Case Study

Apartment Flooring: Why Choose Us?

As the largest commercial flooring contractor in the U.S., we have become well acquainted with the wants and needs of apartment flooring. From slip and stain resistance to durability and sound absorption, apartment buildings have many unique requirements that must be met. Fortunately, today’s manufacturers and new technology have created a wide variety of attractive apartment flooring options to select from. By choosing Spectra, we will help you filter through these solutions to design the best plan to meet your specific needs. To get a better understanding of our work, let’s take a look at one of our latest apartment flooring projects—Preston Hollow Village.

Preston Hollow Village

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Located just minutes from downtown Dallas, Preston Hollow Village offers an inviting, comfortable, and luxurious approach to apartment living. With homes ranging from 650-2500 square feet, residents are immersed in a lifestyle full of amenities and free from stress. This means never doing any outside maintenance, cleaning out messy gutters, or even changing a light bulb. Here, you are just a walk away from mouth-watering restaurants, a neighborhood grocery store, superior shopping and services, and a three-acre park.

Sounds enticing? We think so too. This is why we were very excited to be a part of bringing this type of upscale living to the city of Dallas when construction began in the summer of 2015.

Below, we will examine some of the highlights and demands of the project, as well as our flooring solutions to meet various challenges head-on.

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The Demands of the Project: Matching Design With Performance

As the primary flooring provider of the $175-million-dollar project, our team was brought on board in early 2017 to provide all facility flooring—nearly 850,000-square-feet in total. Products consisted of carpet, wood, LVT, rubber, ceramic tile, stone tile, and glass tile. Project demands and challenges included major schedule restraints, uncooperative weather, substrate issues, and extensive value engineering exercises.

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Our Apartment Flooring Solutions

Utilizing specialized installation teams accompanied by account managers with a deep understanding of floor finishes was vital in providing the expertise needed to accomplish a project of this magnitude. Over 3,000 hours of work assisting in product selections kept this project on time and on schedule. Planning ahead to avoid adverse weather and providing sufficient manpower as needed also cut down on downtime and potential delays.

With over 300 dedicated workers on this project, we were able to overcome common challenges presented in new construction, as well as those presented by a non-tolerance slab via self-leveling and grinding to bring the substrate into tolerance.

Implementing strategic value engineering exercises was also key to keeping the project within budget and ensuring the best return on the facility’s flooring budget.

Value engineering is the coordinated and purposeful method of identifying the best-value solutions to fit your budget, design and facility environment. This method is applicable to all aspects of a construction project. Essentially, it is relying on expert knowledge of materials and matching them up with a set of criteria to determine the maximum benefit in balance between cost, aesthetics, function, and durability.

Much of that is determined through life-cycle cost analysis – the practice of examining the cost of material over its usable life as opposed to solely the upfront cost. Life cycle costing calculates the approximate dollar amount for the purchase of material, installation, cleaning, maintenance, repair, removal, disposal, and replacement. The formula is then divided by the number of months or years the material is expected to last. In many cases, the selection of materials is often constricted by strict budget requirements. Because of these strict budget requirements, plenty of research and relying on experts will go a long way into finding that ideal balance.

For more on the luxurious Preston Hollow Village Apartments, visit their website here.

We’ve also published a straightforward guide that shows you how to tell quality flooring contractors from the rest. You’ll learn ways to get maximum value from your flooring project and achieve long-term savings in the process. Fill out the form below to download A Buyer’s Guide to Flooring Contractors.

A buyer’s guide to commercial flooring

How to get the greatest-value floor and select the right contractor for your project.