NWFA Extends Wood Floor of the Year Contest Entry Deadline

NWFA Extends Wood Floor of the Year Contest Entry Deadline

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is announcing an extension to the application process for the 28th annual Wood Floor of the Year contest.

The new deadline is Wednesday, January 10, as this will provide additional time for end-of-year projects to finish, photography, and form submission. Those who have already entered the contest are encouraged to enter an additional flooring project.

Recognized as the “Academy Awards®” of the wood flooring industry, this competition is an exciting opportunity to recognize innovation and quality craftsmanship in wood floor installations. The awards ceremony will take place at the NWFA Wood Flooring Expo in Tampa, Florida (April 11-14, 2018).

CATEGORIES

BEST RESTORATION/MAKEOVER
Entries in this category include all types of restorations, repairs, or refinishes, in either a residential or commercial application. Applications can include job site finished, manufacturer finished, or engineered wood flooring. Floors in this category cannot be a previous Wood Floor of the Year entry. For this category, a smaller photo of the “before” floor is required for judging. 

BEST COLOR & FINISH APPLICATION
Entries in this category include job site applied applications of dyes, reactive colorant, layered color, faux finishing, and/or tinted sealers. Details of the process must be included in the description.

BEST CIRCULAR/CURVED APPLICATION
Entries in this category include any circular shape within a flooring system, such as circles, ovals, curves, and bent material. Applications can include job site finished, manufacturer finished, solid or engineered wood flooring.

BEST PARQUETRY/INLAY APPLICATION
Entries in this category include any parquet pattern, medallion, marquetry, or intarsia inlay. CNC and laser cut applications are acceptable. Method must be indicated.

BEST TEXTURED WOOD APPLICATION
Entries in this category include scraped, wire-brushed, distressed, or any surface that is not traditional flat. Applications can include job site finished, manufacturer finished, solid or engineered wood flooring. Restorations, repairs, and refinishes are not eligible.

MEMBERS’ CHOICE
Entry in this category is automatic. All floors entered into the contest will be eligible, which will include all types of floors in all categories.

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Entry in this category is automatic. All floors entered into the contest will be eligible. Floors will be featured on NWFA’s social channels. The floor with the most engagement will receive this award.

For more information and to submit an entry, please visit www.nwfa.org/wfoy.

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