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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 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)
" 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
" 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
" 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)
" Used 'Montana' on a recent design project and LOVED the results! Thank you! "
Tanna Barnecut, Tanna By Design

Q. Is solid hardwood flooring better than engineered flooring?

A. One is not better than the other. Each has specific properties that justify its use. Solid hardwood flooring is made of wood ¾ inches thick and can be sanded up to seven times. In most cases, it is used in residences when flooring can be nailed to a wood surface.

Engineered wood is recommended when the flooring is to be glued in place. Owing to its ¼ inch thickness, engineered flooring is often used in multiple-storey buildings (e.g., condos) or basements. Engineered flooring is very versatile and considered more stable that solid hardwood flooring. However, despite its great stability, ambient humidity must be carefully monitored.

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Q. The boards of my flooring seem to be swelling and are starting to look wavy or like a washboard. What is causing this to happen?

A. This phenomenon is due to a variation in the internal humidity of the wood. This is not related to a defective product. It is caused by environmental conditions.

There are several reasons for changes in humidity:

Humidity too high in the subfloor or a very damp basement: The underside of the board absorbs more humidity than its top side, resulting in unequal swelling between the underside and top side of the board and the cupping effect.

Leaks or water spilled on the floor: Water infiltrates between the boards and is absorbed by their undersides. This results in swelling on the topside and the cupping effect.

Relative humidity too high: During very humid periods, the wood absorbs humidity from the ambient air and expands. Since the boards are anchored to the floor they cannot expand freely and press against each other, causing cupping. Insufficiently large expansion joints can exacerbate the problem.

A stable climatic environment in the house is the key to the optimum stability of wood flooring. Refer to our installation guide, in the documents section, for more details

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Q. My floor is scratchproof.

A.

False. No floor is scratchproof. Install felt spacers on furniture and chair legs and protect your floor when moving furnishings about. Place carpets in front of door entrances and in high traffic areas. Install a protector under your computer chair.  Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly.  


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