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Sample Day at Logs End – White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Sample Day at Logs End – White Oak Hardwood Flooring

It's sample day at Logs End and we find ourselves working with the Quercus Alba - otherwise known as White Oak. Regarded as the pre-eminent tree in eastern North America, everything about this magnificent tree is worthy of a second look. From the stunning light bark...

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Logs End at Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2016

Logs End at Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2016

The team at Logs End is gearing up to participate in one of the largest home shows in Ottawa - the Ottawa Home + Garden Show. Set to take place at the EY Centre over Easter Weekend, this showcase of everything home and garden will leave you eager to renew, refresh and...

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Budgeting for Wide Plank or Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Budgeting for Wide Plank or Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Wide plank hardwood flooring and quality engineered hardwood flooring have garnered a reputation for being "luxury" products.  In reality, depending on the product, width and finishing options, both hardwood flooring options can be very cost competitive. At Logs End,...

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“How’s That For History At Your Feet?”

“How’s That For History At Your Feet?”

Hard to believe it's been six years since Francie Healey ran a feature in Ottawa Renovates Magazine about Logs End recovered wood and the stories it can tell.  The article, From River to Floor, showcases the journey of logs once left at the bottom of the Ottawa River....

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Logs End at the Ottawa Home + Remodelling Show 2016

Logs End at the Ottawa Home + Remodelling Show 2016

Make 2016 the year you renew, refresh and restore your home.  Please note the Logs End showroom in Ottawa will be closed on January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2016.  However, we urge you to come visit the Ottawa Home + Remodelling Show at the EY Centre.  Meet with...

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Hand Hewn Mantle from Logs End

Hand Hewn Mantle from Logs End

At Logs End, we love hearing from clients.  So, imagine our delight when an email arrived from the Pirie-Coleman family with a photo of their newly installed Logs End hand hewn mantle all decked out for the holidays.  We absolutely love how the rich wall colour...

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Caring for Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Caring for Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is composed of several layers, all bonded together.  And while the top layer on the Logs End Engineered Collection flooring can be refinished, it can not be done as many time as solid hardwood.  Therefore, to extend the life of your engineered...

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Restoration of Ottawa Streetcar 696

Restoration of Ottawa Streetcar 696

For the last fifteen years, a small group of rail enthusiasts have been volunteering their time and talents to the restoration of Ottawa Streetcar 696. As the last remaining 600-series streetcar to have serviced the Ottawa rails between 1915 and 1959, one can well...

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Best Wood for Hardwood Floors

Best Wood for Hardwood Floors

Visitors to the Logs End showroom in Ottawa often ask "What is the best wood for hardwood floors?" The reality is the best wood choice will vary from home to home.  This is due to colour, durability and grain.  When selecting the best wood for hardwood floors, it all...

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Logs End Oak Hardwood Flooring

An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus of the beech family, Fagaceae. There are approximately 600 extant...

Giant White Oak Will Become Heritage White Oak Hardwood Floor

In the not-too-distant future, the giant white oak we pulled up this summer will become a Heritage White Oak Hardwood...

Rift and Quartersawn White Oak with Wenge Border

We are excited to unveil the latest Logs End Hardwood Flooring custom project!These rooms feature the Logs End rift...

July 2015 Logs End Factory Blowout Sale

You've been asking. We're ready to deliver. The Logs End Factory Blowout sale is happening on Saturday, July 5, 2015...

Spring Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

The snow has melted, the birds are chirping, and the days are getting longer. Winter has marked its farewell and all...