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 used on walls, pool decks, desks, a grand staircase and the elevator shaft. This project required approximately 6,000 labor hours.
The exceptional effort, expertise and attention to detail required by this project were well noted when it was awarded the American General Contractors of Oklahoma 2014 “Build Oklahoma Award” for Specialty Contractors. It also received the award for the $20-$50 Million Category for General Contractors.
One of the most challenging and unique features is the tiled grand staircase, which wraps around a porcelain and glass tiled elevator shaft. Each piece of tile on the elevator had to be custom cut on-site in order for the pattern to work as drawn. The staircase is highlighted with Schluter stair tread nosing.
The two beautiful pool decks, consisting of Daltile 1 x 1 random blend floor tile and cove base, accounted for 13,000 square feet of the project. Additional challenges were found in linear drains that ran throughout the flooring, requiring installers to float the floors to allow proper drainage. This was accomplished with cement, sand and trowels.
Another complexity was addressed with the locker rooms, which featured 12 x 24 porcelain on the walls. This heavy material had to be properly integrated with mosaic tile floors to allow proper weight transition.
Bentley Flooring is honored to have the opportunity to successfully help meet the challenges of this project for our client.