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October 22, 2015

Mirage…Naturally!

Mirage’s Natural Collection is a 12-product / 6 species treasury of skillfully crafted flooring with a focus on the natural beauty of the wood. These floors are richly hued, showcasing nature’s artistry. Choose from Hickory, Maple, Yellow Birch, Red Oak, White Oak, and Walnut; and styles that range from Classic and Engineered, to Lock and […]

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Tile with Exceptional Style!

We’re proud to welcome Porcelanosa to Alberta Hardwood Flooring. For over 40 years, this family owned and operated tile and stone supplier has been providing architectural and design solutions to homeowners, builders, architects and designers. Boasting superior performance and technical properties, Porcelanosa’s tile collections are inspired by a range of materials including stone, concrete, marble, […]

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Take .50!

It’s a fall classic. The Mirage Fall 2015 Rebate Sale is underway. All Mirage flooring purchased at Alberta Hardwood Flooring – your exclusive authorized Mirage dealer in Alberta – between October 5th and November 28th qualifies for a $0.50 per square foot rebate. This offer is valid on all standard Mirage Classic, Mirage Engineered, and […]

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Innovation Keeps Rolling Along

It’s said that for every problem, there’s a solution. A centuries old problem that many women and children in developing nations faced was collecting potable water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Long walks over rough terrain, inclement weather, and the inability to carry large quantities at a time made the task a daunting one. A […]

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Bad News + Good News

First a bit of bad news: the University of Melbourne has crunched the numbers and pegged the global loss of total forest area at around three percent since 1990, (Science Daily, Sept 2015). Brazil, Indonesia, and Nigeria saw the biggest losses, and agricultural land development has been singled out at the leading cause. The good […]

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Urban Rusticity with Kentwood Originals

Distressed flooring is a popular choice for high traffic spaces, and homes with children and pets. It’s also crafty way to add a touch of home-spun warmth to a sleek urban environment. The built-in distressed finish of Kentwood Originals’ Antiqued Series is the perfect blend of modern chic and retro styling. From lightly sculpted to […]

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September 24, 2015

Green Building

It’s great to see more and more ‘green building’ articles being posted on the internet. A pair of particular interest are the Environmental News Network’s summary of the top LEED builders in the world (we’re # 2!), and the listing of the Top 10 Green Buildings for 2015 (US-based fastcoexist). Outside of the US, Canada […]

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Natty Neutrals

If your tile-style is retro-chic, you’ll want to check out these new products from Ames Tile & Stone. Add instant vintage character to any space with the District Garage Series. This generously sized 30” x 30” Through Colour Porcelain Matte (rectified) tile is available in Mint and Sugar, and is suitable for exterior and interior […]

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Smart… From Start to Finish

Our TORLYS Smart Cork flooring lives up to its name: smart raw material sourcing, smart manufacturing, smart styling, and a smart finish! TORLYS entire cork flooring collection is FSC certified. During the manufacturing process, the cleverly designed CorkPlus underlay with Microban anti-microbial protection is attached to provide added warmth, comfort, quiet, and even more eco-friendliness.

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Sapele: Elegant & Exotic

Rich, rustic red-brown tones; a natural lustre; and a fine-textured interwoven or wavy grain are hallmarks of Sapele. The species (Entandrophragma cylindricum) is typically found in tropical Africa and is a cousin – of sorts – of Mahogany. Besides flooring, Sapele wood is used in the production of veneer, furniture, cabinetry, boatbuilding, and musical instruments. […]

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August 28, 2015

Go big… or go home

We went BIG! After approximately 210 days, our Edmonton showroom redesign is complete. It was a top-to-bottom re-do, and our biggest undertaking since we began building ‘a reputation you can stand on’ back in 1985. When we started this project in December 2014, we had one goal in mind: to create a space and system […]

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Mellow Yellow Birch

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) […]

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Making the Transition

The popularity of the ‘open concept’ design has placed even more importance on how floors ‘marry up’ or ‘transition’. Because when it comes to flooring, no one really likes the quilt-look! We found a great Houzz article on transitions that may give you some ideas.

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Tac-tile

Here’s a trio of ColorBody Porcelain tile products from Daltile that command attention: Exhibition combines linen and cement for a distinctly expressive appearance. It’s ideal for large projects and open spaces, and is available in an assortment of cool and warm tones that pair perfectly. Fabrique combines the details of fine fabrics with porcelain flooring […]

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Fab Fir

Technically, Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) isn’t really a fir at all, but rather a distinct genus that embodies the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Named after Scottish botanist Davis Douglas, the wood of the Douglas fir is hard and heavy, and features a tight, wide grain and exceptional resilience. Our Antique Impressions line showcases this […]

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Wood Chips

If the recent work of a U.S. research team is any indication, wood – that most versatile of materials – may soon become even more prevalent in our daily lives. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory have joined forced to create a wood-based computer chip by breaking […]

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