Commercial Office Makeover

Adding to our list of commercial office projects, we recently completed the flooring renovation of Estetica Designs headquarters in Conshohocken, PA. We gave the existing 6,000 square foot interior floor a complete overhaul, resulting in a modern look of natural wood and neutral tones throughout the office workspace and common areas.

When Estetica Designs found their office in need of updating they didn’t have to look far for help. The Estetica Design flooring renovation project included a complete overhaul of the existing carpet in the office space and common areas. The newly renovated flooring makes a modern open office floor plan pop.

“The design goal was to transform the dark and monotonous space into a contemporary, light and bright space that promoted collaboration and flexibility, appealed to the end users, who are primarily young professionals and create a unique space that would attract and retain top talent.”


Jelissa Jones, our Jr. Project Manager explained that the biggest challenge of this renovation was the floor prep, as there were several different flooring products that lied beneath the existing carpet.

Substrate preparation is eminently important for a successful flooring installation of any kind, but it’s even more critical for a vinyl flooring installation that includes luxury vinyl tile and plank. Of primary concern is how level and flat the substrate is. Since vinyl flooring materials have “drape,” they will conform to the surface they are applied to and irregularities will telegraph through. If the floor is not level and smooth, any unevenness can cause the material to “run off” when installed—that is, the unevenness or undulations in the substrate will distort the levelness of the material, which could create gaps, poorly fitting or an uneven appearance, particularly with plank formats and light colors.



The outcome

With the goal to lighten and brighten the space, the chosen materials palette is clean, neutral and durable, integrating many sustainable design features. The flooring optimized furniture and paint opportunities, keeping the workspace durable and easy to clean.

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Gym Flooring Solutions - Hardwood vs. Rubber Flooring

Fitness and exercise has changed over the years, and as a result, flooring has had to adapt and evolve to meet those changing needs.

Developing an understanding of how the floor will be used is the first step in deciding what flooring option is the best choice for any athletic space. It is important to determine what types of sports and physical activities will take place and what demands will be placed on the floor. Once this has been determined, there are several common expectations such as performance, safety, resilience and durability. Other factors in the decision making process are pricing, maintenance and service as well as the cost of maintenance.

There are generally two options for gymnasium flooring; wood or rubber flooring.  Gyms are increasingly called upon to play multiple roles acting as multi-purpose spaces hosting a variety of activities and sports.

Wood flooring is the traditional choice and is more expensive but does not always serve the modern day need for versatility. This type of flooring is also very sensitive and more easily damaged by water and the wrong type of foot traffic. However, there are overlay options to protect the hardwood such as matting and other portable rubberized applications, but those options incur an added expense.

Rubber flooring is the most common surface in a fitness center. These surfaces are typically made from recycled tires limiting the color choices that are available. Recycled rubber flooring is low in cost as compared to virgin rubber flooring products that can be purchased in bright colors.  Both options provide the same physical features, while one may be more aesthetically pleasing.  Rubber flooring is durable and is able to withstand the punishment of having free-weights continuously dropped upon, but it may not be the best choice for the entire facility.

Contact our experts today for a flooring solution for your athletic space.