NWFA Floor of the Year 2003: Records Broken, Talents Showcased
This award, as well as an award for Best Manufacturer Finished Design, went to Integraf for a drawing room installation in Moscow. The 164-square foot raised installation, nestled near angled windows, features berry yew and olive wood machine cut with no duplicate details. Integraf was responsible for the design and flooring, the floor finish was manufactured by BonaKemi.
Integraf also won the Member’s Choice, Master Division award for a 692-square-foot drawing room installation in Moscow, which features Finnish birch, American walnut, wenge, plane tree, and quarter-sawn oak in solid parquet flooring fashioned into a unique ornamental design.
Finally, Integraf received an award for Best Use of Wood Technology in a 467-square foot installation in Moscow. Using Finnish birch, Austrian pear, American walnut, jarrah, and wenge, the parquet installation features an intricate winding pattern that wends its way from the drawing room into a hallway.
Gardena, Calif.-based Parquet by Dian netted two Expert Division awards -- one for Best Job Site Finished Craftsmanship and Design, the other for Best Residential Application Design.
Also designed by Efros, a 650-square-foot master bedroom suite installation in Beverly Hills netted Parquet by Dian an award for Best Residential Application Design. The installation uses Brazilian satinwood, bloodwood and maple in a distinctive, elaborate pattern. Once again, Parquet by Dian provided the flooring and PoloPlaz supplied the finish.
Rode Bros. Floors of Los Angeles won Best Limited Species Design for its 250-square-foot installation in a private home in Newport Coast, Calif. The design, conceived by Karen Butera Inc., features 3-inch ip?lank and hand-cut white oak borders. The flooring was distributed by Galleher Hardwood Co. and Greenbaum. The flooring was produced by Parquet by Dian and the finish by BonaKemi USA.