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A HISTORY OF INNOVATION Driven by a team with the Spirit

Boa-Franc was founded in Saint-Georges de Beauce in 1979. Since then, Boa-Franc has adhered to a philosophy of innovation to remain the North American leader in the manufacturing and marketing of superior quality prefinished hardwood floors.

1983

September 1
Company acquired by Pierre Thabet.
Manufacturing of unfinished boards continues.

1984

March 3
Facilities destroyed by a major fire.
May 28
Construction of the new building is complete. This incident provides the spark that gave rise to the company’s philosophy of “Spirit” - the passion and dedication that drives our entire team every day.

1985

Construction of the first dryers.

1987

Construction of the first sorting table and first plant expansion.

1990

Start of prefinished floor manufacturing. Launch of the Mirage brand. First sales in western Canada.

1992

Introduction of Mirage products in the U.S.

1997

Construction of sorting facilities. ISO 9001 certification.

1999

Launch of Mirage Engineered floors.
Introduction of the Alumix® finish.

2001-2002

Construction of second plant.
Launch of Maestro Dealer program and Maestro Dealer display.

2006

Launch of the Sweet Memories Collection and its variable staining process. Introduction of the Nanolinx™ finish. 

2007

Launch of a third application technology: Mirage Lock.

2010

Launch of the Alive Collection with lightly brushed surface.

2011

Acquisition of Vintage Hardwood Flooring located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2013

Textured floor collection added: the Imagine Collection. Launch of the Mirage sample ordering website.

2014

Launch of the ordering maintenance and repair products online.

2015

Flair Collection added with the DuraMatt™ finish

2016

Introduction of the 7-3/4" width.

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