The public library in Gore needed to re-carpet on a tight budget without shutting down or hassling customers. The library also had ceramic areas which needed to be carpeted with an easy make-good. Most challenging of all, much of the carpet was still in great condition whereas the trafficked areas were tired, frayed and getting close to creating trip hazards.
InterfaceNZ brought in a winning solution using a solution dyed nylon carpet tile. It also employed InterfaceNZ’s revolutionary ‘RENOVISIONS’ library jacking system and the glueless Tac-Tile system .
The Renovisions system allowed old broadloom to be lifted in small patches with carpet tiles slotted in their place, keeping the library open throughout the installation.
Tac-Tile is a glueless installation system. The Tac-Tiles are eight centimeter adhesive squares that stick to the tile, not the sub-floor, bonding the tiles together and creating a floating floor that uses gravity to keep the tiles in place. Without traditional glues, there’s a reduction in the environmental impact of more than 90 percent, and VOC’s are virtually eliminated. The carpet tile utilizing Tac-Tiles can be installed virtually anywhere at anytime, even in occupied space.
The chosen carpet tiles are randomly patterned ensuring easy installation; less than one percent was wasted on installation (compared with up to15 percent as the standard for broadloom carpet) and is cost effective for ongoing maintenance. If you have a problem, lift the tile and replace it.
Financially the results were stunning: no de-cantering and storing books and shelves, no shut-down, no ceramic jack hammers at work inside the library, no major dust issues nor associated cleaning costs. Add to this the 15 year warranties and Gore Library achieved a low upfront cost and a life-time value saving over 60 percent compared to standard broadloom carpet.
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