What Type of a Wood Floor is Best for My Kitchen?

Wood Species
Go with the hardest species you can find. Oak and ash are some of the strongest domestic wood species used in the manufacture of wood floors. Rich grain and exquisite texture of these species will not only make the floor look beautiful and unique, but also help disguise small dents and scratches that are bound to occur over time.

Surface Texture
Wood floors with a light texture and a polished finish are gorgeous, but will they look just as spotlessly perfect after a few pots, pans, and jars have been dropped on your floor? Probably not, which is why highly textured wood species and wire brushed finishes work so well in kitchens and other high trafficked areas. If anything, the floor only ends up looking better over time!

  • Installing Hardwood Flooring In a Kitchen
    In a kitchen, you want to make sure that you purchase a very dense, durable hardwood, and stay away from softwood floors that will be more prone to water damage and staining issues.

  • Finish Options for Natural Wood Flooring
    The protective coat created by this process is much more potent than anything that can be applied on site and can last up to five times longer than traditional self-applied finishes.

  • Maintaining Hardwood Floors In a Kitchen
    The most important thing that you can do to maintain your hardwood kitchen floors is to keep constant vigilance over them. You can test the finish on the floor by pouring a very small amount of water on it in some of the most highly trafficked areas. If it beads up the finish is fine.

  • How To Care for a Hardwood Floor
    The drawback is that the refinishing process is a big, messy job. It involves taking almost everything out of the kitchen and then bringing in big, loud equipment that sends sawdust flying through the air in every direction.

  • The Advantages of Hardwood In Kitchens
    Hardwood provides you with a softer, more yielding surface to stand on than most tile and hard surface flooring options. This also makes it less likely that items will shatter if accidentally dropped.

  • Floods and Leaks in Kitchens
    Unfortunately, each utensil that ties into the plumbing of your house, is a potential disaster waiting to happen. Small leaks can cause standing puddles, that will wear through the finish and seep down cracks to rot the floor from within.​​

Metropolitan is a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality wood, laminate, and vinyl flooring. Founded…

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Metropolitan is a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality wood, laminate, and vinyl flooring. Founded…

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Metropolitan is a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality wood, laminate, and vinyl flooring. Founded in 1992 in Vancouver, Canada, the company has grown from a single sales outlet into a multi-national organization with operating divisions in Canada, the USA and Asia. At Metropolitan quality is king, both in our products and the staff we hire. We are exceptionally service-oriented and this consideration is carried throughout our whole business. To learn more about Metropolitan, visit http://metrofloors.com/about.

The primary function of the Technical Services Manager is to support the Western Canadian sales team with relevant technical information, as well as, the handling of install-related service calls. Secondary responsibilities will be to develop, improve, and contribute to the overall education of our clientele and staff.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to inquiries from both reps and clients of a technical nature.
  • Participate in the weekly service meetings to monitor the status and progress of claims.
  • Participate on inspections and compose inspection reports to clients.
  • Be current with NWFA and other regulatory bodies with standards and practices.
  • Contribute to our dealer technical communications and online training.
  • Review corporate literature on regular and ongoing basis and update as required.
  • Collaborate with your fellow Technical Service Managers in other regions to best service our clientele.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Periodic travel, seminar and trade show attendance.
  • NWFA and other relevant course attendance.
  • Coordination and execution of technical training on both MetroU ( B2B portal ) and in person.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Strong oral and written communication skills, presentation/people skills, time management , ability to work independently and as part of a team, relationship development and sustainment, professional hardwood flooring knowledge, self-discipline, ability to drive a motor vehicle, oral and written English, analytical skills, and computer skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Some moderate lifting ability of samples, tools and displays is required from time to time.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
All employees, unless exceptions apply, are to wear appropriate business casual clothing. It is your responsibility to report to work dressed appropriately, as well as having a neat and tidy appearance at all times. The employees must be aware of the sensitivity, confidentiality and urgency of requests while balancing other work commitments.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter and copy of your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Technical Services Manager Application”.

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