About Rende Hardwood Flooring

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Hi. My name is Jorge (you can call me Tito!) and I am devoted wood flooring contractor turned artisan. My career in the wood flooring industry starting in the early 90’s in Westwood, MA. As a kid I would join my father on weekends and summer vacations to job sites all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After High School I immediately joined the same wood flooring company my father worked for and worked by his side for 5 years before I decided to open up shop in Rhode Island in December of 2006. Throughout my long career I have resurfaced and installed countless wood floors all along Rhode Island and Massachusetts gaining priceless  knowledge and hands on experience that I use on a daily basis. Things got very interesting once I joined the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association.) Since joining the NWFA I have been able to evolve from a flooring contractor to artisan by training with the world’s elite wood flooring craftsmen. My portfolio caught the attention of Lagler – the manufacturers of the sanding equipment we use on a daily basis and I was chosen to attend advanced technical training at their headquarters in Germany in July of 2016.

 

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– Lager world headquarters in Germany

 

Upon arrival from training in Germany I have since continued my technical training with the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) and Loba-Wakol, A German finish and adhesive manufacturer to continue to stay innovative and cutting edge in my industry. I host a weekly forum on instagram called #floortalk (http://www.instagram.com/callmetito) that reaches over 15k readers and am part of several networks where I am able to pick other flooring contractors brains on a regular basis. This constant communication with my industry peers fuels me with experiences and knowledge beyond my own that I use to my advantage and take to the field.

 

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– Trowel filling a new oak floor prior to finishing.

 

When I am not working on floors I enjoy relaxing at my home in Providence, RI. I am engaged and own two rescues, a senior Bulldog named Grammy and a retired racing greyhound called Ricky. On my free time I train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and fish from my kayak all along the Narragansett Bay.

This past December we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. It enlightens me to think about our future and what the next 10 years has in store.

I am always available for any questions and am always a phonemail, text or email away.

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