HONORS

For 30 years, Through The Woods has provided superior quality craftsmanship and service for which we have received a number of highly coveted awards and certifications. Our superb hardwood floors have been featured in a number of prestigious Books and Publications, including Architectural Digest and American Bungalow.

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS


Angie's List Super Service Award

Only 5% of the companies listed receive this award every year. We were featured in the December 2012 Angie's list magazine.

Angie’s List is a site devoted to quality customer service. Members leave comments and grade services from health care to home improvement.


Bona Certified Craftsman Certification

Trusted by the professionals since 1919, Bona is a leading manufacturer of hardwood flooring finish and maintenance products. Bona has chosen Through the Woods as one of only a handful of companies in the state of Florida to train, certify and recommend.


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For over 25 years the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has been training and educating hardwood flooring professionals in our trade. We send our craftsmen to their schools to learn advanced skills to give you a better floor. 


EPA Lead Free Certification

Long-term exposure to lead, a naturally occurring metal can cause serious health problems, particularly in young children. We are certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to test for lead in your home if it was built before 1978.


Aurora Award

The Aurora Award honors the Southeast's most outstanding housing-related professionals within a 12-state region and the Eastern Caribbean.

Through the Woods is proud to have supplied wood flooring installation to winners of the coveted the Aurora Award for fine home building. We are recommended by many design professionals because they know that they can count on us for high quality products, meticulous craftsmanship and superb service.


Tampa Preservation Award

Tampa Preservation, Inc. (TPI) is a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973, dedicated to the preservation of the historic structures and neighborhoods of the Tampa Bay area and Hillsborough County, and to the education of the area's school children and residents about their unique heritage.

Every year TPI presents banners to people who have restored historic homes according to the Department of the Interior’s guidelines. You have probably seen these banners hanging from historic homes around Tampa.

Suzanne and Chris are pleased to have been awarded a PRESERVED banner for their restoration of a 1907 Victorian house in Tampa Heights. They have provided flooring services to other winners of the banner as well as assisted homeowners in the award application process.


BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS


American Bungalow

Angie's List (December, 2012)

Magazine of the popular membership service that compiles consumer ratings of local service companies and contractors.

Angie's List Member Ed P. comments on the "absolutely outstanding job" that Through the Woods performed on his floors.

In Ed's home we installed Hickory flooring. We repaired a medallion that another company had poorly installed in the dining room and reconstucted a rickety, dangerous stair rail and made it sturdy and safe for Ed and his family. We refinished the rest of the Hickory floors that ran through most of the home.


American Bungalow

American Bungalow, (Issue Number 28, Winter 2001)

American Bungalow Magazine is published in the interest of preserving and restoring the modest American 20th century home, the BUNGALOW, and the rich lifestyle that it affords.

A Work of Art by Michelle Gringeri-Brown: Two artists renovate their home and fill it with an eclectic Arts and Crafts collection.

We restored the beautiful floors throughout this famous historic landmark home, built in 1911.


Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest (April 1996)

Architectural Digest is the international design authority, featuring the work of top architects and designers, as well as the best in style, culture, travel, and shopping.

Sharon Stone’s Screening Room, Casino’s Star Pays Homage to the 1930’s. Ralph Lauren Creative Services concocted a 1930s fantasy screening room for Sharon Stone.

To compliment the cool colors chosen by Ralph Lauren to flatter Stone’s blonde beauty, we dyed this floor a deep, rich black.


Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

Better Homes and Gardens (September 2002)

Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

The best of both worlds: he grew up in Fiji, loving palm trees and ocean breezes. She was raised in Germany, embraced by deep forests and family tradition. But at home, their two worlds beautifully collide.

In this eclectic home, we installed exotic, highly figured Chichipati throughout the home and on the stairs.


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Bungalow: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts House. Written by Jane Powell, photos by Linda Svendson.

Bungalow: The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Home is the definitive compilation of Arts & Crafts architecture, philosophy, and architectural details. Bungalow expert Jane Powell examines a variety of bungalows and Arts & Crafts homes across the U.S. and Canada, exploring and dissecting the best to come up with a book that defines the very nature of the bungalow itself.

Our 1910 Craftsman is pictured in this book. We lovingly restored the Oak and Douglas Fir floors in this landmark home.


Cottages and bungalows

Cottages & Bungalows (Spring 2008)

Cottages & Bungalows celebrates the vintage home — from timeless architecture to Arts & Crafts style to retro chic décor—and the lifestyle that respects fine craftsmanship, DIY ingenuity and leaving a lighter footprint on the planet.

Two filmmakers bring a Craftsman back into focus by Laura Meyers: “Restoring the house and collecting authentic antique furnishings became our passion, our hobby-it changed our lives.”

We refinished the floors in the featured spacious Craftsman bungalow as part of an extensive, meticulous restoration.


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Flair (March 2009)

Flair showcases the best of Tampa’s architecture, design and fine living.

Bungalow REBORN by Jamie Goldberg, photos by Adam Daniels

A Seminole Heights homeowner dedicated to green principles restores his 1918 home to its original glory.

Interior designer Eric Krause restored one of the most beautiful historic homes in Tampa. It had been badly neglected after years of “remuddling.” We repaired and refinished the floors throughout. The public areas were Oak and the private beautiful Heart Pine.


Hardwood Floors Magazine

Hardwood Floors (April/May 2005)

The magazine of the National Wood Flooring Association.

Under the Tuscan Sun by Nicole Smith

Reclaimed materials lend new residence Old World Charm. We installed 200 year old French White Oak, adding hand cut pegs to complete its Old World character. The cover photo shows the Walnut flooring that Chris designed for the master suite. We had the wood custom made into a distressed herringbone pattern which we installed, stained and finished with a paste wax.


House Trends Magazine

Housetrends (December 2006/ January 2007)

Housetrends is the only magazine in Tampa that is completely dedicated to home and garden design.

Relaxing by the Bay - a personalized approach to building a custom home by Lila Haggard. Photos by Johan Roetz

In this contemporary Mediterranean-style home on Davis Island, we installed 6” wide, distressed Honduran Mahogany wood floor.