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By Barry on June 15, 2012
If you like coffee as much as I do, check out this great little video…Some great tips!
By Alyssa on March 8, 2012
Come visit Schmidt Custom Floors at the
Annual Home and Remodel Show this weekend.
FREE parking, FREE admission!
Show hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
March 10th & 11th, North Exhibit Hall
The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland Colorado
Don’t forget to ask about Show Specials!
By Alyssa on January 20, 2012
Super excited to head to Surfaces conference…the leading floor covering industry event, bringing together thousands of retailers, distributors, installers, designers and home builders for three days of face-to-face networking, education and product sourcing. You can bet we are going to find some amazing new products for your home. Stay tuned for updates!
By Barry on June 6, 2011
Over the winter SCF worked on an old school house in Berthoud, CO. When I initially looked at the floor the structure was under some serious construction. There were areas that the previous owner had cut in plumbing, heating and a number of other “head scratching” areas. The current owners had a vision to restore the history of the building while keeping as much of the original materials as possible. New interior walls, insulation, windows and an updated laundry, master bath and kitchen were also in the works.
After the initial repairs and rough sanding were done the interior walls were put up and the place began to take shape…
Once all the finish work was done we came back in and finalized the flooring. The owners really wanted to keep the color close to the old floor minus the wax and years of build up. After some “customized” staining we got everything just right and applied the final coat.
Projects like these really make us proud of the work we do. And now this school house… ROCKS!
By Barry on February 28, 2011
Over the years we have worked on some really special projects. From hand textured, patterned floors to refinishing old craftsmen bungalows, we have always enjoyed creating and restoring beauty.
This summer we had an opportunity to work with John Yarema on the Kennedy Green House. You can check out some of his work at www.johnyarema.com
Reclaimed flooring, patterns, intricate designs…you name it and this floor has it.
Working with an Artist is an experience in itself, however, working with an Artist who also happens to be a hardwood flooring craftsmen is as Visa says… priceless.
The home has been featured in several national publications and even has it’s own website! www.kennedygreenhouse.com/index.php
By Barry on May 18, 2009
Make sure your contractor knows what they are doing with your Materials!
Clean & Level Subfloor
Appropriate Adhesives and procedures
A Sound and Warrantable Installation
Last week I attended a 3 day class at the NWFA Training Center in St. Louis. We learned to troubleshoot many scenarios that leave alot of flooring installers scratching their heads. Whether it is a solid concrete floor, radiant heat installation or a combination of plywood and concrete; we have the methodology to tackle any problem and make it right!
By Barry on March 19, 2009
This is where the term “elbow grease” comes from! Our guys getting after it out on the job!
By Barry on March 19, 2009
Installers complete Advanced Installation Training
At the end of February, two of our installers completed a 3 day course on Advanced Installation techniques. Learning new skills is important to us and we invest heavily in our employees. The guys flew out to St. Louis and got instruction from one of the most respected installers in the country. He also happens to own his own installation business. This makes for very “real” and practical advice.
Here are just a few of the skills we picked up in our time in Missouri.
- Complex Pattern and Border Layout
- Making Custom Patterned Flooring
- Mixed Media ~ Metal Inlays
- Custom Parquet made from flooring scraps! The ultimate “Green” floor!