ARDEX Americas Partners with Winners for Starnet Honors

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Aliquippa, PA – When Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring Partnership announced its 14th annual commercial flooring industry honors, ARDEX Engineered Cements and The W.W. HENRY Company earned several honors with some of the industry’s best professionals.

“ARDEX Americas extends its appreciation to those whose projects have earned recognition from some of the finest organizations, especially Starnet,” said Robert Dalton, Director of Customer Operations & Commercial Excellence. “ARDEX Americas extends congratulations to all its Starnet partners.”

ARDEX Americas is a preferred vendor for three gold, two silver and five bronze winning entries.

GOLD – Environmental Achievement

Maine General Medical Center entered by Starnet Member Paul G. White Tile Company, Inc.

The project was the largest in New England, more than twice as large as any project undertaken by Paul G. White, and the largest flooring project in the state’s history. Maine General’s Alfond Center for Health is currently trending toward LEED Gold Certification.

GOLD Education and Bronze People’s Choice

College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center project entered by Starnet Member Vortex Commercial Flooring.

With a design vision driven by empowerment, art and music in rhythm, tempo and movement, the flooring design became an abstract piece of art within itself. Apart from meeting the acoustic challenge were the installation challenges presented through complex design.

GOLD People’s Choice and Silver Winner Unique Installation

Children’s Hospital Orange County entered by Starnet Member Universal Metro.

Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed all floor and wall products to include sheet vinyl, heat welding, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, carpet, carpet tile, base cove, ARDEX underlayments and ARDEX MC™ Moisture Control Systems.

SILVER – Hospitality – Public Space and Bronze People’s Choice

Madison Central Public Library entered by Starnet Member: H.J. Martin & Son, Inc.

The 45-year old Madison Central Public Library with one million visitors annually was transformed into a completely reimagined building, including new flooring with vibrant colors. Featured products include ARDEX ARDIFIX™ and  FEATHER FINISH and HENRY®  Carpet and Covebase adhesives.


Bronze Winner Hospitality – Public Space

USC Galen Center entered by Starnet Member Universal Metro.

The Vision was to leverage the USC storied history to update the team locker rooms with school colors and spirit through architectural specific coverings. Universal Metro designed, estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed all floor and products on the project including ARDEX Underlayments, and ARDEX MC™ Moisture Control Systems.

BRONZE Education

Scranton Middle School entered by Starnet Member: Conventional Carpet, Inc.

Branding is an integral design element for Smart Financial and Tandus provided an opportunity for a one-of-a-kind installation that can be mimicked, but subsequent installations will be unique at each branch. The design concept developed by Scott Clanton of MG Architects called for strips of the brand colors to be cut into the tiles in random locations.

BRONZE Unique Installation

Salve Regina Miley Hall Renovations entered by Starnet Member Ruggieri Brothers

The original flooring bids came in about $80,000 over budget. The construction manager and design teams worked closely with the Ruggieri Team to find ways to get the project within budget without taking away from the overall design. The project also had an extremely aggressive schedule. Ruggieri Team suggested not removing the existing 6,600 square feet of quarry tile but instead pouring ARDEX Self-Leveling underlayments over the existing tile to save both time and money. All work was completed on time and within the budget.

“We’re always excited to take this time to celebrate the talent of our members and the amazing projects that result from the relationships between our members, our vendor partners and the A&D community,” said Jeanne Matson, President and CEO of Starnet. “Participation this year set yet another record: 146 entries – up 28% from last year’s record-setting event.”

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