Sustainable flooring solution accommodates raised access floor.
Architects who designed the George P. Mitchell ’40 Physics Building on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, TX, were hoping to meet United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver standards when they designed the five-story structure.
The $68 million building in College Station, Texas, showcases a number of sustainable design features that helped them achieve LEED Silver certification, including an underfloor air delivery system with raised-access floors.
Texas A&M officials knew that they needed to work with access floor panels in hallways, classrooms, labs, public spaces and the auditorium of the new facility. To finish the floors, they chose norament® ingresso, an innovative rubber flooring solution from nora systems, Inc. The flooring material easily stands up to the heavy foot traffic and requires minimal maintenance. Most importantly, it allows easy access to the underfloor air delivery system.
The floor was installed using nora Quickfix, a special adhesive, specifically formulated for raised access floors, that allows the school’s maintenance personnel to peel back the floor tile when they need to service the underfloor distribution system. They quickly reapply the floor when they’re finished.
This sustainable flooring solution maintains its natural beauty with minimal effort. And it’s a solution that has both students and university officials literally walking on air. For more on the innovative design of the Texas A&M Mitchell Physics Building, see the full project profile.