Bona kicked off their partnership with the Environmental Media Association at the 26th Annual EMA Awards on October 22nd at the Warner Brothers Studio in Los Angeles, California. The Environmental Media Association (EMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to harnessing the power of celebrity and the media to promote sustainable lifestyles. The star studded event was hosted by Nicole Richie with Emmanuelle Chriqui (shown below), Lance Bass, Mila Akerman, Shailene Woodley and Will Smith and family in attendance. The focus was on younger generations, families, and people who don’t necessarily consider themselves environmentalists but want to live in a more sustainable and healthy world.
Bona Certified Craftsman, Rob Davidson, from Surface Preparation Specialties, installed the beautiful wide-plank floors donated by Bona Distributor, Galleher Hardwood.
Bona's very own Bona Certified Craftsman, Kapalua Floors from Troy, Michigan installed and finished the HGTV 2016 Urban Oasis Home floors in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The pre-finished floors were installed using Bona Adhesives. The Grandeur by Greyne wood throughout the home features German white oak in 5” plants with white cerusing underneath Bona DriFast Stain in a warm brown earth-tone protected by Bona high durability finish. Bona's water-based, residue-free cleaners were also used to keep the floors clean and beautiful.
George Agostino, a contractor out of Toronto, Ontario, shares his experience with Bona and why he switched from using Loba finishing products to Bona.
"The beginning of 2016 marked my switch from Loba finishing products, Norton sandpaper products, Duraseal stains, and Fortane adhesives to the full Bona system. Why did I switch? SUPPORT.
Being a contractor in this field is tough...every manufactuer claims they want my business, but Bona is the only company to pick up my phone calls, show up on job sites, and do what it takes to make sure me and my guys are comfortable using your products. I cannot count the amount of times I have stopped by the Bona Training Centre in Toronto to ask questions, match stain colours, and try new things on your floor (where getting paid is not on the line!)
While there are many good products in this industry, Bona sets themselves apart by understanding my business and knowing the challenges I face as a contractor. Yes, there are options that will get the job done, but where will they be when there is a problem. History has proved most manufacturers are done with the contractor once the sale is done. When I use Bona products, I know they will be there to back me up if there is ever an issue.
I’m a Bona customer for life, and I am excited to become a member of the Bona Certified Craftsman Program."
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Bona AB is a family-owned company founded in 1919. With its headquarters in Sweden, Bona is now present in more than 90 different countries all over the world through subsidiaries and distributors. We provide products for the installation, maintenance and renovation of hardwood floors.
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