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Arboritec recently had the opportunity to visit with NYC area supplier Ken Nygaard of Olson Floor Supply. Olson Floor Supply is a family-owned and operated supplier of wood flooring, tools and machinery, technical support services, and of course the full spectrum of floor finishes. They are well situated in a well trafficked industrial section of Jamaica, New York. Olson Floors is about five miles from JFK International Airport and close to the bridges and tunnels leading into Manhattan. Jamaica, NY itself is a culturally-rich area of the US. Olson Floor Supply is frequented by hard-working Americans with roots in..Read More
Printer's Building Arboritec's field technical and training representative Mark Mukosiej recently met up with Tom Bridge of Bridge Wood Floors at his job site in the Printers Building in Worcester, MA. Bridge Wood Floors of Douglas, MA sources product and expertise from distributor Brian Salatiello over at Wood Pro, Inc in Auburn, MA. When Arboritec arrived, Tom and his son Jeremy were actively working on the 2nd and 7th floor hallways in this grand, 7-story building that used to house a printing company. Gilbert G. Davis, Commonwealth Press and J. S. Wesby had constructed the Printers Building in 1923 to meet the printing needs of the surrounding area...Read More
As the exclusive manufacturer of ceramic-fortified waterborne finishes for wood floors, we are proud to have customers like Brian Johnston. We're thankful to Brian for allowing us share his comments with the rest of you after meeting with our Northwest sales representative Frank Lazzara: "The day following our meeting I went down to Brosson [www.brossoncompany.com] and purchased some Vibrant sealer and Avenue ceramic fortified wood floor finish. The staff there was extremely friendly and even offered to deliver products to me for convenience. Also, the cost was not bad either. As for what I think of it? Amazing! After applying well..Read More
Customer Update – Gehl Flooring Supply Arboritec recently had the opportunity to catch up with Bob Gehl over a Gehl Flooring Supply. This company is a great example of an American dream that came true. Bob is the great-grandson of Adrien Gehl who started the business in 1928. Bob is currently at the helm of this exemplary flooring supply company out of Butler, WI. Bob, who chooses his words and work relationships carefully, had much to share during our recent visit. Bob spoke fondly of his hardworking Midwestern customer base and the resource-rich region where he operates. Though known for it's daily farms, outdoor sports, Harley Davidson, and beer..Read More
Arboritec Customer: Day Flooring Company - Vancouver, WA Arboritec recently had the pleasure of catching up with a third generation hardwood floor professional and recent Arboritec convert, Dallas Day of Day Flooring Company. Dallas has been in the hardwood trade for 56 years. For the last 20 years, he has been based out of what locals refer to as the “Coove” or Vancouver, Washington. Since 2001, he has busied himself delighting customers as a contractor operating both in Vancouver and just over the salmon- and sturgeon-filled Columbia River in the greater Portland, Oregon market. Dallas is an accomplished installer and..Read More
Arboritec recently had the pleasure of speaking to Tom Bridge, owner and operator of Bridge Wood Floors to get his take on the flooring trade, the development of waterborne finishes, and to learn about his experience working with our line in particular.
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In our last article, we touched on how wood floors and area rugs go hand in hand. Many wood floor retailers and sanding & refinishing contractors offer their customers an array of impressive design options by pairing a floor design with area rugs to suit. At Van Briggle Floors in Campbell CA for instance, customers can select from a variety of Tufenkian artisan area rugs that are all hand made in Nepal using the Tibetian knot, local labor, and locally grown wool with fine silk detail. Customers can not only browse a wide selection of stunning, high quality area rugs but those..Read More
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