The worn, 45-year old Madison Central Public Library with one million visitors annually was transformed into a completely reimagined building, including a new, lower-level Children’s Reading Room. Immediately noticeable is the flooring, which through vibrant colors evokes the image of an open meadow. The flooring scheme consists of eight individual shades throughout, featuring an intriguing pattern to ignite any child’s imagination. Another highlight is three cheerfully decorated reading nooks nestled in the walls, exuding comfort for young readers. Key to the success of the nooks was blending masterful engineering and a tactical design that featured unique sizing and flooring – flooring that ultimately was adhered to the nook walls and ceilings. The nooks light up when a child enters them.
Starnet products utilized included Ardex Ardifix; Instant Patch, Feather Finish and Primer; Henry’s Carpet and Covebase adhesives; Altro Cove Cap; Tec Double Duty; and Flexco Wall base and adhesive.
Extensive time and expertise went into the installation of materials. Templates were constructed specifically for this project. With extreme attention to detail required, the craftsmanship is readily apparent to library visitors.