Fabulous Functional Flooring

This ubiquitous finish material is the setting for great commercial building design as long as it is durable and long-lasting
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By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
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Flooring is a significant interior design feature of a building. It provides a far reaching aesthetic as part of an overall design concept. It needs to perform to hold up over time with an appropriate amount of maintenance. It can successfully address indoor environmental quality and health concerns. Design professionals who acknowledge the options and understand the differences can achieve success in all three of these areas.

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a nationally known architect, consultant, continuing education presenter, and prolific author advancing building performance through better design. www.pjaarch.com, www.linkedin.com/in/pjaarch

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Originally published in Architectural Record


Fabulous Functional Flooring
Buyer's Guide
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Construction Specialties
Lonmoire Topseal
LONMOIRE TOPSEAL’s wood-grain pattern has the characteristics of watery waves of lines. This ripple design was once coveted by queens. It distinguishes the centuries-old pattern that now gives everyday commercial spaces a genteel touch. Lonmoire is phthalate free and also features Lonseal’s exclusive Topseal formulation.
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Natural Sintered Stone
Neolith’s 100-percent natural sintered stone is one of the most resilient surfaces on the market, unfazed by continuous use, scratching, extreme heat or cold, moisture, and harsh chemicals. The exceptionally lightweight, 6-millimeter slabs are an ideal solution for large-format tile flooring in high-traffic commercial and residential projects.
Neolith by TheSize
Versa-Dek® Composite Deck
Versa-Dek® composite deck products utilize the inherent strength and aesthetic appeal of the dovetail shape in both 2 and 3.5 profiles to provide architectural and structural design communities a vast array of composite floor and roof deck options. These can be specified with acoustical options.
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