Red Door Early Learning Center
Guest AVA Advisor
Commercial Product & Marketing Manager North America, AVA® by Novalis® Innovative Flooring
Melissa Quick has over 30 years of experience in the commercial flooring industry and she attained her LEED GA to gain general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects.
AVA® SPRK™ features 38 color ways.
AVA® DSGN® Australian Pecan Summer
AVA® DSGN® Carolina Oak Gunstock
Completion date: July 2017
Red Door Early Learning Center, in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, serves nearly 100 children in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes with “fun, creative and unique programs.” The school’s goal is to provide “a creative, mindful and nurturing environment that inspires a life-long love of learning.” Learn more at https://reddoorelc.org
ALLOY5 chose AVA® by Novalis Innovative Flooring for the Red Door Learning Center project. ALLOY5 is an interdisciplinary design firm located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that combines architecture and graphic design expertise for its clients.
Among the spaces designed by ALLOY5 were the entrance area, classrooms and hallways, as well as an activity area.
“I would say that what drew us to the SPRK line was the color options and selections. The learning center’s goals and objectives were to provide an exciting and vibrant place for the children to learn, while still emulating colors in nature. The available color selections from the SPRK line allowed us to meet that request and objective.”
Michael J Metzger, AIA, LEEP AP
AVA® luxury vinyl flooring is made for commercial and institutional applications with a 10-year commercial warranty and is always 100% phthalate-free, thanks to Novalis® use of bio-based plasticizers in all of its flooring. Additionally, all AVA flooring is FloorScore certified.
AVA® DSGN® planks in Australian Pecan-Summer and Carolina Oak-Gunstock looks were specified. Both feature 6” x 48” planks (for dry back) that are 2.5mm thick with a 20mil wear layer. To add bold, exciting colors, AVA® SPRK tiles were selected in Camden Sod, Dress Blues, Bawlmer Hon, Green Turtle, Steamed Crabs, Black-eyed Susan and O’Say. AVA® SPRK tiles are 18” x 18” dry back construction, 2.5mm thick and have a 20mil transparent wear layer. Both DSGN and SPRK have antibacterial protection built into the PU coating.
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