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At Kaswell Flooring Systems we've been specialists in Wood Block Flooring for over 60 years. Not only have we successfully served the industrial sector, but we have pioneered new uses for wood block flooring, working with architects and designers developing new patterns and using new species, with new finishes to achieve dramatic effects in Wood Block Flooring. We have installed block flooring in museums, art galleries and theatres, schools, retail stores, restaurants, homes, outdoor bridges, shopping centers, machine shops, factories, freight elevators, ski lodges, wood-working shops –– about everywhere wood flooring is used! We've made table tops and bar tops with our blocks. We've even applied our blocks on walls!
The basic theory of Wood Block Flooring is centuries old. The ancients used the end-grain of logs as "chopping blocks" because the tough end-grain surface could withstand the pounding of hammers without splintering.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, end-grain wooden blocks were first used in the USA for paving streets. For an interesting history about Wood Block streets, please go to our historical page. Many end-grain block streets still exist even today, including most all of downtown Pensacola, Florida! We recently provided 4" x 8" Pine blocks for the re-designed Wall Street, NY (see photos on our installations page). The amazing durability of wooden blocks as street pavers indicated they might prove ideal as industrial flooring. Beginning in the early 1920s, Wood Block Flooring was successfully installed in major manufacturing facilities across the USA, including GM, Ford, Caterpillar, GE, Alcoa, Pratt & Whitney, and in most all major steel manufacturers, including US Steel, Allegheny Ludlum Steel, and Bethlehem Steel. The European machine tool industry also adopted Wood Block Flooring for industrial use.
Whether you are planning an industrial manufacturing plant, a commercial facility, or a residential project, consider the benefits and the many practical and creative ways you can use Wood Block Flooring. For sheer lasting ability, remember that wood block has served the needs of industry for generations. Manufactured, cut, and installed to take advantage of one of nature's strongest products - trees! End Gain Wood Blocks provide a strong surface that, when properly maintained, can outlast all other flooring surfaces. They can even service outdoor applications such as patios and walkways.
Please see the many Wood Block choices we offer, and enjoy the many photographs of installations at this site.
We’re very proud to be a part of so many wonderful facilities like the The Jazz Theatre at Lincoln Center, New York , Boston Children’s Museum, The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Music Man Museum, Mason City, Iowa, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, also in Nashville, The Howard Hughes Medical Center in Washington, DC, Hyatt Hotels, Courtyard Marriotts, Houston's Steak Houses, The Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, and so many many more, both nationally and internationally! Click on “Installations” to read more!
Our Fibre(B)lock synthetic block flooring, manufactured from waste carpet fiber, has revolutionized industrial block flooring, combining extreme durability with comfort, and moisture proof as well. Our Inter(B)lock Pavers are extremely comfortable and portable. Like puzzle pieces they fit together and are ideal for trade show and other applications where comfort and portability is important.
Moreover, we have developed the expertise in our many years of installation service to offer the very best floor installation possible.
Satisfy your needs for exceptional value, long life, comfort, and beauty with Kaswell's Block flooring. Our staff of qualified experts is ready to help answer all of your questions, provide specifications, and give you our expert recommendations. We take pleasure in our craftsmanship and pride in our reputation. And when we work together, we're sure you will take pleasure and pride in the results.
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