March 23, 2011

Donor Spotlight – Floor Coverings International

In this last donor spotlight post for Extreme Makeover – Kindness Edition, I’m going to tell you all about Floor Coverings International.

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Floor Coverings International carry a large variety of flooring, from your traditional wood, stone or tile, carpeting to specialty flooring such as rubber, natural sisal, bamboo, glass inlay and more.  Many of their options are also eco-friendly. 

From the Floor Coverings International website:

“Floor Coverings International is North America's leading in-home design floor coverings brand. Our company is carefully crafted on creating for you, our customers, a discernable difference from any other floor coverings company.

Your design associate is someone who will come to your home with the specific skill to design for you the flooring solution to inspire you, and that is perfect for your home. Every one of our design associates is trained to be an expert in both flooring knowledge and flooring design. We are experts in knowing the features and benefits of all types of flooring material, and how to create for you the right design, either from one material, or using several in one design. Our job is to inspire you, and to open up for you a world of opportunity to create the most beautiful and appropriate flooring solution.

The Floor Coverings Customer Experience has been crafted to ensure that from the first moment you contact us, through the installation of your floor and beyond, you will feel valued and held by our company. Whoever you talk to and meet at Floor Coverings International, we would like you to know that the measure of our success lies solely in the measurement of your satisfaction of us.”

For our project, Richard Cranston, of Ottawa’s Floor Coverings International, answered our pleas…

We were very close to the end of implementing our design plan but were missing one key element.  The area rug was a key element pulling our central seating area together.  We put the word out by email, we tweeted and posted our pleas to Facebook and we got an almost immediate response from Floor Coverings International from Ottawa.

Their donation was a custom made area carpet that was absolutely perfect for the space.  Since we were dealing with a reception area in a seniors center that sees alot of traffic through the messy, slushy winter months, we needed something that was durable as well as stylish.  From the vast selection of area carpets available, we were offered a product that would not move, curl, shrink and would not create any chance of a tripping hazard, which was available in a variety of shades.  Based on our colour scheme, we selected the Java shade:


And here’s how it transformed the space.  We went from this:




To this:




A great big thank you to Floor Coverings International!

The Extreme Makeover Kindness Edition and the Good Companion Center and it’s members appreciate  your generosity!


  1. The perfect finishing touch to our makeover :-) The carpet grounds the space and helps to create the feeling of a cozy seating area. It really looks & feels like a living room rather than a lobby :-)

    Thanks Floor Coverings International!

  2. The rug grounds a warm and inviting space. It room is so much less industrial (yet durable) and comes across like a friendly hug.


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