Florida International University

Education

Client:
Florida International University
Contractor:
Resource 4 Floors
Designer:
HKS Orlando
Area:
150,000 sq ft

Florida International University was in the market for a durable and low maintenance floor for a new residence hall on campus that would be home to 600 students. The residence hall features large, apartment-style rooms, as well as meeting spaces and study areas. The university was spending too much money and time to repair the VCT in other buildings, so a major priority was a low maintenance floor that didn't need refinishing.

Florida International University Main Body
We tested four different products in a 60 square foot area outside the elevators to see what held up the best. We ended up going with Karndean for a few reasons—the thicker wear layer made Karndean hold up extremely well, the design and colors were very attractive, and for a glue down product it was still easy to replace a plank.

John Tallon

Assistant Director of Housing Facilities
Florida International University