As any other nod to the increase that Battle Ground is experiencing, Floor Connections opened at some stage in April on Main Street in Old Town.
Taking over a former dental workplace in a stand-on my own building throughout from Central Park, owner Jason Aw invested over $20,000 in renovations to personalize the space for his desires. Stepping internal, customers are greeted by means of 1,two hundred square toes of flooring and countertop samples.
With business clients that include Starbuck’s, Red Robin and Walmart, Aw has constructed for himself a recognition of integrity that paints a large stroke from business to residential customers.
Aw’s profession switch into floors became greater an accident than a calculated plan. He formerly frolicked on the assets management side of business, consisting of remodeling and renting out houses. His experience installing floors, further to a myriad of other handyman talents, gave him the right skill set whilst the opportunity came alongside to trade gears.
Drawing from his previous enjoy installing floors and working with contractors, Aw is capable of provide even more fee to customers now as a store owner. Floor Connections officially employs 5 humans however Aw’s group includes a depended on and dependable community of subcontractors specializing in flooring, countertop and tile set up.
A Vancouver resident for two decades, Aw opened Floor Connections six years ago in Portland. He later moved it to the Cascade Park neighborhood and, while his rent got here up for renewal there, customers and contractors advocated him to look into moving to the Battle Ground area.
Aw said, “I checked out different locations. They didn’t feel appropriate. In Battle Ground, it’s greater pleasant, no longer just like the town this is more hustle and bustle.”
Flooring and extra
Floor Connections offers carpeting in addition to hardwood and laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tiles and plank. The business is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.M. To 5 p.M. And via appointment on Saturdays.
Luxury vinyl plank (or LVP) is a popular floors preference for its ease of installation, sturdiness and waterproof issue. With the evolution of LVP since it become first added, it now runs the gamut of characteristics inclusive of stone, timber, and present day and traditional styles. It additionally comes in tile form to lend more than a strip or plank look to flooring designs.
As formerly eluded to, Floor Connections goes past floors. A massive selection of tile is available in numerous finishes like ceramic, porcelain and stone. These alternatives allow owners or corporations to add different seems to flooring, counter tops, walls, and backsplashes. Setting his clients comfortable, Aw recommends contractors which can be considered industry craftsmen for the set up of those surfaces, which can be splendid DIY projects for the ones who have the time and know-how and useless pressure for customers who own neither.
Custom alternatives boom with the line of quartz and granite counter tops that Aw continues to enlarge on. In fact, in an out of doors space that when changed into fenced off, he plans to haul away the ultimate dust and assemble an appealing all-weather showroom to show ceramic and porcelain tiles in addition to granite slabs over seven ft lengthy. This will give shoppers a realistic visible whilst deciding on declaration-making surfaces.
In addition to more than one parking spots in front of Floor Connections, there is room for 12 greater motors at the back of the store. Aw is taking into consideration making use of this place a couple of times inside the coming summer time months to maintain a remnants sale, much like a garage sale however with sizes or plenty of fabric too small to be sold for huge tasks.