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April 2012 Renovation Newsletter

April 29, 2012

In this issue of reVISION’s Renovation Newsletter:


2012 Ovation Award Winners

2012 GVHBA Ovation Awards finalistreVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc. Wins 2012 Ovation award for:

Best Sustainable RenovationCreate No Waste

and becomes a Finalist in:

Best Marketing Innovation: RenovatorCustomer Care Correspondence System

The Ovation Awards recognizes excellence in new-home and renovation design and construction in Metro Vancouver!

photo of 2012 Ovation Award winning project

2012 Ovation Award Winner

photo of 2012 Ovation Award Finalist program

2012 Ovation Award Finalist

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Renovation Seminar

The GVHBA will be hosting the Spring Home-Renovation seminar on Tuesday May 15,2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. The Seminar presenters will guide homeowners through the various stages of the renovation process, including design and planning, legal and contracts, selecting a RenoMark renovator, municipal permits, and living through a renovation. Presenters include award-winning renovators, a construction lawyer and municipal building official.

For more information: GVHBA Spring Home-Renovation Seminar


Parade of Renovated Homes

GVHBA’s Parade of Renovated Homes, showcasing the handiwork of some of this region’s best renovation contractors and their sub-trades, will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012. For more information log on to!


Environmentally Friendly Renovation Tips

Choose More Sustainable Products for your flooring:

  • Ceramic and stone floor are wise choices.
  • Bamboo and cork flooring is a nice replacement to traditional hardwood flooring. Bamboo is a rapidly growing resource and can be harvested very easily. Cork, which is made from the bark of an oak tree, can be treated to make it waterproof. It looks great but it’s also durable and comfortable to walk on.
  • Make sure the adhesive used for your flooring isn’t made with urea-formaldehyde or any other toxic solvents
  • Marmoleum, is a new brand of linoleum made from eco-friendly materials such as linseed oil and natural pigment


Designs for Flooring, Which one Works?

Huge-format stone tiles, including limestone and honed slate, are a great choice. Timber flooring can be used in the kitchen but choose one with a high water resistance, such as cherry or teak, to avoid it being affected by a steamy atmosphere. Vinyl and resin-based floorings, such as Amtico, have made a comeback lately and are available in some interesting colours and finishes. Polished concrete is the height of minimalist chic.


Fantastic Flooring

Looking to renovate or update your home? Start from the bottom and work your way up. A beautiful floor in wood or vinyl, tile or carpet, creates a solid foundation for every décor style.




Exotic Walnut (Strandwoven Bamboo) – Prefinished Solid Hardwood Flooring

TRILLIUM Exotic Walnut (Strandwoven Bamboo) - Prefinished Solid Hardwood Flooring

  • Tongue-and-groove format installs with standard equipment
  • Recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly species
  • All matching mouldings available
  • DurAlOx Everlast finish protects from scratches and wear

Trillium’s strandwoven bamboo flooring is manufactured using a unique finishing process that combines the strength and durability of bamboo with the natural warmth of woodgrain. The sides and ends of each plank are also micro-V-jointed, further enhancing the look of natural hardwood. And strandwoven bamboo is not only a sustainable resource, it is also one of the most durable species of flooring available.


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