Designer Stone Panels

Paul Lafrance Design with DesignerStone®Panels

Paul Lafrance and his team are always looking for the best ways of bringing backyard renovation design ideas to an impressive show-stopping level. Designer Stone®Panels has been a fantastic partner that helps to make their customers’ backyard an outdoor oasis by incorporating strong and gorgeous stone products.

About DesignerStone®Panels

Based in Toronto (Ontario), DesignerStone®Panels is a family run and operated business that strives to impact the building and manufacture industry with leading innovative stone products, allowing new design ideas to come to life with the possibility of thin, large, real stone panels.

Understand the process

The products are made up of a front layer of thinly cut real stone (granite, travertine, onyx and marble) adhered to an unique backing which is then engineered using the most modern patented technology to create an extremely strong stone faced structure.

The panels are made by cutting natural stone blocks as thin as 5mm. Depending on the type of stone and the use, the backings can be aluminum polymer composite, fiberglass, honeycomb and PVB. The result is a natural stone panel that is stronger and much lighter than traditional large slabs of the same stone.

DesignerStone®Panels Features

– Lightweight: 1/3 to 1/6 weight of slab

– 10 x stronger than full slab

– 100% waterproof/100% natural stone

– Quick and easy to install

– Groutless

– Bookmatched panels

– No CNC machine/or bridge saw required

– Certified installs

– Can be installed over existing tiles

– 25 year warranty

– Opaque and translucent options

– Eco Friendly: less raw product, less water, less emissions, and less freight

– Endless applications: showers, bath surrounds, feature walls, elevators, furniture, bars, wine rooms and so on!

Why does Paul Lafrance love to incorporate DesignerStone®Panels in projects?

Thanks to its modern technology, the products from DesignerStone®Panels are gorgeous, innovative and easy to install. The thin cut and sturdy backing create a lightweight yet strong panel that can be cut without specialty heavy tools.

See for yourself the beauty from DesignerStone®Panels. Visit the gallery on the website!

Cabinet Effects

Paul Lafrance Design with Cabinet Effects®

Since Paul Lafrance and his team are always searching for the best style and functionality to exceed customer’s expectations in backyard renovations, the custom cabinetry & furniture company Cabinet Effects is an easy choice for their projects.

About the company

Using the finest materials, a keen eye for design and a set of carefully selected tools, Cabinet Effects is a company that since 2009 strives to create stunning, custom cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, closets, living rooms and bedrooms that fit perfectly with your family’s needs.

The Cabinet Effects Process

The Cabinet Effects team has a process that is designed to ensure that every customer receives the perfect cabinetry solution for its home without any surprises. Here’s what you can expect from the professional cabinet makers:

– Project Review

– Design Assessment & Measurements

– 3D Design Rendering

– The contract

– Showroom Design Consultation

– Schedule Production

– Installation

Why does Paul Lafrance Design love to incorporate Cabinet Effects® in backyard renovations?

Paul Lafrance knows that no cabinetry design is too custom for Cabinet Effects. This incredible team of experienced cabinet makers will design and manufacture a completely new concept for any space. The success of every project they made can be attributed to their passion, attention to detail and creativity when it comes to delivering a perfect home solution on time based on your needs and budget. Besides that, all of their work is backed by their written 10 year warranty. All these features make Cabinet Effects a great partnership that Paul Lafrance loves working with. They always exceed customer’s expectations in design, function and quality across Waterloo Region and throughout Ontario.

Are you ready to start your next cabinet project? Take a look at the full gallery of kitchens on the Cabinet Effects website and get inspired!

Accura Glass

Paul Lafrance Design with Accura Glass®

Paul Lafrance and his team know that the glass in their projects turns out exactly how they have imagined it to be thanks to the amazing partnership with Accura Glass®. The combination of irreplaceable skills of dedicated glass artisans with the most advanced design and production technologies available delivers exactly what Paul Lafrance needs to make a breathtaking backyard or deck design.

About the company

Accura Glass® was founded in 2000 and is managed by the two founding partners, Brian Medinski and Grigorii Khizguiiaev. With over 40 years of glass fabrication experience behind them, Brian and Grigorii recognized a growing demand for specialty architectural glass products and developed proprietary new tools and technologies to produce cost-effective custom manufactured bent glass and laminated glass.

Working from a 35,000 square foot facility in the Greater Toronto Area, Accura Glass® has a full complement of state-of-the-industry equipment and employs 30 people full time and more on a part-time (as-needed) basis. Between its features projects there are Paul Lafrance, Marriott Houston and Argyle Street.

Top Quality Services:

Glass Bending

HD Digital Printing

Glass Laminating

U.V. Bonding

Back Painted Glass

CNC Capabilities

Digital Sandblasting

Why does Paul Lafrance Design love to incorporate Accura Glass® in projects?

Paul LaFrance knows that small details make the difference in a successful project. Every piece of glass incorporated into his projects is an essential element for a gorgeous and harmonious backyard or deck decoration. Accura Glass® is an innovative glass fabricator with an enviable reputation for producing quality glass products to customer’s specifications on-time and on-budget. These features make Paul and his team to continue to reach for Accura Glass® when they need superb quality, precision and reliability.

Learn more about the custom architectural glass for residential, retail and corporate environments by visiting Accura Glass website.

Barrisol

Brands We Trust – Barrisol


Paul Lafrance and his team know that Barrisol provides innovative interior design solutions that are required on every project by balancing advanced technology with aesthetic beauty. Barrisol® is the world leader of stretched ceiling and a reliable partner.


About Barrisol


Barrisol® is a manufacturer of stretch ceilings, walls, organic and 3D Forms, indoor and outdoor. With more than 50 years of experience and a network of 1,200 partners worldwide, the company offers a complete line of products for design professionals (e.g architects, decorators & interior designers) and for end users. Its international experience and local presence help to ensure a quality application for your project.
Barrisol® stretch ceiling complete range of products and ceilings:

3D Form
Acoustic Light®
Acoustics®
B-Skin®
Castiglioni
Clim®
GTs®
Illuminated light boxes®
Layer®
Light
Light Color
Light Lines®
Lighting
Lovegrove
Lumigon®
Mirror®
PLUS® Lamp
Print your Mind®
Recycled Membrane
Star®
The bio-based
Tradition®
Trempo Acoustic®
Trempo®
TrempoVision®
Brick Effect
Butterfly Lamp by Chantal Thomass
Ceiling tiles
Chair by vallon®
Clean room
Concrete Effect
Creadesign
ELT3D®
Les effets matières
Lighting 3D form
Lighting wall
Lumière color wall
Marble Effect
MICROSORBER®
Modular
Mural
Perfodesign
Projection and lighting
Sign
Stand
Wood Effect

Why does Paul Lafrance Design love to incorporate Barrisol® in projects? The Barrisol® Universe offers endless possibilities for Paul Lafrance and his team to create unique designs with a combination of vibrant colors and complex shapes for backyard or deck decoration projects. From organic shapes or waves, to spheres or more conventional forms, Barrisol® enables Paul’s team to create all types of stretch ceilings and panels for renovation or new buildings construction.


Enjoy a diverse palette of more than 230 unique colors! Choose a texture, finish, printed image, translucent element and your Barrisol® ceiling can provide you with almost any look or feel you desire.


Bring a new style to your home! Get inspired at: https://barrisol.com/en-ca

WALLdesign

Paul Lafrance Design with WALLdesign

Paul Lafrance and his team are proud to use WALLdesign products to style walls and ceiling with high-end decorative tiles and panels. Contemporary, rustic, classic, casual, chic… It doesn’t matter the style! Everything is possible with the products developed by MURdesign’s. The decorative panels that are rich in textures and versatile have inspired the team to create incredible and timeless backyard and decks projects.

About WALLdesign

By using high quality and innovative technologies, MURdesign’s decorative wall and ceiling panels offer various finishes that are very similar to real trendy materials. Easy to install, they are accessible to all types of do-it-yourselfers. Besides that, it is an eco-friendly brand since most of their products are composed of 100% recycled wood fiber.

Here’s an overview of the WALLdesign products:

Walls

Decorative wall

Half-Wall

4” x 8” Pannel

Ceilings

Suspended ceilings

Concrete effect tile

2′ x 2′ Tile

2′ x 4′ Tile

4′ x 4′ Tile

Collection

468

Brick

Canton

Chevron

C-ment

Duo

Metal

Mural

Terra

Explore the potential of your own décor at: https://www.murdesign.ca/en-CA/home

Why does Paul Lafrance Design love to incorporate WALLdesign in projects?

A strong basis is essential for the success of any decoration project. Well-dressed walls are a key element of an harmonious backyard or deck decoration. The big variety of sizes, textures and finishes from MURdesign’s delivers just what the team at Paul Lafrance Design is looking for in each project.

Bring a new life to your home! Get inspired at: https://www.murdesign.ca/en-CA/inspirations

Bostitch Tools

Brands We Trust

BOSTITCH and Paul Lafrance Designs

When it comes to making thousands of cuts on a big building project, Paul Lafrance Designs’ build teams know that BOSTITCH will never let them down. Power, speed, and reliability are on their side from the beginning to the end.

About BOSTITCH

BOSTITCH is an American company that specializes in design and manufacture top-quality and innovative power tools such as air compressors, pneumatic staplers and nailers for industrial, construction, and home-improvement applications.

With a history dating back more than 100 years, BOSTITCH is a reliable partner for Paul Lafrance and his custom deck building team.

BOSTITCH PRODUCTS

Here’s an overview of the BOSTITCH product lines:

Construction tools

BOSTITCH® Construction tools are available in kits or bare

– Nailers

– Staplers

– Tackers and Pliers

– Combo Kits

– Power Tools

Hand Tools

BOSTITCH® Hand Tools are made strong, durable and built to last

– Demolition Tools

– Fastening Tools

– Cutting Tools

– Measuring & Layout

– Hammers

– Wrenches

– Screwdrivers

– Storage

Automotive Tools

BOSTITCH automotive tools are made strong and durable with chrome-vanadium steel to withstand harsh conditions

– Air Tools

– Wrenches

– Mechanics Tools

– Ratchets

– Socket Sets

Industrial Tools

– Industrial Nailers

– Industrial Staplers

– Industrial Fasteners

Fasteners

– Nails

– Staples

– Flooring Fasteners

– Industrial Fasteners

Air Compressors

– Air hoses

– Combo kits

– Hand carry and wheeled

– Lubricants and oils

Accessories

– Air hoses

– Airline Fittings and Accessories

– Lubricants and Oils

– Power Tool Accessories

Learn more about BOSTITCH products at: https://www.bostitch.com/

Why does Paul LaFrance choose BOSTITCH tools?

Durability, reliability and versatility are essential for Paul Lafrance and his team to design and create the coolest backyards and decks that you have ever seen! Therefore, BOSTITCH tools match their needs and make the difference during the amazing renovation process.

STANLEY Tools Brands We Trust

STANLEY® – Performance you can Measure

Designing and building extraordinary decks requires great accuracy to ensure the projects go as smooth as possible which is why Paul Lafrance and his deck building team pack their tool belts with the best possible arsenal, STANLEY Tools. Professional tools designed to help Paul and his team do what they do best — cut, build, create.

About STANLEY

Since 1843 STANLEY tools have been on the belt and in the hands of professional contractors and accomplished homeowners. Synonymous with quality, reliability, innovation, and value, STANLEY is the first name in tape measures and trusted worldwide for accuracy and dependability.

Specializing in hand tools, tape measures, levels, hammers, demolition tools, screwdrivers, saws, sawhorses, knives, pliers, and more for woodworking, carpentry, measuring, and cutting needs; STANLEY Tools are essential for Paul Lafrance and his custom deck building team.

STANLEY Products

STANLEY Hand Tools include:

-Tape Measures

-Torpedo Levels

-I-Beam Levels

-Box Beam

-Laser Levels

-Chalk Line Reels & Chalk

-Laser Distance Measures

-Stud Finders

-Pliers

-Anti-Vibe Hammers

-Ball Peen Hammers

-Framing Hammers

-Wreaking Bars

-Sockets & Ratchets

-Riveters, Rivets, & Grommets

-Stapler Accessories

-Clamps & Vises

-Screwdrivers & Nut Drivers

-Saws

-Planers

-Hacksaws

-Snap-Off Blades

-Wrenches

-Wood Chisels

-Nail Sets

-Files & Surform Shaping Tools

STANLEY Automotive Tools

– Battery Chargers

– Power Inverters

– Jump Starters & Power Stations

–  Screwdrivers & Nut Drivers

– Sockets & Ratchets

– Wrenches

– Mechanic Tool Sets

– Riveters, Rivets, & Grommets

STANLEY Tool Storage

– Tool Boxes

– Tool Bags

– Mobile Tool Storage

– Saw Horse Workbench

STANLEY Home Improvement Supplies

– Pressure Washers

– Wet/Dry Vacuums

– Painting Supplies

– Power Strips & Adaptors

– Indoor Digital Timers

– Remote Controls

Find all your deck building tool inspiration at: https://www.stanleytools.com/

Why Does Paul LaFrance choose STANLEY Tools

Paul and his team at Paul Lafrance Designs always have their hands full designing and creating the coolest backyards and decks you could ever imagine. They continue to reach for STANLEY tools considering their quality, fairness and reliability. They need not worry about being let down by the finest woodworking gear ‘Found in the hands of Pros everywhere.’

DEWALT Power Tools Brands We Trust

DEWALT® and Paul Lafrance Designs

When you’re on the go building big projects and making thousands of cuts, being let down by your tools can really ruin your day. Paul Lafrance Designs’ build teams need tools that work as hard as they do. So who do they go to? Easy, the best in the industry — DEWALT.

About DEWALT

DEWALT is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of power tools and equipment designed specifically for the professional contractor. They carry more deck building tools and backyard renovation equipment than you could possibly ever imagine!

DEWALT Products

Here’s an overview of the DEWALT product lines:

Power Tools

DEWALT Drills

DEWALT Impact Drivers & Wrenches

DEWALT Grinders

DEWALT Saws

DEWALT Nailers & Staplers

DEWALT Air Compressors

DEWALT Cutout Tools

DEWALT Dust Management

DEWALT Screwdrivers & Screw Guns

DEWALT Lasers & Instruments

DEWALT Oscillating Multi-Tools

DEWALT Rotary & Demolition Hammers

DEWALT Routers, Planers, & Joiners

DEWALT Sanders

 

Accessories

DEWALT Batteries & Chargers

DEWALT Band Saw Blades

DEWALT Circular Saw Blades

DEWALT Concrete & Masonry Accessories

DEWALT Fastening & Screw Driving Bits

DEWALT Hole Saws & Mandrels

DEWALT Jig Saw Blades

DEWALT Metal & Wood Drill Bits

DEWALT Nails & Staples

DEWALT Oscillating Accessories

DEWALT Reciprocating Saw Blades

DEWALT Tile Drill Bits

 

Hand Tools

DEWALT Hammers and Pry Bars

DEWALT Measuring and Layout Tools

DEWALT Knives and Blades

DEWALT Impact Sockets & Sets

DEWALT Screwdrivers and Hex Keys

DEWALT Hand Saws Pliers and Snips

DEWALT Sockets and Ratchets

DEWALT Trigger Clamps

DEWALT Wood Chisels

DEWALT Wrenches and Wrench Sets

DEWALT Manual Fasteners

DEWALT Marking Nail Sets

 

Gear & Equipment

DEWALT Job Site Radios, Lighting & Flashlights

DEWALT Air Compressors

DEWALT Construction Heaters

DEWALT Coolers and Carriers

DEWALT Generators & Portable Power

DEWALT Heated Jackets

DEWALT Ladders

DEWALT Sawhorses

DEWALT Tool Storage

 

Visit: https://www.dewalt.ca/ to learn more!

 

Why does Paul Lafrance Designs choose DEWALT Tools

Paul Lafrance Designs chooses DEWALT for all their deck design and backyard renovation needs every time for their durability, reliability and versatility. The ever-growing collection of tools in the DEWALT lines take the stress out of the preparation phase when beginning a deck or backyard build — not to mention the gadgets and gizmos which make the job even more fun! It frees the Paul Lafrance Design teams to hone in on their creatives and focus solely on the designing and building aspects when kicking off a new deck design or backyard project.

The Hollow Timber Company Brands We Trust

Paul Lafrance Design is primarily known for their one-of-a-kind backyard projects and deck designs as seen on Paul’s hit TV shows Decked Out, Disaster Decks or Custom Built. However, Paul Lafrance Design has also gone indoors. For years Paul has talked about the importance of bringing the inside out when it comes to designing a backyard oasis’ or a customized deck, but when it comes to interior design they are just as passionate about bring the outdoors in!

Here’s another outstanding company Paul Lafrance Design trusts to provide truly unique workmanship that does just that.

About The Hollow Timber Co.

These amazing artisans are based out of the greater Toronto area. They provide a cost-conscious solution for achieving the unmistakable warmth and ambiance of real timber beams.

Why Paul Lafrance Design Chooses The Hollow Timber Co.

Paul Lafrance Design chooses The Hollow Timber Co. because they use only real wood in their hollow timber systems, the beams are pre-finished and ready to install within existing structures to reproduce the look and feel of authentic timber framing and lastly the construction is light-weight and does not require structural alterations.

The Product

With the hollow box design Paul Lafrance Design can design any post and beam configuration, but the cool part is the hollow center that allows things like your cables a nice place to hide as well as opening new possibilities for lighting and electrical.

Stain and Texture Options

The Hollow Timber Co. offers 4 texture and stain options all of which bring the authentic and timeless appeal Paul Lafrance Design strives to achieve when incorporating things like barn beam fireplace mantels or majestic archways to a project:

Tavern Brown

Espresso

Settlers Grey

Driftwood

Check them out here: http://thehollowtimberco.com/product/

So whether Paul Lafrance Design is looking to design a rustic or heritage approach to a modern living space or remodel a current space to add strength and monumental character, the customizable and stunning structural design of the Hollow Timber system delivers just what the team at Paul Lafrance Design aspires for.

Check out their extraordinary craftsmanship here:

http://thehollowtimberco.com/gallery/

Houzz Awards “Best of Design” & "Best of Houzz"

Houzz Awards –  Awarded to Paul Lafrance Design of Toronto.

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World for the Houzz Awards 2017.

[Pickering, Canada]February 2, 2017 – Paul Lafrance Design of Pickering, Ontario has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The whole-home design firm, founded in 1997 by television host Paul Lafrance, was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Paul Lafrance Design was born from my dream of creating whole-home transformations that buck the trend. We don’t just think outside of the box, we dismantle it completely! The end result are designs that stand the test of time because each one is unique to the homeowners they were created for,” says founder Paul Lafrance. “We’re honoured that the Houzz community has once again voted us ‘Best of Houzz’!”

 “We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Paul Lafrance Design,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

 

About Paul Lafrance Design
Paul Lafrance Design, founded as Cutting Edge Construction & Design in 1997, is a home improvement design firm operating in the Greater Toronto Area. To date, they have had a hand in over a thousand projects and show no signs of slowing down. From outdoor living-space design to interior design and custom furniture, they design for homeowners all over the world. For more information, visit www.PaulLafranceDesign.com.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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