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Project Feature: The Lakefront Cottage

2019 had just begun – it was a week old – and our client knew what she wanted. She was undergoing a major gut renovation for her lakefront home: she had her vision and plans set out previously and had been to plenty of other flooring suppliers in the city but had not found the right floors that met her needs nor concerns. It was towards the end of that first week in 2019, when she was referred to Khayeri Flooring by one of the city’s prominent and renowned leading kitchen suppliers.

On her first visit to the showroom she had brought a sample of the kitchen cabinet that she had intended to use, her iPad Pro and her notebook filled with detailed notes, measurements and project execution timelines. Our client knew that in order for her to find the right hardwood floors for her project she has to provide as much details as possible. During the first 45 minutes of her visit, she patiently answered the Khayeri Flooring Showroom Consultant’s questions, at the end of which, two challenges became clear: the Design Challenge and the Durability Challenge.

The task was to modernize the lakefront home but keep certain elements intact to portray heritage and authenticity; to make the best of the view by incorporating the existing beautiful old trees into the design. Our client already had a vision of her kitchen in mind and was certain that the floors were equally as important in the grand scheme of design.

She was also fully conscious of the environmental challenges that the location of her home would present. Located on Balsam Lake, it being a water-front property, and the severity of the winters witnessed in that area, all gave her major concerns on how her floors would perform.

Khayeri’s solution was an understanding, innovative and insightful one. Choosing the Memories of Versailles’ 300 Year Old Reclaimed Series, with Baltic Marine Grade Birch for superior structural stability and dimensional integrity in the forces of expansion and contraction, and a manufacturing process that used Dry Kerning, Khayeri installed reclaimed French While Oak across the 2,300 sq. ft. of space. He followed it up with frequent inspection meetings to ensure site and sub-floor conditions met the internationally accepted standards.

Two challenges overcome with one product. That’s genius in design.

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