- Are wood floors expensive?
The cost of hardwood flooring depends upon a number of things:
- The species of wood that you choose for your flooring
- Grade of wood used to make flooring
- The structure of wood flooring you choose (engineered or solid)
- The finish of the hardwood floor (unfinished or pre-finished)
- The size of the flooring planks
- Are solid wood or engineered floors better for my project?
Engineered wood, in most cases is a better option than solid hardwood when dealing with moisture. Its plywood base is dimensionally stable, meaning that it warps and flexes less easily upon contact with moisture than solid wood.
- How do I choose the type of wood for my floor?
On site evaluation by a professional and moisture meter readings along with other factors will be required to determine the best product for your project.
- Do your wood floor suppliers support sustainable forestry practices?
Yes, every one of them!
As the industry’s leading North American hardwood flooring manufacturer, Armstrong (Bruce is an Armstrong brand) has a vested interest in protecting the forests where our raw materials come from.
Over 90% of our volume is manufactured here in the U.S. using local raw materials, enhancing the sustainability of our national hardwoods. Our strategy requires that we protect the communities where we extract, process, and manufacture our wood products. Our goal is to support sustainable forest management practices globally, including planting trees to replenish what we harvest.
- Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification available for selected solid and engineered hardwood products.
- Our engineered wood flooring is certified as a low-emitting (low VOC) wood product.
Being Responsible, is in our roots!
At Mirage, everything we do is with one eye on sustainable development because we firmly believe there is no better way to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Mirage has adopted a progressive approach to sustainable development rather than a green program, because the concept it employs is rooted in our values and vision and always have been. At Mirage, we are committed to more than just better quality of life. We are taking concrete steps to care for the environment, our society, and the economy.
Our Commitment to Healthy Planet
Sustainable Wood Sources
Our mission is to add beauty to the world, without compromising its health. That’s why we take great care to ensure that all of our hardwood comes from certified green, self-renewing sources, where trees are farmed and replanted just like the vegetables you eat. There’s no net woodland loss or negative impact on the environment.
- Why do I need to order more square feet of flooring than the size of my room?
You should never buy just the amount of hardwood you need, since you also need a bit extra for cuts, waste, and mistakes. Multiply the square footage of the room by 10%, then add this amount to the total square of the room.
- Do you recommend an installer?
In house installation services available for many of our projects, also long term relationships with reputable and qualified professionals for all aspects of your project always available. Matching the right professional with products they are familiar with is a service our clients love.
- How do I prevent my floors from fading if they are exposed to bright sunlight?
5 Ways to Prevent Hardwood Floors From Fading
- “Switch things up” with your room’s furniture.
- Protect your floors with plants, drapes, or shades.
- Refinish your flood floors regularly.
- Redesign the lighting scheme of your room.
- Discuss other solutions with battle-tested hardwood floor experts.
- What types of cleaning products are OK to use on my wood floor?
Each finish has product guidelines. Please consult manufacturer.
Use proper tools to clean your floor – a mop paired with a machine washable, microfiber pad for dusting and cleaning. Electrostatic action attracts dirt, micro particles and common household allergens. Avoid using soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on your hardwood floors.
- Can a wood floor be steam cleaned?
Steam Cleaners Can Damage Wood Floors. Steam mops have become quite popular, and for good reason. … However, we CANNOT recommend steam mops for any type of wood floors, even though many steam mops say they are safe for sealed floors
Always avoid ‘wet” mopping and any standing water on wood flooring.