Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Featured Craftsman -- Universal Floors

When it comes to wood flooring in and around the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.-based Universal Floors, Inc., has quite the reputation.

Having worked inside iconic structures such as the White House and Library of Congress, Universal Floors recently refinished the floors of two historic D.C. area buildings – one, a residence turned commercial space, and the other, a private library. Each endeavor earned Universal Floors a 2009 Floor of the Year Award from the National Wood Flooring Association. Both also involved using Waterlox premium wood finish.

Sprigg Lynn, Principal Officer for Universal Floors, said, “choosing Waterlox was easy because we used it on several floors prior to these two. We had a library and a commercial space to refinish, and both owners wanted to maintain the original old-world feel the buildings still possessed,” Lynn said. The commercial space won Best Restoration – hand cut category in the 2009 Floor of the Year Contest.

“The owners of the property wanted the building to maintain the hand-rubbed look already seen in the space, which Waterlox products are known to achieve,” Lynn said. The original wood flooring featured in the library project, initially selected to be discarded and replaced, was beautifully restored using Waterlox, winning Universal Floors the award for Best Library/Office – hand cut category in the 2009 NWFA Contest.