The Entryway to End Grain

Kyle Neuroh, the owner of Neuroh Hardwood Flooring and NWFA member, has been in the industry for 13 years and started his company in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2011. He recently completed a unique installation where he was able to use his imagination and have some fun with the job.

“The previous homeowner had a leak in their entryway, so instead of properly repairing the leak, they cut out that section of flooring and replaced it with a few tiles,” says Neuroh. “My customer was ready for a proper refinish. They asked for it to be round but other than that, they let me go with whatever I could come up with.”


“I used an eight inch white oak board and laminated it into a four inch radius,” says Neuroh. “I’ve wanted to incorporate end grain into a job for a while now, and this seemed like a great opportunity. I purchased 4×4 blocks from Kaswell, who specializes in end grain, and played around with them to see what I could come up with,” adds Neuroh.

“Once the floor was installed, I sanded over everything and finished it with Rubio Monocoat. It was a pretty basic installation, but it had a unique look to it. I like doing stuff that is out of the box – it made it fun for me!”

Not only was it fun for Neuroh, but the homeowners said their new entryway was above and beyond what they expected.

View a photo slide show of the project below.

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