– Promotes good indoor air quality by allowing your concrete to breathe.
– DRIcore Subfloor raises finished floor temperatures.
– Dramatically improves the quality of your living environment through cold and dampness protection.
– Keeps your family warm and dry, while protecting furniture, flooring, and electronics from basement moisture.
– Dricore panels provide an easy ready-to-use wood subfloor to add your favorite finished floor.
– Easy to install
– Suitable for any finished flooring
– Limited 25-year warranty
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
All-electric fireplace showroom and design centre with the largest selection in Toronto and York Region. Combining specialized expertise with over 20 years' interior design experience. On-wall, in-wall, fireboxes, retrofit inserts, mantels, custom cabinetry, stone and brick veneers. Residential and commercial. Trade and volume inquiries always welcome.
Shelter Furniture recognizes your individual style and are sensitive to your space and your vision for your home. With our in store design services, we help you create unique space that helps bring your home to life.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
IMPROVE is totally unique to Canada. Based on the international success of similar concepts throughout the world, IMPROVE understands how to make home improvement much easier and more pleasurable for consumers and trades to shop all under one roof.
We're supposed to learn from our mistakes. But why go to the trouble of screwing up ourselves when there are some many hack "contractors" and DIYers out there to do the dirty work?!?
For our new back page contest, we'd like you to share some of the stuff you've seen on the job that made you scratch your head. The key element will be photographic evidence. After all, a picture tells 1,000 words.
Like the one on the left from our managing editor's brother, Mark Britnell. Britnell, owner of Mark's Windows & Doors in St. Catharines, Ont., was called in to help out after a customer was left with this "finished" window at his home. When he arrived, he noticed that most of the windows had been mis-measured and were protruding several inches outside of the openings. They also hadn't been securely attached or even insulated. This particular one, the worst of the lot, had obviously been dropped prior to installation, cracking the frame.
Other WTF?!? moments may be more subtle, like this image taken by Advisory Board member Don Vloet, of Dun For You Contracting in Welland, Ont. If you're going to build a nice front porch, maybe take a few minutes beforehand to plan out where the gas meter is going to go.
We look forward to seeing WTF you've spotted.
SEND PICS, WIN PRIZES
As always, we'll select the best entry each issue and send the winner an amazing prize. This time around we have an incredible package: An eight-piece 20-volt combo kit from Craftsman (model CMCK800D2) that includes a drill/driver, oscillating tool, recip saw, two batteries, and more, worth $649.
E-Mail your pics to email@example.comSnail Mail us at WTF!, c/o Renovation Contractor, 37 Sandiford Dr., Suite 404, Stouffville ON L4A 3Z2
For over 50 years, Faema Canada has introduced the art of traditional Italian Espresso and Cappuccino to Canadians. We carry a variety of premium brands that can be tested at any one of our retail stores. Our selection of machines is only complemented by our assortment of fine espresso blends imported from Italy. Our wide selection of beans can also be brewed and sampled at all of our locations.
By becoming the standard bearer in the basement renovation industry, we can promote quality materials, professional trades, honest pricing, and better communication standards to create customer advocates and inspire our competitors.
SFA SANIFLO INC. (“SANIFLO”) is the only manufacturer of its kind in North America offering a complete line of macerating toilet systems for residential and light-commercial applications where installation of plumbing fixtures with below-floor drainage is impossible or cost-prohibitive.
Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. is dedicated to improving the lives of consumers through the use of advanced technology. With a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design, Sharp consumer electronics and appliances enhance enjoyment, while adding to comfort.
The Hide House – A truly unique shopping experience! Find an unrivalled selection of luxurious leather, suede, wool, down and shearling fashions and accessories. Plus a large selection of fine leather furniture in our restored brick-and-beam building.
Style, quality expertise. You can find it all at the Hunter Douglas Gallery™. We're your one-stop source for custom window fashions and more. Shop with us and you'll get the best national brands, superlative service and reliable expertise - all provided with a local touch because we're independently owned and operated.
Rolltec® awnings is the leading Canadian manufacturer of upscale retractable awnings. Since our startup in 1984, Toronto based Rolltec® has proven to be an industry leader in motorized canvas awnings by providing the highest caliber in both quality of products and customer service.