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A Texas Tradition

The story begins in the early 1930’s when Dallas local Roy Gilette began trading wood out of his garage, crafting a future Texas go-to source for wood supply; Trinity Floor Company. His son, John Harold stepped into the family business by installing floors for $.45 cents an hour in 1937. He took a brief break from the trade for the love of country during the height of World War II and upon his summer return in 1945, brought his disciplined Navy work ethic with him.

Starting with Army barrack floor installations throughout the region, his hardwork and exemplary customer service established Trinity as a trusted resource in the wood industry. Overtime, he reached industry milestones including becoming a founding father of the National Wood Flooring Association and induction to both the Maple Hall of Fame and Oak Hall of Fame; all while mentoring his own son, Jon Roy.

Continuing the family legacy, Jon Roy expanded the family trade to include distribution and launched Trinity Hardwood Distributors, now one of the leading sellers of wood flooring and installation products in the Southwest. A product line hand-selected by a third-generation hardwood master only came naturally and in 2006, Texas Traditions, the very best selection of hardwood floors hit the market for Texans.

Landmark Projects

The Guadalupe Cathedral

The Nasher Sculpture Center

The Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Mavericks Court

Our History

Family Accolades

  • 1985


    Founding member National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

  • 1986


    Founded North Texas Flooring Association

  • 1994


    National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) Hall of Fame

  • 2004


    Maple Hall of Fame

  • 2014


    Oak Floor Hall of Fame

  • 1985


    Founding member National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

Our Products

Texas Traditions provides quality hardwood flooring in a wide range of colors with the price-savvy consumer in mind. Hand-selected color options endorsed by four generations of hardwood heritage and expertise for consumers to choose from. Products include 50+ natural hardwood colors and 20+ waterproof vinyl colors featuring Texas Traditions exclusive AquaStone Pro and Rigid Pro Ultra collections and moldings. Samples are displayed in 1,000+ showrooms across Texas.