The revolving cycles of what is old is new. What is passé becomes haute.
A recent Canadian House and Home – Trend Watch – has highlighted the “Nouveau Château”. Apparently the French-inspired aesthetic is ‘BACK’. “Richly patterned parquet wood floors (with names like Versailles) take inspiration from palaces of yore.”
Europe never lost is flavour of all things olde. Here are some floors Jan and I observed over the past 15 years we’ve been traveling to Europe. They’ve developed the patina of age; well-loved/well-used.
The 31st Annual Victoria Spring Home Expo is coming up and we’ll be there! Drop by our booth so we can help answer any questions you may have on wood flooring, countertops, mantles and any other home improvement ideas you may have.
Current Alder flooring special. Inquire with Joel!
Alder S&B T&G
Mixed Widths, End-matched, – $6.95 /SF
Alder Rustic T&G
Mixed Widths, End-matched, – $3.95 /SF
Douglas fir, custom wide plank flooring, brand-name wood flooring and stair treads; engineered and solid. Available in specialty, exotic and domestic, FSC-certified hardwoods and softwoods. Environmentally friendly oil wax natural floor finishes. Servicing the Pacific Northwest, Canada and the US.
Source: Alder T+G | Flooring by West Wind Hardwood
This custom stair nosing made for a customer is made from the exotic wood Tigerwood. It is a hardwood from either Brazil or African countries such as Sierra Leone or Nigeria. Its dense quality and dramatic, contrasting color scheme makes it a good choice for decking and other areas that suffer a lot of wear.
April 30, 2015 – Exploring BC’s Millwork Industry: Beyond the Basics
Seminars, Demo’s and Factory Tour for the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects
Partnered with Roy Manion, Manager, Specifiers Program of the BC Wood Specialties Group
Hosted by West Wind Hardwood Inc
Driven by Joel Radford and Shelley Nielsen
Attended by 25 Architects and Designers from Southern Vancouver Island
This was both a challenge and a hoot for us. We’d never considered offering an on-site learning opportunity until Roy approached us. He nurtured us; coddled us; encouraged us. And it was a success, as born witness by this excerpt from the Vancouver Island Chapter of Architects’ Newsletter………
Our second time going to this show and exhibiting our products (flooring, decking and milling more prominently). We had a great attendance, maybe it was the great weather? But overall we were pretty pleased!
Jan and Joel showed of our new booth display that was milled and constructed in-house. Check it out: