ST. LOUIS – The National Wood Flooring Association announced the winners of its 2014 Wood Floor of the Year contest during its Wood Flooring Expo held in Nashville, TN. The winning entries were announced during an Awards Dinner held on Friday, April 18.

2014 Wood Floor of the Year Winners NamedThe 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, NY         

Best Commercial                                                Archetypal Imagery Corp. – Bronx, NY

Best Extreme Makeover                                      Czar Floors – Huntingdon Valley, PA

Best Limited Species                                           Marwick's/Precision Floorcrafters – Summerfield, FL

Best Manufacturer Factory Finished                   WD Flooring – Laona, WI

Best Reclaimed                                                  Marwick's/Precision Floorcrafters – Summerfield, FL

Best Residential                                                 Natural Wood Floors & Design – Miami, FL

Best Restoration                                                 Brookens Wood Floors, Inc. – Springfield, IL

Members’ Choice                                                Ourada Designs – Nine Mile Falls, WA 

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