The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is pleased to announce that Gaylord Hardwood Flooring is the winner of an Honourable Mention in the Best Manufacturer Factory Finish Hand-Cut category in the NWFA's 2009 Wood Floor of the Year Contest. "It is a great honour to win such a prestigious award," stated Gaylord Hardwood Flooring Sales manager Greg Gaylord. "Our company works very hard to produce the best hardwood floors and this award is a direct result of the extra effort of our employees. My Dad, Lewis Gaylord, leads our company in the development of new and innovative product lines and was instrumental in producing this award winning floor." The voting was done online by the 3,800 wood flooring professionals working world. Fewer than five votes separated the top two entries. The winner was Red Oak Hardwood Floor from Glenview Illinois. The awards were presented during the NWFA's convention in Long Beach, California, April 28 - May 1. This year's Wood Floor of the Year Contest yielded 142 entries from three countries, including the United States, Canada, and Russia. The National Wood Flooring Association is a non-profit trade organization of more than 3,800 wood flooring professionals working worldwide to educate consumers, architects, designers, and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. Approaching its 25th year of operation, Gaylord Hardwood Flooring is well established and known throughout Ontario for its high quality products. Gaylord serves all areas of the market place including home building contractors, home renovation companies, industrial building contractors and private home builders. Gaylord provides the entire industry with high quality hardwood flooring, trim and moulding all manufactured in Ontario by our friends and neighbours. Gaylord Hardwood Flooring, based in Tweed, Ontario, is independently owned and has been operated by Lewis Gaylord and his family since 1985. The National Wood Flooring Association is based in St. Louis, Missouri.