The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and several of its members participated in the Gary Sinise Foundation’s latest smart-home building project.

The home was dedicated to Army veteran Chris Sanna in House Springs, Mo.

“It’s a privilege to be a part of the Gary Sinise Foundation programs,” said Michael Martin, NWFA's CEO. “It’s important to recognize our veterans and their families for the many sacrifices they make on our behalf, and to give back in ways that can improve their lives.”

A group of contractors in St. Louis joined forces to install the flooring in Sanna’s home. The contractors volunteered their time to install about 1,400 square-feet of wood flooring on the main level of Sanna’s ranch-style home, and about 700 square-feet of tile in the basement. The local installation companies, all of whom were recruited by NWFA St. Louis member Lockwood Flooring, included All Wood Floor Co., JD’s Flooring, Jerry’s Fine Floors, Just Around the Corner and JW Hardwood Floors. The 2¼-inch prefinished solid ash flooring that was installed was donated by Sheoga Hardwood Flooring and delivered by Ambassador Floors.

Also participating in the project was an NWFA partner, the National Tile Contractor’s Association (NTCA). NTCA coordinated tile donations for the home; tile was donated by NTCA member Florida Tile. NWFA member MAPEI donated the setting material for the tile projects, as well as the grout.

Other NWFA member companies that have committed to participate in the program include American OEM, Galleher, Mannington, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring, Mullican Flooring, Rust-Oleum, Somerset Flooring and WD Flooring.

“So far, NWFA has completed or committed to complete 16 homes,” said Martin. “As more veterans are indentified, more member participation will be needed, including donations of product, product delivery, and product installation.”

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