New City Library’s Carpeting Installation Wins Honorable Mention

Library places for Hospitality/Public Space Category


The New City Library was chosen as an Honorable Mention Winner of the 2012 Commercial Flooring Design Awards. The 12th annual Starnet Design Awards competition attracted a record 118 entrants from 52 different Starnet member companies. The received an Honorable Mention Award in the Hospitality/Public Space category.

The award winners in seven categories, two honorable mentions and one grand prize winner were announced on Friday, April 20. Established in 2000 to celebrate the creativity and talent of professionals in commercial flooring and interiors, the Starnet Design Awards honors entries based on the creative use of flooring, the integration of flooring into the overall design concept, and the successful achievement of client objectives.

The library board approved the expenditure of $114,000 last year for the removal of old carpeting in the library’s public areas and replacement with carpet squares. Some of the carpeting was original to when the building opened. The library’s Building & Grounds Committee said the carpet squares could be replaced more easily than rolled carpet if they got damaged. The carpeting was installed in December when the library closed for three days for upgrading of its circulation software.

The Starnet company, which submitted the library’s entry, was RD Weiss Companies of Port Chester. The architect/designer for the project, Lothrop Associates LLP of White Plains, chose Tandus carpeting for the library.

Starnet is comprised of over 170 full-service flooring contractors representing more than 300 locations throughout North America


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