“Nature is not at variance with art nor art with nature… Art is the perfection of nature”. Sir Thomas Browne, 1634
An appropriate quote, we thought, to mark our 30th anniversary.
Thirty years ago David Lauzon had a dream and a vision. From them grew what has become a North American leader in supplying customers with premium hardwood flooring. In fact Lauzon’s quality hardwood flooring has a reach that spans the globe.
In 1985 David Lauzon saw an opportunity and a need, and with a small initial investment of $5,000, an understanding for the potential of fine hardwood flooring in a burgeoning housing market, and a commitment to hard work, David Lauzon Ltd was born.
From the very beginning of this bold adventure, he was unwavering in his belief that the comfort, natural beauty and resilience of wood would appeal to homeowners, builders, and designers alike. He also saw in wood, before it was fashionable, a renewable and sustainable resource that when properly harvested and used would contribute to a healthier and more balanced environment.
It’s not surprising that as the company grew through the 1990s, he was joined by people who shared in his dedication to quality, innovation and customer satisfaction.
What began as a small enterprise in Papineauville where we are proudly headquartered – in the Outaouais region of Quebec – now employs 500 people in 6 manufacturing facilities across the province. We also have a business office in Laval, in the greater Montreal area and have a dedicated sales and marketing team covering North America.
Both through our milling and finishing processes, we have dedicated ourselves to producing a stunning array of flooring options while minimizing waste, optimizing resources and reducing our environmental footprint. Our concern for the durability of our floors has led to innovations in finishes and constructions, such as Polynium+MD and NextStepMD in 1999, SunshieldMC in 2003, TitaniumTM in 2009 and the remarkable Pure Genius® in 2013. As caretakers and managers of close to 2M acres of wooded area we are very proud of our FSC® and ISO certifications.
“Thirty years is a significant milestone – our “from forest to floor” vision of beautifully sustainable comfort will guide us through the next 30 years and we thank you for your confidence in our adventure” David Lauzon, President.