Get to know our New York Showroom Manager, Sophie-Zacha, and learn more about her take on new trends, products, and about Havwoods from her point of view.



Sophie, what are you really excited about right now?

SZL: Our new Valour Collection. The finish is amazing…and we’re the only one that has it! It’s resistant to stains and chemicals, you can even put it in the kitchen. Plus the colors are beautiful; they’re natural looking but still trendy.

What’s hot right now…what are clients asking for?
SZL: Everybody loves white and gray tone floors. Durability is always a must.

What do you think is the next big trend?
SZL: Black floors. And the opposite, very natural white oak colors.

What’s one questions you’re getting a lot of these days?
SZL: “What is the difference between solid and engineered wood?” I love being able to talk to people about the benefits that engineered wood brings: it is real hard wood, it comes pre-finished, it’s easier/faster to install, engineered is more stable and doesn’t have movement as temperature changes.

How did you wind up in the flooring industry?
SZL: My love for design. I previously worked in the construction world and I love the design process.

If Havwoods was a car, what would it be and why?
SZL: A Range Rover without the pricetag. It has a special experience, it’s classic and it’s reliable and long lasting.

What do you love most about New York?
SZL: The energy of the people.

What is one thing you wish more people knew about Havwoods?

SZL: How extensive our collections are, there really is a real wood solution for everyone. Also how capable our showroom is; for product knowledge, samples, meetings, you name it.

Anything we missed?
SZL: Je parle français! I am originally from France and love to help my clients in French as well!

You can set up an appointment with Sophie-Zacha by emailing her at sophie-zacha.lameret@havwoods.com

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