Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our work with Lagler:

             For those of you who do not consider yourselves savvy to the big names in wood flooring, Lagler is one of the most renowned manufactures of hardwood finishing products with its headquarters located in Frauenzimmern, Germany. We at Mansion Hill Custom Floors were privileged enough to have Jeff Rose; our co-owner, be selected as one of only twelve wood floor executives to partake in a seminar hosted by the Lagler corporation.


          Lagler was first opened in 1956 by a man by the name of Eugen Lagler. His first creation; known as the "ELF" (Eugen Lagler Frauenzimmern), was a cylinder sanding machine that proved to be revolutionary in its field due to its high level of        
efficiency. Throughout the years the company has continued to set the standard for wood floor finishing with inventions such as the Randmeister (Edge Master) or the Trio (triple edged sanding machine).
                                                                                 (One of the first "ELF's")


 Based on product quality, there is not a more credible name in all of the hardwood flooring business than that of Lagler. It is for that reason that we at Mansion Hill couldn't have been more excited when an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at their process presented itself. Mansion Hill Custom Floors might not be the biggest name in flooring, but with Lagler brand products being used to finish all of our projects, you can be sure that the quality of our work is second to none.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Jeff and Karl Lagler at the Mercedes museum.) 

Friday, June 5, 2015

If you're looking for a genuine, original hardwood flooring design, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better option than our IPF collection. Industria parquet fabriano, which based in Italy, specializes in creating custom finishes such as the one pictured above to create the perfect design to fit any home. Their Afrika Style is just one example of that. To check out more of their work check out!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Renovating the Rhine District: Taft's Ale House (pictured above), is the latest of a great number of new attractions located in the Over-The-Rhine district of Cincinnati and we had the benefit of having them as one of our most interesting commercial clients. Over-The-Rhine has an extremely rich history in Cincinnati dating back to the 1830's when German immigrants populated the area and made it their own by adding unique architecture along with there own way of living. Since that time O.T.R has seen a booming economic rise followed by hard times caused by prohibition, but more recently (1970-2008) the district has been a location ridden with crime of all kinds which has driven a great number of people out of the city and into suburbs. It became apparent that the district would either have to begin to shut down or begin a resurgence, and the citizens of Cincinnati chose the latter. In 2006, Over-The-Rhine was placed on the list of the "Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places," which really was the beginning of the rebuilding project. Shops and restaurants have now begun popping up all throughout the Rhine and it is becoming one of the most scenic places to visit in Cincinnati. Putting 7,000 square feet of White Oak hardwood into Taft's Ale House was the first work that we at Mansion Hill Hardwood Floors have done in Over-The-Rhine, but were hoping that it is not our last.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Based in Italy, IPF is one of the most unique companies that we do business with. This floor model, in their Afrika collection, is a custom stained oak and is a perfect example of their custom capabilities. This can only be found in the Cincinnati, Ohio area at Mansion Hill Custom Floors.