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Mirage TruBalance Flooring for Home Renovations

We are continuing our series on the new Mirage TruBalance flooring offered by one of our preferred flooring providers for home renovations. Mirage® makes high quality hardwood flooring products that are environmentally friendly and last up to 100 years.  Their new TruBalance flooring has some distinct features, making it very desirable for home remodeling and kitchen remodeling projects. Our previous article discussed the advanced core technology process, the fact that the product is very stable and versatile and the different installation options.  Let’s look at a few more features:

Wood Components

Mirage’s TruBalance flooring is crafted using 100% wood components. There are only three layers. The center layer, SPF (Spruce/Pine/Fir) grows faster than hardwood to maintain sustainable development)

Different Options and Styles Available

Design and build contractors understand the benefit of being able to offer a variety of different flooring options.  Mirage’s new TruBalance flooring is available in widths of 5”, 6 1/2” & 7 3/4” and in lengths 23” to 82”. Herringbone Collection is available in 5” X 30” fixed-length planks.

Lightweight

TruBalance offers options that are 25%-30% lighter than Mirage’s Classic technology and more stable than traditional engineered floors.

Want to actually see what a particular flooring product may look like in your home?  The Mirage Floor Visualizer is changing the game in home remodeling.  When we meet with you, we can discuss flooring options and let you see how the floor will look so you can make a more informed decision.  Not all remodeling companies operate with the philosophy of putting customer satisfaction first.  Houston Remodeling is a home remodeling contractor dedicated to providing you with quality products and craftsmanship that you can enjoy for years to come.  If you are considering any type of home renovations, kitchen remodeling, etc. we can help. Give your friends at Houston Remodeling a call today to make an appointment to visit out showroom!

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Thinking About Home Renovations? New Flooring from Mirage is Definitely Something to Consider!

Houston Remodeling is excited to be rolling out some new flooring options from Mirage®. Their new TruBalance products have some really nice features, especially for home remodeling and kitchen remodeling projects. Our next series of articles will discuss Mirage’s new TruBalance flooring and why you may want to consider it when exploring products for your home renovations. Let’s take a closer look:

Advanced Core Technology Process

We like Mirage TruBalance flooring for home renovations because it is 3/4” thick, 4MM real hardwood wear layer, it’s a total 3 plys, quarter sawn SPF (Spruce/Pine/Fir) finger core, can be sanded, making it a high quality, long lasting product.

Very Stable and Versatile

An experienced home remodeling contractor appreciates a product that is stable and has versatility when it comes to installation.  Mirage TruBalance products can be installed at a relative humidity between 30% and 80% and can be installed above grade, on grade or below grade.

Multiple Installation Options

Mirage TruBalance flooring can be nailed, stapled, glued or floated using Lock technology.

Our next article will discuss more features of Mirage’s TruBalance flooring including wood components, availability of different styles and the fact that it is lightweight.

Houston Remodeling is one of the preferred design and build contractors serving Houston and surrounding areas. Our owner, Tim Lassiter, is a second generation master trim carpenter.  He prides himself on sourcing quality materials and offers home remodeling and kitchen remodeling customers true craftsmanship.  Not all design and build contractors have the knowledge or experience to provide customers with quality home renovations. Don’t trust just any company in Houston. Renovation of your home is a process that requires special skills and expertise. Give your friends at Houston Remodeling a call today.

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Can Wood Flooring Be Installed in Kitchens?

Yes!  Wood flooring is beautiful in a kitchen space.  Although wood flooring is specified in many kitchen remodeling projects, some homeowners are apprehensive to put it in their kitchens.  Poor craftsmanship and inferior products can lead to serious problems.  However, when quality wood floors are installed by a seasoned kitchen remodeling contractor, the results are spectacular.

Here are some pitfalls to avoid when your kitchen remodel includes wood floors:

Cheap Flooring

Not all wood flooring is equal.  In fact, many big box stores pass laminate off as “wood”.  The kitchen is not only a high traffic area, but it is prone to spills and changes in temperature.  Using cheap wood flooring in your kitchen remodel could result in extensive cupping and buckling.

Substandard Installation

Substandard installation happens more often than you think. Often times, a homeowner does not realize that the wood floor installation was poor until a problem arises. When remodeling your kitchen, make sure your kitchen remodeling contractors are experienced, qualified, and pay attention to details.  Ask for references.  Read online reviews.  A lot happens in this space, and if the flooring portion of your kitchen remodel is not installed properly, you will be left with a mess.

Poor Quality Finish

If the finish on your wood floors is not suited for high traffic areas, then you could run into problems.  When discussing wood floors with remodeling contractors, make sure they use quality flooring AND finish products.

Houston Remodeling has been one of the areas premier remodeling contractors for more than two decades. Owner and operator, Tim Lassiter, is very particular about the craftsmanship and products he uses in home renovations.  Houston Remodeling proudly partners with Mirage Hardwood Floors to provide our clients with high quality wood flooring products.  Are you considering home renovations in the near future?  If so, give Houston Remodeling a call today.