video presentation of the products.

Krafla

Krafla is a volcano located on the mid-Atlantic ridge that cuts across Iceland north to south.

Bromo

Bromo is a volcano in Indonesia that is part of the Tengger massif. Every year, the region’s inhabitants hold the Kesada Ceremony which consists of making offerings to the caldera, considered a divinity. Volcanoes are constructive forces. They create new land, fertilize existing land and carry many new minerals to the planet’s surface.

Savane

A savannah is a rolling grassland ecosystem scattered with shrubs and trees greater than 80 cm in height. Although globally arid, the savannah is characterized by tremendous biodiversity. These new colours are offered in Pacific grade maple, birch and red oak in all the widths and finishes of the Model Classic Collection.

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Published Monday 29 September 2014

New Products

This year, the trend is towards grey colours, large boards and a rustic appearance. Following are our new products.

Grey, a sure bet

Once again this year, grey is very popular in interior design. So, two new shades of grey have joined our product line: Roccia, a medium grey offered in the preoiled Model Classic Collection and Urbania, a mouse grey available in the prefinished Unique Collection.

New grade and new width: Heritage 5¼ inches

We also created a new, more naturally rustic grade with wider boards in attractive lengths. Heritage grade boards are 5¼ inches wide and available in the following species: birch, red oak, maple, silver maple and ash.

Visit our website today at pgmodel.com for a closer look at these new exclusive products from PG Hardwood Flooring. Our new website features an up-to-date, user-friendly interface that makes searches easier.

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Published Monday 30 September 2013

New in 2013

In recent months, PG Hardwood Flooring surveyed a number of industry professionals to gain insight into the latest floor covering trends. This year, the trend is towards lighter shades, a rustic appearance, matt finishes and so on. So this is what we propose for 2013.

Introduction of preoiled UV environmentally friendly products

This year, PG added preoiled UV products to its Unique Collection as well as its Model Classic Collection. Products are finished with natural renewable oil, an environmentally friendly choice. This process allows the wood to breathe and is popular because it is simple to maintain and repair. Oiled flooring also enhances the grain of the wood, conferring a matt, rustic appearance. Habano and its rich cocoa brown overtones are sure to please those seeking a rich decor, while Marula with its greige accents adapts easily to any interior. For the more daring, PG and a professional painter worked together to create a Mediterranean-inspired product contrasting electric blue and carbon grey tones: Hope. This floor is sure to be the centre of attention in any home.

New in the Origin Series and E Series

Given the resounding success of the Origin Series, PG developed a new stain with greige accents known as Pelletier. The new Arizona colour added to the E Series features sandy grey and carbon tones.

New colours for the Model Classic Collection

Once again, this year, grey is the mainstay of interior design and we are pleased to offer customers Minio in shades of mouse-grey. Owing to the trend in lighter shades this year, PG developed a new colour, Sandbanks, sure to leave no one indifferent. Create your own ambience with Minio and Sandbanks available for all our grades, species, widths and finishes. The choice is yours!

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Published Tuesday 6 August 2013
" I am very happy with the Garneau floor in my photo studio. I find the texture and authentic look of this floor fascinating. Get back to basics and impart the cachet of a unique era to your home with one of the stains of the Origin Series. "
Véronique Côté, photographer
" I like the flooring so much that I decided to order more for our new extension planned for 2011. "
Jasmine Hébert, Manoir Bécancourt, Quebec
" To my great satisfaction, the flooring has easily resisted the passage of some 60,000 guests who have dined and partied at our restaurant. "
Rocco Cortina, Ristorante Il Matto, Quebec
" I have been selling PG and Model products with great pride and pleasure since 2011. They stand apart for their beauty, quality and unique colours. "
Sandra Hamel, Interior Designer and Special Consultant, Planchers MC Design, Victoriaville (Quebec)
" We are very satisfied with our Garneau flooring. It is exactly the rustic style we sought to showcase our home. Installation was quick and problem-free, and maintaining the oiled finish is simple... Thank you! "
Patricia Bélanger, satisfied homeowner, Lotbinière (Quebec)
" Simply magnificent! My creation. My design. I love your flooring! We ordered white flooring (Akoya) for a room and will be receiving it soon. We also ordered blue flooring (Mykonos) for another room. We adore your products and recommend them to everyone we meet. Our installer had never installed red flooring (Geisha) before, but he liked the product so much that he brought a sample to show his wife. Certainly lovely merchandise! Your floors are incredible and simply magnificent! "
Nicole Schavo, satisfied homeowner, Ontario
" Used 'Montana' on a recent design project and LOVED the results! Thank you! "
Tanna Barnecut, Tanna By Design

Q. The installer just left and I noticed that some boards have glue residue on them; how do I remove it?

Ideally, excess glue should be wiped up as the installation progresses. Use lighter fluid or acetone or the cleaner recommended by the glue manufacturer. Apply using a clean cloth. Always use these products with care and test on an inconspicuous surface beforehand to ensure that they do no damage the flooring. Read more »

Q. Boards in my floor have gaps. What is happening?

A. The appearance of gaps between boards is the result of internal variations of humidity within the boards. This is not related to a defective product. It is caused by environmental conditions.

There are several reasons for changes in humidity:

Boards too humid prior to installation: The boards were installed when their internal rate of humidity was too high. Increased humidity can be caused by several factors such as storing the boards in an environment that is too damp (concrete not yet cured, damp subfloor, fresh paint, etc.); boards delivered while it is raining outdoors and their transportation indoors, etc. The wood absorbs humidity and swells before installation. Once the flooring is installed and ambient humidity returns to normal, the wood loses its excess humidity and contracts, leaving visible gaps between the boards.

Relative humidity too low: The humidity rate in the air is too low (often the case in winter) and the boards tend to lose their humidity and contract. This happens quite frequently in winter and, in most cases, the boards return to their original form the following season.

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Q. I am looking for hardwood flooring devoid of colour variations. Is this possible?

A. The Select and Better grade offers the very best colour uniformity in wood flooring. However, wood is a living material, and despite the highest classification standards, colour variations will be present on some boards, irrespective of grade, species and colour. Most experienced installers work with several boxes of boards at once to ensure that colour variations are mixed and spread to achieve the most harmonious appearance possible.

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