Kid and Dog Friendly™ Northern Ontario Wide Plank Red Pine Flooring by ...
“a married and depressed man”... A. Marreed & D. Prestman®
'Distressed' or, Not ‘Distressed’, Red Pine Flooring.
— www.PineFlooring.CA —
Elevating and Transforming Houses, Condo's, Cottages, Offices and Businesses... since 2001.
“You can not open the “Yellow Pages” and find an
expert in “Heritage and/or Custom Rustic Pine Flooring”.
Value-Added Products is what Marreed-Prestman offers you in quality materials, expert
Installation and craftsmanship ... going beyond the cost of Flooring as a commodity.
“Some people buy Flooring ... others invest in Kid and Dog Friendly!, 'Heritage' Flooring.”
Common Flooring is supplied by common retailers to people with common requirements and expectations. Marreed-Prestman — PineFlooring.CA — builds Limited Edition, Hand-Crafted Rustic Flooring — at value-oriented prices — that appreciate in intrinsic and monetary value. Red Pine Flooring transforms and elevates a house, condo, cottage, office or hospitality business — for people with particular requirements, high expectations and Vision.
Who are “People with Vision”?
Not surprisingly, 100% of my clients are Outliers.
— Distinct, Resourceful, Outside Normal Expectations ... Outliers. —
Common Flooring is supplied by common retailers to people with common requirements and expectations. Marreed-Prestman — PineFlooring.CA — builds Limited Edition, Hand-Crafted Rustic Flooring — at value-oriented prices — that appreciate in intrinsic and monetary value. Red Pine Flooring transforms and elevates a house, condo, cottage, office or 'hospitality' business — for people with particular requirements, high expectations and Vision.
One-third (1/3) of my Clients are Professional Single Women ... all are rich as individuals but, not usually, in the monetary sense. These women are “Pine People” ... true Outliers ... 'builders' who are, by gender and experience, skeptical and cautious. They do their research, they know what they want and they find a way to get what they want IF the product/service can meet or exceed their expectations.
One-third (1/3) of my Clients are “Odd Couples” or, more precisely, Couples-at-Odds. 'Romantics' who agree on almost everything ... they love the potential “Look and Feel of Pine Flooring” (underfoot) but, they never really considered buying Red Pine Flooring. Ultimately, they become 'desperate' to find “an inspirational Flooring” that they can both love.
One-third of my Clients (1/3) are Historically-Oriented Traditionalists ... conservative, practical ... and profoundly frustrated with the suitability of modern 'engineered' woods and high-maintenance products. Once a Traditionalist discovers “The Value Proposition” offered by PineFlooring.CA, they abandon contemplation, grab the opportunity and “consider themselves lucky”.
Building with Vision!
TRANSFORM and ELEVATE!
An Informed Client!
“The Wet Look” ... immediately upon applying the final
PourDown FloodCoat TopCoats … Dries to SATIN “Kid and Dog Friendly! “
“Wow! 'Elderly Woods' ... looks great in the photo.
Looks magnificent in real life! “
Dave & Janice. Almonte, ON.
The Right Reasons
(quotes and paraphrased comments)
“Fort William Historical Park is a representation of a expansive Hudson Bay Company fur trade outpost.
All work that we do on this site has to meet specific historical guidelines,
which is why I feel your product is well suited for this application.”
“I absolutely agree with you about the importance of Flooring. I feel that my Floorings, baseboards and window frames are what will create the warmth I want in my home. I noticed a comment on your website that said 'rustic yet, sophisticated' which is exactly what I am looking for.”
“It's Jim from Forest Lake in Sundridge. You delivered 1900 sq ft of Northern Ontario Wide Plank Knotty RED PINE Flooring in Oct. 2008. We layed the Flooring successfully and love it. It is truly a unique and beautiful Flooring and we are distressing it the slow way ;-). I was just on your website and noticed that your wife was an Air Canada flight attendant. Nice picture of her in the 767 with the captains hat! I was a pilot for AC for 25 years and retired in 2004 to pursue other flying. I now fly a water bomber in Western Canada in the summers. She looks familiar and I am sure that I worked with her although I was never on international flights much except for freighters. I retired as an A320 Captain. Say “hi” from one Pionair to another! Anyway, we love our DIY Flooring and we will spread the word!”
DIY: Captain Jim with “Back-Up” Expertise!
Jim's DIAGONAL FLOOR
adds visual space!
Jim's DIY: Do-it-Yourself: Pegged Floor.
“It's the perfect Flooring with my kids and fido.”
“This is the perfect location (on water) for your Flooring. We're amazed by the amount of hard work you put into creating “Kid and Dog Friendly, 'Heritage' Flooring.”. ... we feel lucky.”
“My husband, like most men, hates change. Thank you for 'putting him in his place' ... which he absolutely loves, now.”
“I wanted to differentiate my house ... I did not want “a perfect Flooring” ... but, I did require professional installation and 'a diamond' finish ... our Flooring is functional and beautiful.”
“We have enough Flooring samples to have done this Flooring four times over but nothing has struck my fancy. We ended up putting in a new knotty Alder kitchen (shimmed ¾ inch to allow for new Flooring) to give us an idea of what we wanted, but until we saw your stunning web site we haven’t been able to come up with any ideas that we could both agree on ... since we built in 1992.”
“I've lived with hardwood Flooring ... it looks great but, it's too glossy, high maintenance and dog scratch marks showed up in no time. I want a Flooring for our new place that we can live with.”
“I purchased a prefinished Maple Flooring only five (5) years ago and now it needs re-doing. What I want is a finish that will last twenty (20) years with heavy traffic of three (3) grandchildren and their toys here. I live in Port Colborne, Ontario, and no refinishers here can find such a product? Does this finishing product exist?”
“I knew your Flooring would be easy-care ... I've lived with hardwood and carpeting in the days when I actually loved washing windows and mirrors and waxing Floorings ... those days are gone ... my 'distressed' Flooring has made life easier.”
“My wife and I have decided to go for it. It's a lot of money for us, but we think it is worth it, given your expertise and my want of it for a long time. I will send full payment from Tokyo where I am a teacher at the American School.
“We have an Australian King Shepherd ... nothing we put on the Flooring will withstand the abuse of a hyperactive 120 lb. dog, but the 'distressed' Flooring makes our place Livable.”
NOTE: Hallway carpet runners and area rugs may be required on top of any wood Flooring (in selected areas) to stabilize hyper-active or overweight dogs. Large dogs and older dogs will initially 'destabilize' before they become accustom to your new wood Flooring but, they will adjust “their walk, stance and activity” within a few days. In addition, when grooming, clip under your pet's paw pads and between their toenails to clean away excess fur/hair and, of course, properly clip and file toenails to help a dog maintain balance and stability (indoors and outdoors).
Eradicate stained broadloom. Select 12”, 10”, 8”, 6” Export Quality Northern Ontario Wide Plank RED PINE. Installed and Finished Heritage Floor.
The Right Reasons
(quotes and paraphrased comments)
“I love Red Pine ... it has the warmth ... the ambience we wanted and “the distressed look” makes it Livable ... even though we don't have children and a dog, yet.”
“We wanted Wide Plank boards and we wanted Red Pine ... and we were only going to do this once! Both levels, once! ... you had what we wanted.”
“We live on a lake ... with family, pets and visitors, I didn't want to be tied to cleaning or fretting over 'wet and sandy' Floorings.”
“My daughter has allergies ... carpeting is out of the question ... carpet underlay 'gases-off'', tile is cold and I didn't want the plastic look of hardwood.”
“I'm a tall man and I have a back problem ... luxury carpeting and underlay only exacerbated the problem ... polished hardwood was out of the question for our waterfront home ... your Flooring made a remarkable difference.”
“I wanted an eco-friendly product ... I heard about the Sustainable Forest Management Network when I was touring the Canadian Ecology Centre in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park near Mattawa ... that's where I heard about your eco-friendly product.”
“Hardwood is just not “real” any more ... it is medium density fibreboard (MDF) or Engineered Wood (chipboard) with a thin veneer top layer ... it “ripples” with the sunlight (because it warps). I wanted real wood but, you see shiny “hardwoods” everywhere, dogs 'destroy' them and they don't have warmth ... your Red Pine Flooring is perfect for me and my pooch.”
“I wanted a rustic, sophisticated country look — in my condo penthouse (Ottawa) — I shopped in Canada and, beyond, for two years before I found 'a married and depressed man'.
“Pine (unlike hardwood) was the only wood that could be installed in my Unwinterized Cottage ... it was a natural alternative to hardwoods which can not be used in 'seasonal' buildings (or below grade) ... and engineered woods. plastic laminates that look cheap and are notorious for scratching and chipping.”
“We have an older dog ... she sometimes piddles and gets sick on the Flooring ... with broadloom that was a problem ... the carpet smelled and it was impossible to clean.”
“We thought we wanted to sell our townhouse ... the realtor told us we should do something with the Flooring to increase its value and sale ability.”
(Update: “Our new Flooring has changed our environment ... we've decided to stay and makeover the kitchen and bathrooms.)”
“We built a stunningly beautiful hand scribed log home and installed laminate Flooring. In hindsight, that was 'a mistake' ... it scratches and chips and the manufacturer and retailer only offered a patch-kit which does not properly repair the Flooring. Three years later, we opted for a Marreed-Prestman Flooring. It's stunning.”
(Update: During alterations to kitchen cabinets ... a “wall of cabinets with stained-glass window-doors” came crashing down on the Flooring resulting is gashes and scratches in the Flooring .... Marreed-Prestman repaired the Flooring as 'new' in less than half-an-hour).”
“Money was not relevant to my decision ... in a-day-and-age when the average kitchen costs $15-to-20 G's and the average Flooring lasts less than ten years, we knew you offered beauty and value-for-money ... we wanted to enjoy the ambience of (red) pine ... we have antique furniture and a modern stainless steel kitchen ... it suited our style.”
“Plastic Floors are for Plastic People. “... this is a warm Flooring, a heritage Flooring ... it fit my expectations.
We're building a large home and we're here to stay ... we wanted the biggest bang for our buck over the long term ... 2,800 square feet is a lot of wood, a lot of work — and a pile of money — we're more than happy.”
“I build a home every couple of years on spec ... the design of this house is cosmopolitan ... I wanted Flooring that would “warm up” the place and enhance its market value ... it sold in one week at list price.”
“We've lived for twenty years with plywood on our cottage Flooring because my husband I could not agree on Flooring ... now that we're retiring to “the cottage”, we found what we wanted ... something we could agree on.”
“I have 2,500 square feet of hardwood in my house but, I didn't want to put hardwood in my new kitchen and family room addition.”
“It's the perfect Flooring for my basement Rec-room and home office.”
(NOTE: Hardwood can not be installed below grade in basements or in Unwinterized buildings. Conversely, Red Pine Flooring can be installed in basements and in Unwinterized homes and cottages because “it breathes” and it is not grouted like hardwood Flooring which can not take the cold without cracking.)
“I love wide pine ... I have a Century Home ... it's the Flooring I wanted (10”) to maintain the spirit of the house.”
“No-one else offered The Marreed-Prestman Distressed Look ... the price of reclaimed and barn board Flooring was even higher (installed and finished) ... they are too dry and prone to splintering ... they didn't have the character of Red Pine and their 'hairspray' finishes would show every ding, dent scratch.”
“We wanted to move to a country house ... we could 'cash-in' on our townhouse but the cost of the country house we wanted was 'out of the question' ... since we do like where we're living (in the city) we decided to take a small mortgage and upgrade the place to our liking ... the 'distressed' Flooring, baseboard trim and (window/door) frames (you did) throughout the house are perfect.”
“I'm so excited that I finally found the “ROCKY ROAD” Flooring I've been searching for — for ten years.”
“I have two dogs, two cats and a Parrott ... so you see, I need your 'distressed' Flooring.”
“My company installs hardwood Flooring ... I have a dozen installers and finishers on staff but, I know we do not have the expertise to install and finish 12” Wide Plank in my chalet ... I was amazed by vendors who would not do the work themselves or take responsibility for the installation and finishing of their product (using my crew) ... they just wanted to sell “the romance of pine off-the-rack” and make an easy buck. Your offer to work with my installers and do the final finishing yourself — and take responsibility for the job — made the difference.”
“My cottage is special. It's true, there are faster, cheaper and easier ways to obtain Flooring but I didn't hesitate when I found exactly what I had been looking for. My place deserved PARCHMENT ... that's what I wanted ... nothings else came close.”
“My place needs a new roof, a new kitchen and a new Flooring but, I can only do one of them this year ... I'm doing the Flooring ... the rest can wait.”
“I couldn't wait to get rid of the dirty, stained carpet and cracked linoleum.”
“My partner is a 'Pine Person' ... if she could have a 'Pine Man', she'd have one ... I think that's you.”
“Do you sell to the United States? I live in Washington Missouri, USA. (ZC: 63090). If I ordered 3,000 sq. ft. of “distressed Red Pine wide planks” for a major home renovation project, could you give me an approximate cost for Northern Ontario Red Pine Lumber in 10” width, plus shipping costs? Thank you. D. Walde, Wash. Mo., phone 636 xxx-xxxx.”
Reply: “Daniel: Sorry, I am unable to ship into the U.S. due to current U.S. regulations and prohibitive paperwork.”
“I really appreciate the time you took to come to our home and show me large samples... I would love to have you install your beautiful red pine.”
A. Marreed & D. Prestman Distressed Red Pine Flooring guarantees each and every new Flooring that I install against DEFECT in materials and workmanship for as long as you own your Flooring* (non-transferable) provided the contract Terms and Conditions are fulfilled.
Red Pine Flooring is a natural product ... it is not a composite, it is not plastic, as such, ~ 1% expansion and contraction of the wood in the annual “breathing” cycle may occur. Additional, expansion and contraction may be “aggravated” by non-related factors* affecting the building prior to, during, or after the installation and finishing processes.
* Clients will allow for standard Curing Times which will include a timeline for the introduction” of furniture and animals in accordance with T&C.
* E.G.: Building Stresses: Misaligned supporting walls, posts or jack posts, water damage, nearby blasting or excavation, snow load, etc.
This PineFlooring.CA website is a force of nature, a labour of love. It is designed by “a married and depressed man” ... a passionate hands-on craftsman eager to educate and entertain ... PineFlooring.CA is a Top Rated Website — #1 on Google — and, as you will learn, the site is designed to inform, intrigue and amaze you ... that is why “Pine People” print almost every page and save them for leisurely “bedside reading” and “serious study”.
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