The Thomas Kay family has worked in the Salem business industry and Oregon government since 1889.
Thomas Kister Kay fulfilled a childhood dream by opening one of Oregon's largest woolen mills. The mill employed 50 workers in 1890. The mill was one of the first hydro-electric powered mills in the west that produced one of the highest quality fabrics with all the latest equipment. The mill was kept in the 'Kay Family' from generation to generation until 1962. The mill is now a Museum and is located at 1313 Mill Street in SE Salem, Oregon. It is designated an 'American Treasure' by the national park service.
Thomas B. Kay has worked in textiles all his life and after closing the mill in 1962, he decided to purchase rolls of carpet and began selling these out of the closed mill's warehouse to the public, becoming "Thomas Kay Textiles". Tom not only hired local salespeople to service Oregon but also salesman on a nationwide basis that serviced a fast growing church network for carpet, pews, and fabrics. Thomas Kay Flooring and Interiors has serviced thousands of churches on a nationwide basis, from small to the very large, giving these organizations a cost savings as well as products and knowledge of applications.
Thomas Kay Flooring and Interiors of today still works with churches on a nationwide basis. We assist end users, architects, deisgners and contractors in finding the best suited products for their applications with our vast library of products. We have exceptional relationships with every mill and manufacturer. We can negotiate special volume pricing for larger projects. We can assist in problematic areas to find the right product for the application. Whatever your need is in flooring, we are here to help you.