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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 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
" 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
" 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
" 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 like the flooring so much that I decided to order more for our new extension planned for 2011. "
Jasmine Hébert, Manoir Bécancourt, 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)

Q. Is 15-lb construction paper an efficient vapour barrier?

A. Construction paper slows down the migration of humidity between the subfloor and boards, but does not act as a vapour barrier. Tar-free vapour barrier paper is required.

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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. Your warranty recommends placing protective carpeting in some locations. What type of carpeting should I put on my hardwood flooring?

A.

Use carpets and maps that will not run when damp. Ensure that the carpet underside is not rough or made of natural rubber. Soft, synthetic undersides are safe if equipped with holes to allow the flooring to breathe. Clean regularly under carpeting to remove dust and other abrasive dirt. To avoid colour changes to flooring, occasionally move carpeting about.


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