Archive for December, 2015

Go Beyond the Surface: December 2015

Posted on December 24, 2015 by Jared

Projects of Christmas Past

The Eco Floor Store, Surrey Showroom,

A Look at Some of our Favourite Projects

It’s been another fabulous year thanks to our wonderful clients.

Whether we’re working with homeowners, interior designers or builders, it’s always a pleasure seeing spaces transformed by our eco-friendly surfaces! We thought we’d share some of our favourite projects from this past year. It wasn’t an easy task, but here are a few that stand out.

District Main in Vancouver

One of the trends we noticed this year was the use of multiple wall surfaces in one space. Interior designers didn’t shy away from combining different materials and colours to create stunning spaces.

District Main Vancouver Lobby Lounge

One of those memorable spaces is the lobby lounge at the District Main Residences. Designed to be a multi-functional space for residents, we installed three of our wall surfaces: reclaimed barn wood wall tiles, Stikwood and recycled newsprint wallpaper.

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Outdoor Playground in West Vancouver

While we may not have had the opportunity to play in this private playground, we had a lot of fun helping VictorEric Design create a fun outdoor space for the homeowner’s children.


We installed Dinoflex NuVista tiles for this outdoor playground. We hope it was a well-used area of the home this past summer!

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Love It or List It Vancouver

It’s pretty much guaranteed that any time we do a project with celebrity interior designer Jillian Harris it will make our favourites list – her projects are always so stunning!

Love It or List It Vancouver, Flexible Stone Veneer

On our third appearance of the W Network’s hit TV show Love It or List It Vancouver, we supplied and installed our flexible stone veneer to help completely transform a living room. The before and after photos of this home don’t even look like the same home – incredible.

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Birkenstock Store Signage in Singapore

2015 was the year of signage! We worked with many retailers to help supply wall surfaces that they used as a backdrop to their corporate logo. One of our favourites is the very smart design for Birkenstock in Singapore.

Cork Feature Wall at Berkenstock

We supplied outside burl cork wall tiles. Not only does the material draw attention to the cork used in the soles of the famous footwear, but it also provides acoustical benefits for a comfortable shopping experience.

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BC Hydro Power Smart Dream Home

Featured at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, the BC Hydro Power Smart Dream Home is another example of an interior design team that likes to pack a lot of punch in every space.

Beehive Cork Wall Surface in Turquoise

Featuring four of our eco-friendly walls surfaces – classicBRICK, Stikwood, beehive cork tiles and a moss wall – this small home is a great example of why it works to combine surfaces. (Because it looks awesome!)

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Wool Carpets in Vancouver

This year, we had the pleasure to supply and/or install hundreds of thousands of square feet of flooring for residential and commercial projects throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.

TELUS Garden, Vancouver

We’ve worked on some tiny projects and some very (very!) big ones. For the LEED Platinum certified TELUS Garden in Vancouver, we supplied over 100,000 sq. ft. of eco-friendly wool carpets. Wow!!

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Thanks again to all of our clients throughout 2015! We enjoyed working on every project. And thank you for choosing eco-friendly surfaces for your home and project. 🙂

For the Holidays: Engineered Hardwood

Posted on December 20, 2015 by Jared

The holiday season is a busy time for us. Believe it or not, new floors are a popular Christmas gift request for many homeowners. And why not? If you’re expecting a lot of people in your home throughout the holidays, you mind as well give your home a little makeover!

In this home in North Surrey, our little elves replaced the old flooring with a new engineered hardwood floors. Manufactured by American Guild, the floors in the colour Frontier Trail are from their exclusive Historical Elements Collection. Made with maple, each 72″ long by 7.5″ wide plank is hand scraped and distressed.

Here are a few photos of this sophisticated new flooring. We love the many tones throughout the floors and the variation from plank to plank!

Engineered Hardwood Floors Installation in North Surrey, BC

Engineered Hardwood Floors Installation in North Surrey, BC

Engineered Hardwood Floors Installation in North Surrey, BC

Custom Retail Signs, We Do That Too!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by Jared

Blenz Coffee – a Canadian owned company that opened its first coffee shop in Vancouver in 1992 – contacted us to see if we could design and create custom signage for their new coffee shops. They were looking for something unique that would reflect their cozy brand as part of their new branding strategy.

We suggested using our textured cork in a brick pattern. Shaped to make their logo stand out, we coordinated the laser engraving of their logo on the eco-friendly wall surface and finished it off with a water-based polyurethane coating. We love how it turned out!

Here’s the sign at the new Blenz Coffee in Surrey Central Mall:

Custom Retail Signs, Surrey BC

Custom Retail Signs, Surrey BC

Custom Retail Signs, Surrey BC

Whether you’re looking for signage or an eco-friendly wall surface to create a stunning feature wall, we have many options to suit your brand. Contact us to discuss your project!