|Project:||Hollenbeck MIddle School|
|Location:||Los Angeles, CA|
|DESIGNER / ARCHITECT:||NBC “School Pride”|
Hollenbeck Middle School has been serving students in the Boyle Heights and Downtown Los Angeles area for nearly 100 years. So it’s not without surprise that some of the school’s floors were showing their advanced age. Lucky for Hollenbeck Middle School, it was one of just seven schools in the country chosen to receive a makeover as part of a new NBC reality television show called “School Pride.” Armstrong® Commercial Flooring was the exclusive hard-surface flooring provider for the show.
“No other word but wow,” said Hollenbeck Middle School Principal Christina Rico. Six classrooms among other areas were completely remodeled. “We love the new floors. They are bright and beautiful. They make such a difference. Two of the rooms that were remodeled with Armstrong® flooring are my favorites.”
Premium Excelon Stonetex VCT was selected for Hollenbeck Middle School. Stonetex’s granite-like visual offers a true nondirectional tile and features organic colors with CONTINUUM™, an exclusive color system organized in tonal steps to unite hue, value and chroma. Plus Armstrong VCT offers “throughpattern” construction which means the color and pattern extend throughout the thickness of the tile. This prevents the creation of traffic lanes. VCT is particularly popular in educational settings because it’s relatively low maintenance compared with soft-surface flooring like carpet. “Being a part of ‘School Pride’ was an exciting point in the history of Hollenbeck. It was heartwarming to see big and small corporations, private parties, families and our own staff volunteer and unite for the betterment of our school. Thanks to Armstrong for being a part of our history and joining us in making Hollenbeck the best middle school in Boyle Heights,” said Rico.
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