by Ralph 

Real Hardwood Beauty

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Beautiful pines and oaks, patterns and parquets, wide plank and thin strip flooring; I am rarely disappointed when I walk into an old home in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Original hardwood flooring is not only present in our fair city, it is prevalent.

For me, these floors embrace the natural beauty of something that has remained mostly unchanged for more than 150 years. I see them and think about how the hardwood floors Champion Floor Company is installing in someone’s home today may be lived on for 100 years after I am gone. I love the exhilarating thought of re-sanding at an old downtown factory (being converted into new loft condos) to bring back to life an old knotted, sappy heart-pine or fir wood floor.

Maybe my favorite part about these projects is that we can usually patch up old radiator holes and sand off worn-out finishes to bring these floors back to their original glory without too many problems… because really, not much has changed in hardwood flooring over the years. The new floors are, for the most part, the same as those that came before. The finishes have improved, the milling has become more exact, and the species more varied. But new hardwood floors are, well, still just milled hardwood.

As we move from a culture of “throw-away everything” to a society that looks for ways to conserve and reuse, I am excited to see the projects that might cross my desk. I see a market for longevity and beauty in our building materials coming back and I can’t think of any better place to start than with what’s under our feet. So if you are ready to embrace the magnificence that hardwood flooring can bring to your project, I invite you to take a look at the older homes in your city to see what we’ve already been doing right for generations.

Bring the beauty of real wood floors into your home. You won’t be disappointed.

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Debra Martin
Debra Martin
2022-09-29
Champion floor company did an amazing job with the floors in my 120 year old home. The floors did have some damage and they managed to make them look beautiful. They were so easy to work with, they answered all my questions, were professional and treated both myself and my home with respect. I would highly recommend this company .
Steve Brewer
Steve Brewer
2022-09-06
Marc and team have done work for me twice now, both times they absolutely crushed it! Our flooring looks amazing. I highly recommend Champion Flooring for your next project.
Scott M Benson
Scott M Benson
2022-07-08
Champion refinished our existing hardwood floors as well as put in new in a larger area of the house. They did a great job and I would highly recommend them.
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2022-06-22
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Brian Bakala
2022-06-21
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Susie Joffe
Susie Joffe
2022-05-13
The best people to work with. They help from the beginning to end and then make sure you're happy. Kim is so helpful and her installation staff is great to work with. I will only shop here for flooring.
Vinny Ferrari
Vinny Ferrari
2022-04-07
The floor project on our new home turned out GREAT! … but, not a surprise. Champion Floor Company did two other great jobs on our current home over the last few years, so we knew we had chosen wisely. A few things we really appreciate: 1. Ralph assessed the job and a fair bid was created — all in a timely manner. 2. Mike called to schedule; sent an email and stuck to it. 3. Saib led the work at the house, arriving on time each day, completing the estimated work, and communicating with us throughout the process. Champion Floor Company is fair, planful, reliable, and the resulting work is spectacular.
Linda Kram
Linda Kram
2021-09-30
Dennis and the team did an awesome job. They were prompt, and they repaired and refinished the floors beautifully. I would definitely use them again. I love the color!!