Tom Ourada, NWFA Members’ Choice Winner
St. Louis — The National Wood Flooring Association announced the winners of its 2014 Wood Floor of the Year contest during its Wood Flooring Expo in Nashville, Tenn. The winning entries were announced during an awards dinner held on April 18.
The Wood Floor of the Year awards were developed to encourage and recognize innovative craftsmanship and design in wood flooring installations. Since the program began in 1990, more than 200 awards have been presented to NWFA member companies throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Russia and Finland.
This year’s Wood Floor of the Year Contest yielded 74 entries from two countries, including the United States and Russia. All entries in the competition featured flooring installations completed between January 2013 and January 2014. A panel of judges comprised of trade and consumer press editors, industry leaders, and professional designers, evaluated the individual categories. The NWFA membership voted on all entries to recognize the Members’ Choice winner.
Recipients of the 2014 Wood Floor of the Year awards are as follows:
Best CNC/Laser Cut MP Caroll Hardwood – Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Best Commercial Archetypal Imagery Corp. – Bronx, N.Y.
Best Extreme Makeover Czar Floors – Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Best Limited Species Marwick’s/Precision Floorcrafters – Summerfield, Fla.
Best Manufacturer Factory Finished WD Flooring – Laona, Wis.
Best Reclaimed Marwick’s/Precision Floorcrafters – Summerfield, Fla.
Best Residential Natural Wood Floors & Design – Miami
Best Restoration Brookens Wood Floors – Springfield, Ill.
Members’ Choice Ourada Designs – Nine Mile Falls, Wash.