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Saddleback Design Facilitates Choice in Product Selection


Saddleback Design Simplifies Product Selection Choices

Established in 1995 by Lolly Hauptman, Saddleback Design has been a trusted resource for residential flooring and finishes for nearly 30 years. Lesley Hodges is the director of showroom and design for Saddleback Design’s 7,000-square-foot showroom in central Denver, which hosts more than 20,000 SKUs representing some 50 vendors of hard surface flooring, carpet, tile and countertops. With a mission to be the best partner possible, Saddleback Design works with builders to offer buyers great choice in customizing their homes. Saddleback Design evaluates product partnerships through many lenses, including availably, shipping, point of origin and environmental impacts, longevity and hassle-free installation.

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Quartzite from Francini Inc.

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Founded in 1996, Francini Inc. is one of the largest importers and distributors of natural and engineered stone products in the country. Headquartered in Southern California, Francini has locations in Utah, Idaho, North Carolina, Texas and Colorado. Quartzite is a beautiful hard surface ideal for flooring, countertops, backsplash, wall applications, showers, furniture and outdoor use. “Quartzite, exemplified by stunning varieties like the Taj Mahal from Francini Inc., reigns supreme as a natural masterpiece, bringing artistry and elegance into any space,” Hodges says. Quartzite is formed when high temperatures and pressure compact sandstone rich in quartz into tough equigranular stone.

Large Format Tile from Arizona Tile

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Whether you are building a kitchen, renovating a bathroom or planning an addition, Arizona Tile has a wide range of materials to suit any design. Arizona Tile carries large format tile in both porcelain and natural stone variations to help builders find ideal materials indoors and out. Large format tiles require fewer grout lines, which gives spaces an open, expansive look that is easier to clean. “Large format tiles make a grand statement while effortlessly enhancing any room’s aesthetic,” Hodges says. Founded in 1977 by Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte, Arizona Tile has become one of the leading tile and slab distributors in the United States.

Laminate Floors from Mannington

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A fifth-generation, family-owned business since 1915, Mannington Mills is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fine flooring. Founded in Salem, New Jersey, Mannington has made beautiful, durable flooring through a commitment to domestic manufacturing and strong company values. Mannington’s Restoration Collection laminate floors emulate the warmth of hardwood but with easy maintenance and super durability. This award-winning collection now features SpillShield waterproof technology that shields the floor from water damage in wet areas. “Laminate flooring remains on top as a popular choice among homeowners due to its exceptional visual appeal, affordability and technological advancements,” Hodges says.



  • Sean O'Keefe

    Sean O'Keefe is an architecture and construction writer who crafts stories and promotional copy based on people, ideas, and more than 20 years of experience in the built environment. You can reach him at

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