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Dream Street 2022: Vendor Spotlight

Vintage Floors has been one of the premier vendors that’s partnered with Fort Worth Magazine on its annual Dream Home and Dream Street projects since its inception. Here’s its story.

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The 2021 Fort Worth Magazine Dream Street is well underway in the new Montrachet development in West Fort Worth. Scheduled to begin touring in January 2021, the project includes three luxury homes built by a trio of excellent local builders, including Heritage Homes, Windmiller Custom Homes, and HGC Development. Proceeds from the tour will go to a Wish with Wings, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening conditions.

Each home has an all-star lineup of local vendors who contribute everything from cabinetry to outdoor furniture and lighting. One vendor that has participated in the concept since its inception in 2000 is Bryan Page of Vintage Floors. Page has been in the flooring business since 1989, and while he started out participating in Dream Homes with a different company, Page founded Vintage Floors in 2011.

We had a brief chat with Page about his passion for flooring, modern trends, and why he keeps coming back.

FW: Do you have some sort of passion for flooring?

Brian Page: Yeah, I was working at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church when I got my first job in the floor business, and it just kind of made sense. I was wandering around trying to figure out what to do with my life, and I started in wood flooring — I’m an old wood-floor guy. We’re members of the National Wood Flooring Association and have been since day one. I just enjoyed it. It made sense. It is the only career choice for me.

FW: You’ve been involved in Dream Home and Dream Street since its conception in 2000. How did you initially get involved in Dream Home, and what keeps you coming back?

BP: I was actually with another company at the time, and we were asked to do the wood floors. One of my builders was building the first Dream Home Aledo. Can’t remember the little cul-de-sac neighborhood, but I can drive right to the house. Anyway, that was the first one we did over 20 years ago, and we’ve been doing them ever since.

And we do enjoy the job. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s basically advertising for us every year.

FW: What are some modern flooring trends that you see going on right now?

BP: It’s always color. Nowadays, the lighter colors and more natural colors, and the grays and blondes are in. And trends will come and go. Darker floors never go out of style; antique browns, things like that. But, the Trinity colors, grays and whites and naturals, they come and go. And, right now we’re in one of those phases.

FW: What kind of recommendations would you give somebody who’s looking for flooring as far as the product is concerned, and what should people look for as far as installation and subcontractors such as yourselves are concerned? 

BP: See if they pay their bills and take care of their people. Pick products that you like that aren’t trendy. Pick something that will ensure you’re going to like it for the long haul. Ask other people’s opinions. Hire a designer — there are a lot of really good ones. That kind of stuff. There’s nothing magic about it; you just have to like what you’re about to spend a lot of money on. We are a luxury item most of the time. I know that. I like for people to take time making their selection.

FW: What is it that you think kind of makes your business stand out compared to the other flooring companies?

BP: Service, absolute service. Our customers become our friends. We firmly believe that if we take care of our clientele, they will take care of us. And so far, my business model has worked. I have a very loyal clientele. I make mistakes. I get chewed out occasionally. I’m human. But I put on blue jeans and a polo shirt with a Vintage Floors logo on it, and I go hang out with my friends all day. We’re all pretty much Fort Worth people, so we love our city and try to do a good job and take care of our customers.

Builder: Windmiller Custom Homes

Realtor: John Zimmerman, Compass

Interior Designer: Amira Windmiller Interiors

Appliances: Factory Builder Stores

Artificial Grass: WinterGreen Synthetic Grass

Cabinets Kitchen: The Kitchen Source

Concrete: GHC Concrete Services

Countertop Fabrication: American Marble & Granite

Countertop Materials (all): Levantina

Doors Front and Study: Aaron Iron Works

Fireplaces Interior linear plus inserts:

Overhead Door Company of Fort Worth

Flooring (wood and carpet material):

Skyline Floorscapes

Garage Doors/Openers: Open Up Garage Doors

Gutters: Loveless Gutters

Home Plans: Montebello Architecture & Design

Interior and Exterior Trim and Door Labor & Materials (includes stair treads/risers): Builders FirstSource

Interior Doors: Builders FirstSource

Low Voltage/AV/Security: Comware AV

Lumber and Trusses: Builders FirstSource

Outdoor Fire Pit: Best Block

Plumbing Labor and Supplies: Pro Serve Plumbing

Roofing/Flashing: Texas Tile Roofing

Windows and Doors: Builders FirstSource

Builder: Heritage Homes

Realtor: Martha Williams, Williams Trew

Interior Designer: Susan Semmelmann Interiors

Appliances: The Jarrell Company

Cabinets Kitchen: The Kitchen Source

Countertop Materials (all): Levantina

Drywall and Texture: Alliance Drywall

Electrician: C&B Electric

Fireplace Tile: Cosentino

Flooring (tile, wood and carpet labor): Galvan Floors

Garage Doors/Openers:

Overhead Door Company of Fort Worth

Glass (showers-mirrors-other): Galactic Glass

Gutters: Loveless Gutters

Hardware/Cabinet Hardware: Rick’s Hardware

Home Plans: Heritage Design Studio

Low Voltage/AV/Security: Multimedia Solutions Inc

Patio Screens: Victory Awning

Plumbing Fixtures: Facets

Plumbing Labor and Supplies: Pro Serve Plumbing

Stone and Brick Supplies: Metro Brick

Builder: HGC Residential Development

Realtor: Christie’s International Real Estate | Ulterre

Interior Designer: Tori Rubinson Interiors

Appliances: Expressions Home Gallery

Cabinets Kitchen: The Kitchen Source

Doors Exterior: Omniview Window and Door

Electrician: Mackey Electric

Flooring (tile, wood and carpet labor, wood

and carpet material): Vintage Floors

Flooring Tile (material all spaces):

Interceramic USA

Gutters: Loveless Gutters

Home Plans: Karl Hahnfeld Design Group

Plumbing Fixtures: Expressions Home Gallery

Pool: J Caldwell Custom Pools

Roofing/Flashing: WeatherShield Roofing

Stone and Brick Supplies: Metro Brick and Stone