Austinites Kacey Samiee and Aaron Lindsey have opened A Modern Step, an upscale for-appointment-only flooring store. It carries only lines that are ecologically sensitive, including Scandinavian hardware Junckers, Karelia, Kahrs and WoodLife, and North American lines Appalachian Flooring, Kentwood/Metropolitan, Eco-Timber and Valencia Hardwoods. It also features reclaimed wood from barns, vineyards and boats in lines Vintage Timber and Reclaimed Design Works.

In rugs and carpets, they’ve found everything from New Zealand wool and silk to South African and European designs in a variety of fabrics.

Samiee and Lindsey want the experience to feel like an art gallery, where homeowners are selecting a work of art.

A Modern Step’s gallery-style showroom is located at 505 W. 38th St., Unit B. For appointments, call 512-514-0738. AModernStep.com.