ROOS PRODUCT INSTALLATIONS
EnVision PVC-Free Wallcovering:
In 2007, Shoe Carnival, Inc. completed the construction of their new headquarters in Evansville, Indiana. They faced a unique design issue in the building's two-story, open-plan lobby due to its large, blue-tinted glass windows. During daylight hours, natural light streamed in through the window, but after the sun went down, the look and feel was dramatically changed. Despite the painters' best efforts, the metallic paint on the lobby walls showed roller marks and did not give the dramatic effect that Shoe Carnival executives were looking for.
The solution proved elegant in its simplicity. Finding the right look just took some vision. Or more precisely, EnVision, which is a unique collection of earth friendly wallcoverings from Roos International of Deerfield Beach, Florida. The product was presented to Shoe Carnival by Ken Tirey of Fashion Wallcoverings of Cleveland, Ohio.
Shoe Carnival was pleased that EnVision helped them solve a design problem, while also helping them be environmentally responsible. Among its many sustainable characteristics, PVC-free EnVision is an effective green alternative to traditional vinyl wallcoverings and its breathability significantly reduces the risk of mold and mildew.
- Ken Tirey, Fashion Wallcoverings
Jeanette Brewer, founder and president of The Design Group in Clearwater, FL, has been designing the interiors of nationally famous hotels and restaurants for almost 30 years. She has learned which brands of products provide both sustainable performance along with striking aesthetic appeal. Her hospitality client list includes Holiday Inn, Ramada, Hampton Inn, Hilton, LaQuinta and several others.
When it comes to wall covering, one of her favorite choices is the Envision® collection from Roos International. That’s why she selected it for the elevator lobbies, corridors and meeting rooms of the new Holiday Inn in Winter Haven, Florida.
“I have been dealing with Roos for over 10 years now. They have always been professional and their product collections offer a good value, excellent durability and some really attractive design patterns,” Jeanette explained.
TexturGlas Glass Textile Wall Finish System:
The corridor walls of the school were soft gypsum drywall and old plaster. The drywall was kicked in and damaged by karate "wanna-be" kids. The old plaster walls continued to crack and fail.
The maintenance staff were continually patching, repairing and painting the walls during the year to maintain an acceptable appearance. It was a never ending problem.
All interior corridors had four feet of gypsum from the floor up replaced with a hardened gypsum, and then all wall surfaces were covered with the glass textile wall finish system and painted with a latex semi gloss to match the existing school colors. The installation of 1,350 yards was completed in 1996 by the school maintenance crew.
- Dr. Roundtree, Assistant Principal