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Spotlight on a Contractor: Flooring Solutions Inc.

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Flooring Solutions Inc. (FSI) has been in business since 1990 and, after learning about Karndean Designflooring through the FUSE Alliance, has been one of our partners since 2013. Since then, FSI has completed more than 60 projects using our luxury vinyl! We were excited to speak with FSI’s general manager, Patrick Sandomenico Jr., to learn more about their business and to hear about some of their favorite Karndean Designflooring projects to-date. 

Spring Oak RL01, Nimbus SP113

Mollie Stone's Market: Spring Oak RL01 and Nimbus SP113

FSI is the largest full service, non-union flooring contractor serving Northern California, providing fast, reliable and high quality commercial and industrial flooring products and installation. “Our Account Managers oversee all aspects of a project from estimating, to proposal, to managing the install,” Sandomenico Jr. said. 

When it comes to project management, the most important information to obtain is the timeline and budget as, according to Sandomenico Jr., most customers are looking for a high quality, budget-friendly floor that meets their project timeline. From an installation standpoint, another key factor to consider, and one that is often forgotten, is the state of the subfloor, as he added “Subfloor conditions are critical to a quality installation.” 

Among FSI’s favorite Karndean Designflooring projects are Mollie Stone’s Market and Forerunner Christian Church, both of which look stunning! Mollie Stone’s Market features two products: Spring Oak and Nimbus. Spring Oak, from our Art Select collection, has a handscraped emboss to create an authentic oak look and was installed in the produce and wine areas; while Nimbus provides a contrasting smooth look throughout the rest of the store. Although the project architect originally envisioned custom floors in this space, Karndean Designflooring was able to fit the project’s tight turnaround time and keep it within budget while providing a floor that met the overall design vision.

Grano WP311

Forerunner Christian Church: Grano WP311

When Forerunner Christian Church and FSI needed a modern flooring option that could withstand heavy foot traffic, they found the perfect solution with Grano, also from the Opus collection. Grano not only gives the space a clean, contemporary look but it was able to ship quickly and meet the 4-week project deadline.

To learn more about FSI, recently named one of the San Francisco Business Times Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the second consecutive year,  visit www.flooring-solutions.com. Thank you to Patrick Sandomenico Jr. for answering our questions and to FUSE Alliance for introducing us. We look forward to seeing future Karndean Designflooring and FSI collaborations!

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