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Congratulations Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath Celebrating 10 years as Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace, Bathroom & Outdoor Living Stores

TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!


     
In this series of recognition articles, we continue to shine a spotlight on the businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon Partners for over 10 years. This year we recognize the partners that joined us in 2012. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing 10 years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Chuck, Mike, Stephen and the rest of the hard-working team at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath.

Better Living Begins Here


Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath


Wheatland is a locally owned family business with showrooms in both Regina and Saskatoon. They have a long history in Saskatchewan and are known for only bringing in the finest fireplace, bathroom, kitchen and outdoor living brands from across North America. When we first met the owner Chuck Le Page, back in 2011, they sold fireplaces, Jacuzzi spas, BBQ & smokers. Since then they moved away from hot tubs ( as they take up a lot of space ) and moved on to offering more amazing fireplaces, stunning Canadian made bathroom products (show stopping baths, showers, vanities and other bathroom furniture), faucets, sinks, fire-pits, fire tablesBBQ's and smokers. When you walk in you feel the warmth and comfort of their fireplaces and you can browse their stunning products in person.  If you want ANYTHING from any of the brands they carry …they will order it especially for you! 

Established in 1982, With Humble Beginnings. 

Wheatland began selling Glow Boy wood-burning fireplaces out of a garage, and they had local firemen installing the fireplaces for their customers. After noticing a significant demand for the product they were selling, two years later they decided to expand the business and move the operation to Regina. 

In 1984, Wheatland Fireplace was established and soon became the leading, and now oldest, hearth retailer in Saskatchewan. In 1987 Wheatland opened a store in Saskatoon and both stores have had extensive and ongoing showroom renovations in the last few years to include the large range of bathroom and kitchen products.

Wheatland's founder is Chuck Le Page and his youngest son Mike Le Page ( pictured on the right in the Saskatoon showroom that is currently getting another amazing facelift)  is the Saskatoon store manager,  and he also oversees the Regina operation with Regina store manager Stephen Moon.


In 2023 they will also be offering yard reno's as additional services, everything from decks to pergolas. If you have seen some of their outdoor kitchen set up's we can assure you that you will understand how amazing their backyard transformations can be!!   


BEST PRODUCTS AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE! 


A quick Google will reveal Wheatland's stellar reputation, the customer feedback is consistently excellent and they are always in the pursuit of excellence!

What Their Clients Say...


" Mike and the team at Wheatland in Saskatoon were great to work with. Very knowledgeable and great customer service. We had a unique request for a custom gas firepit and they worked with us to build out a pan and burner combo along with some beautiful media to create a gorgeous firepit. We couldn't be happier with the end result. "- Ryan Holowaty
" I can't say how awesome my experience was with wheatland fireplace. I was like a kid at Christmas when getting the fireplace installed so of course I had to watch the install. I know a customer watching you install something is less then ideal but they humored me and I got to shoot the breeze with them. watching the install and all the conversations leading up to the installed I know I made the right decision going with Wheatland!" - Justin Bisson


"When our clients take the time to share their satisfaction with us it really means everything to our team. We understand that long-lasting relationships are built on trust. Our team is so grateful for the loyalty of our wonderful customers. To provide good customer service, you need to know what you’re selling, inside and out. Our team understands how our product work and what sets them apart. We can answer most questions and we strive to provide 100% customer satisfaction." - Chuck Le Page

A word from Sara, the Trusted Saskatoon founder, about her personal experience with Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath.


I first met Chuck Le Page  in Regina in 2011, I had heard about the business and went in to check out the showroom and the products.I was very impressed with what I saw and heard. That day Chuck was in the store and he was gracious enough to give me some time to explain the Trusted Directories concept,  and why I thought they were a good fit. He really liked the idea and made the decision to sign up in both markets. Over time, I have been a customer and worked closely with both Chuck and his son Mike. We now do additional marketing services for them at Trusted Marketing Services,  and I am proud to promote and support such a wonderful local company and team. I can say hand on heart that if you choose a product from Wheatland, they stand behind it and you will not be disappointed. Better living certainly does begin at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath!  - Sara Wheelwright 

Thank you for TRUSTING us Chuck & Mike at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath . You have provided 10 years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon, Regina & area as a Trusted Saskatoon Partner in four categories - Fireplaces, Bathrooms, Kitchens and Outdoor Living . We are proud to support you and to share that they have diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service. 


Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Experts at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath Share Wood Stove & Fireplace Trends

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon as your exclusive Saskatoon fireplace store. Wheatland loves its customers and as a result, its customers love and TRUST them. In their latest fireplace tip, they share current trends for wood stoves and fireplaces. 

Current Trends - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

Wood stoves and fireplaces tend to become the focal point of a room, and even of a home. And they bring people together. In the cold winter months and on chilly evenings, it is often around the fire that people gather to create lasting memories. It is therefore important that this appliance fit into the decor, while also suiting the lifestyle and meeting the needs of the home’s occupants.

Whether you’re thinking of getting a wood stove or fireplace installed in the near future or want to spruce up your existing appliance and the room it’s in, get inspired by current trends.

Wood-burning fireplaces evoke warmth and elegance

Setting up a fireplace area lets you create a focal point in the room. The goal is to fashion a cozy, comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The latest trend is natural colours and materials, like a wood beam for the mantlepiece or field stone cladding. While very popular, wood cladding is not recommended for this project, as most wood stove and fireplace manufacturers require non-combustible materials within a certain radius of the appliance. For a similar effect, you could also opt for concrete that looks like wood. Several specialized companies, like Béton Architectural Johnstone, offer products with very realistic finishes, for a safe version of the look you had in mind. You could also make attractive log holders an integral part of your decor.

The important thing is to think minimalistic. Pick one element as the main focus. It could be your fireplace, a painting, a sculpture or other. You can beautify your fireplace area with a few decorative items, preferably in understated colours that call to mind natural materials like cotton and linen. For an uncluttered haven, pare down your options to only a few key objects. As for the overall colour scheme, the current trend is tone-on-tone (different shades of the same colour).

There are several combinations you can choose from to create a cozy cocoon. Select an original mantlepiece and decorative items that will showcase the play of the flames, exuding warmth and relaxation in the spirit of this year’s trends.

Wood-burning stoves create a relaxed and refined mood

Sleek, modern-looking wood stoves are very in and their minimalism complements all styles of decor. Select an appliance model and decor that best reflect your personality to add a one-of-a-kind touch to your home. With 80s furniture back in fashion, rattan chairs or an angular sofa will create a bold look. If you prefer more classic decor, featuring noble, natural materials like leather or marble, a contemporary wood stove will fit in beautifully.

One thing is certain, wood-burning stoves have become a design element, holding pride of place in a home’s gathering spaces. Beautiful, functional and timeless, modern wood stoves adapt to the activities of the house or cottage’s occupants. Some offer a variety of fire views while others are marvels of architectural design. There are even freestanding fireplaces that can become part of the furniture. They can be installed just as quickly and easily as a traditional wood stove, while offering a polished look that will turn heads. 

Adding accessories around the stove will also enhance your decor while clearly defining the area. The portable log holders and floor-protecting hearth pads seen on the market over the last several years are as beautiful as they are practical. These two must-have elements reinvent the space while making your stove more commanding and giving it prestige.

Finally, whether you’re setting up a nook for your fireplace or your wood stove, the important thing is that it be inviting. Achieving harmony between your appliance, finishes and accessories will make you want to spend hours by the fire.


Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces, Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.


"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath are your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store 

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath Share How to Find the Right Sized Gas Fireplace for Your Home

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon as your exclusive Saskatoon fireplace store. Wheatland loves its customers and as a result, its customers love and TRUST them. In their latest fireplace tip, they share how to find the right sized gas fireplace for your home. 

How To Find the Right Sized Gas Fireplace for Your Home

Typically, gas fireplaces are classified into four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra-large. As a basic benchmark, a small gas fireplace will heat less than 500 sq. ft., a medium gas fireplace will heat between 500 – 1,000 sq. ft, a large gas fireplace will heat between 1,000 – 2,200 sq. ft., and an extra-large gas fireplace will heat over 2,200+ sq. ft. These figures are based on an average size, single-story home in a moderate climate, and an open floor plan.

Pro Tip: Quickly measure the size of the space you are looking to heat to quickly and easily categorize the size of your fireplace needs by measuring the Length (L) and Width (W). L x W = Sq. Ft. 


Standard Gas Fireplace Square Foot Heating Capacity

  • Small Gas Fireplace: less than 500 sq. ft.
  • Medium Gas Fireplace: 500 - 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Large Gas Fireplace: 1,000 - 2,200 sq. ft.
  • Extra-Large Gas Fireplace: 2,200+ sq. ft.
Note: this is simply a benchmark. A fireplace’s actual heating capacity will vary dramatically based on a high number of factors, see below for more details, and always discuss sizing and installation with an Authorized Regency dealer.


Factors Affecting Gas Fireplace Heating Capacity?

There is a wide variety of factors that can influence the heating capacity of your gas fireplace, insert or stove, some of these include:
  • Ceiling Height 
    • The total volume of the room can drastically change the heating capacity of a gas fireplace
  • Insulation
    • Older poorly insulated homes will decrease the heating capacity of a fireplace, whereas new highly insulated homes may increase the capacity of the fireplace
  • Number of Windows
    • Windows (even dual-pane) are a source of cooler air, and the more windows in a home/room, the greater the obstacle to the fireplaces heating capacity
  • Room/Wall Layout
    • Open rooms vs. homes with lots of walls will affect how effective the fireplace is at heating an area
  • Other Vented Appliances
    • Is there a hood vent in the same room as the fireplace? A dryer? Other appliances that require external venting can affect the draft and efficiency of your gas fireplace.​

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces, Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.


"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath are your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store 

Choosing The Right Fireplace Stove For Your Cabin By Trusted Saskatoon Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon as your exclusive Saskatoon fireplace store. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest fireplace tip, they share the ins and outs of choosing the right freestanding stove for your cabin or cottage. 

Choosing The Right Freestanding Stove For Your Cabin 

A freestanding stove is a great addition to any cabin or cottage. Freestanding stoves add unmatched warmth, comfort and heating capacity while also creating that atmosphere that is quintessentially cabin – nothing beats sitting in your cabin and staring at the fire. But which freestanding stove is right for YOUR cabin? There are so many styles and types to choose from; this guide will give you a brief breakdown of the different styles of stoves, fuel types available, and the benefits of each.


Step 1: Choose Your Fuel Type


Cabin Friendly Wood Stoves
Wood-burning stoves are the most popular for cabins and cottages. For hundreds of years, freestanding wood stoves have been used to heat off-the-grid cabins and vacation properties. Due to the remoteness of these locations and the usual abundance of wood, Wood stoves are a favourite for heating cabins. Nowadays however there are multiple different types of wood-burning stoves, the most common being non-catalytic and catalytic wood stoves.

Non-Catalytic Woods Stoves & Your Cabin
A non-catalytic wood stove uses air tubes and super-heated oxygen to mix with and generate a secondary burn with the gasses and particulates released from burning wood. This results in fewer emissions and greater efficiency.

Key Benefits of Non-Catalytic Wood Stoves
  • Easy Operation
  • Highly Efficient
  • Mid-Long Burn Times
  • 2020 EPA Certified
  • 96% Reduction in Emissions
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Non-catalytic stoves are well suited to someone looking for a straightforward, traditional wood-burning stove. Things to consider for non-catalytic stoves are whether you use your wood stove for supplemental heat, do not live in an extremely cold climate, only use your wood stove occasionally, or want to prioritize straightforward operation over burntimes. In addition, these units are better suited to rental or holiday homes as operating them is very straightforward.

Hybrid-Catalytic Wood Stoves & Your Cabin
A catalytic wood stove uses a catalytic combustor to re-burn the gasses and particulates that are released from the burning wood. These gasses pass through the catalytic combustor, which operates at very high temperatures, and combust – providing increased efficiency, fewer emissions, and longer burn times.

A hybrid catalytic wood stove uses both air tubes and a catalytic combustor to burn the gasses and particulates three times – resulting in extremely efficient fires, very limited emissions, and the longest burn times. After initial combustion, the gasses and particulates from the burning wood are mixed with super-heated air and combust a second time. After secondary combustion the remaining gasses and particulates are funneled through the catalytic combustor where they are then ignited for a third and final time, removing virtually all particulates and gasses.

Key Benefits of Hybrid-Catalytic Wood Stoves
  • Hyper-Efficient
  • Very Long Burn Times
  • Stable Heat Output
  • 2020 EPA Certified
  • 98% Reduction in Emissions
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Industry Leading 10 Year Catalyst Warranty
Catalytic stoves/Hybrid catalytic stoves are ideal for serious wood burners who are seeking longer, overnight burns. If you live in a very cold climate and/or are using your unit as the primary heat source in your home or if you are an eco-conscious consumer looking for the lowest emission wood-burning product available a hybrid catalytic wood stove will be your best fit.

Cabin Friendly Gas Stoves

While lots of people like the look and feel of a traditional wood-burning stove, many don’t want the effort that goes along with splitting, stacking, chopping & hauling wood as well as building and maintaining a wood fire. Luckily there are freestanding gas stoves that give the same look feel, warmth & ambience of a wood stove, but with the convenience of gas. Freestanding gas stoves come in a variety of styles including contemporary, modern, traditional & cast iron so you can replicate the charm, style and beauty of a wood stove without the need for wood!

Natural Gas Freestanding Gas Stoves & Your Cabin
If you have a natural gas line running to your property this is likely the best option for adding a gas stove to your cabin. Natural gas lines are rare in some parts of the country and in the vast majority of “cabin country” so chances are this is not an option for you. Luckily, all Regency gas stoves can be converted to run off liquefied propane as well using a simple conversion kit.

Propane Freestanding Gas Stoves & Your Cabin
Propane is the most common gas used when installing a gas stove in your cabin. Typically an existing propane tank or infrastructure will already be set up prior to the purchase of a stove, but if not you can install a large propane tank (likely a 250-500 gallon tank depending on usage) that will sit on your property and provide storage for the propane used to heat your house.


Step 2: Find Your Size

Standard Wood Stove Square Foot Heating Capacity
  • Small Wood Stove: less than 500 sq. ft.
  • Medium Wood Stove: 500 - 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Large Wood Stove: 1,000 - 2,200 sq. ft.
  • Extra-Large Wood Stove: 2,200+ sq. ft.
Note: this is simply a benchmark. A wood stove's actual heating capacity will vary dramatically based on a high number of factors, see below for more details, and always discuss sizing and installation with an Authorized Regency dealer.

Factors Affecting Wood Stove Heating Capacity?
There is a wide variety of factors that can influence the heating capacity of your wood-burning stove, some of these include:
  • Ceiling Height - The total volume of the room can drastically change the heating capacity of a wood stove
  • Insulation - Older poorly insulated homes will decrease the heating capacity of a stove, whereas new highly insulated homes may increase the capacity of the stove
  • Number of Windows - Windows (even dual-pane) are a source of cooler air, and the more windows in a home/room, the greater the obstacle to the stoves heating capacity
  • Room/Wall Layout
    • Open rooms vs. homes with lots of walls will affect how effective the stove is at heating an area
  • Type of Wood - The type of wood you are burning will produce a variety of different BTU’s – see the highest BTU wood types here

Step 3: Contact Your Local Fireplace Dealer

Did you know that all fireplaces need to be professionally installed to ensure safe and efficient operation? Many people think they can install them all by themselves, especially in their cabins. All gas appliances need a licensed gas fitter to hook up the gas lines, and modern EPA-certified wood stoves are very precise combustion systems. Failure to install a wood stove correctly can result in poor burn times, inefficient burns or dirty burns that release too much particulate matter into the atmosphere, or an increased risk of fire.


Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces, Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.


"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath are your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store 

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath Recommend Converting to an Amantii Electric Fireplace

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon as your exclusive Saskatoon fireplace store. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest fireplace tip, they recommend converting to an Amantii electric fireplace. 

Covert to an Amantii Electric Fireplace

Now it’s easier than ever to convert an old wood or gas fireplace into an electric fireplace. Even brick fireplaces are easily converted to the clean look of an Amantii insert. The beauty of having an insert is that you can use Amantii inserts any time of year, with or without heat, to create the desired mood.

Choosing the Right Model

Ensuring your customers get the right model for their home/office is simple. Explain to your customers that an electric insert is basically a retrofit of their existing fireplace. Find out how wide and how high their opening is. These two measurements are critical when picking the right insert. Then take into account the size of the room and help them choose the best insert for their needs. There are six styles to fit almost any dimension.


Amantii's TRD Inserts

Amantii’s TRD inserts have a contemporary clean look and are available with three or four sided trim kits. Unit sizes are 26”, 30”, 33”, and 38”. All Amantii TRD inserts are rated for indoor and outdoor use.

The beauty of an Amantii insert is they come with state-of-the-art Fire and Ice® flame sets. Your customers can change the look of their flames from traditional red to more contemporary colours like blue, violet, purple and rose. They also have realistic birch logs to give the look and feel of a freshly lit fireplace.

Amantii’s TRD inserts can produce up to 1200W 4096 BTU heat. The two-stage heater comes with a cord and is hard-wire ready. The heater itself is located inside, on the top of the unit, which allows heat to cascade down the glass. Hidden venting creates a true, clean appearance.

When heat isn’t required, a simple click on the remote control turns off the heat, leaving the room bathed in firelight without heat. Something that can’t be done with a wood or gas fireplace.

Sierra Flame INS Inserts

The INS-FM-30 and 34 electric inserts have the same surround as the TDS series; however, the black sheet steel overlay is larger. This style’s heavier look is versatile and can go with almost any room size, decor, and furnishings. Customers love the look of the gradient flames and the realistic traditional log set.

Flame height and intensity are controlled via remote control with the heat vented upwards and can heat up to a 500 sq ft. room. This series has no grills and the latest LED light technology with four-stage front and four-stage back internal backlighting. Like the Amantii series, these Sierra Flame inserts operate with or without heat and are controlled by the remote. It’s an easy and effective way to convert to an electric fireplace.

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces, Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.


"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath are your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store 

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