While I was in NYC for business, I stopped by Seward Park High School. When Seward Park’s new building in lower Manhattan was built in 1929 they installed an end grain wood block floor for the school’s gymnasium area which was not so uncommon in those days for sports flooring. Last year, funds from the NY School department were allocated to renovate the space. The architect for this renovation project decided they wanted to install a new end grain block floor in the gym , as capturing the aesthetic of the original space was important to the design intent. We supplied 5,000 sq. ft. of our end grain fir strip block flooring that was installed by our colleagues at Haywood Berk Flooring.
— Josh Kaswell