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july 2014

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RK Southern Flooring is proud to be featured in the pages of Architectural Digest once again. This remarkable home features a customized white oak and Peruvian walnut floral pattern, an American walnut star pattern, and American walnut plank. Please click the link here to see images, or download the entire article here.

November 2011

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Artessa IV
An extraordinary rebuild of the 328-foot award-winning Attesa IV

July 2011

A Name Change: Rick K Southern Flooring Design (RKSFD)
Our company has been renamed to reflect the person who has stood behind our business for over 10 years. Marshall Southern Ltd. has now become Rick K Southern Flooring Designs, also known as RK Southern. As an engineer and wood expert for over 20 years, Rick K Southern has always been proud to put his name behind the masterpieces he creates and sells. You know your flooring is the highest quality when you choose an RK Southern floor for your home.

July 2011

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Rick K Southern Flooring Designs worked with Lauren King on the original design of the exquisite wood flooring for her Beverly Hills residence featured in Architectural Digest.
Rick K Southern Flooring Designs continues to refurbish and keep them as gorgeous as they were at installation and is thrilled Mrs. King trusts our company to work with her every year.

July 2011

Attessa IV LAUNCHED – Features RKSFD Wood Flooring designs
The Launch of Yacht Attessa IV – The Largest in North American History: A very impressive ship, Attessa IV is also the 23rd longest private yacht in the world.

Rick K Southern Flooring Designs is proud to partner with Dennis & Phyliss Washington to design and fit spectacular wood flooring for this stunning yacht. The interior design is exquisite in its lush fabrics, furniture and art with every detail being personally overseen by the Washington’s. “To be included in this project of great taste and importance is a great honor,” said RKSFD President, Rick Southern.

Motor Yacht Attessa IV is a massive 100.6m (330ft) long 2010 megayacht, refitted and reconstructed by the Canadian Washington Yachting Group (WYG).


May 2010

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A Rick K Southern Flooring Designs project is featured on the cover of the May 2010 issue of California Homes magazine!

The May 2010 issue of California Homes magazine features a gorgeous Beverly Hills private residence designed by Richard Winsberg. Mr. Winsberg chose Rick K Southern to install handmade, hand scraped solid wood flooring. Plank and Vienna patterns were used in over 6,000 square feet of wood flooring, making this one of our largest projects to date. Our team of artisans, designers and engineers handled the 2 year multi-faceted project with expertise and perfection for one of the worlds most revered designers. You can pick up your copy at any Gelsons store near you, and find our beautiful advertisement on page 35, and the story to follow on page 82!

December 2009

Rick K Southern Flooring Designs has gone GREEN!
We are pleased to announce our recent Forest Stewardship Council Certification! Rick K Southern is now able to supply our clients with FSC certifications, so the purchase of our new or reclaimed wood flooring qualifies for LEED points. More and more new and remodeled homes want LEED certification. Let us help you while we all help the environment! For further information on the Forest Stewardship Council, visit

LEED for Homes
LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. Green homes use less energy, water and natural resources, create less waste, and are more durable and comfortable for occupants.

What is LEED®?
Learn more: Introduction to LEED»
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.


October 2009

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July 2009

Read a Letter From the President


July 2009

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The Lushing Residence in Los Angeles, one of the spectacular custom flooring projects of Rick K Southern Flooring Designs.


October 2008

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The cover of AD is reserved for the finest of properties and Rick K Southern Flooring Designs supplied the gorgeous custom antique flooring for this amazing residence.

January 2006

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One of the premier yachts in the world is The Attessa owned by Dennis and Phyllis Washington. The Rick K Southern Flooring Designs designed floors are pictured. Also with Rick K Southern Flooring Designs custom wood flooring, the newest Attessa IV is currently being designed with Summer 2010 launch date.

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