Looking back to the early 21st century, the hardwood market saw a significant shift as owner-operated mills gradually faded into the background, overshadowed by powerful brand name marketing. Only a select few mills, equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and a wealth of expertise, managed to weather the storm. These survivors operated with relatively low exposure and faced the looming threat of extinction for their craft.
In 2003, Unique Wood Floors’ founder, Winston, had a visionary idea: to bridge the gap between these experienced wood flooring mills and the end-users who desired exceptional quality. From its inception, Unique Wood Floors has been on a mission to source its products from the finest hand-picked suppliers, where the wood’s journey begins. These exceptional floors are then shipped directly to our warehouses in Minnesota, bypassing many traditional distribution channels.
In 2012, recognizing the need for more warehouse space to accommodate an ever-evolving inventory and stay ahead of the curve with the latest and most stylish flooring options, we moved our headquarters to our flagship location in Bloomington, MN.
In 2016, we embarked on a journey of transformation by remodeling and reopening our original showroom in Hopkins, MN. This strategic move was aimed at better serving clients in the southwest Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.
Fast forward to 2022, and Unique Wood Floors expanded its footprint to St. Paul, opening our third location. This expansion was driven by our unwavering commitment to better serve our clients in the east metro area.
Throughout our journey, Unique Wood Floors has experienced consistent growth, fueled by the unwavering support of our loyal patrons. As we’ve expanded our operations across multiple warehouses and showrooms, our fundamental objective remains unchanged: to establish a reputation built on trust. We achieve this by providing genuine, time-tested wood products infused with the latest styles in hardwood floors.