The E series of hardwood flooring by Model Hardwood was singled out for an NFT Styling Excellence Award in the hardwood category.

Montana hardwood flooring, part of the E by Model series.


Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of profiles highlighting the winners of this year’s NFT Styling Excellence Awards. Entries were judged earlier this year by showgoers at Surfaces and by readers online. A complete list of winners is available in the April issue of NFT.


The E series of hardwood flooring by Model Hardwood was singled out for an NFT Styling Excellence Award in the hardwood category. The FSC-certified collection is designed with environmental sustainability in mind. To cut back on fossil fuels, Model used wood harvested from within a 124-mile radius of the processing plant in Quebec. Additionally, a special felling technique results in 3 percent fewer trees being cut down, the company noted.

“This collection proves you can have a positive impact on the environment and be recognized by your fellow designers for your creativity,” noted Richard Gauvreau, marketing and sales consultant for Model.

E by Model is available in 3 1/4” and 4 1/4” hard maple planks, in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Montana stains. –Michael Chmielecki