It was interesting to read the ‘State of the Industry 2015’ article in the latest edition of Hardwood Floors. Even though it’s an American publication and is meant to be be most reflective of the U.S. wood flooring industry, the article characterizes many of the same issues and challenges that the wider North American wood flooring industry faces, as well as providing insight on current and upcoming trends. Of particular interest was the consensus that the demand for distressed flooring, dark colours, grey colours, wide planks, and reclaimed flooring will continue to increase through 2015. We agree, and we’re confident that the new Flair Collection from Mirage will more than satisfy those looking for top quality on-trend hardwood flooring imbued with equal parts of rusticity and elegance. Flair products recreate the look of an oiled floor, but with a new ultra low gloss DuraMatt finish that offers superior wear resistance and easy maintenance. Wide widths, engineered styling, a choice of two grades – light and heavy character – and a colour palette that includes ultra-modern glam shades of taupes and greys make Flair the perfect choice.