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What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Engineered wood flooring in a Calgary, AB home
Most of us are familiar with solid hardwood flooring, but many still haven’t been introduced to another wood floor version. Engineered wood floors are taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry because they appeal to Calgary homeowners, who want beauty and practicality. Read further ...
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What are carpet runners?

Carpet runners in a North Calgary, AB home
Carpet is an excellent choice for many Calgary homes, especially if comfort is a primary requirement. If you have a staircase in your home, you’ll also need to consider incorporating this flooring on those steps.Homeowners often opt for carpet runners as an excellent way to showcase your stairs, ...
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What to expect from your Calgary carpet installation

Carpet installation in progress in a Calgary, AB home
Whether you are installing vinyl plank flooring or hardwood, each comes with its own set of requirements. It will make the process much smoother and easier if you know what to expect and how to prepare. When considering a flooring installation in Calgary, we are your one-stop source.Pay attention ...
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Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?

Waterproof vinyl plank flooring in a Calgary, AB kitchen
Luxury vinyl is scratch, dent, and stain-resistant. Waterproof brands have an SPC or WPC core. Some top manufacturers also use a unique waterproof core material made of innovative, high tech components. This flooring is not damaged by prolonged exposure to water, and lifespan is not affected. ...
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What's the difference between luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile?

A Calgary, AB home with waterproof luxury vinyl flooring
The short answer to this question is that these materials differ most in appearance while sharing nearly all other characteristics. You'll find excellent durability, beauty, and functionality in all luxury vinyl, and a design that will perfectly match your Calgary home.Vinyl plank flooring and ...
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Should you choose ceramic tile for your floors?

A Calgary, AB kitchen with beautiful tile floors
Absolutely, but there are two important things to keep in mind when you begin shopping for your tile flooring in Calgary. One is that you may want to consider porcelain. Even though it goes by a different name, it is a ceramic meant to withstand heavy foot traffic rooms in busy areas. The other is ...
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What’s underneath matters: Laminate floors and underlayment

Laminate flooring with proper underlayment in a Calgary home
We often get asked the question about whether underlayment is necessary underneath your Calgary home’s laminate. Whether the motive is to look for an area to shave a few dollars off of the total cost or because you are looking to simplify the installation, we believe that any time you invest in a ...
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The current hardwood flooring trends in Calgary

Trendy hardwood flooring in a Calgary, AB master bedroom
It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for flooring in Calgary or throughout Canada; everyone loves wood floors. They add richness, warmth, and charm to any home and are versatile enough to work with any decor style. They last for decades and add value to your property.Wood floors, in general, are ...
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Choosing carpet for your Calgary home

Carpet installation in a Calgary home
Carpet styles vary from plush and luxurious to tough and functional. Therefore, some styles are best for basements while others are just right for formal living rooms. Choose a high-quality one that is most appropriate for the room, and you've got a perfect choice. Westvalley Carpet & Flooring has ...
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What are the trends in waterproof flooring?

Waterproof flooring in a Calgary, AB living space
Have you ever dropped something you just know is going to stain everything and experienced a slow-motion moment when you know there’s nothing you can do to stop your floors from getting ruined? Well, whether it’s red wine or pasta sauce, you maybe have wished you had invested in waterproof flooring ...
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Finding recyclable vinyl flooring for your Calgary home

Finding recyclable vinyl flooring for your Calgary home
If you’re shopping for new flooring, you, like many other homeowners in the area, might be wondering: is vinyl flooring is recyclable? The good news is that there are many floor coverings in this line that are, and we’ll talk more about that now.The best choice for floor covering materials if you’...
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What to know for your Calgary flooring installation

A well prepared for Calgary flooring installation
When shopping for your flooring installation in Calgary, it’s just as important to think of the technique and skill as it is for the product.It can be the highest quality product, but if it's a less-than-perfect job, that will affect the appearance, performance, and longevity of your flooring ...
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What rooms in your Calgary home are best for LVF?

Luxury vinyl flooring in a modern Calgary, AB kitchen
If you’re new to the amazing possibilities you’ll find in luxury vinyl flooring, you might wonder what rooms the material can be installed in. The most straightforward answer is anywhere. That’s right; these floors can easily be installed in any room of your home.For entryways and living areas, you ...
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Tile flooring in Calgary: what to use, when

Tile flooring in a modern Calgary, AB home
Ceramic and porcelain can both work for floors, but have different characteristics that make them behave differently in certain installations. When shopping for tile flooring in Calgary, be sure to tell the tile pros in our tile flooring store exactly how it will be used.Whether you’re looking for ...
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Choosing laminate for your Calgary home

Gorgeous laminate flooring in a Calgary, AB home
Laminate flooring provides a cost-effective way to get a wood look, including in spaces that are not appropriate for hardwood flooring. Don't be afraid to think outside the box! White laminate planks are a great alternative to the standard dark variety.  Laminate tiles that mimic stone and ceramic ...
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What’s vinyl plank flooring?

Vinyl plank flooring in a Calgary, AB master bedroom
When searching for the perfect flooring in Calgary, you are likely to hear about luxury vinyl plank (LVP). If you haven’t researched the specific material, you might wonder what it is and why it’s so incredibly popular right now. We want to share a little more information about that very material....
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Calgarians love hardwood floors, and for good reason

Hardwood flooring in Calgary, available from Westvalley Carpet & Flooring
Homeowners often go out of their way to choose hardwood floors while some wonder why. The truth is, wood floors have so very much to offer and, over time, are an affordable flooring option as many other materials.We’ll look at some of the most popular attributes of this flooring, which will give ...
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How to shop for carpet in Calgary

Modern gray carpeting in a Calgary, AB home
When shopping for flooring in Calgary, know that Westvalley Carpet & Flooring has it all. Our company serves the greater Calgary area with three locations, a full inventory and services ranging from interior design consultations to installation and refinishing. We also offer free in-home estimates....
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Where can I get the best pet-friendly flooring in Calgary?

Pet friendly flooring in a Calgary, AB home
Come to Westvalley Carpet & Flooring in Calgary for standard sheet or luxury vinyl or waterproof flooring.These three are generally the best options for homes with pets.Flooring for you and your pet, Calgary, AB styleThere's no limit to design options for any of these versions. They come in an ...
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Here are some tips to find the best flooring in Calgary

New flooring in a Calgary, AB home
When you need new flooring in Calgary, you’re certainly not alone. All homeowners will, at some point, need new flooring, whether for a brand new construction or a remodel. No matter what size your flooring project, it’s just as important.The good news is, we can help assure you find the perfect ...
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When you want the best flooring in Calgary

Brand new tile flooring in Calgary, AB in a modern kitchen
When it’s time to find a brand new floor covering for your Calgary home, you’ll be doing a lot of research and asking lots of questions, as you should. Which materials fit your requirements best? Which will match your décor and interior design scheme?There are lots of things to think about when it ...
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How do I prevent my hardwood flooring in Calgary from fading over time?

Hardwood flooring from Westvalley Carpet & Flooring in Calgary, AB Canada
If you've recently purchased hardwood flooring in Calgary or are considering it for an upcoming renovation project, then you may want to start thinking about how to extend the life of your installation by protecting it from fading. While solid wood is no doubt an extremely durable, hard-wearing ...
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Carpet: a warm flooring for those long Calgary cold seasons

Carpet flooring from Westvalley Carpet & Flooring in Calgary, AB Canada
We don’t need to tell any Calgary resident that it can even snow as late as June and as early as September. The great thing about carpet is this flooring is a great insulator. An uninsulated floor can make a chilly room feel even colder. Carpet doesn’t use as much energy to keep a room heated (or ...
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Laminate flooring in Calgary

Laminate flooring in North Calgary, AB from Westvalley Carpet & Flooring
Laminate is a type of wood flooring that is comfortable to walk on because of its thickness and warmth. It is appropriate for living and dining rooms, home offices, and bedrooms. Westvalley Carpet & Flooring is a laminate flooring retailer and installer located in Calgary, Alberta. We can answer ...
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Keep your shag looking fresh and perfect with these 5 tips

Patterned shag carpet flooring looking fresh in a Calgary, AB home
Undoubtedly, shag carpeting is an ever-popular flooring choice for a great many people. Not only does it beautify a room instantly, but it also gives it a sense of warmth and comfort. For a luxurious, elegant appeal, there’s simply nothing quite like this type of wall-to-wall – ask any interior ...
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You’ll love what hardwood flooring can do for your home

Hardwood flooring from Westvalley Carpet & Flooring in Calgary, AB Canada
If you're looking for the very best in hardwood flooring in Calgary, you'll find a wide scope of options to get you there. Of course, these floors come with a vast assortment of options including an excellent appearance and benefits for every homeowner.One of the most appealing features in this ...
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Warm-up your Calgary home with laminate flooring

Laminate flooring from Westvalley Carpet & Flooring
It might seem a little odd to talk about this now when, for many, spring is just around the corner.  In Calgary, however, winters are long and freezing, with March being the snowiest month. April comes in second. Laminate is considered one of the warmest floors, Calgary. Just the appearance alone ...
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Why it’s a smart move to clean carpeting after an illness

Sanitary carpet after an illness, an essential recommendation from Westvalley Carpet & Flooring
Flu season is still on, and it's certainly been a brutal one thus far. You're better safe than sorry when it comes to deep cleaning your upholstery, linens, clothing, and also your soft surfacing. Reduce the transmission of bacteria and germs during this time with not only regular upkeep but also ...
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4 stylish hardwood flooring trends for your upcoming redesign

Hardwood Flooring | Calgary, AB
Throughout centuries of popularity, hardwood flooring has grown to be a timeless classic. As a highly versatile material, it’s a flooring element that never goes out of style. But aside from offering a unique, lovely appearance, hardwood flooring Calgary is also an excellent way to add value to a ...
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Can I wax my laminate floors?

Laminate Flooring | Calgary, AB
As one of the leading experts for laminate floors in Calgary, our showroom professionals at Westvalley Carpet & Floors get a lot of different questions about our hard surfacing options. One such question pertains to laminate plank upkeep, specifically in terms of waxing. While you would normally ...
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Why Calgary homeowners love luxury vinyl plank

Luxury Vinyl Flooring | Calgary AB Canada
Calgary weather can be pretty severe, with long, snowy winters, as well as high winds all year round.That means if you’re shopping for flooring in Calgary, you might long for hardwood floors, but also be worried about water damage. As we all know, solid hardwood can be damaged by excess water and, ...
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Winter, burst pipes and flooring in Calgary

Waterproof Flooring | Calgary AB Canada
Long, freezing, snowy, and windy winters are no surprise to residents of Calgary, and that’s exactly why you need waterproof flooring. Calgary residents can even see snow as late as June and as early as September.The temperature goes below zero, and that can result in burst pipes, which leads to ...
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Shopping for flooring in Calgary?

Carpet
Whether you’re selecting a carpet installation or any other type of flooring for your residence or commercial facility in Calgary,  Westvalley Carpet & Flooring understands that it isn’t just a matter of choosing color or style. You must think about things like your lifestyle and budget.That is how ...
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Flooring in Calgary: What about gloss wood laminate?

Laminate Flooring | Calgary, AB
This laminate has a high-end look that would be fit for any home decor page. Best of all, when it's high gloss (sometimes referred to as just gloss or gloss-over), it has a shiny, reflective quality that twinkles in the light, like glass, and will give any room a Wow factor.What is it?This is a ...
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The importance of your tile flooring installation

Tile Flooring | Calgary, AB
Every flooring installation is important, but when it comes to your brand-new tile, a tile flooring installation is the most important of all. These elegant materials are dense, hard, and can break easily, making a DIY installation a risky procedure.However, our professional installers have all the ...
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Five questions you need to ask about wood floors

Whether you’re looking for wood floors, laminate, tile or other flooring in Calgary, there’s only one place to go:  West Valley Carpets & Flooring.They are beautiful, adding warmth and elegance to your home.  We want you to have the best customer experience possible, so always ask these questions ...
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Where to install a tile flooring?

Looking for flooring in Calgary?Tired of looking at the drab tile floor in your bathroom? Maybe you're thinking that it's time for a change of scenery? Perhaps a new flooring installation is just the makeover you need. At Westvalley Carpet & Flooring, Calgary, AB Canada, our knowledgeable ...
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Where can I install vinyl plank flooring?

Vinyl plank flooring in Calgary
Durable, long-lasting, stylish – these are just a few reasons why luxury vinyl flooring in Calgary has quickly become a big hit. In fact, many homeowners come to our Westvalley Carpet & Flooring showroom in Calgary, AB to find out more about this versatile, easy-to-clean modern material. If you’re ...
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Shag rugs: sizzle, glam, comfort, warmth

They’re crazy, fun and quirky. Popular in the 1970s and 1980s, shag rugs are enjoying a big comeback, most likely because of an expanded color palette. Today, you can get them in all kinds of fun hues, such as blue, purple, green, or even multi-colored ones. They can add some glam to a rather drab ...
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How to make your home sizzle & shine with laminate

laminate flooring
This is an easy one: Just go with high gloss laminate flooring in your Calgary home. It’s a remarkable simulation of glossy hardwood, tile, or stone, and a wonderful alternative for those whose budgets are somewhat limited.First things first: What is a laminate floor?What it isn't is the ...
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Calgary Home Sales Slow To a Crawl, But There is Hope

Many of those in Calgary who are trying to sell their homes may have noticed the slowness of the market. This is not just the seller’s imagination. In fact, the problem has gotten so acute that the Calgary Real Estate Board is beginning to take action. A recent story brought some light to this ...
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Million Dollar Homes in Calgary Not Always What You Think They Are

In the past, if a person had a million dollars to spend on a home, he or she could buy a LOT of home for that money. Not so much today. In fact, just because a Calgary home has a big price attached to it does not mean that the new buyer will be getting a big house. In a recent story, we learned a ...
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Calgary Home Builders Finalists for Several Industry Awards

At Westvalley Carpet & Flooring, we are very pleased to announce that several of our local residential builders have been nominated for a range of awards for excellence in their respective fields. We heard about this in a recent story that read, in part: “Calgary companies in the residential ...
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More Calgary Homeowners Staying Put as Housing Market Tumbles

It is no secret that Calgary's real estate market is seeing its fair share of trouble these days. With the city being dependent on oil, and with oil being beaten down, it only makes sense that fewer people are jumping into buying a new home. Instead, many homeowners are staying where they are and ...
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Lord of the Floorings

Renovating or remodeling a portion of your home requires a patient hand. The planning that can go into the final design can be meticulous to say the least. When the room is complete the walls, trim, and window treatments must all blend together to create a sensory experience that is unique to the ...
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Laying the Foundation

Congratulations on your home improvement project finally coming to fruition. You have planned out all of the design elements of the room, and bought most of the materials necessary to complete the renovation. Although not everything is perfect, you have given yourself a beautiful foundation on ...
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One Stop Floor Shopping

When we take on a home improvement project, we usually have some sort of idea how we will get our goal accomplished. This usually involves having several places that we can access for our needs, and that involves lots of trips from place to place to get a piece here or a service there. In Flooring, ...
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Flooring Design

You are about to embark on a project remodeling your Calgary home, and you are in need of flooring to enhance the beauty of your room, and lend a sense of style to the project. You aren’t sure what kind of flooring you will need for your home. That’s where we come in. We are West Valley Carpet & ...
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Calgary's Finest Flooring

Are you beginning to notice that your home is looking a bit outdated and is in need of a little make over? A great way to give your home a beautiful new look without undergoing a major renovation is by getting new flooring. Luxurious flooring is a quick and cost effective way to give your Calgary ...
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Recent Storms Cause Massive Damage Values at $50 Million

The recent wild storms that have raced across Alberta have caused massive amounts of damage in certain areas. A late report states that damages may hit as much as $50 million. Here is a portion of this news: “Alberta storms caused $50 million insured damage. Figures from the Insurance Bureau of ...
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Will Home Renovations Cost Less in Calgary Now?

The economic downturn in Calgary has brought about many problems and issues. But, it has also brought about lower prices for many types of home renovations. The reason for this is fairly simple to understand: Contractors and home improvement stores are offering lower prices to attract more business....
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Calgary Home Builder Wins Hosts of Awards

At Westvalley Carpet & Flooring, we love sharing good news about our exciting city. It was recently reported that one of our local home builders, Albi Homes, was honored by winning a number of awards. From design to flooring, Calgary home builders are some of the best, and this just proves it. ...
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Calgary Residents Told to Be Wary of Scammers

Every year it seems that scammers come up with new ways to cheat people out of their money. In many cases, it is our seniors who are taking the worst of it. This seems to be case again as the Alberta Securities Commission has recently issued another warning. We saw in a recent article: “As ...
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Bank of Canada Warns Housing Price Surge May Cause Problems

It may seem as if certain sectors in the Canadian economy cannot catch a break. This appears to be the case with a new warning that recently came out from the Bank of Canada. While this housing news does not apply to all homeowners, or to everyone who is thinking of buying a home, it does apply to ...
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Calgary Home Sales Fall as Selling Prices Increase

Homeowners in Calgary who are trying to sell may have some disappointing news as sales numbers drop, but those who do manage to find a buyer, are getting a little more money for their homes. A story appeared lately that shared some details: “Calgary home sales were down again in June and while ...
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Calgary Gets New Leader for Home Builders' Association

At Westvalley Carpet & Flooring, we try to keep an eye on local real estate issues because those issues often affect our customers. These issues can cover anything from interest rates to buying new flooring. Calgary homeowners, and those who want to buy a home, need information these days, and that ...
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Yes, You Can Find the Affordable Flooring Calgary Wants And Needs

It is no secret that many homeowners and business owners are looking for the affordable flooring Calgary residents need and want. Our community has suffered from a variety of economic challenges lately, but life goes on, and many of our friends and neighbors need quality flooring now. The problem, ...
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Getting Down On All Floors

It’s safe to say that when we acquire a new home, we see areas that we want to improve and leave our mark on the overall design of the dwelling. Most times we think about window treatments and cabinetry, or even about painting the walls and buying new furniture. These are all very dramatic ways to ...
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Calgary Home to Very Special Tropical Paradise

Calgary (AB), Canada has a lot to offer those who live and visit the area. But not everything of interest is listed on the local tour guide brochures. In fact, some of the most interesting locations and sights are not listed at all, at least for now. Such is the case with a local home that is ...
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Westvalley Carpet & Flooring Provides and Expertly Installs a Complete Selection of Flooring for Calgary Homeowners

Like most Calgary area homeowners, you want your home to be both welcoming and comfortable when you arrive home from work, school or recreation. You also want your residence to welcome your guests and family members in a way that will reflect your preferred lifestyle. The ideal way to accomplish ...
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Quality Flooring for Calgary Homes

Have you been on a wild goose chase to find the perfect flooring for your home in Calgary? It can be difficult to find the perfect flooring at the right price, and that is why at Westvalley Carpet & Flooring, we strive to offer our customers the quality and affordability that they deserve. We carry ...
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Calgary Home Contractor Facing Serious Legal Issues

When it comes to home improvements of all types, including flooring, Calgary residents must be watchful for all types of scams and cons. Even though law enforcement is getting better at tracking down these criminals, they, the con artists, still pose a threat to honest Canadians. In a story ...
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Amazing Flooring in Calgary

Have you been on a wild goose chase to try to find the perfect flooring for your home in Calgary? At Westvalley Carpet & Flooring, we know that deciding upon new flooring is a tough choice to make. That is why we employ some of the most experienced flooring experts to help you make an educated ...
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Calgary Makes Canada's Top Commercial Construction Sites

Very good news concerning Calgary's recent uptick in the real estate markets. This most recent news is good for virtually all those who work in, or are associated with, real estate or housing; from brokers to those who work in Calgary flooring stores all can benefit from what is being reported. ...
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Looking for flooring for your home in Calgary?

If you are like other homeowners, you want your home to feel welcoming when you get home from work or play. You also want your home to welcome your friends and family in a way that is reflective of your style. A perfect way to do that is with new flooring for your Calgary home. And the perfect ...
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