2015 Project Of the Year Winners

Decorative Flooring Winner

The Crayola Experience was going into an existing retail space, and when the demolition was done and the floor was reinforced they found the concrete floor had many cracks and was in very poor shape. Tommy Clay, owner and general manager at Ardor Solutions said, “We had planned to do a concrete stain but the floor required way too much work.

Not only would repairing and staining the concrete be cost-prohibitive, but it also wouldn’t provide the vividness of the colors Crayola wanted.” Fortunately, Clay knew of a product that he thought would be “a perfect match:” ComfortFloor from Sika Industrial Flooring. ComfortFloor is a seamless, fluid-applied urethane floor system which provides both comfort and toughness by combining softness under foot and durability. It also is available in custom colors.

Decorative Flooring Winner

Project: The Crayola Experience – Orlando, FL Contractor: Ardor Solutions – Oklahoma City, OK

Industrial Flooring Winner

As a leading manufacturer and remanufacturer of high-quality electronics products, Detroit Reman - DMR Electronics has no doubt learned it pays to be selective. So when two decorative floors in their recently expanded facility in Hibbing, Minnesota facility didn’t live up to their expectations, they knew better than to settle. Instead, they went to the company they trusted for a better solution: Sika Flooring.

“We installed a 30,000-square foot Sikafloor ElectroStatic Dissipative Control floor in the electronics facility, and Detroit Reman - DMR Electronics liked that floor so much they wanted to know what Sika options there were for the manufacturing floor,” remarked Aaron Strom, operations manager at Duluth Coating Solutions. “After we installed a Sikafloor Morritex epoxy system on the manufacturing floor they wanted to see what else we could do,” he added. “It really wasn’t a surprise when they asked us to suggest something to replace their decorative floors.”

Industrial Flooring Winner

Project: Detroit Reman – Hibbing, MN Contractor: Duluth Coatings Solutions – Duluth, MN

Sports Flooring Winner

The project at Duke Medicine was intricate using a combination of sports and traditional flooring to accommodate a very demanding and high profile customer in Duke University. Duke’s concept was to utilize the entire space for a multitude of activities with a track portion running around the perimeter of the facility maximizing all activity areas.

Throughout the floor site there were transitions around columns as well as electrical boxes set in the floor. From the sports areas to the traditional flooring special attention was given to a smooth and virtually invisible transition between the two diverse flooring choices.

Robbins, Inc. with Foster Specialty floors met and exceeded Duke’s expectations with a truly stunning installation of Sika Sports Flooring products.

Sports Flooring Winner

Project: Duke Medicine Health & Fitness Center – Durham, NC Contractor: Robbins, Inc. & Foster Specialty Floor

Stadium and Arena Flooring Winner

The PPL Center was nominated by Pollstar Magazine as Best New Major Concert Venue after it opened in September, 2014. Yet, less than one year after it opened, it was closed for a week so repairs could be made to the polished concrete floor. “The slab on the deck had cracked, and the finish of the floor was not up to PPL Center’s standards,” stated Mike Thomas, estimator/project manager at Bazella Group of Whitehall, Pennsylvania. In addition to being cracked, the polished concrete floor had pits and looked unfinished in some places.  

Since appearance and durability were the key criteria the PPL Center wanted in the replacement floor, Thomas knew just the product to ice the deal:  Sikafloor DecoFlake System. DecoFlake is an aesthetic, easy-to-clean, seamless floor consisting of a clear epoxy binder, broadcast with multicolor vinyl chips and sealed with transparent or UV stable topcoats.  “In the end PPL Center selected a floor with orange, black, grey and white flakes – which mimic the home team colors of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.”

Stadium and Arena Flooring Winner

Project: PPL Center Arena – Allentown, PA Contractor: The Bazella Group – Whitehall, PA