Red Door Early Learning Center

Red Door Early Learning Center

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.”

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.

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30 Years of Innovative Flooring from Novalis®

30 Years of Innovative Flooring from Novalis®

1988 was a momentous year. It was an Olympic Year, with the Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea and the Winter Games in Calgary, Canada. The U.S. Space Shuttle program resumed, Australia celebrated its bicentennial, and Stephen Hawking published “A Brief History of...

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LVT and Mixed-Use Developments

LVT and Mixed-Use Developments

Recently, our friends at Floor Trends magazine asked us about the whole topic of mixed-use developments. I immediately asked our AVA® representatives for their thoughts and added theirs to mine. The popularity of mixed-use developments really has taken off, so naturally it’s the subject of a lot of discussion in the design community.

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Badges of Quality

Badges of Quality

In 1931, the concern became the use of asbestos as a building material. In 1971, it was exposure to lead paint. More recently, it has been the health effects of radon and formaldehyde gases as volatile organic compounds leaching from household materials into the air. As technology has advanced the manufacturing of materials that go into construction, so too have the concerns regarding the effects those materials can have on our health.

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Feeling The Heat: How Thermal Expansion Effects LVT Products

Feeling The Heat: How Thermal Expansion Effects LVT Products

As we enter the warmest months of the year, most of us in the United States will enjoy longer days, warmer weather and more sunlight. While prolonged sunlight has a positive effect on some things, Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) exposure can have a damaging effect on others, especially glue-down LVT products.

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Make 2018 a Colorful Year

Make 2018 a Colorful Year

The start of every year brings out two things: New Year Resolutions and new discussions about color and 2018 is no exception! Color is so very important to design. Most would agree that it’s the foundational consideration to approaching a space.

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