Wiston Blog

Wiston is Climate Smart Certified!

Wiston is Climate Smart Certified in 2017!  We at Wiston, care about the environment and are committing to reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions. We provide earth and home-friendly products, that are sustainably-sourced and engineered in a manner to provide the highest... read more

Buildex Edmonton on Mar. 21st -22nd

Are you attending Buildex Edmonton? Meet Wiston Alberta team at the booth #601! Please contact David at david.krause@witfloor.ca for complimentary passes to the exhibition ($25 Value) We all look forward to seeing you... read more

Visit us at IDS Toronto Jan 19-22, 2017!

We are very excited to exhibiting at IDS Toronto January 19-22, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Drop by and visit us at booth #1942 if you are at the show. If you happen to make it to the show we hope you come say... read more

Come Visit our Booth at The Buildings Show, until Dec 2

Toronto Wiston Team is looking forward to meeting you at The Buildings Show on Nov. 30th to Dec. 2nd at Toronto Convention Centre. The building show is the biggest industry event of the year with Construct Canada, PM Expo and World of Concrete Pavilion in the South... read more

Send us Wiston photos & get $50 Gift Card!

Do you have photos or videos of Wiston Engineered Flooring? Submit the high resolutions pictures/videos of finished projects using Wiston products and we’ll send you $50 gift cards!* Please send the pictures/videos to info@witfloor.ca or contact us at 604-273-7555 for... read more

Wiston to be at Buildex Calgary, Nov 9 – 10th, 2016

Wiston will be at Buildex Calgary again this year. We will show you our latest products and the color trend in 2017. About Wiston As the original manufacturer of our products, our process begins with buying our own bark-on logs so we can control the source and the... read more

Come and visit us at Home + Design Show in Vancouver!

Wiston is proud to participate at Home and Design show Vancouver 2016. Come and visit us at our booth #541. Our team will show you the newest colours produced to meet the interior design trends of 2017. At Wiston our team has added to our dynamic product line not only... read more

Visit us at BUILDEX Edmonton Booth #721

BUILDEX Edmonton is the city’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With over 150 exhibits, and more than 35 educational seminars BUILDEX attracts over 2,500 attendees annually.

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Remodeling or Remuddling: Are You Making the Right Choices on Remodeling Jobs?

“Okay, here’s a situation. 2nd floor living room. Existing flooring is a 2′ square ¼” thick plywood tile. The subfloor is a little strange. It is ¾ T&G, then ¾” centimeters, then the ¼” thick plywood tiles. Here’s my simple question: can I lay down ¾” hardwood on top of the plywood tiles? Existing floor is in okay shape, no loose or creaking tiles, just visually scratched and beat up.”

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Biomimicry & Our Industry

I was reading the latest Reader’s Digest and was just struck strongly by an article on bio-mimicry. I was fascinated by the examples given-I strongly recommend that everyone reads it to find out how one company is using a trick from spider webs to stop birds from hitting windows or to see what lotus leaves have to do with ketchup bottles, or how cats’ paws influenced tires … there is clearly a lot to learn from nature.

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5 Wood Flooring Installation Sins

There isn’t a wood flooring installer in the business who isn’t guilty of taking a shortcut or two on the job site from time to time. The good news is that laying wood floors isn’t rocket science. The bad news is that when you take shortcuts, there’s plenty that can go wrong. Fortunately, most of the problems are easily preventable with a little diligence on the part of the installer. Following are five of the most common mistakes contractors make when installing wood floors. See if you are guilty of any of these installation sins, and find out how to reform your ways.

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Engineered 101: Understand the Fundamentals of Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 101: Understand the Fundamentals of Engineered Wood Flooring

Not so long ago, many still considered solid flooring the only “real” wood floor. Today, no one can deny the importance of engineered products in today’s wood flooring market, and the products come from every corner of the globe with every species, construction and finish imaginable. No wonder, then, that confusion about engineered wood flooring runs rampant. That’s why we’ve compiled a series of common questions about engineered flooring and asked some industry experts to give us their answers.

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