September 24, 2015

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. […]

Hardwood, Miscellaneous
August 28, 2015

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) […]

July 23, 2015

Rich Red Oak – A Mirage Classic

Red Oak is an excellent choice in wood flooring. Always has been, and likely always will be. Red Oak takes stains well; variations in color are very limited over time even if the product is exposed to intense light; and ordinary wear and tear is hardly noticeable because of the open grain and natural reddish […]

Hardwood, Miscellaneous

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 […]

Hardwood, Miscellaneous
June 23, 2015

Congratulations Mirage!

For the 8th time, Mirage has been named North America’s top hardwood flooring manufacturer by Floor Covering News magazine. This Award of Excellence is a reflection of the commitment to design, service, value, performance, quality, professionalism of sales force, management responsiveness, customer service, handing of claims, and ease of doing business that personifies Mirage. We […]

Events, Hardwood

Avoid the Void

This is a topic we keep revisiting. With proper maintenance, your wood flooring will look beautiful for many decades. However, the use of cleaning products not approved by the manufacturer may cause irreparable damage to the finish and void your warranty. We do not recommend steam mops, vinegar, or any of the do-it-yourself wood floor […]

DIY, Hardwood
May 22, 2015

Tough Nut

  There’s a reason US General Andrew Jackson garnered the nickname ‘Old Hickory’. Hickory is one of the hardest and hardiest of wood species and was once the go-to choice for axe handles, chairs, ladder rungs, wagon spokes, and a variety of sports equipment such as tennis rackets, hockey sticks, skis and fishing rods (Wood […]

April 21, 2015

Mirage: always on-trend

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 […]

March 21, 2015

Mirage has a Lock on style

Need hardwood flooring for a basement? Or for over a radiant heat system?  Mirage Lock hardwood flooring is a wonderful option for these applications. These are real hardwood boards that are manufactured to allow installation anywhere – above, on, and below grade – and with the exception of Hickory, this product can be installed on […]


Aged Appeal

In Medieval times, many of the finest homes in Europe sported hand hewn hardwood floors. Over the years, the flooring acquired character marks and a spectacular patina that added even more appeal. Our Castillo Plank Collection, one of the four unique product lines that make up Creative At Home’s Antique Impressions, was inspired by the […]