ARMSTRONG FLOORS AND CEILINGS TEACH GEOGRAPHY TO STUDENTS
The new Midvale Elementary School in Midvale, Utah, goes beyond the basics of providing a comfortable environment for students
and staff. The interior of the building was designed to teach.
The design concept, created by Salt Lake City firm NJRA Architects, depicts Utah’s unique land formations, including mountains,
canyons, and caves.
VCT NJRA chose Standard EXCELON® Imperial® Texture VCT, with its large color palette, to subtly illustrate a winding river cutting through the desert sandstone. Sweeping ribbons
of browns, blues, and yellows help to visualize the earth’s strata as it becomes exposed to the elements over time.
Ceilings Overhead, the blue Armstrong ceiling mirrors the flowing river on the floor. At the main entrance, Armstrong Infusions® Lay-in panels in the skylight represent the confluence of Utah’s mighty rivers.
Inspired by Nature “Our inspiration was generated both by nature and by our desire to describe the character of our landscape to children using
simple building elements,” said architect Hana Wright. “We chose Armstrong because of the color options available and the
known quality of their VCT product.”
Visual: Nature-inspired colors in the Standard EXCELON Imperial Texture line create a highly visual geography lesson for students.
Life-Cycle Costing: Armstrong VCT is a high-performance floor with exceptional durability and longevity.
Maintenance: Tiles are maintained with routine sweeping, mopping, and occasional polishing.
Environmental: All Armstrong floor products have low VOC emissions – California Section 01350 compliant, third-party FloorScore™ certification
(meeting stringent indoor air quality standards) and LEED® eligibility.