2017 Dream Home!

LONDON DREAM HOME 2017 – The Dream Home is one of Great Floors’ favourite projects to take part in. Every year that we’re involved, we get to explore the best designs and highest luxury while helping an amazing cause.This year’s project epitomized a Dream Home – with airy finishes, warm peach tones, and delicate pastels the entire home has a light and dreamy quality. The theme is white, grey, and gold – and all of it is misty and delicate.Explore our photo gallery below and click here to read our sneak peek blog post, with more content coming soon!
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WOW Factor: High-Contrast Backsplash

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and it’s also one of the most challenging and time-consuming parts of your home to renovate. Our friend Denise, the owner and creator of Tan Bar in London, sought a kitchen that reflected her bold personality, elegant style, and excellent taste. She wanted a WOW factor without kitsch, and carefully chose two contrasting tiles to create a stunning backsplash that would stand the test of time. Take a look at these beautiful photos by Mackenzie Pearce Photography, to see how Denise combined her high-contrast tiles to create drama, elegance, and classic appeal.With the help of our fantastic design and installation professionals at the London Design Gallery by Great Floors, Denise chose Anatolia Soho in “Biscuit Glossy” and Anatolia Cast Satin Metal Series in “Satin Bronze” clipped with marble for the refined high-contrast look you see here. The beauty of these two together is that they are contrasting both in colour and finish, with a high-gloss white subway tile beside a softer, satin-finish diamond-shaped bronze tile. Even Denise’s pup is enjoying the glamour of the finished design. Photo by Mackenzie Pearce Photography. Here’s a closer look at the texture difference between Anatolia Soho in “Biscuit Glossy” and Anatolia Cast Satin Metal Series in “Satin Bronze” clipped with marble, fitted by Great Floors’ expert installation team. Photo by Mackenzie Pearce Photography. Cheers to another fantastic project! Thank you to Denise for sharing these great photos of your finished backsplash. Photo by Mackenzie Pearce Photography. Denise’s stunning new
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Think Outside the Box! Eye-Catching Tile Installation Designs

Give life and character to classic or plain styles with an updated tile installation – say goodbye to boring grid-patterns and off-set brick layouts, and say hello to chevron, honeycomb, herringbone, and more with our alternative tile installation guide. Chevron & Herringbone A unique installation pattern can transform a cost-effective product into a luxurious, customized feature. “Vertical Herringbone” or “Chevron” patterns turn traditional, basic subway tile into a lovely focal point. In this project the client used Ceragres’ Senio City 3″x 12″ white tiles, installed vertically to achieve this more modern, arrow-like Chevron look. You can also achieve an arrow-like look by overlapping narrow rectangular tiles in a Herringbone pattern. It completely changes the look of the tile & creates something unique for the home owner. In this case, they chose a grout that contrasts nicely with the tile to help the texture pop. High-Contrast Honeycomb Using a contrasting grout with a unique shape of tile or a patterned installation will help to emphasize geometry for a clean, modern look. High-contrast grout makes the tile pop and creates a strong visual interest, like with these black hexagonal tiles installed in a honeycomb pattern with contrasting white grout.A mix of tile colours can also create a high-contrast, custom look – most tile designs will be available in more than one shade at the same price point, making it convenient to mix them. In this case, the designer chose to intersperse black and white hexagonal tiles in a honeycomb pattern in this
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2019 Jefferson Industrial Dream Home

As a local business, Great Floors loves participating in projects that empower other local businesses and provide services to the communities that support us. Each Dream Home we take part in is an opportunity to work with some of London’s (and Canada’s!) most established and innovative designers, and this year we were thrilled to work with our dear friend and colleague Jillian Summers of Upstaging Limited. Jillian specializes in design and staging for home sale, and her depth of experience in working with builders, homeowners, and realtors has shaped her timeless and versatile style.For this year’s Dream It Win It lottery Jillian developed and executed three incredible designs, each in a completely different style. Grand Prize Option #1, The Jefferson Industrial Dream Home, is chock full of some of our best and newest products.The sleek, industrial look of this dream home is achieved by emphasizing clean lines, and employing a sophisticated deep, neutral colour palette. Jillian grounded this home’s open gallery quality by allowing textures, light, and natural materials to become points of interest. By using the same tile throughout the main kitchen and living area, Ceragres’ Gesso in “Velvet Black”, Jillian created a strong foundation for the kitchen’s features. She included exposed brick and natural wood textures to accent the clean and stark lines of the cabinetry and appliances, which allows the uniquely beautiful accent lights to elevate and warm the space. The sophisticated weight of dark floors carries through into the den, thanks to another Ceragres tile –
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Pet Friendly Flooring

We want you to spend more time playing with your pets, and less time cleaning your floors! Take a peek at our Pet-Friendly Flooring options below for some ideas: Luxury Vinyl Plank Beckham Brothers Aquaplank Aquaplank by Beckham Brothers gives the realistic look & feel of beautiful hardwood, with waterproof protection to withstand accidents & additional cleaning that owning a pet may bring. AquaBlock, a waterproof foam core, has the additional benefit of reducing noise! With wear layers from 0.3mm – 0.55mm (Big Ben Plus), your floors will look great for years to come. https://youtu.be/3dW9jo6bQ40 Carpet YourHomeStyle with Stainmaster® PetProtect® STAINMASTER® PetProtect® carpets have built-in stain resistance are designed to release pet hair when vacuumed. Have a new puppy or an excitable pet that is prone to accidents? This carpet system helps prevent pet accidents from soaking through the cushion to the subfloor, reducing odors. On top of these pet-friendly benefits, it has the best available protection against fading so you you can open the blinds, let the sun shine in, and let your furry-friends gaze out to patrol the neighbourhood. Shaw Lifeguard Waterproof Pet Stain Friendly Carpet Shaw Floors LifeGuard® carpet is pet-proof, easy to clean, and reduces odor. The spill-proof backing on this carpet provides a layer to keep spills and odor-causing pet accidents from soaking through to the pad and sub-floor. It’s easy to clean, keeping spills on top — it’s like magic! Tile Dog-Friendly Tile Porcelain Tile is a top choice for pet owners because of its durability and nonporous surface. It doesn’t scratch, or
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March Feature Designer – Saundra Krzic, London Design Gallery by Great Floors

Our featured designer for March 2019 is our very own Saundra Krzic from London Design Gallery by Great Floors. Read on to learn how Saundra helps builders make their clients’ interior design dreams come true. We want you to spend more time playing with your pets, and less time cleaning your floors! Take a peek at our Pet-Friendly Flooring options below for some ideas: Saundra has been in the design industry for 12 years after graduating from Fanshawe’s 3 year Interior Design program. Growing up watching Home & Garden Television design shows, she knew that this was where her artistic flair and background in the construction industry would shine.GF: Which designers inspire your work?SK:Definitely Jillian Harris. Watching her on HGTV while growing up inspired me to become a designer myself. Her work still inspires me today. Chip & Joanna Gains from Magnolia are also huge inspirations.GF: What do you love most about your role as an interior designer & sales account manager?SK:What I love most about my role is seeing the finished product come to life. Because I deal primarily with new construction homes in London & surrounding areas, I am helping clients choose their flooring selections that will suit their lifestyle & vision. I oversee the project from the initial selection to installation and work closely with the installers to ensure the end results is what the client has envisioned.GF: How do you select the right products for your clients?SK: When picking materials for a customer, I take into consideration
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February Feature Designer – Martha Huk, Hedgeford & Berkley

We are proud to present Martha Huk, our featured designer in February 2019. Read on to learn how Martha achieves stunning results, and see our interview with her at the end!When undergoing a renovation, the typical role of an interior designer is to bring your vision to life. Martha Huk, Chief Engineer and designer for London-based design firm Hedgeford & Berkley, takes it to a new level. Martha is a triple threat – she is a designer, an engineer, and a fearless business woman. Her designs are equal parts gorgeous and practical, luxurious and comfortable. She solves problems you didn’t know you had. The result is a stunning space which works perfectly for you and your family, always better than you had dreamed. Her unparalleled focus reimagines how her clients use the space and enables her to deliver bold designs with flawless execution. Her rare ability to iterate between beauty and practicality have enabled her design and build firm to explode to the world’s elite level in the blink of an eye. We’ll be going further into depth in her most recent project that’s causing a buzz in the industry, and finding out how she takes her renovations to the next level.While focusing on a fully reimagined kitchen, Martha renovated a family’s entire main floor to streamline storage, traffic flow, workspaces, gathering areas, and more, crafting a space intuitive to her client’s needs. She created a hidden doorway to the pantry and included a private scullery in the layout so
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