Mirage manufactures an immense selection of hardwood flooring products encompassing no less than 12 different species – everything from Oak, Maple, Hickory, and Walnut to exotics such as Mahogany, Sapele, and Jatoba. One species not to overlook is Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis). Historically favoured as a food source (starch, syrup, tea, beer, oil of Wintergreen) and a fuel source, the waterproof properties of the Yellow Birch’s bark made it a natural for use in canoe making, roofing materials and buckets. More modern uses include tooth picks, tongue depressors, toy parts, paper, furniture, and – of course – wood flooring. Hallmarks of this species include a creamy yellow or pale white sapwood with a reddish brown heartwood, and a close straight grain and even texture that shows minimal color variation. Mirage features 13 fabulous Yellow Birch floors with shades ranging from the naturals in Select & Better and Exclusive grades, to rich reds and browns, and a quintet of delectable darks. For timeless elegance, choose Yellow Birch from Alberta Hardwood Flooring – Alberta’s exclusive authorized Mirage dealer.