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Creating Beautiful Floors for over half a century . . .

 

OUR BEAUTIFUL SHOWROOMS AT 464 ADAMS ROAD IN KELOWNA

Beginning in 1964 as a small family business in Winfield, Okanagan Hardwood Flooring has become one of the largest hardwood flooring companies in Western Canada. Recognized in our industry as a leader in innovation, we were the first to bring the Dustless Sanding System to the Okanagan Valley. Our standards of excellence and superior workmanship have been rewarded with many awards, including bringing home numerous Gold and Silver Tommie Awards from the Canadian Home Builders' Association. 

In 2007, we opened our sister company, Okanagan Tile Co. Ltd., and became a full service flooring centre, providing our customers with every flooring product they desire under one roof. Our Kelowna tile showroom is adjacent to Okanagan Hardwood, and houses a beautiful selection of tile and stone products.  This year we are celebrating Okanagan Tile's 10th anniversary.

In 2010, we redesigned and expanded our hardwood showroom, jumping from 900 square feet up to 2500. Our Kelowna hardwood showroom is one of our proudest achievements – fresh, bright and beautiful, it displays our hardwood and flooring products in a gallery style atmosphere. We also built a new 5500 square foot warehouse to keep up with our growing business, complete with state-of-the-art finishing rooms. And Okanagan Tile moved into its new showroom – every inch as beautiful and unique as Okanagan Hardwood’s - complete with colour coordinated wall displays and pull out drawers filled with the latest tile and stone products.

Through all the years of growth and innovation, we have managed to keep that small family atmosphere within our company. Our relationship with our employees and trades spans over many years - some have been with us for more than 20 years, and some are the 2nd generation of our own family.

We would like to say thank you to our customers for their support and loyalty over these past years. It has been a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to continuing to provide the Okanagan Valley with superior quality products, excellent customer service and unparalleled craftsmanship.


  

Beautiful floors without the dust

Beautiful hardwood floors

without the dust

Our innovative Bona Atomic DCS System is the most advanced and powerful dust containment system available today - it removes up to 98% of the airborne dust generated by the sanding process, and transports the particles into an Atomic DCS trailer outside your home. The Bona System is the first and only GREENGUARD-certified system in our industry.  Our goal is to provide you with the cleanest and healthiest hardwood floor finishing system available. To learn more about how the DCS system works, click here.

Our sanders are the only Bona Certified Craftsmen in the Okanagan Valley - click on this Bona website link to find out more: www.mybonahome.com

2017 Tommie Silver Award Winners

Okanagan Hardwood Flooring & Okanagan Tile Company have both been honoured with Tommie Silver Awards fronm the Canadian Home Builders Association for 2017! 

Excellence in Any Room - New or Renovation - Okanagan Hardwood

in association with Sticks + Stones Design Group, Bachelder Construction - Westside Road Media Room

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Excellence in Residential Renovations $100,000 - $250,000 - Okanagan Hardwood and Tile

in association with MS Budd Construction - Oyama

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Excellence in Residential Renovations Over $400,000 - Okanagan Hardwood

in association with Sticks + Stones Design Group, Bachelder Construction - Abbott Renovation

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Excellence in Kitchen Renovations - $65,000 - $100,000 - Okanagan Hardwood

in association with Sticks + Stones Design Group, Bachelder Construction

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Excellence in Bathroom Renovations $20,000 & Over - Okanagan Hardwood

in association with Sticks + Stones Design Group, Bachelder Construction

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Congratulations to all the award winners!

Our Invitation To You

Our Invitation To You

Come and see us in our beautiful 2500 square foot showroom, located at 464 Adams Road in Kelowna. Take a walk through our gallery-style display of hardwood flooring - from classic to modern, exotic to wide plank - in an infinite variety of colours and finishes. Our displays include cork, carpet, bamboo, vinyl, laminate, resilient rubber flooring and much more. Okanagan Hardwood Flooring is your complete flooring source.  Adjoining our showroom is Okanagan Tile Company where you will find a wonderful selection of tile and natural stone products.  Our stunning venue can offer you inspiration for your project, and our expert sales staff and designers can guide you through the selection process. We look forward to meeting you! To learn more click here..

The Art of Shelby Assenheimer

Shelby Assenheimer Art Exhibit 

Imaginative, thought provoking and personal. From the vibrant colours in "Vivaldi's Autumn Concerto" to her haunting "Vanishing Family Farm" series, the images Shelby conveys with acrylic on canvas transport us into her unique world.  Shelby is a member of the Canadian Federation of Artists and in 2014 joined the Gage Gallery Art Collective of Oak Bay.  

Browse through our showroom today to view a collection of Shelby's pieces, some of which are pictured below.  All pieces are for sale, and the prices are available upon request. For more information on Shelby, check out her website at www.shelbyassenheimer.com and also www.gagegallery.com.

"Vivaldi's Autumn Concerto"

                  

"Solitude"    

    

"Red Barn" from the "Vanishing Farm Series"              

Check back later this month in "Okanagan Trends" for an in depth piece on Shelby Assenheimer and her art.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

        

Okanagan Trends

Okanagan Trends

Delicious & Stylish - Tru Frozen Yogurt Bar

 

Check out the beautiful Tru Frozen Yogurt Bar photo spread by Jason Babakaiff of Babakaiff Photography in Okanagan Trends.  

 

With beautiful flooring and wall tile by Okanagan Hardwood's sister company, Okanagan Tile Company Ltd., this little gem in the Mission not only has delicious treats to offer, it lets you enjoy them in style!  

To read Okanagan Trends, click here

Okanagan Home - Supplier Profile

Okanagan Hardwood - Supplier Profile

Great Looking FloorsIMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES

by Michael Freeman

The time has come for a totally new way of looking at hardwood flooring.

The creative force behind Okanagan Hardwood Flooring dreamed of a showroom that allowed customers to get a realistic idea of what their completed floor would really look like. The dreams have come to fruition, and now it's time to unveil their totally renovated business. Ordering a floor based on a small segment is difficult, and it takes a proficient person to explain what a large area of natural wood will look like. "We just expanded our showroom from 900 square feet to 2500 square feet," says co-owner Steve Everitt, "and the presentation has gone from having many small samples, to being a gallery of large hardwood flooring examples that help to visualize an entire floor."

Started in 1964, Okanagan Hardwood Flooring was bought in 1992 by Everitt and his wife, Deb when they jumped at the chance of owning a business in the Okanagan Valley. One of the previous owner's employees, Otto Lohn, joined the couple as a co-owner in 1994. "A big part of our success is that many of our staff members are very experienced with a lot of tenure. In fact, several of our long-term employees have been here as long as us confide the owners.

From new homes to heritage homes, all issues must be addressed prior to beginning the project – both structural and aesthetic," explains Lohn, a former installer who brings many years of technical knowledge to the team. "Our customers look to our expert sales staff to guide them through this process."

Picture ThreeThere are two distinct categories of hardwood flooring; one is sanded and finished on-site, and the other is product that has been pre-finished. "There are hundreds of different species and grades of hardwood available, ranging from clean, hand-selected pieces, down to rustic, knot-filled boards. There is even reclaimed wood that comes from old buildings, barns and warehouses," explains Everitt.

Okanagan Hardwood Flooring puts a lot of emphasis on floors that are sanded and finished on site, giving customers the advantage of choosing colours and grains, a wide variety of board widths and lengths, including wide-plank hardwood boards that can be beveled or distressed. Besides all the different wood types, there is a whole spectrum of stains and finishes to make each floor one-of-a-kind.

"With all the custom built homes in the Okanagan," says Everitt, "people want, and get, a unique look in their home, rather than buying something out of a box." The flooring specialists also utilize an "Atomic Dust Containment System"— high powered vacuums that extract the sawdust created by sanding, keeping the mess to a minimum.

"We are very proud to shop Canadian, and we do a lot of business with a supplier in Chilliwack that uses North American woods in their family- run facility. A lot of Canadian manufacturers are head and shoulders above their international competitors when it comes to craftsmanship, quality, and value for the dollar," discloses Everitt. Many of them offer FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified hardwood, which tracks the history of the wood right from the forest. There is a chain of ownership so they can determine that the timber hasn't been illegally logged and that it is harvested and manufactured using eco-friendly practices.

Part of Okanagan Hardwood Flooring's business is restoring existing floors in gymnasiums, community halls and, of course, residences. There are some high quality floors out there that are certainly worth restoring, and the experts at Okanagan Hardwood Flooring can help you make that decision.

Okanagan Hardwood Home Show"The focus of our business is hard surfaces — unfinished and pre-finished hardwood and cork, and we would love to re-introduce customers to our new facility," shares Everitt with a smile, continuing, "A tremendous amount of thought and effort has gone into the functionality of the showroom and the way it's set up. We pulled ideas from many places to get the ambiance of an art gallery." The showroom and office space upstairs have different species of hardwood with a variety of finishing techniques so customers can see a completed room. In fact, the owners supply slippers for customers to walk on the gallery's flawless walnut floor!

The renovation included a new 5,500 square foot warehouse, complete with state-of-the-art finishing rooms. They then converted the original 2,500 square foot warehouse into a stunning venue to display all their products. The new hardwood showroom flows through into the new showroom for the partners' latest venture, Okanagan Tile Company. The old gray stucco building that once was Okanagan Hardwood Flooring has had a face-lift both inside and out, and their dream of creating a one-of-a-kind hardwood flooring showroom is now a reality.

"We'd love for people to come and see for themselves," affirm the owners.
 

Check out our stunning wall art by local photographer Jason Babakaiff

Jason Babakaiff, an extremely talented local photographer, used his original photography to create the unique floral canvasses that adorn the walls of our offices. The next time you visit our showroom, please take time to check them out.  

To find out more about Jason, check out Babakaiff Photography's website:

www.jasonbabakaiff.com 

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464 Adams Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada V1X-7S1
Phone: 250.765.2610
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