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Planchers, maison écolo et panneau électrique

Cette semaine, les planchers de bois franc avec Anne-Marie Faucher et Martin Emery (Les Bois de plancher PG Inc.).

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Published Monday 30 March 2015

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE UNIQUE COLLECTION AND NEW ENGINEERED PRODUCT

We are very pleased to present to you five new additions to the Unique Collection. Our R&D team members have outdone themselves and are proud to introduce Sanibel, Meteora, Clan, Familia and Tamarin.

Sanibel and Meteora (pre-oiled)

New additions to the Origin Series offered in silver maple, 5¼ inches.

Clan and Familia (pre-oiled)

Introducing a new series: THE FORTUNE SERIES

This series features two products with a neo-retro look offered in 7-inch birch.

Tamarin (pre-oiled)

Is it possible to create a prized, walnut-inspired product? Yes, because we have succeeded! Tamarin, offered in Pacific grade 3 ¼-inch birch, re-creates the rich look of walnut at lesser cost.


ModelSmart

You have projects, we have the solution:

All-new ModelSmart, our latest, reasonably priced engineered product, combines the beauty and reputation of Model® flooring with the best price-quality ratio.


PG Hardwood Flooring: because working with us is easy and enjoyable!

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Published Monday 23 March 2015

MODEL ENGINEERED PRODUCTS MEET THE MOST STRINGENT REQUIREMENTS OF THE CALIFORNIAN AIR REGULATION BOARD (CARB)

Following recent reports on CARB certification, PG Hardwood Flooring is pleased to announce that its Model engineered products meet the most stringent requirements of the Californian Air Regulation Board (CARB) regarding volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Moreover, because we want to make our planet a better world, engineered products by Model are available with FSC certification, upon request.

CARB requirements do not apply to Model solid hardwood products because the regulation applies only to substrates used to manufacture engineered products.

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Published Friday 20 March 2015
" 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
" 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)
" We just finished installing the Pelletier Maple flooring. It looks spectacular and we get so many compliments. "
Jason Day, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada
" 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
" Used 'Montana' on a recent design project and LOVED the results! Thank you! "
Tanna Barnecut, Tanna By Design
" 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

Q. My flooring seems yellowish around the edges of my furniture.

A. Yellowing or changes in the colour of wood is a natural phenomenon. Wood itself changes colour as it ages and sunlight will affect the colour of your hardwood flooring. Although the Model Plus finish contains an anti-yellowing ingredient that delays and diminishes this phenomenon, the flooring will age and a more or less pronounced colour variation will appear, depending on the species. To minimize this effect, occasionally move furnishings and carpets around.

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Q. What causes cracking sounds in my floor?

A. There are several reasons why floors make cracking sounds:

Relative humidity: Ensure that the relative humidity in your house is neither too high nor too low. This may explain why your floor loosens and becomes noisy. A humidity rating between 37% and 45% is ideal.

Wrong type of subfloor: For nailed flooring, the subfloor must be made of plywood or OSB panels; the use of particleboard is not recommended.

Wrong subfloor thickness: The recommended panel thickness is ¾ inches (plywood or OSB) for joists spaced apart 19 inches or less, centre to centre. Spacing exceeding 19 inches or a greater span can result in deflection, leading to cracking sounds.

Board direction: Boards are installed in the same direction as the joists.

Structural weakness: The subfloor is not firmly anchored to the joists with flooring screws; there are gaps between the subfloor and the joists.

Lack of anchors: When boards are not anchored securely, they may move and lead to cracking sounds. Each board must have a minimum of two nails two inches from board ends, ideally spaced at eight-inch intervals in relation to the board length.

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Q. I recently acquired Model flooring. Is transition moulding available?

A. Yes, different types of moulding are available, including nosing, reducers, quarter-rounds and T moulding.

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