04 Nov A Maple Mirage
Gray or brown, this hardwood floor blends seamlessly with home’s bold natural colors
The color of this stained Maple floor is called “Jellybean.” When you look at it in natural daylight, it is gray. Put it under artificial light, and it takes on a deep brown.
But no matter where you look in Brittany’s new Milford, OH, home, this floor from Mirage Hardwood is the perfect background for her sky blue and terracotta walls, and her kitchen backsplash tiles that look like they were painted with watercolors.
These colors are just spot-on.
The floor is smooth and sleek. It is an engineered floor, meaning it is put together in layers, with a 3 mm surface wear layer of Maple. It is prefinished, meaning stained and finished at the factory, not in the house.
The milling of the flooring is excellent.
While this floor meets standards for low-emitting composite wood, it does not have a third-party certification for indoor-air quality.
Brittany selected all of the products for the home. She loves the backsplash, she says, because it pulled all of her favorite colors together and complemented the white cabinets, black granite counter top and stainless steel sink and appliances. The tile is made by Daltile, a company that offers many styles that now have Green Squared certification.
“Among all of the possibilities that were offered, this is the one that to me, just stood out and they did a great job installing it, too,” she says.
While a neutral beige carpet was chosen for the family room off the kitchen, Brittany was able to repeat all of her colors with an area rug in the dining room.
“It had all of the right colors, and the best part was that it was on sale,” she says. ©
Emil C. BrewerPosted at 13:06h, 24 November
in (6.4 mm) plywood subflooring. At the highest end, or in select rooms of the building there might well be three sheeting layers, and such stiff subflooring is necessary to prevent the cracking of large floor tiles of 9–10 inches (22.9–25.4 cm) or more on a side, and the structure under such a floor will frequently also have extra ‘bracing’ and ‘blocking’ joist-to-joist intended spread the weight to have as little sagging on any joist as possible when there is a live load on the floor above.