When officials at Wattsburg Area Middle School planned to renovate the school in its entirety, they looked at all areas that needed to be addressed – heating and air conditioning, walls, ceilings, doors, windows and floors. They needed a flooring material that supported and accommodated teachers, students and staff.
The school’s flooring material at the time, VCT tiles, required intensive waxing protocols that resulted in maintenance over summer and holiday hours, which was a significant time commitment and worry for the administration. They were looking for a new flooring material that reduced costs, required less maintenance and further supported the success and continued education of the students.
The administrators toured a school in a nearby district that was outfitted with nora rubber flooring products. While they were expecting typical flooring that requires lots of maintenance upkeep, they were met with premium rubber flooring and “were really pleasantly surprised to find out how nice the floor looked at the age of 13 years,” said Eric Shultz, Wattsburg Area School District’s Plant Operations Supervisor. “The durability and overall look that it gave the building were attractive to us.”
|Building||Wattsburg Area Middle School, Erie, PA|
|Photographer||Jess Yochim; MenajErie Studio|