A good source of information Our website features… • A buyer’s guide on hardwood floors to help you define your needs and ask the right questions. • The Mirage DreamerTM – your personal design assistant – where you can consult a photo album and create the decor of your dreams using the species and stain of your choice. • The Mirage Maestro Dealers search engine. www.miragefloors.com The most extensive network of authorized dealers Mirage products are distributed through an extensive network of hardwood authorized dealers. These expert dealers are qualified to offer you excellent service, the complete Mirage product lines, accessories and much more. Do not hesitate to ask for advice. Your authorized dealer: Litho Canada E0601_16E1.8 The Only Floor for Homelovers A product of 1255, 98th Street, Saint-Georges [Quebec] Canada G5Y 8J5 Tel.:  227-1181 1-800-463-1303 Fax:  227-9360 www.miragefloors.com Engineered Collection Engineered Prefinished Hardwood Floors Maple, Toffee Maple, Truffle Maple, Crème brûlée Sweet Memories series With its rich, soft-hued tones, the Sweet Memories series will delight those whose tastes range from contemporary to country-style living. The series is available in 5 inch Maple with Cashmere luster, and comes in three attractive colors. To achieve the elegance you seek, planks in the Sweet Memories series are manufactured from the sections of the tree with the most character. These carefully selected planks feature pronounced color variations, sound knots, and mineral streaks, and may show cracks, depending on use, which makes for an authentic product. Herringbone series The Herringbone series will satisfy those consumers looking for a personal touch that will lend distinctive charm to their floor. Superior quality Manufactured with the greatest care by a team that combines a passion for wood with state-of-the-art technology, Mirage floors are built to last and leave a lasting impression. With their warm and rich character, Mirage prefinished hardwood floors truly reveal the lasting trend. Absolutely nothing compares to Mirage hardwood floors. Strips feature standard tongue and groove edges, and grooves at both ends. The fixed strip length permits the creation of a multitude of symmetrical patterns. Give way to your imagination! Herringbone series strips are 2-9/16” [65 mm] in width, and available in 13-3/4” [350 mm] or 17-7/8” [455 mm] fixed lengths, in four species and most popular colors. The patterns Enjoy the very best, in quality, in beauty and for life. English pattern [bricks] American Cherry, Natural Herringbone Double Herringbone Basket* Cube* * Basket and Cube patterns require the use of 17-7/8” [455 mm] strips only. Maple, Auburn, Herringbone pattern Manufacturing quality The superiority of Mirage flooring is due to its exclusive P7 manufacturing process, an extremely thorough process. Rigorous quality control during the entire manufacturing process guarantees that you will get the highest quality for every strip in every box. An exclusive Mirage innovation, Nanolinx™ is the first finishing system to use nanotechnology with infinitely small, cross-linked nano particles. These particles make the finish more transparent than ever, so all the natural beauty of wood can shine through. Offering superior flexibility and durability, and an hypoallergenic and healthy finish that dirt can’t lay a finger on, Nanolinx™ is up to 5 times more wear resistant than most other finishes on the market. Plus added UV protection for some natural wood species delays and reduces most of the sunshading phenomenon that causes wood to darken and yellow over time. Semi-gloss or Cashmere. Real hardwood! Real hardwood flooring layer, not imitation! Lifetime warranty Width • Structural lifetime limited warranty; • 25-year finish warranty for residential applications; • 3-year finish warranty for light commercial applications; • 100% satisfaction guaranteed [pre-installation]. • 2-9/16” [65 mm] • 3-5/16” [84 mm] • 5” [127 mm] Micron-V joint Thickness A promising innovative product Mirage Engineered flooring technology is a revolutionary step toward hardwood optimization, using 4 times less hardwood than the conventional 3/4” [19 mm] solid strip to cover the same floor surface. Recommended installations All strips are made of a dry sawn hardwood layer 5/32” [4 mm]. • 2-9/16” [65 mm] and 3-5/16” [84 mm] widths Total thickness: 3/8” [10 mm] Plywood base: 5-ply • 5” [127 mm] width Total thickness: 1/2” [13 mm] Plywood base: 7-ply Perfect tongue and groove fit Tongues and grooves are perfectly adjusted on all 4 sides of the strip. This ensures remarkable uniformity and facilitates easy installation. The micron-V joint, on all 4 sides of the strips, is the smallest and most uniform eased edge in the industry. It offers a great look and superior performance. Flexibility Scored strip backing ensures enhanced flexibility and improves glue adherence. Length Wear layer Each box contains 5 assorted lengths for the same appearance as 3/4” solid hardwood. The hardwood wear layer of Mirage Engineered products is comparable to a 3/4” solid product. It can be sanded 3 to 5 times, for a real lifetime investment! Above grade On grade * Herringbone series: 13-3/4” [350 mm] or 17-7/8” [455 mm]. Below grade The solution for every situation • Glued down over concrete with a radiant heat system • Stapled or glued down over a recommended wood subfloor * Herringbone series: glued down installation only. Superior method used by Mirage • Glued down over an “approved” underlayment There are three basic cutting methods for the hardwood wear layer of an engineered floor. Only the dry sawn method produces the perfect appearance and superior quality worthy of Mirage. Cutting method Methods used by competition • Glued down directly over concrete Cutting methods Dry sawn Hardwood precisely sawn in desired thickness of plank. Rotary peeled Log peeled in ultra-thin layer using a rotary cut [method used to make plywood]. Sliced Wood block sliced into thin strips using a knife. Appearance Wear layer • Rich and natural appearance • Fine natural grain • No repetitive pattern • Ultra-thick wear layer comparable to solid hardwood flooring • Can be sanded 3 to 5 times • “Plywood look” • Repetitive patterns • Ultra-thin wear layer • 1 sanding or possibly none • Natural appearance • Wear layer can be composed of two different hardwood characters on the same strip [spliced veneer ] • Thin wear layer • 2 sandings or less Get a brand new look... all in one day! A symphony of species Red Oak American Walnut Maple Brazilian Cherry [Jatoba]* Yellow Birch Santos Mahogany [Cabreuva] Mirage prefinished hardwood floors are hypoallergenic, they install quickly and cleanly, with no dust from sanding, no harmful solvent emanations and no drying time. Sapele White Ash Dare… We believe that your satisfaction depends on two basic principles: Be proud of your floor from every angle. Choosing a hardwood floor is an important, long-term decision. American Cherry A box of 2-9/16” strips covers 20 ft2 [1.858 m2]. A box of 3-5/16” or 5” planks covers 25 ft2 [2.323 m2]. * Herringbone series: A box of 13-3/4” [350 mm] strips covers 17.63 ft2 [1.638 m2]. A box of 17-7/8” [455 mm] strips covers 15.28 ft2 [1.420 m2]. * Brazilian Cherry [Jatoba] may present a range of hues – from yellowish to reddish brown – and white mineral deposits may appear as the floor ages. Due to its specific physical properties, Brazilian Cherry [Jatoba] must not be installed on subfloors over radiant heat systems. A melody of colors Installation accessories So easy to care for, so easy to enjoy! Specially formulated for maintaining your polyurethane hardwood floor finish, Mirage Clean and Mirage Touch products are quick and easy to use. Golden Sierra Colorado Rich Oak Montana Idaho Vienna Java New! Arizona Bordeaux Nevada Merlot Auburn Alaska To be proud of your floor, dare to mix and match species, stains and widths for an innovative new look. Experiment with different strip layouts to enhance your interior decor. The design potential is endless. Have peace of mind for years to come. Only a superior quality product can give you this satisfaction. To evaluate the quality of a floor, you must look further than its general appearance. Even the smallest details must be taken into consideration. Every step counts! There is more... You should be able to count on a competent dealer, not only to advise you when making your purchase, but also to help you during installation and to provide after-sale service. Cognac Dare to compare. We are confident that you will demand Mirage, nothing less! Charcoal A proud environmental partner Sambuca A printed picture does not allow a perfect reproduction of samples. We suggest choosing your hardwood floor directly from a sizeable sample. Environment is a major priority for hardwood flooring manufacturer Mirage. Given the need to protect the supply of raw materials, Mirage financially supports a number of organizations that specialize in hardwood reforestation.
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