Kentucky Wood Floors said it has reached a licensing deal to create a Mount Vernon Collection of hardwood flooring inspired by George Washington's home and its collections. Set to debut in January 2006, the line will feature unique plank and parquet floors, as well as several accent and border designs, in a variety of species, textures, and finishes.

The company secured the right to use Washington's name and image from the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which oversees the estate that was once home to the first president. The organization is said to be the nation's first and oldest preservation association. It has owned and operated Mount Vernon for more than 150 years.

The introduction of the Mount Vernon Collection is not the first time Kentucky Wood Floors has been involved in a flooring collect with historical significance. The Louisville, Ky. based company is best known for providing the floors for The White House. The company, which was established in 1977, specializes in custom flooring designed to a customer's personal specifications and makes floors from a variety of traditional patterns. It also works from photos or sketches to produce for one-of-a-kind work using a wide variety of woods ranging from walnut to cherry to ebony.

Kentucky Wood Floors joins other current Mount Vernon licensees including Brunschwig & Fils, Durham Furniture, Duron Paint Company, Virginia Metalcrafters, and York Wallcoverings.