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Janka Hardness Scale

Janka Hardness Scale

The Janka Hardness Scale is determined by a controlled test, performed to measure the force necessary to embed a .444 inch (11.28mm) steel ball to half its diameter in wood.  The resulting data is expressed in pounds-force, or lbf.  This industry standard assessment...

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Antique Impressions by Creative at Home Inc.

Antique Impressions by Creative at Home Inc.

Logs End is proud to be a dealer of Antique Impressions by Canadian owned and managed Creative at Home Inc. The Antique Impressions brand features exclusive hardwood flooring, manufactured using a fully sustainable production method. With a focus on small batch,...

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Shopping For Hardwood Flooring

Shopping For Hardwood Flooring

For many homeowners, hardwood floors are synonymous with richness, beauty and character. From classic to contemporary installations, wood floors are renowned for withstanding a lifetime of wear and tear. At Logs End, we believe shopping for hardwood flooring should be...

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Preventing Hardwood Floor Gaps

Preventing Hardwood Floor Gaps

Missed out on the recent Logs End eZine?  Here is a quick summary of our article, which detailed how to prevent hardwood floor gaps. With winter in full force, our homes are being heated twenty-four hours a day.  The air becomes dry, drawing out the moisture from your...

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Logs End Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Logs End Receives Best of Houzz 2015 Award

Notice something different on the Logs End houzz profile? It's true!  Logs End received a "Best of Houzz 2015" award for overall Customer Satisfaction. Houzz, the leading platform for home remodelling and design services, awarded companies around the world in two...

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Hardwood Floor Cupping

Hardwood Floor Cupping

A Logs End social media follower recently asked: What is hardwood floor cupping?  The following image from Wikipedia is a perfect illustration of cupping. Hardwood floor cupping (or a wood cup) is a warp across the face width of a plank, in which the edges are higher...

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Logs End Ottawa Showroom

Logs End Ottawa Showroom

Did you know Logs End boasts a showroom like no other?  Our home-style setting at 1520 Triole Street in Ottawa features 2500 square feet of products on display.  Our showroom is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and on Saturday from 10:00am...

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Protecting Hardwood Floors from Christmas Trees

Protecting Hardwood Floors from Christmas Trees

Nothing heralds the arrival of Christmas like a fresh cut tree.  From the fragrant scent to the soft downy needles, the Christmas tree is a sign of good spirit and hope for things to come. Every year, the team at Logs End is asked for tips on protecting hardwood and...

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Winter Salt Residue

Winter Salt Residue

Canadian winters are notoriously long and harsh.  To combat the elements, many cities, towns and home owners depend on sand and salt as traction aids for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Sadly, these two products wreak havoc with hardwood floors.  At Logs End, we...

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Humidity Levels and Hardwood Floors

Humidity Levels and Hardwood Floors

Houses and buildings were designed to provide shelter from outdoor elements. Over time, personal comfort became a driving factor. First, it was the fascination with heating. After World War II, air conditioning became the widespread interest. According to old...

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Logs End eZine

Logs End eZine

Did you miss out on the November 12th Logs End eZine communication?  Here is what we covered. 5 Reasons to Explore Engineered Hardwood Flooring With so many flooring choices available today, there are many options to consider when looking for new flooring. With the...

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GOHBA SAMMY Awards

GOHBA SAMMY Awards

On November 5th, during the annual luncheon, the Greater Ottawa Home Builder's Association handed out the 2014 GOHBA SAMMY Awards.  Logs End was floored to discover we had won two awards: Best Industry Partner Brochure and Best Industry Partner Showroom. On behalf of...

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Thank You For Visiting Logs End at the Ottawa Home + Garden Show

WOW! Another amazing weekend comes to a close. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth at the 2017 Ottawa Home +...

Hickory Flooring for High-Traffic Homes and Offices

Have you ever wondered why hickory flooring is so popular in high-traffic homes and offices? Hickory is truly one of...

Studio 853 Presents Pebble Trail Way

We are delighted to receive these photos from Chantale Charette (Owner/Principal Designer and...

Logs End French Cut Oak

French Cut Oak Flooring might be trendy, but it's also timeless ?⁣ Rift & quarter sawn white oak is one of the...

Ontario Tree Atlas and Arbour Week

Arbor Week is celebrated each year in Ontario starting on the last Friday in April and ending on Mother’s Day. "The...