The February issue of Canadian House & Home magazine reported a popular new trend in choosing a low-sheen wax oil finish rather than a high gloss, urethane coat. This method is much more eco-friendly and has a more natural look.
At West Wind we carry a pre-oiled floor by Vintage, either wire brushed or a simple UV oil coat. Already have a wood floor or like to oil it yourself DIY style we have a selection of Hardwax oil finished from Oli-Natura.
What happens when you mix German beech , BC Yellow Cedar, Stanford university, a Russian woodworker (based in San Francisco) and West Wind Hardwood? Last summer we manufactured 15,000 square feet of Beech and Yellow Cedar flooring. The wood was destined for a concert hall on the Stanford campus in California. This summer we had the opportunity to meet the contractor and see the installation first hand.
Alex Medvedev, owner of EH Floors Inc. was contracted to supply and install wood flooring inside the hall. We met up at his office in San Francisco and from there headed south to see the project.
Joel Radford, Flooring Manager says:
“Overall the show seemed worthwhile. Of the three days Saturday was the busiest with lots of people. Lots of newbies discovering West Wind products for the first time and took brochures/cards. The improved booth had a positive impact. The countertops etc. showed a more fleshed out picture of our products and were a great way to engage with attendees.”
We’re expanding to the Vancouver Home/Garden/Design Show. There are choices folks: Spring vs. Fall. Do you have a thought? Where there’s an opinion, there’s a willing ear. Let us know by answering this poll:
You can also drop Joel an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be attending this years event, at the Save on Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. Please stop by our booth and say “Hi!”
Show times and hours:
Friday, February 15th: 12pm – 8pm.
Saturday, February 16th: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, February 17th: 10am – 4pm
For more information on the show visit chbavictoria.com
Our NEW Fir Collection is Tight Knot Douglas Fir recycled from 1940’s roof joists. These planks hold massive character. If you love wood that tells a story, than this is the floor for you!
Tongue & Groove
3/4″ x 8″ planks
For more enviro flooring options as well as traditional products visit our flooring website here.
Precision manufacturing & Quality
If your dream floor is a wide plank, vintage look and feel, than look no further! Each and every floor that we produce is made to exact specifications to ensure an exceptional fit from the first plank to the last board. In order to produce quality results, you must first start with a strong foundation.
Our foundation is built on our talented staff and our German made Weinig moulder. Together we are capable of producing the finest quality wood flooring.
Wide plank floors have a timelessness and character that suits almost every décor. If custom is not the route you’d like to take, than we also carry a brand called DuChateau.
DuChateau Floors produces top quality, wide plank hardwood floors that are distressed, Hard-Wax oiled, smoked and brushed to achieve a true vintage look. Their floors are antique reproduction hard-wax oil floors developed in Holland. Their hardwood floors are designed to reflect the styles found in Europe from centuries ago. DuChateau Floors’ goal is to recreate the same time worn look that showcases the character and longevity of a hardwood floor.