If you will be in the Richmond, Virgina area in early November, Goodwin will be exhibiting at the Architectural Exchange East. We invite you to join us on Friday, November 7th from 10am-2pm. Just download the PDF pass for complimentary admission at that time.
Interest in vertical gardening is growing fast, and no wonder, who can resist these lovely green buildings, especially the ones with salad makings growing on the walls!
‘Go Green‘ is the buzz word in the construction arena, and our first “green roof” is literally, green. Green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect. There are two types of […]
More and more, homeowners as well as commercial builders are realizing that there is a virtual treasure trove of building materials already at hand, and using some creativity along with a generous amount of flexibility, one can create masterpieces with reclaimed materials. Gone are the days when only bargain-hunters are on the lookout for recycled […]
Is ntique wood was a durable floor material for commercial buildings?
Once Goodwin found Andrew St. James, master flooring craftsman and as much of a perfectionist as George Goodwin, the company’s Precision Engineered “PE” wood floor design process flourished. His wood floor technical connections are among the best in the world and wood science is his passion.
Andrew prefers to do most of the testing himself rather than rely on others. “There isn’t a large body of research on engineered wood like the one that exists on solid floors,” he says. “We are charting our own path.”
After years of design and testing, Andrew was satisfied that the design yielded a floor that had longer lengths than most engineered, looked like a solid wood floor, could be sanded and refinished like solid wood and would avoid problems of some other engineered wood floors.
Andrew turned to Miguel Scannone, Goodwin’s Production Manager, to focus on the manufacturing. Miguel makes sure that all of Goodwin’s products are properly kiln-dried, well milled and graded to established guidelines. He was the natural choice to train and oversee the development of a manufacturing team and processes for the new product line.
Why Goodwin Precision-Engineered Might be Right for You
Goodwin began installing its engineered wood floors in commercial and residential projects in 2007. Still, the pre-finish was a concern. After tests with ten different pre-finish companies, Goodwin found a match to the company’s high level of craftsmanship and love of beautiful wood with Greyne Custom Wood Company of Charlotte, NC.
Greyne uses a vegetable-based oil, followed by an amberizing sealer with a high quality water-based topcoat that looks warm and natural. The finish truly has a furniture quality surface.
In addition to the River-Recovered® Antique Heart Pine, Goodwin offers its Precision-Engineered wood floor in building reclaimed antique heart pine, wild black cherry, antique heart cypress, walnut and mahogany (Andiroba) among other reclaimed or rescued woods. We’re ready to meet your needs for superior engineered wood floors.
We offer you on your Precision Engineered PE wood floor a lifetime structural warranty and 20 years on the finish. Call for a sample today.