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Mirage Wood Flooring: Quality Made in Canada

If beautiful hardwood floors are your dream, there are a multitude of questions to answer. Which rooms? What kind of furniture? What kind of subfloor? Before you start designing, Mirage Hardwood Floors has put together a handy guide to pre-buying wood floors that will help you determine whether you need classic or engineered floors, what kind of finishes you need, and more. At Comox Valley Floors we love Mirage because they offer a high-quality and beautiful solution for every scenario.

One good example of this is kitchens! A kitchen can be a challenging location for hardwood because it is high traffic and susceptible to water damage. Thankfully, Mirage has created durable designs for even the most difficult area.

Here’s a traditional and classic look that showcases the beautiful grain of the wood:

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This modern trendy look contrasts a dark finish with stainless steel and warm cabinetry:

Modern Condo Kitchen featuring Graphite color hardwood floor (Red Oak-Graphite) For more information, visit www.miragefloors.com

Modern Condo Kitchen featuring Graphite color hardwood floor (Red Oak-Graphite)
For more information, visit www.miragefloors.com

An even bigger reason to love Mirage (besides the amazing design options) is that it is manufactured by Boa-Franc, an award-winning Canadian company located in Saint-Georges, Quebec that has been in business since 1979. Want to know more about a company dedicated to creating the highest-quality Canadian-made floors? Check out this video:


At Comox Valley Floors, we have the largest flooring stock anywhere on Vancouver Island. Come down to our huge showroom and warehouse in Courtenay to see Mirage hardwood for yourself!

Phenix Carpet: Durability, Comfort, and Price

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Thinking of getting new carpet but not sure if it’s worth the money? Maybe your kids or pets have done their job in wearing out your current carpet and you’re wondering how long this next one will last?

Phenix carpet is one of the best solutions for families looking for a long-lasting, stain resistant and yet comfortable solution that still looks amazing. Don’t worry about sacrificing style for durability – Phenix offers hundreds of design options! Start out by taking the Phenix Carpet Personality Quiz to find a style fit just for you!

What goes into a Phenix carpet?

Phenix carpets are made from P.E.T. polyester fibre that is inherently stain resistant. This means that they require fewer chemicals to resist stains! They’re also more affordable than other options and come in an unlimited number of weights and textures. One of the best reasons to choose P.E.T. is its low flammability – a major reason it is also used by the military.

Do you like How It’s Made? You’ll like this video on how Phenix fibres are manufactured:


Comox Valley Floors is the exclusive retailer of Phenix carpets in the Comox Valley. Come down to our showroom today to feel for yourself at 2920 A Moray Avenue in Courtenay, and get a free estimate, or contact us today!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for exclusive deals and contests.

All area rugs 25% off – plus win one for free!

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This just in! Our 25% of sale on all of our area rugs has been extended through July 31! Come on in to Comox Valley Floor Centre to save big on one of the Valley’s largest selections of area rugs!

Until July 31, all of our area rugs – and we have one of the largest selections in the Comox Valley – are 25% off.

Plus, we’re going to be giving away the area rug pictured here – valued at nearly $500 – for free!

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Come into Comox Valley Floor Centre at 2920 A Moray Avenue in Courtenay before July 31 and save 25% of any of our area rugs.

2. Like and share this Facebook post and you’ll be entered to win a 6′ x 8′ area rug.

Easy peasy, right?

And while we’re on the topic of area rugs, whether you’ve just saved 25% on one or you won this one for free, here are 6 tips for incorporating an area rug into your space.

When you think area rugs, think Comox Valley Floor Centre!

 

Hardwood floor installation tips

Hardwood floor installation Guide

Comox Valley Floors has one of the largest selections of Hardwood flooring on the north side of Vancouver Island, the following its a guide to help you install your hardwood floors properly for the best results. (of course we do offer to install them for you as well)

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Avoid any bumps in the road to your home design project. Use our installation guide for great tips on the transition of your old floors to the new.

Today’s hardwood flooring is extremely versatile. There are more ways than ever to install your hardwood flooring.

Our Quick-Pick icons indicate the preferred method for your selection: nailing, stapling, gluing, floating or the new “click” fit (glue-less), where plank edges snap together like the pieces of a well made puzzle.

 

We provide a warranted installation by a trained, professional crafts person who will finish the job to perfection – guaranteed.

Things to Do Before Installation

We want you to have a clear understanding of the services we provide as well as to be aware of items you will need to handle prior to the installer arriving at your home. After your purchase, items crucial to the smooth installation of your new flooring will be detailed by your sales professional in a pre-installation check list and may include some of the following:

• Verify the installation date.
• Ensure removal of all “breakables” from the room.
• Determine who will remove furniture, appliances and the sub-floor, if needed.
• Arrange for the disconnection of gas appliances and icemakers.
• Determine if any change to the height of the new floor will require adjustments to doors in order for them to close properly.
• Ensure the removal of items in storage areas and closets where the floor is to be resurfaced.
• Make certain drapes, wall hangings and pictures are removed from walls.
• Verify that your in-home temperature is appropriate for installation.

Hard wood floor Installation

Comox valley Flooring offers expert installation for all of the flooring products we carry. You can trust our installers to create a great-looking floor for your home. Whether it’s a solid-color carpet or a detailed, custom tile design, our licensed and insured professionals will get the job done accurately and beautifully.

We are so confident that you will be more than satisfied with our professional installation that we will be happy to correct any installation-related problems for free during the intended life of your floor.

Hardwood floor information

Hardwood Floor information guide

Comox Valley Floors offers a huge selection of Hardwood flooring in the Courtenay, Comox area, Learn about different species of wood and new technologies making hardwood flooring perfect for any room in your home, including that unfinished basement.

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Increase the Value and Beauty of Your Home with Hardwood

There’s nothing like a hardwood floor for natural beauty, warmth and ease of cleaning. Its distinctive grains and swirling burnished figures add a classic touch throughout your home. Hardwood’s rich character never goes out of style. Good looking, long lasting and a great investment in your home’s overall value, hardwood flooring is the perfect marriage of practicality and elegance when it comes to home improvement.

Wood flooring is available in several styles:Hardwood

Strip Flooring

The flooring comes in strips with widths that range from 1 1/2″ through 2 1/2″ and thicknesses of 5/16″ through 3/4″. Strip flooring creates a traditional look, and can produce an illusion that a room is larger than it is.

Plank Flooring

Plank flooring also comes in strips, but they are wider, usually from 3″ through 8″. Plank flooring can be used to create a more rustic or earthy look as well as a historical appearance with antique applications.

Handscraped Flooring

Handscraped hardwood floors have become one of the most sought after looks in flooring today. Replicating the look of reclaimed wood or of centuries of lived-on wear, handscraped hardwood floors beam with character and charm while boasting today’s most enduring urethane finishes.

Wire Brushed Floors

Wire brushed floors imitate the lived-on charm of handscraped hardwood floors with a less obvious level of distress applied to the faux wear markings. These floors, too, offer the enduring beauty of today’s innovations in urethane finishes.

Select Hardwood for Any Room

New advances in technology afford engineered hardwood floors the flexibility for installation above, at, or even below grade. Several layers of construction are bonded together to prevent bowing/shrinking in cool, moisture prone areas.

All of our hardwood floor selections are clearly labeled for performance in a variety of conditions and applications. Our Quick-Pick icons indicate where they are best used – Below Level (below grade and at ground level, grade) or Above Level. You’ll also see icons indicating a style’s suitability for residential or commercial settings.

 

Explore a Wide Array of Looks with Hardwood

You’ll probably want to decide on the species of wood you prefer early on in your home design process. Our Quick-Pick icons immediately identify the species that interests you: beech, cherry, hickory, maple, oak, pecan, walnut or exotic imports.

Visit Comox Valley Flooring where our flooring experts will assist you in associating style with the color and species you want.

Understand Product Variations

Many factors determine how your floor will look. Consider how much natural variation there is in the grain and coloring of a wood, a range that contributes to wood’s endless appeal. How shiny the wood appears varies according to a gloss level rated as matte (low), satin (medium) or gloss (high). A matte finish helps to maintain your floors appearance in high traffic areas, while high gloss finishes will add elegance and grandeur to a formal space.

 

Choose Your Ending

Even the configuration of the strip’s edge contributes to the look of the installed hardwood floor. Many strips (or planks – the wider version) offer you the choice of square edge (smooth and flat surface), micro bevel (mild bevel that can be felt with the fingertips), or full bevel (forming a strong groove to visually separate the strips and focus your eye on grain line).

All these elements make a difference in how your hardwood floor will look: our Quick-Pick Icons identify those differences so you’re sure to get the look you want. Don’t forget to check out Installation to learn all about the little details that make a big difference when transitioning from old floors to new