First Nations Multiplex – Port Alberni, BC


The Tseshaht First Nations Multiplex is an important project and required a special floor to complete it. The hardwood needed to withstand commercial traffic and have the ability to sand and refinish the floor so it could last many years. Being a commercial space, it was also important that the floor have no off-gassing and be solvent and formaldehyde free. Finally given the special inlay and pattern work, the project requires a floor with precise, square edge milling.


The customer decided to use 2 woods, Steamed Beech and Cabreuva Vermelha, for this project. Both products have square edge milling so it was possible to install them in the special patterns while still maintaining an attractive appearance. The hardwood floors are ecologically safe and VOC free so there is no off-gassing.

Involved Trade

Architect: Lubor Trubka Associates Architects
Designer: Lubor Trubka Associates Architects

Materials Used

Two different hardwood floors were used in this project.


Colour: Light
Width: 125mm (5″)
Construction: Multi-layer


Colour: Medium
Width: 90mm (3 1/2″)
Construction: Multi-layer