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Decorating Tips

The many ways to finish off an area rug, hall runner or stair runner

Posted on August 10th, 2017.

There are no set guidelines when looking to finish off your home’s area rug, hall or stair runner. It simply comes down to personal preference. The advantage of creating a custom piece is you have options of material and how it’s done. Here are some of your best options. For a higher end finish, often used is a cotton or linen binding...

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A truly one-of-a-kind custom carpet

Posted on June 15th, 2017.

If you truly want to have a custom rug or runner, then having a hand-tufted and over-tufted custom carpet or area rug is the way to go. Made from the finest silk and wool fibers, every colour used is custom dyed and tufted into the carpet stitch. Any design vision, colour and texture can be realized to give a truly “one-of-a-kind”...

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Carpet Options

Area rug and stair runner trends for 2017

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Stair runners and area rugs look best when contrast in colour is created with the flooring underneath. We are seeing more greys, cooler tones over beiges because they allow you to add pops of colour in rooms by adding other decorative accents. Grey tones in particular have been on the rise due to the dark hardwood flooring trend the last...

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Carpet Options

Three new exciting wool carpet styles from Vifloor Canada

Posted on April 6th, 2017.

This just in! Vifloor Canada is pleased to launch three new wool carpet styles. Please take a look below and let us know what you think! Clipper II: Tried and true and re-coloured for a contemporary palette Re-coloured for today’s contemporary buyer. Soft greys and neutral colours offering a woven texture of a durable wool and synthetic...

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Interior Design

Benefits of doing a custom rug

Posted on March 9th, 2017.

Have you ever found an area rug and wished it was just a little shorter or a little wider, or do you have an odd shape or indent that you need to accommodate? Having a custom rug is like getting a tailored suit made. The area rug is made-to-order with the exact width, length and shape to fit your space. So if an 8’ x 10’ rug is too big...

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Interior Design

How much floor should be showing on either side of a hall runner?

Posted on January 26th, 2017.

The experts at Vifloor Canada are often asked, how much floor should be showing on either side of a hall runner? Often, four to five inches of floor showing on each side of a standard hall (three feet wide) is a good balance. If you have a hallway that is wider, then leaving about six inches of floor showing on each side is comfortable.

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Interior Design

How to turn your outdoor shed into the ultimate man cave

Posted on January 19th, 2017.

As we enter the cold, soggy depths of January in Canada, it’s time to do our best to cheer up and dream of the warmer times to come. What better way to ring in springtime than to renovate your backyard shed into a livable space? Alan’s Factory Outlet has provided some tips to turn that storage space into the ultimate man cave – or...

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Carpet Options

Selecting a corridor carpet

Posted on November 10th, 2016.

At Vifloor Canada, my colleague Scott and I often meet with condominium boards to help them in selecting a new corridor carpet. We begin by asking the board members to paint us a picture. We ask questions about what they don’t like about the existing carpet and what they expect to see when the new carpet is down. Sometimes our audience...

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Carpet Options

Why is wool carpet better?

Posted on October 14th, 2016.

It’s not just long lasting, environmentally-friendly, and great for your indoor air quality. Today, Vifloor Canada Ltd. takes a look at seven main reasons why wool carpet is better than synthetic options. Wool looks better longer – while most synthetic fibres are designed to imitate wool, it’s tough to match the strong, resilient nature...

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Interior Design

Design inspiration: How a Royal Ontario Museum air vent transformed into a popular carpet pattern

Posted on September 29th, 2016.

Inspiration can come in many forms. Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) seems a natural setting for design inspiration with an array of art, world culture and history among its roughly six million items and 40 galleries. While spending a day outside the office, and walking up a staircase at the ROM, the proprietors of Vifloor Canada...