Bentley Flooring Scores A Double-Win in AGC “2014 Build Oklahoma Awards”
Bentley Flooring, Inc., a family-owned commercial flooring enterprise since 1946, was awarded two “2014 Build Oklahoma Awards” in the Specialty Contractors category from the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma. The projects are Mitch Park YMCA in Edmond and Prairie View Elementary School in Mustang.
Atlas General Contractors also received the Build Oklahoma Award in the $20-$50 Million Category for Mitch Park YMCA. CraftonTull is the architect.
Steven Bentley, fourth generation Bentley Flooring CEO, said the Edmond Recreation and Aquatic Center at Mitch Park YMCA was an extremely complex project, consisting of 41,000 square feet of porcelain and ceramic tile throughout the building. “Besides flooring, the porcelain and ceramic tile was installed on walls, pool decks, desks, a grand staircase and the elevator shaft. Each piece of porcelain and tile on the elevator shaft had to be custom cut on-site in order for the pattern to work as drawn.”
He added that Bentley Flooring’s part of the project required approximately 6,000 labor hours.
The two beautiful pool decks accounted for another 13,000 square feet of the project. Bentley said additional challenges were found in linear drains that ran throughout the flooring, requiring installers to float the floors to allow proper drainage.
“Most people just see the pretty end result and don’t realize the complexities involved in installation, such as the 12 x 24 porcelain on the locker room walls. This heavy material had to be properly integrated with the mosaic tile floors to allow proper weight transition.”
Prairie View Elementary
The brand new $13.4 million Mustang Prairie View Elementary School features 79,000 square feet of learning space in a well-lit, creative and interactive environment. The new facility serves 650 students from Pre-K through Fourth Grade. General Contractor for the project was Timberlake Construction.
Bentley said the unique interior design by LWPB Architects is what makes this project one of Oklahoma’s finest educational designs. “The use of bright colors and intricate patterns in the flooring, paired with the paint, ceilings and lighting, gives each quadrant of the building its own character while tying them all together as one open and inviting place to learn.”
The flooring called for a three-colored herringbone pattern of Armstrong Raffia VCT tiles in the classrooms, and the same patterns of Shaw Fade carpet tiles in the corridors.
“The herringbone patterns posed the kind of difficult challenge our installers thrive on, as did the 12 different colors of Armstrong Marmorette Linoleum, which had to be hand-cut into an intricate pattern.”
“Bentley Flooring is proud of our team of expert, in-house installers that give us the unique capability to meet our customers needs on every job and do the difficult, complex jobs like these that win us awards. I may have received these awards for the company, but our installers are the ones who make it happen.”
See photos of Prairie View Elementary, Mustang here: http://bentleyflooring.com/projects/prairie-view-elementary-school-mustang
See photos of Mitch Park YMCA, Edmond here: http://bentleyflooring.com/projects/mitch-park-ymca