By Janee Law
C.F.C. Commercial Flooring Contractor Co. and its residential division, Flor-All, will never go out of style, offering experience, skill and unique materials from all over the world to suit any job.
“I chose to deal in product and do what I do that supersedes trend,” Matt Benkovich, president of the C.F.C. Flor-All, said. “It’s everlasting, where 20 years from now my product will still be in style.”
Geared toward serving the trade, C.F.C. services including stone fabrication, tile setting, hardwood, and carpeting. Flor-All, which is also the name of the showroom, features an extensive line of hardwood, stone in fabrication of slab, tile, area rugs and luxury carpets.
“I designed this place and it took me 10 years to perfect everything here,” Benkovich, of Northport, said. “This showroom sells itself, and when people look at this, they’re in awe.”
Along with a medallion alley, featuring medallion floor pieces, the showroom offers a variety of tile, including stone, granite, marble, onyx, slate, terra cotta and ceramic. Meanwhile, it also offers a variety of unique wood species, such as bubinga, purple heart, paduk, wenge, zebra and gaboon ebony.
These rare imported woods can be incorporated into luxurious designs, borders and inlays, Benkovich said. In addition, C.F.C. Flor-All’s stone fabrication shop can produce countertops, vanities, tables, steps, pedestals, fireplaces, mantles and more.
The 350 Woodbine Avenue location in Northport officially opened in 1987 and stretches to 3,500 square feet.
“I was in the epitome of my field and I was driving out and I saw this building available because you can’t help but see it,” Benkovich said. “The ‘For Sale’ sign was up and by the time I passed the building I already saw the sign up for my business over the front door.”
He added that he loves the location because of the constant flow of traffic it brings to the business.
Benkovich has been developing his craft since he was 12 years old, when he accompanied his father on floor installation jobs. He continues to be hands-on with every job, developing designs and handling every installation.
What he most enjoys about the job is when clients give him the freedom to be more creative. He added, “I can come up with anything I want basically and that’s where I get more job satisfaction.”
Since its inception, C.F.C. Flor-All has completed dozens of commercial jobs on Long Island and New York City, which include projects at St. Philip Neri Church in Northport, Coast Guard Station on Fire Island, The Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, and the St. James Fire Department.