Trinity Floor Co.
1902 North Beckley Ave. 214-943-1157. www.trinityfloors.com.
What you’re treading on at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Guadalupe Cathedral, or the gym of Ereckson Middle School in Allen are floors by Trinity, the oldest flooring contractor in Texas. But the enterprise handles residential projects as well. It all began 65 years ago in a Dallas garage, where founder Roy Gillette busied himself sanding and finishing flooring for friends. From wood they evolved into vinyl and vinyl composition tile, then into carpets in the 50s when the FHA approved carpeting for the home. Eventually they got into ceramic tile. Today Gillette’s grandson, Jon Roy Reid, and granddaughter, Linda Reid Ogden, oversee the company they joined 30 years ago. And, at 88, their dad, Harold Reid, is still active in the business. “We do just about any type of floor product for the home,” says John. Woods? “We do oak, maple, Brazilian cherry, pine – there isn’t a wood we don’t do.”
And aside from standard patterns like herringbone, chevron, Bordeaux, and European Marie Antoinette they build floors in patterns that homeowners describe. Their own employees install wood floors; tiling is contracted out. Trinity Floor Co. mainly serves Dallas-Fort Worth, but they’ve done jobs all over Texas. Prices vary depending on the exigencies of the job. Installation of wood floors starts at $5.95 per square foot for pre-finished floors and goes as high as $30 per square foot for unfinished, hand-scraped, patterned floors.