Hunter Douglas Blinds- Platinum App

When it comes to choosing colors, style, and function, women are naturally more gifted than men. It’s common to see couples in our showroom looking for blinds but only one person is truly looking.

The thing both men and women love is the technology found in Hunter Douglas blinds. For years now, Hunter Douglas has provided quality power options through the use of remote controls. Now, with the continued advancement of technology, Hunter Douglas has created the Platinum Technology app which allows greater ease for controlling the blinds in your home.  


Now you can have the style, colors and functionality you’ve come to expect with Hunter Douglas as well as some great tools to manage the light in your home.

Don’t forget, Braid is the only Hunter Douglas dealer to carry the industry leading 20/20 Guarantee to ensure your satisfaction with every Hunter Douglas purchase.

Kinsmen Showhome in Saskatoon- Flooring

This year we had the privilage of partnering with Homes by Dundee and the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon to be the provider of flooring & window fashions for the 2012 Kinsmen Showhome. The home features warm and earthy tones which is evident in the hardwood, tile, carpet and drapes.

Let’s start with the hardwood found in the kitchen, dining room and hallways. We chose to use an Oak hardwood made by Mirage. Oak hardwood has lots of grain which gives plenty of character. The grain also absorbs stain in a consistent fashion which creates a very balanced look. Combine the character and the consistent color and you’ll find oak hardwood suitable for almost any home.

 Next came the tile which was found in the bathrooms. There was a need to be subtle to allow for other design elements so we chose from the Provenza Series which is a porcelain tile. You’ll notice the creame color has a very soft vein in it. The vein is just enough to add some visual appeal without overwhelming the room. We accented the wall with a glass tile that mimics bamboo to add some character.  

 For the bedrooms and stairs we used a carpet called Fontainbleu by Stainmaster. The carpet is thick and soft which provides comfort underfoot. You’ll notice a subtle pattern in the carpet which provides character. This material was perfect for this staircase.

Finally we added fashion to the windows by creating custom drapes. The colors and styles are simple and warm. With all of the design elements in this room, there was no need to be too bold with the window fashions.



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Saskatoon Show Home: Legacy Homes new flooring, tile, and window fashions


Show Homes are a great way to stretch a homeowner’s imagination by show off new flooring, tile, and window fashion products. In Saskatoon, you’ll often see interior designers use creative colours and textures to enhance the look and feel of a room.

This show home was built by one of Saskatoon’s premier custom home builders, Legacy Homes. In this home, we played with textures to create a modern look with a warm feel.

First we started with a hardwood that has an oil finish as opposed to a urethane finish. You’ll notice that the sheen is flat which creates a warm and natural look. It’s also an incredibly easy floor to maintain.



Next, we added tile with varying stones and colors to really capture the attention. The tile around the fireplace contains several colors of glass surrounded by pieces of stainless steel. This combination definitely creates a focal point in the room.



And finally we used window coverings to provide style while maintaining functionality. These dark shades are modern, but illuminate with the bright sun behind them. You’ll notice that the pattern in the roller shades really stands out as the sun breaks through the window.



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For more information on any of these products or for help with your home fashions, visit our showroom on Millar Avenue.





Mirage Flooring & Braid Flooring Sale

The snow is finally melting and now it’s time to get started on those renovations you’ve put off all winter! We’ve once again partnered with Mirage Floors to bring you a promotion just for Spring.

Saskatoon flooring has never been easier as you can now receive a $0.50/sqft rebate on Canada’s top rated hardwood flooring. For the best flooring be sure to visit our showroom at Braid Flooring & Window Fashions.



Welcome to Braid Flooring’s Style for Life Magazine!

Welcome to Style for Life, an e-magazine devoted to guiding you through the challenges of home fashions. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an existing space, Style for Life will provide you with easy to use ideas to create a home that expresses your style while suiting your lifestyle. 

So then where does this wild and crazy idea come from? Without giving a boring lecture on the history of Braid Flooring & Window Fashions, let’s explore. The company was founded by my Father Jeff Braid so naturally I’ve had years of experience watching him work with a variety of customers. I’ve also had the pleasure of learning from some of the most experienced Design Consultants this city has to offer. These are people that have the ability to take the vaguest ideas and turn them into dream homes! 

After years of watching customers work with these Design Consultants I began to notice a consistent trend….most people have no idea how to design and decorate a room. Sure I’ve also noticed that women are better with color than men and more often than not….women are RIGHT! But most people at the end of the day need help to design and decorate their home. 

It is a challenge to be able to create a certain feel using color, fabrics, and textures. It takes practice, experience, and a no fear attitude to get your home to where you want it. That’s where this magazine comes in. It’s going to provide you with a variety of ideas from some of the most talented individuals in order to create your Style for Life. 

– Christian Braid


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