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Mirage Engineered Flooring Review

Posted on: May 12th, 2016 by wfp_admin 2 Comments

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Mirage quality has passed the test of time in the quality of manufacturing engineering.

Wood Floor Planet has been an authorized dealer of Mirage wood floors for over 10 years; consistently supplying Mirage brand wood floors to builders; contractors and the end user throughout the NYC and NJ area including Manhattan; Hoboken, Jersey City and West New York.

Wood Flooring Structure

First let’s start with the structure of your engineering products. The top layer, also known as the “clothing layer”, is a dry cutting method in which the hardwood is cut with precision to the desired thickness of a thickness of 4 mm, being one of the thickest wear layers in the floor industry; Each board is unique and there are no repetitive patterns. A 4 mm wear layer can be sanded 3 to 5 times in the future; (with the exception of the Mirage Lock in which we will do a separate review). Floor width

Mirage Flooring Widths

Then the available widths that the Mirage floor has to offer include 2-9 / 16 ‘, 3- 5/16’, 5 ‘, 6-1 / 2’ and have just released a width size of 7 to 3â “4â € ™ Now keep in mind that not all styles are available in all different widths, visit http://www.woodfloorplanet.com/engineered-hardwood/mirage-engineered.html and check the sizes available by styles

All of the engineered construction type can be; installed by floating and gluing over concrete; or stapling over a plywood sub-floor. Please make sure to follow Mirage’s floor installation and instruction guidelines at www.miragefloors.com/ENG/flooring-101/installation

Hardwood Finish

Now let’s talk about the finish. The Nanolinx HD finish in our opinion is clearer and more wear resistant than the competition.

Nanolix HD and DuraMatt offer a commercial that is even more resistant to wear; but is designed for commercial use.

It also has antimicrobial agents for a more hygienic environment and easier to clean the floor. Its finish comes with a 35-year warranty on all residential applications and an extended 3-year commercial warranty on its Nanolinx HD Commercial and DuraMatt Commercial

Mirage Flooring Accessories

In addition Mirage also offers all accessories for their flooring including transition moldings; reducers and stair nosings, they also provide maintenance and touch-up kits for all their sku’s of colors.

Mirage floors is absolutely one of our favorites of wood floor manufacturers. For more information please visit one of our showrooms in Manhattan NY or Weehawken NJ, near Hoboken and Jersey City.

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Flooring Alternative Bamboo: The Cost-efficient

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by wfp_admin No Comments

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One of the most important considerations when making the choice from among several floor options is cost efficiency.

Keep in mind that the cost aspect has two components first; the initial cost outlay used in the purchase and installation of the flooring products; and second, the cost for maintenance over the lifetime of the floors.

In both components; the cost efficiency of bamboo flooring cannot be overlooked.

In terms of initial outlay, bamboo flooring is a cost-efficient option. The cost varies from $5 to $8 per square foot depending on the color; texture and thickness as well as overall quality of the bamboo flooring.

At these prices, bamboo floors are at par with the prices of many hardwood floors; although it must be said that lower prices can be enjoyed; thanks to comparison shopping and price negotiations. Â Just remember that quality should not be considerably compromised in favor of cost considerations you will get what you pay for in bamboo flooring, too.

But the purchase cost will still be increased due to the supplies and labor necessary for the installation of the bamboo flooring. The labor component; however, can be reduced in case you can install the bamboo floor as a do-it-yourself project.

cost for installation the floor

In case you want professional installation, be sure to add $3-$5.50 per square foot for the services. The money paid will be well worth it considering the excellent results – no warping, bulging and cracking, among other visible signs of amateur installation.

As to the cost to the environment, yet another important cost component, bamboo flooring has one of the lowest carbon footprints. Bamboo is a renewable resource because it reaches maturity; (i.e., suitable for harvest) within a 5-6 years and it can be planted in sustainable forests. Â In contrast, hardwood trees like ash, oak and maple takes decades to mature.

Qualities of floor:

In terms of maintenance costs, bamboo flooring has higher cost efficiency than many flooring options. Â Bamboo flooring is well known for the following qualities that make it one of the most cost-efficient choices:

  • Durability. Bamboo floors wear as well as hardwood floors especially when these are well taken care of.
  • Stability. Bamboo floors can resist the pressure from high-traffic areas, which means that it has greater stability than many types of flooring options including hardwood.
  • Ease of maintenance. Bamboo floors are easy to maintain. Vacuum and mop bamboo flooring with a hardwood floor cleaner when necessary.

When chosen, installed and cared for properly, bamboo flooring will provide great returns on investment – and that’s as cost-efficient as can be.

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Lauzon Pure Genius, Air-Purifying Smart Floor

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by wfp_admin No Comments

Welcome to Wood Floor Planet! We are one of the leading suppliers of outstanding wood flooring products in a wide range of styles including solid wood, laminate floors, and engineered wood as well as unfinished and pre-finished hardwood flooring in domestic and exotic species. We are the one-stop for homeowners, builders, and contractors for their wood flooring requirements for both strips and planks.

As part of our thrust for excellent customer service, we are always on the lookout for innovative, even revolutionary, wood flooring products. We believe that your home, office and stores, among other structures, are not just buildings made from wood, stone and steel but are, more importantly, structures that provide the benefits of beauty, functionality, and durability. We are your partners in achieving these benefits especially where our outstanding wood flooring products are concerned.

And now, our dear customers, we are proud to present our new partnership with Lauzon Flooring for its range of Pure Genius wood flooring products! We established our latest partnership with the firm conviction that you, our valued clients, will truly benefit from the world first and only  smart wood flooring!

The Promise of Product Excellence

We choose our partners with great care because we believe in protecting our mutual interests our reputation as the leading supplier of high-quality wood flooring products in New York and your right to enjoying the best value for your money in these products. We have chosen Lauzon Flooring for our latest partnership with these aspects in mind.

Pure Genius hardwood floor: Lauzon Flooring

Pure Genius hardwood floor: Lauzon Flooring

Lauzon Flooring, a wood flooring supplier with headquarters at Papineauville; Quebec, Canada, has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Its dedication to combining the benefits of finely-crafted wood and of scientifically-manufactured wood continues to provide its customers with the best wood flooring products resilient; comfortable and comforting, and beautiful. Its wood flooring products are well-known among its customers for being eco-friendly, too, with the company complying with the strictest standards in wood manufacture.

Wood Floor Planet and Lauzon Flooring the partnership to beat as the leading suppliers of the best wood flooring products in New York!

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Lauzon Flooring and Pure Genius for Improved Indoor Air Quality

Wood Floor Planet chose Lauzon Flooring and its wood flooring products with the goal of providing customers with more choices particularly in products that contribute to improved indoor air quality.

The importance of healthier indoor air quality cannot be overemphasized for the following reasons:

  • Number of hours spent indoors. In a typical day, we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors at home; in the office, and in stores; among others. While we may believe that indoor air is less polluted than outdoor air; this is not so because indoor air also contains pollutants including toxic chemicals.
  • Wide range of ailments in indoor air with poor quality. The pollutants; such as contaminants, particulates and toxic chemicals; come from several sources including common household products (e.g., cleaning solutions), building materials (e.g., pressed wood, paint, varnishes, and adhesives), and smoke from tobacco; stoves and fireplaces, among others.  These pollutants increase the risks for respiratory ailments, such as asthma and allergies; and even immunosuppressive disorders especially among highly susceptible cohorts like children; sick individuals, and the elderly.

Even when the indoor areas appear clean (i.e., relatively free from possibly harmful chemicals); you should not be complacent for two reasons, namely; the pollutants are invisible to the naked eye and their effects are gradual, but can have serious complications when left untreated.

The importance of choosing building materials including wood flooring products with the lowest possible amount of contaminants and pollutants cannot be overemphasized especially in areas where vulnerable cohorts are present. The investments in these health-friendly; eco-friendly wood flooring products will provide for excellent returns in investment particularly in improved health.

The Guarantee of Pure Genius

This is where the pure genius of the world’s first smart wood flooring product comes in – PURE GENIUS! Lauzon Flooring is the only wood flooring manufacturer that offers the smart technology and we at Wood Floor Planet are proud to be part of the innovation as an authorized distributor.

Pure Genius wood flooring is the result of a joint venture between Photocat AB; a Danish firm, and Vlinge, a Swedish firm, which spent years of extensive research into photocatalytic technology. Â Lauzon Flooring is the sole licensee for the technology, as granted by Vlinge Photocatalytic AB.

What makes Pure Genius a product of pure genius in the industry? We can cite several reasons including:
  • The floors, manufactured without the conventional materials used in the wood flooring industry; said materials of which can increase the risks for toxic chemical exposure. These materials include volatile organic compounds (VOCs); solvents, and formaldehyde, among others.
  • The active nanoparticles present in the Pure Genius wooden flooring products are activated by both natural and artificial light; which means that it is continuously working to filter the air. When light hits the surface; the titanium-based air-purifying agent is activated; the toxic chemicals are decomposed into water and carbon dioxide. The toxic contaminants in the air will be absorbed by the wooden floor surface with either artificial (e.g., electric fan) or natural (e.g., breeze) air triggering the process.

The bottom line: Pure Genius works in two ways in contributing to improve indoor air quality – first; it has little of the toxic chemicals used in the manufacture of non-smart wooden flooring products; and second, the wooden floors act as an effective air filter.

Once installed, it will take 30-60 days for the air filtering action of the Pure Genius wooden floors to take effect particularly in degrading contaminants. The effect will last for as long as the surface finish remains intact.

When the air filtering action starts, you will enjoy several benefits including:
  • Better indoor air quality by up to 85%
  • Lower risk for respiratory diseases including asthma and allergies including reduced frequency and duration of symptoms
  • Faster decomposition of bacteria, mold and viruses
  • Lesser occurrence of bad odors indoors

Come and visit our New York showroom so that we can show you the beauty of Pure Genius and agree with us that, indeed, it is PURE GENIUS!

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Choosing a Supplier for Hardwood Floors NYC

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by wfp_admin No Comments

Hardwood floors add financial value and beauty to any residential unit such as house or an apartment. There are many types of hardwood flooring that can be installed in any home based on the wood species that they are made up of. Hardwood floors that come from oak varieties are in demand because of their hardness and their relative resistance to scratches and dents. Meanwhile; hardwood floors that are made up of pine varieties are softer; but are more inexpensive.

When you are planning to install hardwood floors in NYC; you must also consider where you will get your hardwood flooring supplies from. There are a lot of suppliers and depot that will claim that they can best supply you with all your flooring requirements. However; when choosing where to get your wood flooring in NYC, here is a list of what you need to consider:

Availability of materials

You should choose suppliers that have a wide variety of brands to choose from. Some suppliers may be in contract with hardwood manufacturers as their direct distributors and are therefore only carrying the brands that these manufacturers make. Although you can get lower rates if you purchased the brands under contract with the suppliers, your choice of materials are limited.

Expertise

When looking for wood flooring in New York, you should contact a supplier that has a wide range of experience in the different types of wood floors such as solid, engineered, exotic, hand-scraped, laminate, herringbone, parquet, rift and quartered sawn and more. Remember that each type of flooring design will require different techniques of installation so choose a supplier that has the expertise in any kind of wood flooring.

Large Showroom

Consider choosing a hardwood flooring supplier in NYC that has a large showroom. This will allow you to manually inspect their sample hardwood floors conveniently. Suppliers with large showrooms will often show an area installed with different types of hardwood floors. This will help you visualize the samples being on the floor of your home.

Check online presence

A good indicator of a professional hardwood floor supplier is the supplier’s website. Check to see if the supplier you are planning to purchase your hardwood floors from has an online presence. A supplier’s webpage such as www.woodfloorplanet.com will allow you to explore their materials and stocks without having to physically go to their store. You can also ask for an online quote from them once you visit the page.

Geographical location

Probably one of the major reasons for choosing a hardwood floor supplier in NYC is its geographical location. Remember that transporting hardwood flooring materials is expensive since you have to pay all shipping charges. Having a supplier that is located in Manhattan such as www.woodfloorplanet.com will both give you the convenience of having a supplier near your home and the cost effectiveness of having to pay for a shorter trucking route.

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