The benefits of high-performance materials at Spauldings go far beyond acoustic control.
It’s no surprise that a library sought noise-absorbing materials to outfit their facility. Spauldings Library in District Heights, MD, is one of 19 library branches in the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) and was recently renovated as part of a series of renovations completed by the county. The library sought to replace vinyl composition tile (VCT) to upgrade the maintenance regimen and update the look of the library.
“nora was a logical choice for us because it is quiet and requires minimal maintenance,” says Michael Gannon, associate director for administrative services, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System.
PGCMLS officials chose norament® grano in meeting rooms, conference rooms, the staff lounge, entryways and various public areas. It wasn’t long before staff members reported better acoustics throughout the areas in which the flooring is installed – essential to ensuring the comfort and concentration of library patrons.
The additional benefit of easy maintenance has kept the floors looking vibrant and inviting despite frequent foot traffic. Less maintenance time saves custodial staff valuable time and eliminates the need for costly wax cleaning procedures that can so often disrupt facility activity.
View images of the final product at the complete Spauldings Library project brief.