Project achieves durability, maintenance and acoustic goals.
Oelman Hall at Wright State University has a distinctive design heritage for an academic building. It features colorful wall panels, boldly patterned floors and dynamic lighting and ceiling treatments.
When it came time to update the building, designers wanted to find just the right look to tie together the lobby, corridors and lecture hall of the 1960s-era structure, which houses the school’s College of Science and Mathematics.
They wanted a floor that could stand up to excessive foot traffic, would be easy to maintain and would help reduce noise. And they wanted sustainable flooring material.
For these reasons and more, the school selected sustainable noraplan environcare™ floor covering in entrance areas, corridors, classrooms and the lecture hall. While the designers were excited by the extensive color palette, school officials were equally attracted to the product’s durability, ease of maintenance and acoustic benefits.
“We needed a durable floor covering that would hold up to the high foot traffic in the building.” Javan Conley, Senior Project Manager, Wright State University.
The flooring also provides a wide range of additional benefits the school was looking for in the lecture hall. Custodial staff can efficiently maintain the flooring under the seats in hard-to-reach places, while the room still enjoys the acoustic benefits that are so important to learning and communication.
The durable surface easily handles the constant student activity and does not have to be stripped and waxed, making maintenance more efficient (and simpler). And it helps reduce noise and improve acoustic clarity. All in all, a win-win solution for Wright State and for the thousands of students who are using, or will use, the facility. See how nora flooring meets the challenges at Wright State University in the full project profile.