The newly completed Center for Performance and Leadership and the renovated and expanded Gallagher Gymnasium at St. John’s College High School are cornerstones of the Washington, D.C. independent school campus. The building and expansion is part of the campus master plan and the school’s comprehensive development. For the school’s storied history as an academic institution and a sports powerhouse, it provides a vision of expression for the future of the school’s student life.
Heavily trafficked areas on campus can present significant challenges for facility leaders and custodial staff. “The flooring has to be durable, we have to be able to clean it efficiently, and it has last. It’s hard to find one flooring manufacture that does all that,” said Ralph Mitchell, director of engineering and project management at St. John’s College High School.
Mannington Commercial hard surface homogenous thermoset rubber and Amtico 40 mil LVT were tested along with Mannington Commercial broadloom carpet with Integra® HP backing and modular carpet tile. Form and function were important requirements for the entire package, particularly with flooring selections. School leadership was actively engaged in evaluating products. The products specified and installed were those that passed years of real world testing — noted for performance, ease of maintenance, and long-term appearance retention.
- LVT with Quantum Guard Elite® technology offers superior durability and ease of cleaning
- Superior thermoset rubber retains color, resists indentation and cracking, and is quiet underfoot while the no finish or stripping construction lowers maintenance costs
- Carpet with Antron® fiber gives unbeatable performance and stain resistance
- Personal service ensures that the flooring meets all of the goals of a project
Ralph Mitchell,Director of Engineering and Project Management
St. John's College High School