TruBalance Lite boards combine cutting-edge flooring technology with carefully chosen materials to deliver the best quality and enhanced stability for your home at the right price. Each board is precision-milled to exact measurements to ensure consistency from board to board for easier installation and a uniform floor.
Their 3-ply construction makes TruBalance Lite boards more resistant to fluctuating humidity levels that could result in warping or cupping in solid wood boards exposed to the same conditions.
The sturdy, cross-layered construction offers many advantages.
The 3/32" (3 mm) top wear layer made of genuine hardwood highlights the natural beauty of wood. True to Mirage's reputation and commitment to quality and sustainability, the hardwood used for TruBalance Lite boards is harvested using selective cutting techniques that promote tree growth and resilience while maintaining species diversity.
The top sawn-hardwood layer has a superior protective DuraMatt® finish that has stood the test of time. This exclusive silky matte finish contains antimicrobial agents for a safe environment and offers 20 times more wear resistance than conventional oil finishes. The DuraMatt® finish ensures you get your money's worth with a 35-year warranty on finish wear-through for residential applications and a 3-year warranty for light commercial applications.
The 3/8" (9 mm) SPF core layer mounted on a high-quality 1/16" (2 mm) wood backing board is composed of locally sourced materials that lower the eco-footprint without compromising quality. The SPF core layer comprises multiple thin strips of wood made from fast-growing species, placed side by side to provide extra rigidity against warping. The strips of wood are positioned crosswise from the direction of the wood fiber of the top sawn-hardwood lamella layer to reinforce the structure by restricting the amount of movement in the hardwood as humidity levels vary.
The overall 9/16" thickness of TruBalance Lite boards is ideal for flooring projects that include tiles, as the thicknesses match. Thanks to its ample stability, TruBalance Lite can be made into wider boards, creating even more floor styling options.
Years of research and unparalleled know-how have led our team of engineers to develop this affordable option that adds value to your home. Your floors will last for years, and flexible installation methods save you time.
With a relative humidity tolerance ranging from 25% to 70% for nailed, glued, and stapled installations and 30% to 60% for floated installations, TruBalance Lite can be installed on every level of your home, whether below, on, or above grade. If you are looking for one product you can use throughout your home, TruBalance Lite makes shopping for floors easy.
TruBalance Lite can be installed over radiant heating systems without the risk of gapping between the boards. TruBalance Lite products can be glued down, floated over a recommended membrane, or attached with 18 GA staples or nails using the appropriate tool.
Each box of TruBalance Lite products contains assorted board lengths for a great look and quicker installation. While the tongue-and-groove configuration of the boards makes them easy to fit together, the milled bevels on all four edges of each board, called a micro-V joint, allow for better fitting during installation and prevent dust and dirt buildup once the flooring is installed.
Furthermore, Mirage Floors offers a variety of accessories, such as stair nosings and reducers, for trims that give your flooring installation a professional look.
Above, on or below grade with radiant heat system.
Glued down over concrete or a recommended wood subfloor
Stapled or nailed down over a recommended wood subfloor
For a Nailed/Stapled type of installation, a fastener (nails and staples) gauge of 18 GA is required
Can be installed over subfloor equipped with radiant heat system
Micro-V joint on all four sides of the board, prevents dust and dirt buildup
Hypoallergenic finish for a safe environment
Each box contains assorted lengths for great look and quick installation
Can be resanded
Boards with uniform thickness and width
You can rely on a reputable Mirage Floors dealer near you for guidance in choosing the product for your home renovation project – and your lifestyle. Our vast network of dealers across North America provides technical support and design advice in your area. Our dealers can also advise you on product availability and delivery times to assist you in planning your project.