November 20, 2015

From Africa to the Alps

Introducing…the Julian Collection! Julian Tile is renowned for a simply superb selection of distinguished tile and stone. Their buyers travel to every corner of the globe sourcing products that warrant inclusion into their array of ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles. New additions include Africa: glazed white-body porcelain tile featuring exotic shades and digital technology. […]

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Perfectly Impervious!

When you choose EverWood or EverTile, you’re choosing flooring that offers remarkably long-life durability. These Premier products from TORLYS welcome high traffic and sport a top layer and core that are impervious to water. No wonder they’re equally at home in residential spaces or commercial settings such as hotels and restaurants. EverWood Premier lives up […]

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The Mirage Alive Collection is vibrant, with a lightly brushed look and impeccable craftsmanship. This is no shrinking violet: Alive flooring products are bold enough to stand out as the star of your space, yet the soothing shades in the Alive palette will harmonize perfectly with your decor and style. This collection features four shades […]

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November 2, 2015

Floor & More Sale!

Get it in before Christmas! Unbeatable REBATES on Flooring & Window Décor MIRAGE Hardwood Flooring Rebate Now On! All standard Mirage Classic, Mirage Engineered and Mirage Lock floors* are eligible up to $0.50/sq.ft. with mail-in rebate during this promotion period. Hurry! This Rebate Ends – NOVEMBER 28, 2015 TORLYS Smart Floor & Laminate Rebate Now […]

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October 22, 2015

Cutting Edge

Cross-discipline technological advancements are on the rise. The integration of art, science and the environment is inspiring the creation of products that are both efficient and planet-friendly. A recent collaboration involves art students and scientists from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor ( Using the ancient Japanese paper cutting art of Kirigami, the team […]

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A Use for Sludge?

Here’s an example of turning lemons into lemonade: scientists in Malaysia working on finding alternate disposal options for sludge (dried sewage), have discovered that it may be a viable alternative for cement in concrete production (Science Daily, Aug 28, 2015). The process first involves burning and drying ‘wet sludge cake’ to create a powder. This […]

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The Buzz on Bees

It’s official. Honey bees overwhelmingly prefer caffeinated nectar to non-caffeinated nectar (Science Daily, Oct. 15, 2015). Researchers have discovered that bees forage more at caffeinated feeder sites, and they return again and again – even after the site runs dry, and even when there are abundant non-caffeinated feeder sites nearby. Previous studies have shown that […]

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There are some interesting findings from a University of Montreal research team studying contaminated soil rehabilitation – phytoremediation. While the process of remediating or reclaiming contaminated soil by planting ‘highly chemical-tolerant plants’ has become more widespread in recent years, the big news is the discovery that plants growing in contaminated soil have adapted their RNA […]

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Shades of Innovation

Just a reminder that we’re more than just floors and walls – we do windows too! Alberta Hardwood Flooring is a certified dealer of premium Hunter Douglas blinds and window decor. Crafted and custom-assembled in Canada and the United States, Hunter Douglas window fashions are innovative, stylish, and energy-efficient, and their advanced operating systems provide […]

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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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