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AHF Edmonton at the 2016 Spring Home & Garden Show

Our Edmonton group will be manning our booth at Edmonton’s Spring Home & Garden Show at The Northlands Expo Centre from March 17 to 20th. We’ll have a great selection of hardwood, laminate, cork, leather, carpet and tile on hand and we’d be happy to discuss options for your next build or renovation. For tickets and schedule click here!

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Looking for Handcrafted, Wide Plank Hardwood in Edmonton or Calgary?

Check Out The Bellville Plank Collection The Antique Expressions’ Belleville Plank Collection from Creative At Home is artistically handcrafted and uniquely designed to provide casual comfort, authenticity and centuries-old charm. This is not your ‘run of the mill’ flooring! The boards – carefully selected from responsibly managed West Coast Red Alder hardwood – are hand […]

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2016 Mirage: New Colours & Widths

For 2016, Mirage has just released new flooring and added new choices to your favourite collections. Plus they’ve added another option this year: super-wide 7 3/4” board widths (and lengths of up to 82”) in select collections and species (see below). Check out these new colours! The Sweet Memories Collection has a brand new pair […]

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January 27, 2016

Going Grey? Great Choice!

Grey is sophisticated and calming. It pairs equally well with other neutrals or bold tones which allows tremendous flexibility in decorating. Our Mirage collections are chock full of great grey flooring options. Looking for trendy colors on a smooth surface? The Admiration Collection delivers with 10 cool grey shades ranging from Platinum and Greystone to […]

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The Look of Hardwood & The Strength of Tile

 Meet Forest Park and Yorkwood Manor from Daltile. Forest Park is a colorbody porcelain that exemplifies the splendour and style of hardwood. But unlike hardwood, this floor scoffs at moisture and welcomes even the highest volume of traffic. Choose from six striking colours that range from velvety and delicate to robust and dark for applications […]

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December 18, 2015

A Beaver Tail

40 years already! On March 24th, 1975, the beaver was recognized as Canada’s national animal. These large herbivores are among the most industrious creatures on earth. With incredible precision and excellent engineering skills, beavers construct dams that divert water to or from farmlands, roadways and parks. Their industry is not generally appreciated! That’s not likely […]

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Vital Vermin

In September 2015, Mozambique became the first heavily land-mined country to claim ‘mine free’ status. Over one hundred thousand landmines – many placed near schools, bridges and villages – were detected and safely removed. That’s a great story in itself, however the process used to accelerate mine detection over the past few years is quite […]

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An Iconic Installation

The year was 1946. World War 2 had just ended, and the city of Boston was in the process of developing a professional basketball team. The team – the Boston Celtics – would become one of the most storied and successful professional basketball teams in the NBA, winning a record 17 world championships. But in […]

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Quercus Quirks

You’ll find a great primer on the oaks – Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) and White Oak (Quercus alba) – in the latest edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. It’s relatively easy to distinguish between the two when sampling brand new boards, but trying to marry up old wood flooring with new often presents a challenge. […]

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Will that be Red or White?

We’re talking oak, of course! As Alberta’s authorized Mirage hardwood flooring dealer, we’re proud to offer an unmatched selection of both red and white oak flooring products. For trendy colours on a smooth surface, choose from 18 red oak shades in the Mirage Admiration Collection, 17 of which lend themselves beautifully to an intricate Herringbone […]

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November 20, 2015

Cellulose Wet-Spinning

This technology is still in its infancy, but it could eventually divert many thousands of tonnes of clothing waste from global landfills. In a nutshell, used and worn cotton fabric is ‘dissolved to make cellulose solution’ through an environmentally-friendly process called wet-spinning, and new knitted fabrics are created (Science Daily, 2015). The beauty of this […]

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Taimen, Tigers, and Trees

The taimen, native to the rivers in Russia’s Far East, is the world’s largest species of salmon. A typical taimen can weigh in at nearly 200 pounds. Amur leopards, Siberian tigers, and the Blakiston fish-owl are also native to Russia’s Far East. What connects these diverse species is the endangerment they’re all facing as a […]

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Cracking the Concrete Conundrum

Concrete – one of the construction industry’s most common materials – has one fatal flaw: it often develops ‘micro-cracks’ during construction (Matchar, smithsonian.com, 2015). These micro-cracks can lead to leaks and the corrosion of steel reinforcements – weakening the structure over time. Repairs are time consuming, disruptive, and costly. Research and development teams from the […]

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Scents and Insensibility

Fragranced ‘green’ products – even those purporting to be ‘all natural’, ‘non-toxic’ or ‘organic’ – may have hidden dangers you’re not aware of. A study by Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor of Civil Engineering at Melbourne School of Engineering, found that a similar amount of carcinogenic hazardous air pollutants was emitted from fragranced products marketed as […]

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