January 2011: Newsletter

Staff Profile: Michele’s New Addition

Let’s all welcome Degan Daniel Mills, the newest addition to Michele’s family. Born November 20th at 11:58 am, weighing 9lbs 6.4 oz 22 ½ inches long .

I checked in to the hospital at 6am and was hooked up to my IV about an hour later; I wasn’t yet in labor so they induced me. The big guy didn’t want to come out! About 9:30am the doctor showed up and talked to me a little bit, she told me I was in a race with the gal in the labor room next to me… I guess my competitive side came out and I thought “I’m going to have my baby first!” The doctor came back around 10:30am and broke my water, I was already at 5 cm when she did that. Within 30 minutes I went from a 2 to a 7 on the hospital pain chart. I started thinking I was going to get that epidural when the doctor came back in, but I had to wait 15 more minutes for the anesthesiologist. I was dilated to 9 ½ cm at this point, I started pushing for a total of 13 minutes. It was a very emotional time for everyone that was in the delivery room when Degan was born. Having a child is the most beautiful experience for a couple; aunt or grandparent can go though and see.

Degan Daniel Mills was born at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, delivered by Dr. Molly Strattan. Funny thing to this story is Dr. Molly Strattan and her husband are customers to the Tigard store. I have helped them in my 6 years at Area Floors numerous times with flooring for their house and doctors office.

Makina loves being a big sister, she is a big help. She loves her little brother!! She loves to talk about him to everyone and if you’re not holding him right she will tell you. If she thinks you’re doing something wrong she has no problem telling you she is going to tell her mom. She is so cute! We had a fabulous Christmas holiday. There was lots of running around, opening and giving presents.

I am very excited to get back to work, this is the longest break I have ever have taken. I have always worked 1, 2 and sometimes 3 jobs. I love working but I also love my family. The best thing about working for Area Floors is everyone is family here.





Going Green in 2011?

Are you looking for the newest trends and flooring choices for 2011? Area Floors is here to help! We have a large selection of products  for all your changes this year. No matter what your style, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for this year at Area Floors.

Area Floors has great choices for renewable resources and natural products for your floors. Try using bamboo or cork, marmoleum, wool and other hypo allergenic carpeting, stone tiles and hardwood floors.

Here are some of our favorite green materials for your home.

Dansk Hardwood

Dansk Hardwood flooring products are created from raw material originating from sustainable managed forests.

Our products are made with selectively harvested timber & materials which are strictly managed under the most advanced environmental control systems. Dansk Hardwood Flooring makes a conscious effort to protect the environment by adopting “green” forestry and environmental practices as a part of our hardwood flooring production.

We Cork

In these times of increased concern for the environment, cork remains the only tree which can regenerate itself after each harvest.

Cork is an all natural product derived from the bark of the cork tree. In these days of increased concern for the environment, cork remains the only tree whose bark can regenerate itself after harvest, leaving the tree unharmed. Cork is a variety of oak tree which re grows its bark every 9 years. This results in an all natural, environmentally responsible product with exceptional physical properties.

United Tile

The Northwest’s best source for your tile design selections.

As part of our ongoing commitment to conduct our business in an environmentally responsible manner, United Tile actively seeks to align itself with manufacturers that demonstrate this sensitivity in the products they make. Some of these manufacturers produce products with recycled content, while others employ practices that indicate their concern for the environment.

January 2011 Specials


Acacia $5.49 sqft Birch $3.39 sqft Birch $3.39 sqft
Hand Scraped Mocha $3.49 sqft Hickory $3.69 sqft Jatoba 3.69 sqft
Oak Mocha $3.69 sqft Solid Maple $3.89 sqft Solid Oak $3.99 sqft
Hand Scraped Chestnut $3.49 sqft Walnut $4.29 Solid Oak $3.99 sqft
Oak Sweet Grass $3.69 sqft


13×13 Ceramic 99₵ sqft 13×13 Ceramic 99₵ sqft 13×13 Ceramic 99₵ sqft
13×13 Ceramic 99₵ sqft 13×13 Ceramic 99₵ sqft 13×13 Ceramic 99₵ sqft


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Posted on January 17, 2011, in Newsletters and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Cork is a pretty amazing resource, do you know if they ever looked at a cork tree used for harvest and one just left alone to see if there is a growth difference over time ?

    and the Acacia picture you have there looks really nice (no wonder it’s the most expensive)

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