Press, broadcast, web, social. We’re not fussy. We love it when other people talk about us.
PROFITguide.com: 6 Good Reasons to Manufacture in Canada
Friday, June 24 2016 – Toronto/Vancouver: Offshoring has its advantages, but you can actually save money, time and hassle by making at home. Why this small business did it.
KANDY Announces a Made-in-Canada Product Line
Thursday April 28, 2016 – Toronto/Vancouver: While Canada’s manufacturing sector pins its resurgence hopes on the U.S. economic recovery, Canada’s KANDY Outdoor Flooring is helping by manufacturing–in Canada–its newest outdoor flooring products.
KANDY Outdoor Flooring Announces KANDY Grass for Canada’s Condos
Troy Media, “Start, Run, Grow” Small Business Column, April 11 2016
How to come up with that “winning” business idea. In this Troy Media column, Kelly Niessen explains that you can’t force it. “I didn’t come up with my business idea. It came to me – in the middle of the night!”
KANDY Outdoor Flooring was asked to contribute some of our beautiful flooring to the photo shoot for this Walmart House & Home Ad. [We do not sell our product to Walmart, or any other retail chain. We expand home experiences by providing outdoor flooring direct to customers who wish to beautify their balconies.]
Urban Rush – Interview with Fiona Forbes
Kelly and Doug were invited into the Urban Rush studio to talk about their outdoor flooring solutions for condo balconies.
Article in Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal (and others) April 2014
Small-space living is inspiring urban Canadians to find ways to make use of every inch in their condos.
Marilyn Dennis Show: Cheryl Torrenueva’s design segment, June 26 2014
Designer Cheryl Torrenueva featured KANDY Outdoor Flooring for one of her live segments on Marilyn Dennis.
Emmanuelle Belliveau on Global Morning, September 2014
KANDY provided beautiful IPE outdoor flooring for Emmanuelle’s display home for Toronto’s Fall Home Show 2014. Emmanuelle speaks about his display, including the KANDY flooring, live on Global Morning.
When Doug and Kelly Niessen wanted to install outdoor flooring on the balcony of their B.C. condo, they had to go far afield to find what they liked – and what their strata council would approve. Condo boards of directors in general do not allow permanent alterations to outer structures, which meant anything requiring glue, grout or nails was out of the question.
From Drab to Fab, A Patio Floor Transformation: Blogger Marc Smith, June 2014
With all this time spent researching the 30 Best Patios in the Lower Mainland I’m inspired to finish the work on my own patio that started last year with the help of Art Knapps. Sure I have great plants and some new patio chairs that helped refresh and liven up the patio space but something is still missing and I think I know the perfect solution. The patio needs a new floor, something not so grey, cold and concrete looking as the grey, cold and concrete floor that comes with every condo patio in Vancouver. I know just the people to help me as well, it’s time for KANDY Outdoor Flooring to the rescue! Let’s turn this drab patio floor to fab so I can start the 2014 patio season in style.
Condo Elite Modern Living Magazine: Guest Editorial, June 2014
If you’re like me, once the nice weather hits there’s nothing that can keep me inside! Patios and balconies become
prime hangout spots over the summer, and with the urbanization phenomenon that has more and more of us choosing
condo living, there are new trends emerging around decorating your outside.
Read the rest of the editorial and check out Condo Elite Modern Living at the same time.
The Business Journals: BC’s KANDY Outdoor Flooring urges end to truckers’ strike, March 2014
KANDY Outdoor Flooring is urging all parties involved in the Vancouver trucking dispute that has shut down the Port of Vancouver to seek compromise and immediately end this dispute.
“I respect there are serious issues on the table but the work stoppage is seriously hurting our business and others,” says KANDY Outdoor Flooring Co-Founder Kelly Niessen. “We had one shipment on the water when the strike hit and another is ready to leave China now.”
The Story Exchange: Don’t Let Your Mind Hold You Back. Women business owners talk about how they pushed past their own mental roadblocks