Mirage hardwood flooring is alot more than just good looks…………………
There are several prefinished hardwood floors on the market that may look alike but, in terms of quality and performance, they can be quite different. The Performance of MIRAGE floors are the result of the care given in the drying process, the manufacturing of the strips and the finishing of their surface. Investing in the most sophisticated technology available in the world, and using experienced employees in the manufacturing of hardwood flooring, BOA-FRANC™. has established new QUALITY standards with both its MIRAGE Classic Floor and its new Mirage Engineered flooring for over radient heating and on concrete slab installation.
Mirage Classic Hardwood Flooring:
- Solid 3/4″ Wood- 2″, 2 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/4″ & 4 1/4″
- Great for above ground nail down applications.
MIRAGE Classic is made in 153 standard choices, 8 different hardwood species (oak, maple, cherry, ash, birch, beech, walnut, Brazilian Cherry and tigerwood), 5 widths, 3 grades, 14 colors and 2 types of finish (semi gloss & satin)
Mirage Engineered Wood Flooring:
3/8″ x 2 9/16″ & 3 5/16″ & new wide plank 1/2″ x 5″
Boa Franc has specially designed this Mirage hardwood flooring for glue down applications over concrete and/or radient heat. … and where you’d like to install a wide plank hardwood floor but need something with greater dimension stability then what a traditional solid wood floor can offer.
MIRAGE HARDWOOD FLOORING: Manufacturing Benefits
Drying of the Wood:
The MIRAGE factory operates on site, all the kilns to dry the lumber to exacting standards necessary to produce their flooring, thus controls everything from log to finished product. Before it is made into flooring, every board is then tested for the correct moisture content! This avoids cracks showing up afterwards, when unusually wet boards decide to finish drying in your house. All warehouses and production facilities are humidity controled to maintain the correct moisture content in the flooring while waitng to be delivered to your job site.
Milling the perfect tongue & groove:
The strips are always manufactured perfectly straight, with a constant thickness and width offering you a perfect tongue and groove fit. These high manufacturing standards and quality control assure an easy and worry-free installation and you save on installation time. Wastage is virtually eliminated.
Sanding that brings out the beauty of the wood:
All flooring is premounted into panels for table top style sanding. This offers superior sanding accuracy with the smallest and most uniform MICRO-V joints in the industry. Each board then becomes the exact same thickness as its partner, laying a floor that feels good on your feet.
Staining to highlight the diverse grain patterns:
Stains are applied uniformly across the wood, as well as in the MICRO-V joints, to bring out the beauty of the grain in each native and exotic wood species.
Each colour is tested with a digital camera, to guarantee the accuracy of colour match with the previous batch of flooring. This is a great advantage, when you want to install some flooring today, and continue the job further down the road. MIRAGE guarantees the accuracy of colour from batch to batch, thus it is not necessary to get all your flooring from the same “dye lot”.
The Finish, for maximun durability:
An aluminium oxide compound is suspended in an ultraviolet cured polyurethane, for amazing protection and more abrasion resistance to wear then the historical polyurethanes. Ten coats of this finish are applied to every strip of flooring. The finish is sanded, buffed and UV cured for maximum adhesion to the wood and long lasting durability. The finish is tested for adhesion, thickness and shine level, guaranting you the same quality and shine on every batch. This is supported by a residential 25 year finish warranty.
Today they have gone one step further and become the first hardwood flooring manufacturer to use nano-technology in their floor finish… this is well beyond my technical knowledge to comprehend, but what I do know is that it eliminates much of the shatter crack lines typical when something is dropped on the surface. Again offering great durability!
Come visit a Diablo Flooring Showroom to see more Mirage products.
Walnut Creek,CA (925)988-WOOD
1813 Mt Diablo Blvd Walnut Creek,CA 94596
5600-D Sunol Blvd Pleasanton,CA 94566