Submissions Now Open for Wood Floor of the Year Awards

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is now accepting submissions for its 2022 Wood Floor of the Year awards.

There are nine entry categories, one of which is automatic. All floors entered into the contest will be eligible to win Member’s Choice. Other categories include Best in Colour/Finish and Textured Wood, Best in Circular/Curved, Best in Parquetry, Best in Marquetry/Inlay, Best in Historic Restoration, Best Use of Technology, Manufacturer Spotlight and Best Staircase.

Best in Colour/Finish and Textured Wood is open to all types of job site applications of dyes, reactive conditioners, layered colour systems, faux finishing or other finishing systems, as well as textured wood flooring surfaces like hand-scraped, wire-brushed, distressed, sculpted or any surface that is not traditional flat.

Entries in Best in Circular/Curved include any hand-cut circular shape within a flooring system, such as circles, ovals, curves or bent material.

Best in Parquetry is for any parquet pattern installed into a flooring project, while Best in Marquetry/Inlay includes any hand-cut marquetry/intarsia or inlay featured within a wood floor as a stand-alone feature, inlaid into the floor or throughout the entire project.

Best in Historic Restoration is open to all types of restoration projects, replacements or repairs, in either a residential or commercial application.

Entries in Best Use of Technology must have installed floors utilizing advancements in technology like laser.

Manufacturer Spotlight gives manufacturers a category to submit any projects using their products.

Best in Staircase include all types of staircase projects. Submissions may include new installations or overlays, in either a residential or commercial setting.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1. Non-NWFA members can enter at a cost of $150 per entry.

The NWFA’s Wood Floor of the Year awards were developed to encourage and recognize innovative craftsmanship and design in wood flooring installations. Since the program began in 1990, more than 300 awards have been presented to NWFA member companies throughout the world.

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