Pickup Locations

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    A Taste of Freedom Country Inn

    24 Mill St W, Tottenham, ON, L0G 1W0
     
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    Foodland - Shelburne

    226 First Ave E, Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S2
     
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    Happy Dragon

    226 First Ave, Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S2
     
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    Lloyds Mennonite Furniture

    1 Proctor Road Hwy. 9 & Hwy. 27 SE, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0
     
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    Sobeys

    500 Riddell Rd, Orangeville , ON, L9W 5L1
     
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    The Barley Vine Rail Co

    35 Armstrong Street, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3H6
     
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    Lot's O Fun

    10 Centennial Rd, Unit # 1, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1P9
     
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    Orangeville Home Hardware

    60 4th Avenue, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3Z7
     
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    Rustik Local Bistro

    199 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K2
     
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    Soulyve Caribbean Kitchen

    34 Mill Street, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2M3
     
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    Freshco

    286 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L1
     
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    The Body Bar

    279 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L1
     
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    Johnny's Pizza

    283 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L2
     
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    Angel's Diner

    33 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1J7
     
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    Philadelphia Kitchen

    281 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L2
     
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    Black Birch Restaurant

    307388 Hockley Rd, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2Y8
     
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    Fifth Avenue Family Dental Centre

    75 Fifth Ave, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1G3
     
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    RBC Bank - Orangeville

    489 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 0A4
     
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    Pizzaville - Orangeville

    47 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 4N8
     
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    iPro Realty - Orangeville

    41 Broadway Unit 3, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1J7
     
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    Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre

    6 Northmen Way, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3B2
     
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    Alder Street Arena

    275 Alder St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5H6
     
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    New Wave Pool & Spa

    308 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L3
     
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    Zehrs - Orangeville

    50 Fourth Ave, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L0
     
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    Kelsey's Restaurant

    115 Fifth Ave, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5B7
     
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    Mad Hatter / Ruby Pier

    101 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3J8
     
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    Boston Pizza - Orangeville

    5 Buena Vista Dr, Orangeville, ON, L9W 0A2
     
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    Secure Insurance

    685 Riddell Rd Unit # 101, Orangeville, ON, L9W 4Z5
     
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    Lucky Lime Clinic

    299 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L4
     
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    D&D Pools & Spas

    78 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2E4
     
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    Blighty's Tuck Store

    88 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3J6
     
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    Quest For Cakes

    48 Centennial Rd #4, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3T4
     
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    Barb's Country Kitchen

    634041 ON-10, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2Z1
     
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    Dufferin Garden Centre

    250 C Line, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3Z8
     
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    Meridian Credit Union

    190 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K3
     
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    Orangeville Tourism Visitors Center

    200 Lakeview Court, Orangeville, ON, L9W 5J7
     
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    Deja Vu Diner

    318 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1L3
     
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    Fromage

    23 Mill St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1J9
     
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    Staples

    88 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2N5
     
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    Orangeville Flowers & Greenhouses Ltd

    78 John St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 2P8
     
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    The Cutting Crew

    88 First St, Orangeville, ON, L9W 3J6
     
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    Suzanne Gardner Flowers

    131 Broadway, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K2
     
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    Framed X Design Custom Picture Framing & Art

    75 Broadway #201, Orangeville, ON, L9W 1K1
     
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    Mrs. Mitchell's Restaurant

    887395 Mono Mulmur Townline, Mulmur, ON, L9V 2W1
     
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    Bliss Tropical Cuisine

    506195 Hwy 89, Mulmur, ON, L9V 0N7
     
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    Nifty Nook Restaurant

    633432 ON-10, Mono, ON, L9W 5P3
     
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    Ken Young Aluminum

    633395 Hwy 10, Mono, ON, L9W 3M1
     
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    Harry Stone's Pizza Burger

    19 Elora St S, Minto, ON, N0G 1Z0
     
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    Harriston Home Hardware

    18 Elora Street, Box 10, Harriston, ON, N0G 1Z0
     
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    Food Basics

    222 Silvercreek Pkwy N, Guelph, ON, N1H 8E8
     
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    Food Basics

    380 Eramosa Rd, Guelph, ON, N1E 6R2
     
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    Hanlon Convention Centre

    340 Woodlawn Rd West, Guelph, ON, N1H 7K6
     
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    Associated Billiard Companies Canada

    120 Regal Rd, Guelph, ON, N1K 1B9
     
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    Merit Glass Ltd.

    61 Arrow Rd, Guelph, ON, N1K 1S8
     
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    Supreme Car Wash & Car Detailing Cente

    20 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3T9
     
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    Meadowville Garden Centre

    7767 Wellington Rd, Guelph, ON, N1H 6J2
     
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    Bigelow Flooring

    450 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1K 1A6
     
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    Sarmazian Brothers Flooring

    575 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1K 1E9
     
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    Staples

    370 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1G 4V9
     
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    Staples

    20 Woodlawn Rd E, Guelph, ON, N1H 1G7
     
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    RBC Royal Bank

    987 Gordon St, Guelph, ON, N1G 4W3
     
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    Cora

    35 Harvard Rd, Guelph, ON, N1G 3A2
     
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    Food Basics

    3 Clair Rd W, Guelph, ON, N1L 0Z6
     
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    Arthur's Fuel

    202350 County Rd 109, Grand Valley, ON, L9W 7N1
     
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    Brewed Awakenings

    17 Main St S, Grand Valley, ON, L0N 1G0
     
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    Fountain Head Health Store & Cafe

    212 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N7
     
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    Junie Moon

    133 St Andrew St West, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N6
     
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    Coldwell Banker Grand Homes

    162 St. Andrew St E, Fergus, ON, N1M 1P9
     
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    Fergus Monuments

    375 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1P1
     
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    Sew What?! Sewing Company

    208 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N7
     
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    Fergus Fireplace & Home Comfort

    967 St David St N, Fergus, ON, N1M 2W3
     
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    Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop Inc

    105 Queen St W #6, Fergus, ON, N1M 1S6
     
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    Trenset Hair Design

    105 Queen St W # 2, Fergus, ON, N1M 1S6
     
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    Fraberts Fresh Food

    105 Queen St W # 3, Fergus, ON, N1M 1S6
     
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    I Love Chocolate

    128 St. Andrew St.W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N5
     
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    Ron Wilkin Jewellers

    109 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N6
     
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    Cover-Ups Flooring

    199 St. Andrew Street W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N6
     
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    Get Hitched RV Centre

    850 St David St N, Fergus, ON, N1M 2L2
     
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    Mosaic Spa

    830 St. David St N, Fergus, ON, N1M 2L2
     
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    The Breadalbane Inn

    487 St Andres St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1P2
     
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    Broderick's Fergus

    257 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 1N8
     
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    FreshCo

    753 St Andrew St W, Fergus, ON, N1M 3H2
     
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    Decor Solutions

    92 Main St, Erin, ON, N0B 1T0
     
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    Shoe Villa

    54 Wellington County Rd 7, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Gorge Country Kitchen

    82 Wellington County Rd 7, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Seasons Home Decore

    45 West Mill St.Unit 4, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Katrina's Kloset

    3-54 Wellington Road 7, Elora, ON, N0B 1S0
     
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    Sarmazian Brothers Flooring

    471 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge, ON, N1R 6J2
     
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    Highpoint Cafe & Restaurant

    20092 Hurontario St, Caledon Village, ON, L7K 1W8
     
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    Caledon Foot Clinic & Orthotics

    15955 Airport Road, Unit 202, Caledon East, ON, L7C 1H9
     
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    Rock Garden Farms

    16930 Airport Rd, Caledon East, ON, L7C 2X1
     
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    United Lumber Home Hardware Building Centre

    12833 Hwy 50 South, Caledon, ON, L7E 1M5
     
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    Caledon Tile Kitchen & Bath

    12 Fisherman Dr, # 6 , Brampton, ON, L7A 1B6
     
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    Party Magic

    60 Healey Rd, Unit 1, Bolton, ON, L7E 5A5
     
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    Zehrs - Bolton

    487 Queen St. S, Bolton, ON, L7E 2B4
     
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    Belwood Country Market

    6 George, Belwood, ON, N0B 1J0
     
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    Arthur Cash and Carry

    101 Smith St, Arthur , ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    The Plumber's Wife

    238 George Street, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Sussman's For Her

    143 George Street, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Arthur Home Hardware

    7580 First Line, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Labelle Flowers

    270 George St, Arthur, ON, N0G 1A0
     
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    Ray's 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery

    1475 Queen St W, Alton, ON, L7K 0E4
     
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    Dream Wood Ltd

    13785 Hwy 27, Nobleton, ON, L0G 1N0
     

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Ask The Design Expert: Selecting a Floor Finish

QUESTION:
When selecting a floor finish how do you determine what is best; carpet or hardwood or where are they best used in a home?   Jennifer M.

ANSWER:
First and foremost it is personal preference, some people just prefer hardwood over carpet or vice versa but often their preference is determined by the direction design is trending and the options they have to select from. Hardwood flooring or as the industry prefers to call it engineered flooring is the biggest trending finish for flooring in residential design. While there is still the traditional solid hardwood floor, you see them being utilized less and less these days due to their instability; they can warp and bend overtime due to climatic changes and they are typically now more costly on average.

Engineered flooring is more stable, rigid and is typically more cost effective and can come in a larger selection of wood types, finishes, and textures.  But with that said carpet has its place and is still a highly selected floor finish for comfort, cost and acoustical values. In determining what is best you must look at many factors; room type and location, overall appearance, overall comfort, maintenance, acoustic requirements, and cost. Below let’s review the two types along with the pros and cons of each floor finish as this will help in deciding which option to go with in which spaces of the home.

CARPET

There are many different types of carpet construction as shown below, velvet or plush and Saxony is the most common type of carpet found in residential homes, the trend moving forward makes it not as common as it once was. Berber, tip sheared and frieze are carpets that are really making their way into homes more and more, as these typically wear better, last longer and are easier to maintain. The options for these types of carpet have exponentially increased in the last few years providing a larger selection of palettes, patterns and grades.

pros
Warmth under foot
Comfort under foot
High acoustic value
Cost effective flooring solution – depending on construction  and material (between $3.00- $5.00 per square foot)
Energy saver as it adds insulation value by allowing you  reduce the air temperature to keep a room feeling warm
Safety  (hard to slip on carpet)

cons
Collects and holds dust, dirt, and bacteria (allergens)
Spills are harder to clean up/ remove
Pile height wears / can zipper or fray with traffic and general  use over time
10 year lifespan on average
Depending on material not considered environmentally friendly

HARDWOOD (Engineered Flooring)

Hardwood flooring comes in an even equally greater selection of types, finishes and sizes.  Depending on the overall look you want to achieve there is most likely a type/ finish that will suit your style.  Types of wood flooring can be oak, maple, ash, hickory, cherry, walnut, birch, mahogany, bamboo to name the most common. Finishes can range from virtually any type of stained top dressed or penetrated colourway with surfaced treatments that can be smooth, distressed, fumed, wire brushed, or scraped. The topcoat application can vary with products such as oil, varnish, urethane, lacquer, and acrylic resin. Hardwood flooring is a great long term investment and provides a more luxurious look in a home than carpet, even compared to a very expensive type of carpet. We as a society in general view hardwood as “higher end”.

pros
Allergens are kept to the surface and easy to remove
Easy to clean (unless oil treated floor)
High wearability, will look almost the same years from now
Can last 25 years or more
Hard underfoot (better than tile)
Can be refinished to new condition
Environmentally friendly if purchasing FSC certified flooring

cons
Requires cleaning much more frequently than carpet
Colder underfoot (unless you add radiant flooring)
Hard underfoot
Noisy (when walking and provides a hard surface for sound to bounce and travel)
More expensive depending on type of wood, thickness and construction (between $9.00- $30.00 per square foot)
Safety  (higher slip factor)

WHERE TO INSTALL

Both flooring types can be installed almost anywhere in a home. However I would recommend not installing in bathrooms unless careful research is done on a specific type that will withstand the moisture and cleaning agents necessary in this type of space. I would also not recommend installing either of these in a Foyer where it will wear the most due to traffic and is susceptible to outdoor chemicals such as salt and dirt grit. Carpet should not be installed in a kitchen, did I need to tell you that though.

Areas I prefer these types of flooring finishes:
Carpet:
Bedrooms
Family rooms/ areas where theatre type settings are utilized
Stairs (if not full stair, then at least a runner, safety comes first)
Hardwood:
Living rooms
Dining rooms
Kitchens
Office areas/Den’s

Wherever the space, whatever the look, either type will make a drastic difference in the space in which they are installed. You just need to decide what works best for your lifestyle and budget.

Email your Home Design questions to: asktheexpert@thepowerpages.ca

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