Greg Ceglarski

Greg Ceglarski and his partner, Cairo Chapman, have a small timber flooring business in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, called Scribed Flooring. Greg’s evolution (some may say de-evolution) into installing timber floors has been unorthodox to say the least; he began his flooring life selling carpet before climbing the corporate ladder to become the state sales manager of Australia's largest flooring company, training and managing 40 sales staff before owning and running his own franchise, then finally falling into installation when a contractor cancelled on a job in the 11th hour.

Being mainly self-taught, he has always been open-minded about the possibilities when it comes to timber floors and not realising that some things could not be done (or should be done). He has had some fantastic successes and also some expensive failures.

Greg has also won some ATFA trophies, including the 2016 Pre Finished runner up and Installed Floor win and Overall Floor of the Year; he backed that up in 2017 with runner up Pre Finished stairs and a win with Pre Finished.

As Greg’s focus is on installation, he likes to live in “prefinished land,” as he thinks it’s far more challenging installing a coated floor, trying to achieve the things you usually only see in a sanded and coated floor. Challenging staircases always seem to find Greg, and over the last 10 years he has developed a secret method of “folding” timber into an indestructible stair nosing, which he is happy to make for anybody.

  • Thursday, July, 25, 2019 What I Wear to Call on Customers Before I opened my wood floor business I was in the world of sales, wearing a shirt and tie every day. Now that I’m a wood floor pro I spend a lot of days covered in sawdust. When I call on...
  • Wednesday, May, 08, 2019 Employee Motivation Tip: $1,000 on the Blackboard Here’s a tip I've put into use to motivate employees to take care of tools and think about quality control on the job. This tip is originally from my friend Josh Lammi from LB Floors in Toowoomba...
  • Monday, April, 01, 2019 My Best Tool Modification Yet! I wanted to share this great tool adaptation we did recently. We had a large job and only one nailer on site. We had a lot of guys on the job, but we couldn’t keep up as far as nailing was...
  • Tuesday, October, 02, 2018 The Art of Wood Flooring Sorry to my fellow woodies for taking so long to put pen to paper, I came to America and was jolted by your awesome country and your awesome people. I have knuckled down in our business so that we...
  • Friday, April, 20, 2018 Management: Warning, Don't Read This (Part 2: Monkeys, Management & Money) The first thing that I have to say is: I am sorry for taking so long to write Part 2, and I’m especially sorry to Jorge Perez and Joel Perez (you guys related?) and my friend Chris McElroy, who all...
  • Thursday, January, 11, 2018 Management: Warning, Don't Read This (Part 1) There are two very different managers and subsequently two very different teams (or crews, businesses, organizations or companies ... anything with more than one person working toward anything). Are...
  • Monday, November, 13, 2017 Sales Tip: Becoming ‘My Friend the Wood Floor Guy’ This gem was from a sales training from a few decades ago. Take this in—it will make you money. Lets say you’re in the market for a new TV and you have a friend who sells TV’s. Where do you go...
  • Tuesday, October, 17, 2017 Another Easy Way to Get More Business In my last blog I wrote about my letterbox drop we did for a multi-residential project.My other fun thing to do in these complexes is this: When riding the lift (what Americans call the elevator!), I...
  • Wednesday, September, 27, 2017 One Way We Avoid Trouble: The 10-Board Measurement As wood floor professionals (here in Australia we would say "timber floor"), what we do with the first boards we pick up is vitally important to the outcome of the floor—but also vastly different...
  • Tuesday, September, 19, 2017 An Easy Way to Get More Business While Doing a Job Most of what I will blog about is stuff that I’ve learnt from others and adapted for my own work and life. Both today’s blog and my next blog, however, are 100 percent my own ideas. We do a lot...