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Flooring design professionals in the Saint Louis, MO area - Luminous Flooring

Our Story

In July of 2005, Matt was approached by two young men, looking to sell their small flooring business to pursue other opportunities. After much consideration, Matt and Micaela worked out a deal to not only buy the equipment, but their catchy name too!

In 2007, Matt attended his first class at the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). He had such an amazing experience meeting and learning from professionals in the industry! It opened his eyes to what this small business could someday be. It was then that he and Micaela decided to close their remodeling company so Matt could commit to running Luminous Flooring full time.

In 2015, Matt hired his neighbor Dave. He had no flooring experience whatsoever. As Dave was still learning and trying to stay busy, he would clean up the job sites. Matt started to notice that our customers were not only complimenting the work, but also how clean the job site was. At times they seemed to be more excited about that than the flooring. The reaction from these customers not only helped us form our identity but the word of mouth advertising helped the business grow.

We started to slowly grow our staff. In 2017, we moved into our current shop space and bought our first van. In the spring of 2018, Matt’s son Jake (26) decided to come on as an installer. He has unfortunately since moved on to pursue other opportunities but helped us build the team we have today. In 2019, Micaela quit her full time job as a hair stylist to help Matt manage the office. Matt and Micaela’s daughter, Grace(21), has been involved in the business since she was young but came on full time in 2021 after graduating highschool. She is now the friendly voice you hear when you call the office. Matt and Micaela’s son, Mason(16), also comes into help on days off school or during the summertime. Grace’s fiance, Chandler, has even taken over as our lead installer. Luminous has truly become a family business!

Today we have upwards of 20 employees and have a fleet of 12 vans. We have 8 NWFA certified staff members and our company is Bona Certified. We have expanded to occupy three rental spaces, our most recently acquired space houses our new offices and showroom. We have continued to expand on the basic values that set us apart, going above and beyond everyday to make sure our customers are happy, not only with our work but our amazing customer service.

Why should you choose us?

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Everyday low prices
  • Excellent relationships with suppliers
  • Family owned & operated
  • Free in-home estimate
  • Highest quality products
  • Highest quality service
  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • 8 NWFA Certified staff members
  • Next day appointments available
  • Same day appointments available
  • Bona Certified Contractor
Learn more about the flooring professionals in the Saint Louis, MO area - Luminous Flooring

Read what our clients have to say

We had to replace our cast iron pipes under the basement floor which meant our flooring (LVP) had to be replaced. Their flooring crew had to remove what old flooring was left, sand replaced concrete to smooth out floors and work around all the furniture and stuff in the basement. They did a great job! They were very professional and courteous! Shout out to the crew-Devin, Hunter, David, Chandler and Michael! - Kim Howes Excellent job by Dardan and all of the other individuals that worked on our wood flooring project. This project included demolition of some old flooring, installation of some new wood flooring, lots and lots of sanding, then application of stain and finishes. The final product looks great. Thanks again for everyone's hard work and professionalism. -Mike Winebright Our floors had been neglected for many years but Luminous Flooring was able to put new life into them. Everyone was very professional and the craftsmanship was excellent. Would recommend to anyone on the fence about refinishing their old hardwood floors. (Before and After photos below) -Wyatt Shay

Awards & associations

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)

Meet the team

Matt Lukens<br>Owner

Matt Lukens
Owner

NWFA Certified in Installation & Sand and Finish

I absolutely love my job! I have owned and operated Luminous Flooring now for over 19 years. For the first 6 to 7 years I ran Luminous on my own. My business started to grow once I became certified through the National Wood Flooring Association in both Installation and Sand and Refinish of hardwood flooring. Over the years, quality workmanship, honesty, and integrity have helped me to grow from a one-man operation to the team I lead today. My team of people is outstanding!

When I’m not involved with Luminous, I am busy with my family. I’ve been married for over 20 years to my wife Micaela. She joined the Luminous team in September 2019. Together we have 3 children Jake(26), Grace(21), and Mason(16). They are amazing and I enjoy every aspect of being their father! Throughout the years I have loved nothing more than attending their many sporting events, although those days are dwindling. I am still their number one fan! In my free time, I adore being on the lake. I spend as much time as possible fishing with my boys and boating with my family.
Micaela Lukens<br>Owner

Micaela Lukens
Owner

Over 19 years ago, when Matt began the adventure of Luminous Flooring, I had no idea just how much I would become part of it. For many years, I was simply the support team, a good listener, advice-giving devil’s advocate, and always his wife and partner. My full-time career and passion for over 18 years was as a hairstylist. Over these years Luminous grew as did our family. To my surprise in 2018, I found myself considering and eventually deciding to shift my career, goals, and future towards Luminous Flooring. I began working part-time alongside Matt at Luminous while still working Wednesdays in the salon. In the Fall of 2020 I took a leap and became a full time member of Luminous! While I certainly miss the many wonderful cherished clients and co-workers I had at the salon for so many years and the art I created daily, I LOVE being a full-time part of Luminous! It has been amazing to work with my family, have a flexible schedule for our kids and we have been beyond blessed with the wonderful team of people we have. There have been many new challenges and creative opportunities that have given me a whole new life experience. I look forward to learning, growing, and building Luminous as well as myself in the many years to come! When I am not working, I absolutely love any opportunity to spend time with my cherished family and friends. Being outdoors, especially on the water is my favorite getaway!
Grace Lukens<br>Administrative Assistant

Grace Lukens
Administrative Assistant

I have been involved in the background operations of Luminous since I was a young girl! At age 15 I started to pick up phones and help out around the office whenever I was available. Over time my responsibilities have grown and I now manage all office operations. I love my job!! Being able to work with your family and learn from them is amazing. I am so thankful that I get to do that every day! I am so proud of Luminous and what my family has built together that I just can't see myself doing anything else! I hope to one day run the company alongside my family! In 2022 I graduated from Jefferson College! I hope to use my degree to benefit Luminous and improve our operations. I love to create. I could spend hours painting, drawing, or even crocheting. I think that quality really benefits Luminous, as I love to come up with new creative ideas for Luminous and apply my creativity to our new ideas. I am a proud cat mom! Outside of work I enjoy cooking for my family and friends and indulging in a good romance book. I also enjoy spending quality time with my fiance, Chandler. My happy place is my family's lake house at Clear Water Lake. I love the beautiful view, peace and quiet, and quality time with my family!
Daniel Bischoff<br>Project Estimator

Daniel Bischoff
Project Estimator

NWFA Certified in Installation & Sand and Finish

I’m happily married with 2 dogs! I play the tenor sax in my free time. I also love spending time in the woods camping and going on float trips. I’ve been in the flooring business for 23 years, the last 13 years primarily hardwood. I earned my certification through the NWFA in sand and refinishing about 7 years ago. Now I get to help teach their classes! I love the hardwood business for its limitless options and opportunities. No two floors are the same and the industry just keeps growing..
Matt Rott<br>Quality Control Manager

Matt Rott
Quality Control Manager

NWFA Certified in Sand & Finish

My name is Matt. I have been with the company for almost 8 years. I enjoy my job because I like working with my hands. It's satisfying to be able to take an old beat up floor and restore it to something that looks brand new. In my free time I like to play pool, play competitive paintball, and do woodworking projects.
Ron & Pat Lukens<br>

Ron & Pat Lukens

Tom Ferguson<br>Project Lead

Tom Ferguson
Project Lead

NWFA Certified in Sand & Finish

I’m 54 years old and I’ve been in the hardwood flooring industry for 22 years now. I have some installation experience but I prefer sand and refinishing. I joined the Luminous Flooring family in November of 2022, and I love this company! I’m a father of 6 and a grandfather to 6! I love to spend as much time with my family as I can. My dream career would be to get paid to fish! In my garden and around my plants is the one place I feel like I can really unload any negativity and find my happy place.
Steve George<br>Project Lead

Steve George
Project Lead

NWFA Certified in Sand & Finish

I’m 26 and I’ve been working for Luminous for around 4 years. I am certified in sand and finish through the NWFA. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, and family. This trade is something I am extremely passionate about! While the work may seem tedious and difficult at times, the end result makes it worth the while!
Chandler Lewis<br>Project Lead

Chandler Lewis
Project Lead

NWFA Certified in Installation

I am 22 years old and have been working at Luminous Flooring for 3 years now! I came into this trade without any prior knowledge, and over the past few years, I have worked my way up in the company and become a lead installer! I enjoy what I do because I feel like even in my lead position, I am still learning new things daily. I also love the fast paced work environment and being able to teach this trade to others. I take a lot of pride in my work and being able to manage a jobsite. I am excited to continue to improve and see how far I can go in this industry! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my Fiance, Grace, and our two cats, Milo and Teddy.
Ray Smith<br>Project Lead

Ray Smith
Project Lead

NWFA Certified in Sand & Finish

My name is Ray Smith. I am 24 years old, and have been doing flooring for 7 years! I’ve been with Luminous Flooring since October of 2022, and cannot wait to continue to grow and improve within this company! I’m never not busy! Even in my free time I like to get my hands dirty and do projects around my home, from floors, to backsplash. I take a lot of pride in the quality of work I produce and I will push my team to make sure we meet every expectation!
Austin Sitz<br>Project Lead

Austin Sitz
Project Lead

NWFA Certified in Sand & Finish

I am 24 years old and have been happily married for over 2 years! I have been involved in the hardwood flooring industry for 5 years now, whether it be with Luminous Flooring or as personal side work. I enjoy and am best at sand and finish, but I can install when needed and have even done it all in my own home! I am passionate about hardwood flooring and always strive to provide a great end result. In my free time, I am either working on remodeling my home or getting together with friends and playing board games.
Devin Mullins<br>Project Lead

Devin Mullins
Project Lead

I am 22 years old and have been working at Luminous Flooring for three years now! When I started I primarily worked on the sand and refinish team but eventually moved over to installation and I now lead my own install team!I love my job because I get to learn new things that I will use throughout the rest of my life. I also enjoy how precise and detailed the work is. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors going fishing and boating!
Conner Stealey<br>Project Lead

Conner Stealey
Project Lead

My name is Conner and I am 20 years old. I have been working at Luminous Flooring for over a year and a half but I have 4 years of hardwood floor sanding experience! In my free time, I enjoy working on cars and spending time with my family.
Dann Snead<br>Warehouse Manager

Dann Snead
Warehouse Manager

I am 27 and have been working at Luminous Flooring for over 3 years. For the first couple of years I worked primarily on the sand and finish team. Over a year ago I took on the new responsibility of Warehouse Manager. The job title includes many responsibilities in our warehouse but you can still find me on a jobsite when needed! In my free time, I like to play video games, read comics, and build model kits!
Grant Duvall<br>

Grant Duvall

My name is Grant Duvall and I have worked for Luminous Flooring for two years now! I am 28 years old and I proudly serve in the United States Army Reserve as a Human Resource Specialist. When I am not working on floors, I enjoy going to Comedy Clubs and any other events where I can meet new people and make friends/connections. Other than that, I am pretty laid back but always looking for ways to improve. Sometimes I even find myself dreaming about how I could improve my hardwood flooring skills!
Hunter Sauser

Hunter Sauser

Hi my name is Hunter Sauser and I have been in the hardwood flooring industry for over 5 years now. A year and a half of that time I have spent with Luminous Flooring. I really enjoy my job, I have learned so much since I started here! In my free time I enjoy doing hands-on projects, as well as fishing and spending time with family and friends. I can't wait to see how far I can go within this company!
Tom Gianino

Tom Gianino

Hello, my name is Thomas and I have worked at Luminous Flooring for almost a year now. I primarily work with the sand and finish team. I am a dedicated individual that will not back down from a challenge. I want to make sure your floor is perfect! I look forward to meeting you during the process of restoring your flooring back to life!
Shane Chapman

Shane Chapman

I am 21 years old and I have been working at Luminous Flooring for over a year now! I started on the sand and finish crew, but have recently started doing much more installation. My experience with both crews allows me to help out on almost any jobsite. I grew up around some of the guys working here so it’s great to see how far we’ve all progressed and all our achievements to come! I love the outdoors, cars, fishing and spending time with family and friends!
Jordan Griffith

Jordan Griffith

Hi my name is Jordan and I am 24 years old. I have not been working at Luminous Flooring for very long but I am really enjoying the work! I started as an entry level installer and have quickly gained skill. I am even given some small responsibilities whenever there is an opportunity. I was a diesel technician prior to coming to Luminous. I enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, hiking, camping, and riding off-road vehicles. I love spending time with my family, and also enjoy working on cars and trucks. I like to take pride in my hard work. I believe there should be no other way. I am looking forward to continuing to work and build with Luminous and provide quality work to all of our customers!
Mason Lukens

Mason Lukens

I have been helping my dad at job sites since I was around 9 years old and could swing a hammer! I am now 16 and a Junior at St. John Vianney High School. I love to come into work and help our install crews on days off and during summer break. In my free time I enjoy playing sports. I have played baseball my entire life and love it! I also really enjoy weight lifting. Between the two they take up a good portion of my time, but when I am not playing sports I enjoy playing video games, hanging out with my friends, fishing, and boating/swimming at Clear Water Lake with family and friends.
Aaron Sarles

Aaron Sarles

Doni Sarles

Doni Sarles

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