George F. Baker High School educates students from grades 6 through 12 in the town of Tuxedo, NY. In February 2022, a pipe burst on the first floor closing the building for two weeks. RENU, the General Contractor, was called in to lead the abatement and remediation process immediately. The building areas that required replacement due to the flood damage included the hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, ceilings, and auditorium stage. Being built in 1931, the building has many historical elements and old Victorian charm that was significant and essential to preserving. Milburn was brought into the project by RENU and worked closely with the school and CSArch on key design decisions involving both Tarkett and Mannington Quick Ship products.
Unique Installation Challenge Strategy
This project was broken into 2 phases with the 1st phase being the timely completion of all educational spaces, administrative, and food service areas totaling roughly 6,700 SF of flooring which was completed in 6 days inclusive of self leveling, tile installation, and cove base. The 2nd phase which is featured in our photographs is a 40' long, 45-degree herringbone pattern in the main entrance which was implemented using Mannington Amtico Spacia Stone, colors Mirabelle Crème, Kura Fennel, and Stria Vocanic. In addition to the tedious layout and pattern, this phase was completed within 2 days at the very end of Summer 2022 just in time for school to open and although the pieces were pre-cut, several 'in-field' cuts and modifications were required to ensure a seamless installation which is represented in our cover photo.