Stanley Steemer Donation Is Next Step to Opening Stanley Home Museum and Education Center.
On Tuesday July 7, the Stanley Steemer company dispatched two specialized vans with four expert team members on a special heart-felt mission. Their mission was to thoroughly clean and reveal the history and beauty of the 116-year-old wood floors throughout the 5,050 square-foot Stanley Home Museum and Education Center.
Sam Swardenski and his team, Stephen Conaway, Jeremy Becker, and Judson Durfey were all excited to see the grain and character of the floors coming alive and to know that the historic beauty of the hand-crafted Stanley home floors would be restored when they had completed their mission. The team took great care to protect the home as they meticulously vacuumed and tested each room’s floor to ensure their treatment would be beneficial. They then steam-cleaned the wood and applied a light finishing protective coating.
The Stanley Steemer company donation was a critical next step toward the planned opening of the Museum and Education Center for public tours in the spring of 2021. With this task complete, the next step will be to move all of the remarkable, donated antiques into the home. Many residents in the Estes Valley donated their antiques to the Stanley Home so that current and future generations of visitors will be able to appreciate them. Kelley Anderson, chair of the house furnishing project, was anxious to start placing the wonderful donated items in the home but realized the floors needed attention first. She contacted the Stanley Steemer Company because of their reputation as industry leaders since 1947, with state-of-the-art carpet and floor cleaning services. After company representatives visited the home, they agreed to donate their services to the project.
The Historic Stanley Home Foundation deeply appreciates the Stanley Steemer Company’s contribution to making the Stanley Home Museum and Education Center a step closer to opening in the spring 2021.
For more information contact stanleyhome.org or (970) 415-0139.