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 soRead More
Dream Home Tour
The Dream Home – Full TourCreating a Dream Home is no small task, but it is the combination of many small decisions. A space that has a stunning overall effect is the result of countless architectural, installation, and design choices, right down to the colour of grout between tiles or the type of lightbulbs used. Our expert consultants and installers at Great Floors played a significant role in making this space unique, beautiful, and dreamy. Let’s explore the flooring and tile choices that helped this house become a Dream Home…Nottinghill English Plank by Beckham Brothers is the hardwood installed throughout the Dream Home. This warm grey oak hardwood floor brings an unexpected visual warmth to the white-focused design throughout the master bedroom. Nottinghill spreads throughout the entire main floor, all bedrooms, and the basement bar space. The subtlety and charm of this elegant design is so classic and unassuming, it is the perfect anchor to any space. What’s more, the sturdy, water-resistant, and durable larch core make this product well suited to demanding spaces like the kitchen, and high-traffic areas like an entryway. Learn more about Nottinghill, English Plank, and Beckham Brothers’ Flooring here.In the sneak peek post, we briefly covered the Ceragres MARBLE Carrara tiles used throughout the master bathroom. The tile is used in 3 different sizes and installations in the bathroom: 6″x2″ Chevron on the floor, 5″ Hex tile on the shower walls, and a petite 0.75″x 1.5″ herringbone on the shower floor. This tile has a subtleRead More
50th Anniversary Golf Tournament
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!Scherba’s Great Floors has been in business for 50 years, and on September 20th we wanted to celebrate the staff and customers who have made the growth and longevity of our small family business possible. We hosted a day of golf, contests, laughs, and the occasional Caesar at the lovely Firerock Golf Course in Komoka.Our 70 competitors, and their guests, traveled from all over South Western Ontario to take part in our celebration. Although the main focus was fun and festivities, we engaged our guests’ competitive side with a putting competition throughout the day.During the dinner portion of the evening, Dave Scherba, the eldest son of founders Tony and Evelyn Scherba, gave a speech to thank customers and staff for their loyalty that has allowed us to be in business for 50 years.He told the story of Great Floors: In 1967, Tony and Evelyn started the business in their home as a carpet cleaning company. It has grown since then, now with three locations and spanning three generations. Dave’s brothers, Arlen and Mark, were also in attendance to celebrate the milestone.Jeremy and Amanda, Dave’s children, also work running the company. They presented Dave with a beautiful engraved watch to celebrate his semi-retirement and to thank him for all his help over the years, and for teaching them everything they needRead More
2017 Dream Home Sneak Peek!
*THIS IS A SNEAK PEEK BLOG POST – STAY TUNED FOR MORE PHOTOS AND DETAILS SOON* Everyone has individual tastes – the 2017 Dream Home supporting London’s Hospitals is designed to appeal to all of us, and the designer responsible used Great Floors to make their vision come alive. A “Dream Home” has to be many things: beautiful, functional, spacious, and most importantly, cutting-edge in both technology and aesthetics.This year’s Dream Home by Bridlewood has set the bar and exceeded every Dream Home expectation. Timeless textures, airy colour palettes and custom finishes permeate the space. With the purchase of a ticket supporting London’s Hospitals, you have a chance at owning this exceptional home. The elegant English Plank hardwood from Beckham Brothers in the colour “Nottinghill” is found throughout the main and second floor of this year’s Dream Home. These floors combine modern technology and timeless beauty due to an incomparable Siberian Larch core and a warm grey-toned double-smoked White Oak finish. This warm and smoky finish is one of the newest and most in-demand designs right now – unfortunately, very few flooring manufacturers have perfected it the way Beckham Brothers has. These engineered hardwood floors are more stable and moisture-resistant than any other similar product on the market. They are durable, very low maintenance, and remarkably beautiful and sophisticated. You can see Nottinghill and the other English Plank designs here.Textured and patterned tiles are playing an ever-growing role in design. Unique patterns and textures in soft neutral or pastel tones wereRead More
CeraGres Products Featured at the LifeStyle Home Show
Our Award-Winning booth at the LifeStyle Home Show featured two of Great Floors’ hottest brands; BeckhamBrothers and CeraGres. Stay tuned for our Beckham Brothers post, but for now let us introduce you to the gorgeous CeraGres products that were used throughout our display.Clockwise from top left: Melody 8”x8” in Grey, White Home 12”x36” in Clapboard White, Bistrot 19”x19” in Grigio, Mate 3”x24” in Terra GrigioWith the front of our booth we wanted to focus on texture. We used some of our favourite designs in shades of grey to emphasize the subtle variations in colour and texture on these tiles. A simple installation can be enhanced by using a textured tile for visual interest. As you can see in the picture above, we have several traditional installations including a subtly staggered vertical installation (bottom left – Mate 3”x24” in Terra Grigio) and an alternating quarter-turn installation (bottom right – Bistrot 19”x19” in Grigio). We also included a patterned tile, Melody 8”x8”: Its petite geometric pattern is subtle enough to add character without distracting from other design elements.For the inside wall of our booth we went with natural stone look tiles. Stone designs, whether they are made with synthetic or natural materials, are a classic choice and will never go out of style. To complement these natural stone looks, we chose a smooth and nearly uniform style “Stones” in the colour “Quarz”, and a tile that mimics weathered wood, Charleston in White.Clockwise from top left: Charleston 3”x36” in White, 99 Volte 12”x24”Read More
Meet Our Style Gurus at the Lifestyle Home Show!
Interior design is an ever-changing landscape of trends, styles, and technologies.Have no fear – our ace Flooring Experts, Amanda and Saundra, are experienced with various materials, applications, and design styles. They regularly collaborate with in-demand designers to stay on top of what’s cutting edge and hot, and are knowledgeable and competent when it comes to the logistics of great, reliable flooring.Let Amanda and Saundra guide you through the ins and outs of tile and flooring at the 2017 Lifestyle HomeShow in London Ontario. On January 28th, they will talk you through the upcoming trends for 2017, as well as some exciting new technical developments and innovative applications for flooring products. Get a head start – leave your questions in the comments below, and Amanda and Saundra will address them in their presentation!Read More