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A Project Profile:

                       The Coder School - Montgomery                                                                                >COVER STORY

                               By Joann Eltringham of LBJ Flooring

             HE philosophy of critical thinking is what drove the
             inspiration of the design of this new center. They
        T(Michael and Dominique) wanted the look of a high
        technology space but was very committed to make it feel
        like home. With a high end and contemporary feel, the
        overall goal was to create a welcoming environment that
        promotes learning in a comfortable setting. This was a very
        important component of the vision they had for the space.
        The layout was designed to create a flow that naturally pulled
        the occupants to the rear of the building. This is where the
        classrooms were located cleverly behind reclaimed wood
        partitions, assuring that the learning hub was hidden from
        public view.

        The color scheme and geometric lines on the accent walls
        were strategically placed throughout the school to add pop
        and create drama. However, the floor was a key component
        of the design story. The soft brown and warm wood were the
        perfect contrast to the bold and sharp geometrics on the wall
        patterns. The selected floor was specified because of its high
        use durability and warm wood feel. The subtle texture and
        even color balances the energy of the overall design acting as
        a backdrop to the geometric artwork and supporting the flow
        of the space plan which leads the students to the rear of the                                                      they are as passionate about texture, appearance, and quality   Korlok Reserve is an award-winning floor product specializing
        space.                                                                                                             as the craftsmen that inspired these innovative Karndean   in vinyl tile. It presents a range of colors offering an
                                                            LBJ Flooring LLC, which is a nonunion Woman Owned              Flooring designs in the first place.                assortment of many species of wood such as oak, pine and
                                                            Business Enterprise established in 2015 and located in Dayton                                                      walnut visual and come complete with oiled, aged and limed
                                                            NJ, partnered with Contractor - FCF Construction to install                                                        finishes. Whatever your style is inspired by you will find the
           Michael and Dominique Young, co-owners           1,540 SF of this Karndean Korlok Reserve in color Tavern                                                           floor within Korlok Reserve to tie all the elements of your
           of The Coder School Montgomery want to           with an Oiled Oak finish. The expertise of the installation                                                        space together.
           do more than just teach coding. They want        team combined with their knowledge of dealing with existing
           aspiring coders to use their newfound passion    conditions as they came up proved to be a perfect fit for the                                                      Karndean products offer a rigid core collection, available
           as a springboard to think outside the box. They   execution of this beautifully laid floor. The floor was finished                                                  in 48” x 7” planks with a patented and proven click-locking
                                                                                                                                                                               system. This system is easy to install and maintain with a
           believe that exposure to STEM/Coding creates     with Roppe vinyl wall base in Burnt Umber to complement                                                            full warranty from the manufacturer that will provide more
                                                            the design.
           a foundation for advanced critical thinking. It                                                                                                                     than satisfactory results for all your projects. No matter
           is their hope that their students will build from   Karndean was formed in 1973 with the belief that luxury vinyl                                                   what drives you, Karndean was created with your needs in
           this base and bring to life whatever their imagi-  flooring should not just be practical, but beautiful as well. The                                                mind. They see flooring differently and by combining original
           nation dictates.                                 original Karndean team set out to travel the world, seeking                                                        features with cutting edge design, you can create a simply
                                                            inspiration from natural materials to create what is now some                                                      beautiful floor that you will love for a lifetime.
                                                            of the most realistic luxury vinyl flooring products on the
           “To watch how coding drives innovation is like   market. Karndean Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile is a spectacular                                                      About the Author: For over 28 years, Joann has been a noteworthy
           watching the future unfold. There is an unde-    flooring that can enhance any room with its natural look                                                           leader in the interior design, furniture, and flooring industry. Joann
           niable beauty in seeing students take an idea    and feel. Because of its many practical benefits, Karndean                                                         is now at LBJ Flooring, a commercial nonunion woman owned floor
                                                                                                                                                                               provider and installation business. She loves to use her talents to
           that they have, make that idea come to life, and   Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile became the preferred choice for                                                      transform existing space or develop new space that will exceed the
           then share that idea with millions of people”,   this project. The wooden effect planks are quiet underfoot                                                         intended function as well as the client’s expectations. Joann spends
           said Michael Young. “We are at the cutting       and elegant. These Planks and tiles are both affordable and                                                        her free time with her family. She is very active in her kids’ activities
                                                            versatile, with a huge spectrum of colors, sizes and patterns
                                                                                                                                                                               and loves volunteering whenever possible.
           edge of educational innovation and we are ex-    to choose from. With these qualities, Karndean will ensure
           cited about bringing this offering to your kids.”  that you will find that unique floor perfect for your project.
                                                            As the leading specialist in design flooring, you can see how

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