Mitchell Barocio is a veteran flooring professional and owner of Fine Floorz, a Diamond Certified company since 2013. He can be reached at (925) 435-1788 or by email.

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WALNUT CREEK − Host, Sarah Rutan: Whether it’s tile work, flooring or wall paint, if you’re altering an aspect of your home, make sure it fits within your existing color scheme. To learn more, we’re in Walnut Creek with Suzanne Punt of Fine Floorz, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mitchell Barocio.

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With Mitchell Barocio of Fine Floorz, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

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Understanding Solid and Engineered Hardwood Floors

By Mitchell Barocio of Fine Floorz, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

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Mitchell Barocio: Flooring Progression

  • Mitchell Barocio is owner of Fine Floorz.

“I really like to educate my customers and give them a better understanding of the products they’re purchasing."

WALNUT CREEK − During the course of his flooring career, Mitchell Barocio progressed from one end of the industry to another, providing quality service every step of the way. “I started out doing water damage restoration on solid hardwood floors, and from there I moved into carpet cleaning,” he explains. “Over time, I became really familiar with the construction of carpeting and started giving my customers advice on purchasing carpet products. Eventually, that led me to start selling and installing carpet, along with hardwood and tile flooring. Ten years ago, I started Fine Floorz and things have continued to progress from there.”

Today, as owner of Fine Floorz, Mitchell says his favorite part of his job is passing his industry knowledge to his customers. “I really like to educate my customers and give them a better understanding of the products they’re purchasing. That’s something I’ve been doing since I was cleaning carpets, and it’s still what I enjoy most today.”

A resident of Walnut Creek (where he lives with his wife, Laura), Mitchell says he appreciates the central proximity of his Contra Costa County locale. “I love the convenient access we have to all the different cities of the Bay Area. I also like the melting pot of cultures we have. There’s so much this area has to offer—anything you want, you can find it here.”

Outside of work, Mitchell spends his free time engaged in a variety of pastimes, from church activities to watching sports. “I’m very involved in my church, whether with charity work to help those in need or playing percussion in the worship band,” he affirms. “I also enjoy watching football, boxing and pretty much any other sport.” Additionally, Mitchell likes trying new restaurants around the Bay Area and hanging out with family, including his two grown sons, Silvano and Estevan.

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Mitchell says he’d head south for some quality time with family. “I would probably move down to San Clemente and live on the coast. I have family there, so it would give me a chance to spend some time with my brothers, whom I don’t get to see very often.”

 

Ask me anything!
Q: What’s your favorite sports team?

A: The Oakland Raiders.

Q: What’s your favorite local restaurant?

A: Sliver Pizzeria in Berkeley.

Q: What do you like on your pizza?

A: My current favorite has caramelized onions, spinach, fresh asiago, parmesan, mozzarella, bleu cheese, garlic, olive oil, parsley and oregano.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

A: Stay in and watch sports or play music.

Q: If you could immediately master any musical instrument, what would you choose?

A: The piano.

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