PRIVATE COLLEGE IN WESTERN NY
Project: Administrative Building
Overview: The project required removing existing broadloom carpet from the hallways, landings and stairs on the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. Carpet planks were to be installed in the hallways and on landings, and broadloom was to be installed on the stairs. Since there were hardwood floors under the existing broadloom, no glue was used on the installation. Interface tactiles were used in the hallways and on landings, and staples were used on the stairs.
The installation was challenging, and therefore rewarding at the end. Because of the age of the building (built in 1874), the hallways were not straight, and the various hallways were of different widths. The original designer plan for the project had to be modified to accommodate these conditions. All measurements had to be done on site at the time of the installation in order to insure that the carpet planks were installed in a straight line down the hallway.
This building currently houses administrative offices as well as the college’s theater. So the project had a tight timeline – it had to be completed in between shows that were scheduled at the theater.
Materials: Carpet tile and broadloom carpet