The largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, Lumber Liquidators, donated more than 1,600 square feet of hardwood to the Indianapolis Opera to renovate their Recital Hall stage in the Basile Opera Center.
The Indianapolis Opera is the only professional opera company in Indiana. Since 1975, it has played an important role in community collaborations across the state, including participation in free concerts, programs for seniors, and events that allow local children to explore art and music. The program reaches 30,000 children and adults in Indiana each year and puts on additional performances in Michigan, Kentucky, and Illinois, as well.
Lumber Liquidators installed Hunter Red Oak Engineered flooring for the new stage, selected for its incredible durability and aesthetic, which is a gorgeous blend of strong oak graining in a classic honey hue.
“We very much appreciate the corporate leadership shown by Lumber Liquidators in the Indianapolis community,” stated the general director of the Indianapolis Opera, Kevin Patterson. “The donated wood flooring represents not only a welcome addition to our performance hall, their participation sends a strong and lasting signal that the arts are valued in our community.”
The company’s support of the Opera was conducted by its philanthropic program, Lay It Forward. The program aids organizations that work to benefit future generations. Since 2007, Lumber Liquidators has donated more than 300,000 square feet of flooring to organizations, schools, community groups, and arts facilities.
Besides being the ideal material for a stage or performance space, hardwood is also the top choice for flooring among homeowners. In fact, over half of future home buyers are willing to pay more for a home that features hardwood floors.
Lumber Liquidators provides the highest quality hardwood, featuring more than 400 varieties, including solid and engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, vinyl, and laminate.