Sika’s Ed Diaz discusses his company’s SikaBond elastic adhesive technology with Lisa Horvath and Gary Horvath from ATC Hardwood  of  Bergenfield, N.J.

Following his performance at the NWFA Awards Dinner, Russian-born comedian Yakov Smiroff (right) greets audience members including Anatholiy Glushkin of National Hardwood Floor and Molding in Van Nuys, Calif., also a Russian native

Members of the National Wood Flooring Association gathered in Denver last month for the trade group’s annual convention.

Birger Juell thanks members after accepting the second of two Wood Floor of the Year awards on behalf of his Chicago-based company

In addition to a busy show floor, the meeting included a full slate of educational seminars aimed at helping members capitalize on opportunities in the hardwood flooring business.

Bill Sutton of Denver Hardwood (left) visits Gary Shepard and Scot Templeman at the Heritage Oak exhibit.

NWFA says the April 11-13 meeting attracted more than 3,500 attendees and included exhibits from 321 companies.

NWFA CEO/executive director, Ed Korczak addresses the membership.

Barry Gork (left) of Timbermate USA discuss  web site applications for the marketing of hardwood following a seminar he presented on the subject.