Supplier Spotlight: Vintage Hardwood Flooring

Smith Bros. Floors Ltd.

Keeping our clients informed on the sources of our products is one of our favorite ways to both remain transparent as a business and promote the best business practices in hardwood flooring. So far, our Supplier Spotlight series has covered many dedicated vendors including Wide Plank, Kentwood, and TORLYS. Next up is Toronto’s Vintage Hardwood Flooring!

Experience and Innovation

The growth and development of Vintage Hardwood Flooring as a company illustrates a history of experience from the ground up. Stepping into the business in 1989, Vintage worked tirelessly to earn the respect of clients across Ontario. After working with unfinished strip flooring for five years, Vintage began to supply material to a prefinishing company in 1994. With a move into the 70,000 square foot facility it now calls home, Vintage invested in only the most sophisticated prefinishing resources available, switching to exclusive manufacture of prefinished flooring material. In the years since, they’ve expanded to become one of North America’s top prefinished flooring suppliers.

Prefinished Floors for Any Interior

One of the first things you’ll notice about Vintage is the striking amount of variety among their selection. The product lines — Pioneered, Crafted, Solid Sawn, Northern Solid Sawn, and U-LOC — offer both domestic and exotic floors of varying grades and colors. Glue or nail-down applications are available, giving you the flexibility you need to complete your interior with exactly the tone and quality that you want. Their website will allow you to browse these selections and examine detailed specifications of each hardwood type to find the one that’s right for you, including maintenance tips and the levels of your home for which the flooring is suitable.

Naturally Green

Like many of our suppliers, a big part of Vintage Hardwood’s commitment to great service is an understanding of eco-friendly material sourcing. Their Pioneered product line offers a beautiful selection of FSC-certified maple and red oak. From vibrant rustic tones like the Maple Vienna or Morocco to the darker hues of the Red Oak Pewter or Cocoa, Vintage is able to provide its retailers with flooring types to match all tastes without compromising the health of our forests. For their unshakable commitment to quality and integrity, we stand by Vintage Hardwood Flooring!

If you’re looking for a beautiful prefinished floor to complete your home, call us at (403) 917-0847 to find out which Vintage products we can provide for you!

Key Associations: The NWFA

Smith Bros. Floors Ltd.

In addition to doing business with only the best suppliers in the industry, Smith Bros. is proud to be affiliated some of the most reputable flooring, building, and hardwood associations in North America. For this week’s blog, we’d like to introduce you to the National Wood Flooring Association, a leading non-profit organization in our trade!

Who They Are

The National Wood Flooring association works to foster unity, collaboration, and promotion between professionals and businesses in wood flooring all across North America. They represent everyone from manufacturers and distributors to retailers and consultants. As such, the NWFA is recognized as one of the largest associations in wood flooring, distinguished by their focus on a wide range of efforts in helping their members both succeed and uphold the highest economic and environmental standards.

What They Stand For

What sets the NWFA apart as a trade association is their involvement in several different interests that drive our industry forward. These include education, research, certification, environmental advocacy, and beyond. The non-profit Education and Research Foundation, for instance, selects and funds research and education projects that are aimed toward improving supply chain efficiency and awareness. Their NOFMA standards program has served as one of wood flooring’s most respected quality certifications for over a century. When it comes to environmental standards, the NWFA’s Responsible Procurement Program provides participating professionals and businesses with a firm and innovative framework for environmentally and socially responsible forestry.

What It Means to Be a Member

As a member of the NWFA, Smith Bros. is pleased to be at the forefront of the industry, adhering to the most up-to-date standards of integrity and responsibility. The right certifications can make all the difference as we work to perfect our craft. At the end of the day it all goes toward providing our clients with the highest quality service and expertise available. From industry connections to the latest insights into how our trade is advancing every day, being part of this pioneering association ensures that we can offer you only the best experience in enhancing the floors of your beautiful home!

Have questions regarding our certifications and associations? The Smith Bros. team is all about honesty! Call us at (403) 917-0847 today to learn more about how we strive to serve you best!