Case Studies

Hensville Development Project

Hensville Development Project - Toledo, Ohio


A large revitalization project In Toledo, Ohio presented an interesting flooring installation challenge. One that Commercial Flooring of Toledo was uniquely suited for, having training and certification for the product specified for this flooring solution.

Hensville, once completed in spring 2016, will be the result of efforts by the Toledo Mud Hens baseball organization and other community partners to transform the downtown space surrounding Fifth Third Field. Adjacent to the ballpark is a series of abandoned warehouses that are on their way to soon housing retail, corporate and restaurant space, including rooftop decks for Mud Hens' fan.


The renovation of a four-story, 24,800-square-foot warehouse brought with it the challenge of a poor subfloor. The construction manager and architect were looking for a more costeffective flooring solution than tearing it all out and repouring. They found the right product in Schonox AP, a synthetic gypsum-based, self-leveling compound. This fiberreinforced material allows for a smooth and level floor that is poured directly over the existing floor, slashing the amount of demolition waste.

As the manufacturer, Schonox wanted to ensure that its product would meet the performance criteria for the client and knew that the most effective way to ensure a quality installation would be to work with a superior contractor. Schonox conducts regular training on its products to INSTALL's network of certified installers.

To this end, Schonox inserted INSTALL language into the Hensville specification requiring that the installation only be performed by an INSTALL Warranty Contractor.

Hensville Development Project


Commercial Flooring of Toledo was awarded the bid, having received training directly from Schonox through the INSTALL training curriculum and specifically certified to install the product used at Hensville. Commercial Flooring completed the Schonox installation over the course of two weeks and will complete the finished floor later in 2015. At that time, the flooring will include LVT, carpet tile and ceramic tile.

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University of Toledo Biosphere - Toledo, Ohio

This was a success story for a few different reasons. The renovation was sizeable, and had to occur while the building was still in use. CFT performed the installation, while maintaining an environment conducive to learning. The project was also over-budget. CFT worked with the owner and architect to select the right products, and modify the floor patterns while still maintaining the integrity of the original design, in order to reduce costs.

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Central Trail Elementary - Sylvania, Ohio

The new elementary school has complex angles and patterns incorporated into the many different floor finishes. CFT created the necessary templates and artwork to provide an aesthetically pleasing floor. This work included producing a centrally located "sun and sunrays" from carpet tile, angled accent VCT in the classrooms, and a multicolored pinwheel pattern for the porcelain tile in the restrooms. CFT also provided a wood-look cushioned sports floor. This gave the appearance of a traditional gymnasium, while providing extra padding to help reduce injuries. School logos and lettering were added to differentiate and brand the floor.

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Flower Hospital Psych Renovations - Sylvania, Ohio

The flooring replacement was part of a complete renovation of three floors of an occupied health care facility. Because the hospital could not surrender an entire floor at one time, the renovation was completed in several phases requiring multiple mobilizations and tie-ins to previously completed work. Additionally, there were multiple floor pattern effects which transcended through the various phases and spaces. CFT successfully completed the sheet vinyl installation providing a virtual seamless appearance between phases.

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Millstream Career Center

This project is a new building for the Findlay Board of Education. Our contract called for the installation of 17,500 square feet of heat-welded linoleum with patterns, 3300 square feet of heat-welded sheet vinyl, 2600 square feet of carpet tile and a mile-and-a half of wall base. Because of the contracted construction schedule, the concrete subfloor was not sufficiently dry for installation when needed. In order to maintain the schedule, Commercial Flooring Toledo presented several options to remediate the condition. The Owner selected, and we installed, an epoxy based moisture remediation system designed to protect the new flooring installation up to a subfloor Relative Humidity of 99%. The installation schedule was met and the Owner has a warrantied floor.

Lucas County Office Complex - Toledo, Ohio

This project involved replacing existing floor finishes in occupied spaces. CFT used lift equipment so as to not disrupt individual workspaces, allowing employees to continue to work without interruption. CFT also installed a pourable subfloor, to allow for new resilient installation. This provided a walkable surface for the end user, and eliminated the exposure of a bare subfloor, contaminated by the existing adhesive. CFT was also able to recycle the existing carpet, preventing any of the old flooring from being disposed in a landfill.

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