FLOORING NEWS

Chatham-Kent Fall Home & Leisure Show to Benefit the CKHA DI Equipment Renewal Campaign

 

On Friday, September 25, 2015, 99.1 CKXS FM and the Chatham-Kent Home Builders’ Association Inc. (CKHBA) will kick-off the Chatham-Kent Fall Home & Leisure Show at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham.

The Chatham-Kent Fall Home & Leisure Show is a three-day event that will showcase the talents and expertise of approximately 75 local vendors, including members of the CKHBA.

Admission to the Chatham-Kent Fall Home & Leisure Show is $4 per person with the proceeds directed to the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) $6.9 million CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign.
To date, more than $3 million has been raised for this important campaign.

Chatham-Kent Fall Home & Leisure Show

The 99.1 CKXS FM and CKHBA are proud to present the Chatham-Kent Fall Home & Leisure Show:

When:

  • Friday, September 25, 2015: 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.Saturday, September 26, 2015: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Sunday, September 27, 2015: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:

  • John D. Bradley Convention Centre565 Richmond Street, Chatham

Admission Fee:

  • $4 per person. Children (12 and under) are free.Proceeds to support the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign

For more information on the Chatham-Kent Fall Home & Leisure Show, please visit www.ckhba.ca orhttps://www.facebook.com/CKHBAFallLifestylesShow?fref=nf .

 

 


DalTile Cotto Contempo takes the stage in Sept 2015 as The Floor of the Month!

 

This is the first time that a Porcelain Tile has won this award. So the question is "Why DalTile Cotto Contempo?

 

Expansive as it is stunning, this gorgeous, upscale glazed porcelain marries a bold cotto look with elements of cracked cement. Equally at home in an urban loft or country villa, Cotto Contempo’s contemporary, large-format tiles are a great choice for floors, walls, countertops and more. With its earthy, dimensional hues and multi-faceted color variance Cotto Contempo offers stunning, modern style in four colors to indoor and outdoor spaces.

 

This beautiful textured tile has three sizes

 

13x13, 12x24 & 20x20 and is available in four different colours. This stunning tile also has corresponding mouldings to match, like bullnose and covebase mouldings making baseboard and stair-noses never look so good!


So it is no wonder that this beautiful multi tone, multi size texture porcelain tile takes the stage in September of 2015 for the Owen Flooring Floor of the Month!

August 2015 Floor of the Month Twelve Oaks Master Artisan White Oak Chandler

 

After having a record breaking July, Owen Flooring is following it up with an even better August and our exclusive Twelve Oaks Master Artisan White Oak Chandler is certainly topping the charts for quality and style, making this product the Owen Flooring Product of the Month. 

 


The White Oak Chandler in general has a white washed, wire brushed look that is certainly trending in the industry right now. This heavy character engineered wood flooring product is Extra Long and Ultra Wide, with a board length of over 6ft and a board width of 7.5 inch on a rustic White Oak species. I personally have never seen a product with this length and width that looks so beautiful. Like the Twelve Oaks Lake Huron Collection this product includes tongue and grove construction, making it available to be installed by using the nail down, float, or glue down method. This product also includes a Smooth Authentic PPG Alluminum Oxide Reinforced Finish, allowing it to have a 35 year wear layer warranty. This product also comes E1 certified, meaning it has low emissions and is environmentally responsible.


The features of this product do not stop with it being a quality product with a stunning look that is environmentally responsible! This beautiful product retails for $7.49 sf which is virtually unheard of for a product of this nature.

Therefor a combination of Quality, Style & Price makes the Twelve Oaks Master Artisan, White Oak Chandler the winner of The Owen Flooring August 2015 Floor of the Month!

Owen Flooring Voted one of Chatham-Kent's Best - AGAIN in 2015

Paul Richard P.R.

 

Owen Flooring has been recognized as one of Chatham-Kent's BEST flooring stores for the second year in a row in the annual "Best Of" competition organized by the "Chatham Daily News".  The competition involves and unbiased reader survey by the newspaper.

 

"It's an incredible honor to be recognized in this way again," said company founder Kevin Owen. "We have only been in business for three years  and it is great to receive this kind of recognition.  I would again like to extend my gratitude to everyone who cast a ballot this year, and to all of our customers who have helped us become an integral part of Chatham-Kent's business landscape".

 

"We know a quality flooring product is only as good as the installation that comes with it," added Owen.  "That's why we are so dedicated to customer service and this recongition tells me we are on the right track by placing our focus so heavily on providing superior customer service".

Mirage #1 Among Hardwood Flooring Manufacturers
Source: Floor Covering News
 

 

Saint-Georges, June 1st, 2015 – Mirage, the hardwood flooring brand renowned for quality, has been named North America's top hardwood flooring manufacturer for the eight year by Floor Covering News magazine.

 

The distinction is based on results of the annual "Award of Excellence" competition by Floor Covering News, a U.S. trade publication. Floor Covering News asked thousands of floor covering dealers to vote for the best hardwood flooring manufacturer on its website and during Surfaces trade show held last January in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

“This recognition means a lot to all of us working for the success of the Mirage brand. Reaching the top isn't easy but staying there year after year is even harder. We are happy that our work and quality are repeatedly recognized by the industry. This first place perfectly reflects our commitment to quality taken towards our customers since day 1. We would like to sincerely thank the retailers who voted for Mirage,” said Luc Robitaille, Vice President of Marketing at Boa-Franc, manufacturer of the Mirage brand.

 

Dealers were asked to vote on the best hardwood flooring manufacturer based on the following criteria: design, service, value, performance, quality, professionalism of sales force, management responsiveness, customer service, handling of claims, and ease of doing business. This award is the twenty-fourth (24) recognition of the industry that Mirage has received over the past decade. Boa-Franc, manufacturer of the Mirage brand, is the proud laureate of the highest distinction bestowed by the Quebec government to businesses and organizations that successfully apply best business practices: the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité Award. Boa-Franc has also received the most prestigious award bestowed by the Canadian government on businesses that successfully apply best business practices: the Gold Trophy Award at the 2013 Canada Awards for Excellence.

 

About Mirage

Mirage prefinished hardwood floors, designed and manufactured by Boa-Franc in Saint-Georges, Quebec, are synonymous with superior quality, beauty, and durability and guarantee product consistency, added value, and lifelong good looks. Mirage epitomizes attention to detail and the desire to create a product in perfect harmony with its environment. For more than 30 years, Mirage has been committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner in order to ensure sustainable development for current and future generations.

 

Owen Flooring Featured in Floor Covering News
Recognized for Marketing to Millenials with Customer Testimonials

Floor Covering News / January 19 2015

 

The millennial generation, or Generation Y, poses a monumental question mark in the minds of business owners everywhere. 

 

Owen Flooring in Chatham, Ontario, has been successful in using a combination of its website, social media and customer testimonials to create a seamless network of relevant content. “Social media is alive,” said Kevin Owen, owner of Owen Flooring. “It’s a living, breathing thing. I think the best way to target the millennial generation is to not just utilize one form of social media like Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Twitter or blogging, but to do all of the above and have one lead to the other.”

Owen Flooring Voted one of Chatham-Kent's Best!

Paul Richard P.R. / 2014

 

Owen Flooring has been voted one of Chatham-Kent's best flooring stores in an ubiased reader survey by the Chatham Daily News.  "We are extremely proud to be recognized in this way" said Kevin Ownen, owner of Owen Flooring.

 

 

Owen flooring has built a reputation as a trustworthy community minded business offering superior products, installation, and service.

 

 

"We have only been open two years, and this is an incredible honor", said Owen.  "I want to thank everyone who cast a ballott and the entire community for helping our business become an integral part of Chatham-Kent's business landscape".

Kevin Owen Drops His Locks To Help Sick Children

Paul Richard P.R.

 

Owen flooring owner Kevin Owen dropped his locks this week in support of "Locks of Love", an organization that provides wigs for children who lose their hair during cancer treatments.

 

"It's just a way to give back to the community," said Owen, as he sank into the barbers chair.  "I've had long hair for a long time, and people have become accustomed to seeing me with it.  It will be a big shock to my friends and family when they see me with short hair!"

 

"Everyone knows someone who has had a battle with cancer.  Locks of Love is a great organization.  It feels good to know you're helping someone.  It's been fun, and people have been teasing me, telling me that I look like a respectable businessman now."

Owen Flooring raises funds for two charities

Sarah Schofield September 2013

 

Four year-old Ashley Ramsey, left, with a helping hand from Jeannie Buxton and Erica Robertson, got the chance to ride one of the horses provided by TJ Stables at the Owen Flooring second annual Circus Sale and BBQ event.

 

In addition to horse rides, inflatables, live music and a pen with sheep were all on hand Sept. 14 for all members of the family to enjoy. All proceeds from the event are to be donated to YMCA Strong Kids and Habitat for Humanity.

Doomed Ash trees get new life as flooring

CBC News June 2013

 

A company with roots in eastern Ontario is making the most of the region's emerald ash borer infestation by turning dead and condemned trees into floorboards.

Gaylord Hardwood Flooring, a family business based in Tweed, Ont., is increasingly using trees affected by the Asian beetles to make hardwood flooring at its mill in southwest Ontario.

Greg Gaylord says the company is buying up the wood, which he says makes excellent floorboards.

A Look at Sustainable Harvesting in a Hardwood Forest

Hardwood Floors Magazine

​Kim M. Wahlgren September 2005

Mention a timber harvest, and most people envision a clear cut-nothing but stumps left in what appears to be total destruction. In the case of trees harvested to supply the domestic hardwood flooring industry, however, that's rarely the case. Today's hardwood forests that are managed for timber production are usually carefully monitored and harvested for sustainability. After the loggers move out, a casual onlooker may not even recognize that the forest was recently harvested.

 

 

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