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Can Your Floors Help Protect You Against COVID-19 ?

Your provincial or state Health Officer have been recommending safety practices such as social distancing, face coverings and frequent hand washing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19; one area that may be overlooked are your floors.

After all, air pathogens, droplets, and viruses when released from sneezing or coughing may land on your floors. Tile joints, grouting, carpet, vinyl and hardwood, and laminate joints are all at risk of collecting dust, bacteria and viruses over time.

What Is Seamless Flooring?

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Seamless floors don’t have any joints, seams, or ridges. It’s poured epoxy, urethane, or methyl methacrylate formulations and the floors become a part of the building’s structure.

Why Seamless Floors?

You may have seen seamless flooring in doctor offices, hospitals, laboratories  manufacturing facilities, gyms, and some commercial spaces. They offer the ultimate protection against bacteria due to their durability, chemical resistance and seamless nature.  

What are Some Benefits of Seamless Floors?

  • Easy to Maintain
  • High Durability –  great option for high traffic areas and durable against heavy equipment such as carts
  • Chemical and acid resistance
  • Can be pressure washed in some cases
  • No Joints/Seams – minimizes dust/bacteria collection
  • Cost Effective – minimizes repair costs and flooring replacement
  • Mold Resistance

What Steps Can I Take For a Cleaner Environment?

Consider seamless flooring for your next renovation or new build project. Companies are restructuring their workplace safety initiatives by including COVID-19 safety measures. Such as implementing seating arrangements with social distancing measures and sanitary barriers. 

Seamless flooring attracts a cleaner environment, offers less dust, and dirt which leads to less frequent cleaning. It leaves your commercial space or home looking more spacious and can provide a vibrant modern decor.

Other Safe Flooring Alternatives

Flooring that are FloorScore certified have been independently tested and certified by SCS Global Services and the Resilient Floor Covering Institute for safe indoor air quality.

Some of the products we offer from Beaulieu, Shaw, Armstrong and others meet these requirements.

It’s important to know that the quality of your flooring can have an impact on the health and safety of yourself and others.

For your next flooring project consider seamless floors or FloorScore certified flooring as your next option.

Introducing The All New MIRA Floors Room Visualizer

In addition to our mobile showrooms we have launched our MIRA Floors Room Visualizer to add to our contactless experience. This new tool helps to enhance our customer’s flooring shopping experience, right from the safety and comfort of their home.

This allows customers to upload their own photos of their room or space and browse through a variety of flooring options that suit their needs.  

Options ranging from tile, wall tiles, hardwood, vinyl, laminate, broadloom carpet, and carpet tile for our commercial customers. 

How it works

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  1. Simply visit our website (preferably on your mobile device) and select the visualizer tool located on the bottom right.
  2. Select the flooring or product you are interested in. 
  3. Take a photo of your current space or select the appropriate room.
  4. Voila! You are now seeing how the product sample looks in your own room.  

It’s a fun, super easy, safe and effective way of shopping for floors.

Try it out now and lets us know your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Fairview Manor

Welcome to the job blog for Fairview Manor. This job blog will provide you with regular updates about your flooring project.

Our goal during the installation is to make the process as smooth and pain-free as possible. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact the office at 604-856-4799.

The lead installer of our on-site installation crew is Tamim. Feel free to say hello to him and the crew – they are wearing MIRA Floors & Interiors shirts.

**Your patience is greatly appreciated during the installation and disruption in your building as we ask you to avoid the lobbies and use stairs when our team is working. Our guys are working hard to get this renovation done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please feel free to say hello when you’re coming and going. **

MIRA Floors & Interiors is excited about completing the installation of new flooring in your common areas. Please note the schedule posted below is a guideline only.

Schedule:

Monday January 27th: Threshold Removal *Please make sure we have access to your unit between 9AM-2PM*

Monday January 27th to 29th: Carpet removal and floor prep

Wednesday January 29th to 31st: 4th floor carpet installation

Thursday February 6th to 10th : 2nd floor carpet installation

Tuesday Feb 11th to 13th : 1st floor carpet installation

Current Update:
Previous Updates:

 

Getting Ready for your Flooring Installation

Please review the following list of things to do before getting ready for the arrival of your installation team!

Breakables:

Installers will not remove any breakables. Please remove the following items prior to our arrival:

  • Glass items from tables, cabinets and walls.
  • All items inside of china cabinet or other cabinets.
  • Dishes, vases and other breakables.
  • Lamps and electrical items.
  • Stereo equipment, TV, speakers, routers and any other electronic items.
  • Please remove any books, papers and items that are sitting on top of your furniture.
  • Any other breakable items that are not mentioned above.

These items must be removed away from the working area of all rooms prior to the arrival of the installation crew. Any breakable items that have to be moved by the installation team will be moved at the customer’s own risk. We will not be held responsible for damage to breakable items.

 

Furniture:

Removal of furniture is an optional service. If you have chosen to do this step yourself, please note the following. Please remove as much of the furniture as possible from the rooms to be carpeted. This allows the carpet to be placed underneath the furniture, which is where we’re sure you want it unless you’re a real trendsetter. IF YOU FIND YOU NEED ADDITIONAL HELP WITH THE REMOVAL OF THE FURNITURE, CONTACT YOUR CONSULTANT IN ADVANCE OF THE INSTALLATION TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS. 

 

If the installation team is moving furniture, you will still need to note the following:

  • All breakable items must be removed as described above. 
  • In bedrooms, strip the beds.
  • Remove all items from the bottom of the closets (If they are to be done).

 

Appliances:

In Kitchens and Utility Rooms:

  • Please disengage the washer, dryer, refrigerator and all gas appliances in all cases. The installers are not responsible for disconnecting or connecting these items. 
  • If the installation crew is not moving these items, please ensure that they are out of the working area prior to their arrival. BE VERY CAUTIOUS WHEN MOVING THESE ITEMS BACK INTO PLACE. TALK TO YOUR CONSULTANT ABOUT THIS.

 

Carpet removal:

If you are performing this task, please note the following. If you now have wall-to-wall carpeting, you’ll have to remove it to make way for the new carpet and pad you’ve just purchased. When you remove your existing carpet and pad, PLEASE LEAVE THE TACK STRIP DOWN. Be very cautious against walls to avoid having to get a new paint job! TIP: Have a good quality utility knife and cut the carpet into 6-foot wide strips as you lift it up. This makes it easier to maneuver outside.

 

Carpet Disposal and Waste:

We will haul away all waste material from your new carpet installation unless you have requested otherwise. Take ups and old materials will be disposed of according to your municipalities standards. This may include leaving it by your trash area for pick up. 

 

Moldings: 

If your existing carpet is laid under quarter round, we cannot be held responsible for breakage of the molding. We will try to keep the breakage to a minimum. The installers will use your existing tack strips and reinforce or replace them where necessary.

 

General:

The carpet installers do the entire area at one time. They will use areas not to be covered such as car ports or back patios for storage during installation. Also, please be sure the power is on for the installer’s electrical tools and the inside temperature is at least 15 degrees. 

 

Carpet Waste:

After installation, you’ll probably notice some leftover pieces of carpet. This is due to the fact that most carpet is sold in 12-foot widths. The chances are that if your rooms are narrower or wider than 12 feet, there will be a waste factor between 10 – 15 %. 

 

Carpet Seams:

In most installations, carpet seams are inevitable. Contrary to opinion, today’s heat bonded seams are as strong as the rest of the carpet. BUT THEY ARE NOT INVISIBLE. Even though the installers do the best they can, you will be able to see the seams. Also, because of the direction of the carpet, some seams may be more visible than others. This is quite normal, and should be expected. Please discuss with your consultant the seam location to ensure it meets your expectations.

 

Changes in colour:

Today’s high luster fabrics display many different colours depending on where they are laid in the room. If you have a preference, and if there is enough carpet, just ask the installers to show you how it would look both ways.

 

Loose fibers:

Some carpets naturally shed some fibers when first installed. This is a normal process and will be lesser or greater depending on the nature of your carpet. Vacuum your carpet as you normally would and in most cases this should decrease with time. Some carpets will do this to a small extent for their entire lifetime. This does not impact the quality of the carpet or its performance. Talk to your consultant if this is a concern.

 

Footmarks:

Some plush or twist carpets naturally show footmarks. Other carpets hide them or bounce back. Talk to your consultant if this is a concern. All carpets will show indentations from furniture feet or other heavy items placed on them. We recommend moving your furniture slightly from time to time. On some flooring, foot pads for furniture is recommended. Again, speak with your consultant about this.

 

When we’ve finished your installation, you’ll have the world at your feet. Better yet, you’ll have long life luxurious carpet beneath your feet – carefully installed over padding in the best tradition of Canadian workmanship.

The Ridgecrest

Welcome to the job blog for The Ridgecrest – 1561 Vidal St, Surrey. This job blog will provide you with regular updates about your flooring project.

Our goal during the installation is to make the process as smooth and pain-free as possible. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact the office at 604-856-4799.

The lead installer of our on-site installation crew is Tamim. Feel free to say hello to him and the crew – they are wearing MIRA Floors & Interiors shirts.

For quotes in your unit please email Sandy at sandy@mirafloors.com

**Your patience is greatly appreciated during the installation and disruption in your building as we ask you to avoid the lobbies and use stairs when patch is drying or glue has been applied. Our guys are working hard to get this renovation done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please feel free to say hello when you’re coming and going. **

MIRA Floors & Interiors is excited about completing the installation of new flooring in your common areas. Please note the schedule posted below is a guideline only.

Aug. 8th – Aug. 14th – Installation dates

● Carpet Removal from all floors Tuesday/Wednesday

● Floor preparation LVP in lobbies Tuesday

● LVP installation in lobbies Wednesday

● Carpet tile floor prep / installation Thursday to Saturday/Mon/Tuesday

Current Update:

Aug 8: Prep completed on LVP area on yesterday.  3rd Today: Install LVP lobby 3rd floor. Final clean of hallways on 2nd/3rd floors. Further prep on 2nd today.  Friday – Stair removals. Final removals on 1st floor and clean up. Saturday – carpet tile will begin.  Monday / Tuesday Carpet tile and stair carpet installs.  ** Unit owners that are not home – Metal thresholds will be cut and left on site to be installed by others.
Previous Updates:

Aug 7:  2nd floor no access 2pm to 5pm. Sweeping and patching in these hours.

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