Education

PROJECT DETAILS

Project Category / Market Segment Education – K-12
Project Location Georgia
Approximate Footage 125,000 sf
Installation Date Summer 2017
Project Type / Scope Renovation

This is the old VCT floor in the school. This is representative of many older installations where even routine maintenance cannot improve the aesthetics of the floor

Issue (s) / Problem (s)

School renovation project (125k sq. ft.) replacing VCT with lower maintenance option. The architect wanted to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the property but also create a clean environment with minimal maintenance and cost saving options versus continual wax / strip / buff that was traditional for VCT.

Inspection of facility also found high moisture / high RH in the subfloor along with unlevel and damaged areas. Since this was a renovation project and could only be completed during the summer break period, American Biltrite & USG worked closely with the subfloor and flooring contractors to complete the work in 45 days.

Solution(s)

A life cycle cost analysis was performed for the client to provide a comparative assessment between lower product cost / high maintenance cost vs higher product cost / low maintenance cost options. Client chose American Biltrite – Texas Granite due to low maintenance / no wax / high gloss properties.

A water-jet cut logo was introduced into the floor design to create an environment to promote school pride and spirit.

USG RH-100 moisture mitigation and QuikTop self-leveling, which does not require shot blasting and hardens to 7,000 to 10,000 psi., were chosen to address the subfloor issues.

A classroom with American Biltrite / Texas Granite installed. Remember, this is a “No Wax” product. Notice the high gloss level achieved just from buffing the floor

A large entrance / gathering area with American Biltrite / Texas Granite installed. Remember, this is a “No Wax” product. Notice the high gloss level achieved just from buffing the floor

One of the school corridors, again showing the gloss capabilities even from a “No Wax” product. Also features a border and geometric design.

One of the school corridors, again showing the gloss capabilities even from a “No Wax” product. Also features a border design.

The school mascot created from water-jet cutting using the American Biltrite / Texas Granite. As you can see, the design opportunities are limitless. The faculty and students now have a renewed sense of pride and school spirit!

MATERIALS
Manufacturer Product Line
American Biltrite Texas Granite
USG RH-100 moisture mitigation
USG Quik-Top