Universal Floors Inc.

Unparalleled Craftsmanship

4625 41st St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202-537-8900

The Lynn brothers served in the US Navy in World War II and returned home to start a business that has employed thousands and served tens of thousands. Companies come and go. When we started in 1953 there were nearly as many companies doing floor work as there are today. Pricing the job correctly by being fair to the customer and the company, we have outlasted them all. We still carry on our 1950’s values for good work and the best customer service. We look forward to working with you.

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ARCHITECTS &

DESIGNERS

We have supported the architects and design community for over 65 years serving DC, MD, and VA.  Universal Floors can be your leading resource for all your wood floor knowledge.  We can help you specify the best products for your projects.  Our showroom is conveniently located in upper NW DC. 

 

We are certified to teach continuing education courses.

Continuing Education courses

 

Recognize how hardwood floors react to moisture

Examine Maintenance

Explain Sustainability

Describe the types of hardwood floors

Identify

Discuss Advantages

Understand History

BACK TO BASICS

WOOD FLOORING 101

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for both AIA and IDCEC

This course assists architect and design professionals in understanding the characteristics of hardwood flooring so they can effectively specify wood flooring for their client projects.

BEAUTY IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

MAINTAINING + REFINISHING WOOD FLOORS

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a General credit for IDCEC

This course assists design professionals in understanding the processes involved in properly maintaining and refinishing hardwood flooring so they can effectively specify wood flooring for their client projects.

Explain how and why seasonal gaps and cracks can appear

Identify Finishes on Existing Wood Floors

Discuss Greenhouse Effect on Wood Floors

Explain routine and long-term maintenance of wood floors

Understand the Pad and Recoat Process

Describe the Sand and Refinish Process

Explain how the use of these flooring materials improves indoor air quality

Discuss Growth Cycles And Sustainability

Identify Major Differences

Describe the routine + long-term care and maintenance

CORK, BAMBOO, AND HARDWOOD AS A FLOORING MATERIAL

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a General credit for IDCEC

This seminar analyzes the characteristics of cork, bamboo, and hardwood. Design professionals will become more familiar with these materials as a flooring option in an effort to properly specify the material that will perform best in their client projects.

DESIGNING WITH WOOD FLOORS

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a General credit for IDCEC

This seminar analyzes the use of wood flooring as an element of design. Design professionals will become more familiar with wood floors as a design material in an effort to properly specify the product that will perform best in their client projects.

Explain how cut affects both the appearance and performance of wood floors

Describe advantages and maintenance

Discuss different types and species

Understand the history

Identify the construction of engineered wood flooring + how it differs from solid wood flooring

Recognize When & Where To Specify Engineered Wood Flooring Products

Understand Manufacturing Process

Describe the routine and long-term care and maintenance of engineered wood flooring

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for both AIA and IDCEC

This seminar explores the uses and benefits of engineered wood flooring. Design professionals will become more familiar with the construction and manufacturing processes of engineered wood flooring in an effort to properly specify the material for their client projects.

DESIGNING WITH WOOD FLOORS

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a General credit for IDCEC

This seminar analyzes the use of wood flooring as an element of design. Design professionals will become more familiar with wood floors as a design material in an effort to properly specify the product that will perform best in their client projects.

Explain how cut affects both the appearance and performance of wood floors

Describe advantages and maintenance

Discuss different types and species

Understand the history

FROM THE FOREST TO THE FLOOR

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a General credit for IDCEC

This seminar explores the process of how trees become wood flooring. Architect and design professionals will become more familiar with wood and its use as a flooring material in an effort to properly specify the product for their client projects.

Understand how US forests are managed and harvested to promote sustainable growth

Discuss What Happens To Wood Flooring After It Is Manufactured

Describe The Different Ways That Wood Flooring Can Be Installed

Explain The Manufacturing Process For Both Lumber & Wood Flooring Production

Recognize how lumber is dried + how the process differs depending on saw cut

Describe How Moisture Will Affect Wood Flooring Performance

Recognize How Saw Cuts Will Affect Performance Of Flooring

Identify the different saw cuts for wood flooring

HOW CUT AFFECTS APPEARANCES OF WOOD FLOORING

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for both AIA and IDCEC

This seminar explores how different saw cuts will affect the appearance of wood flooring. Design professionals will become more familiar with the different sawing methods available in an effort to properly specify the material that will best meet their client expectations.

WOOD FLOORING IN COMMERCIAL SPACES

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for Both AIA and IDCEC

This course assists architect and design professionals in understanding the physical properties and characteristics of wood and the variables that should be considered when specifying it as flooring for their commercial client projects.

Understand the physical properties and characteristics of hardwood and softwood

Identify Finishes on Existing Wood Floors

Discuss Greenhouse Effect on Wood Floors

Describe the variables that should be considered when wood flooring is used in commercial spaces

Understand the properties of wood that affects its appearance and its long-term performance as a flooring material

Distinguish Exotic Species

Explain Janka Ratings And How They Determine Durability

Explain routine and long-term maintenance of wood floors

Define Domestic Species

Identify Benefits Of Wood Flooring

Describe Color Changes

WOOD FLOORING SPECIES

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a General credit for IDCEC

This course assists architects and design professionals in understanding the species used for hardwood flooring so they can effectively specify wood flooring for their client projects.

WOOD FLOORING TRENDS WIDE & LONG PLANKS

Accreditation: This course is an HSW credit for AIA and a general credit for IDCEC

This course assists architect and design professionals in understanding the trend toward wide and long plank wood flooring and the variables that should be considered when specifying it for their client projects.

Explain the differences among strip, plank, and parquet

Recommend Maintenance Procedures

Identify Availability+ Limitations

Discuss How Saw Cut Can Minimize Performance Issues

Describe The Differences Between Solid & Engineered Wood Floors

Understand How Wide &long Plank Wood Will Perform

CONTACT US

4625 41st St. N.W. Washington, DC 20016

202.537.8900

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