flooring craftsman, Charles Peterson assembling a handmade border for a wood floor
Photo: Wendell T. Webber

Meet the Floormaster

Hire Charles Peterson to work on your wood floors and you'll never look at them the same way again. The 48-year-old owner of Connecticut-based CP Wood Floors has gained national attention for his ability to transform plain-Jane floors into works of art using little more than pieces of wood cut and precisely fitted into colorful medallions, sinuous borders, and geometric parquet.

"To me, a floor is a blank canvas," he says. Keep reading to learn more about Peterson's craft, and company.

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