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PROJECT

interiors

clear-coat epoxy floors. And unlike tile or carpet, there is

inlaid wood pads. A topping of anywhere from 3/8 to 1/2

and because the sheen actually increases the room's am-

no material replacement cost. It doesn't wear out, so there

in. is poured. Once the material sets floor polishing can

bient light. In the Materials and Resources category, the

is no need for anything to be replaced.

begin, followed by framing out the store.

technology increases the life span of the already existing

The outlet store locations, now the fastest growing seg-

Part of the magic that makes the American Eagle Out-

ment for American Eagle Outfitters, feature polished-

fitters' polished-concrete floor especially appealing is that

Beyond its environmental benefits, the primary pur-

concrete flooring without the inlaid wood pads. And

aggregate particles are scattered into the topper when

pose of polished-concrete floors at American Eagle Out-

nearly half of the 900 mall stores have been remodeled

poured. Smith compares the process to "scattering chick-

fitters is to create a store aesthetic that can increase sales.

with polished-concrete flooring in the last five years.

en feed," and says it gives the floor a "really beautiful tex-

"It's got a lot of character," Smith said of the flooring

ture and tone."

technology. According to Schwing, the unpretentious,

"If you do a really beautiful job of polishing, I think
it's a stunning floor," says Smith.

concrete floors.

At this level, the polishing is almost an art. According

utilitarian qualities of concrete "convey honesty and in-

to Smith, the retailer's construction department had to be

tegrity, which reflect the core values of the American Ea-

THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

very careful about who they chose to get the quality and

gle Outfitters brand." CA

While the final product looks extraordinary, the starting

finish they want."

point can offer numerous challenges and requires a sys-

Of course, Staso's concerns go beyond the aesthetic.

temic approach, explained John Scanlon, executive vice

"In retail it's all about getting the best look at the best

president for QuestMark Flooring.

price," he explained. Polished concrete is "relatively inex-

When American Eagle Outfitters takes over an exist-

pensive with no maintenance. That's kind of nice."

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ing mall space from a previous tenant the flooring may
consist of any number of materials: ceramic tile, wood,

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

sometimes even polished concrete. When that floor is

In addition to its aesthetics and ease of care, polished-

ripped up, according to Staso, what is revealed often looks

concrete flooring can contribute to potential LEED

Circle 12 on the Reader Service Card.

like "machine gun blowouts."

points in at least two categories. In the Energy and At-

Learn more about polished concrete.

After the demolition of an existing store, the concrete

mosphere category, polished concrete could contribute

placement is laid out, with slurry strips to partition the

to LEED points because it doesn't use VOC materials

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture October 2017

The Architects
Shaping Neighborhoods
Local Atmosphere
Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Decking Provides Venue Views
Exteriors Products
After The Storm
Lofty Windows
Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Windows & Doors Products
Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
UV Technology Fights Infection
Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Lighting & Electrical Products
Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Interiors Products
Building Technology Products
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 1
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 2
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 3
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 4
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 5
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 6
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 7
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - The Architects
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 9
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Shaping Neighborhoods
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 11
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 12
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 13
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 14
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 15
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 16
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 17
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Local Atmosphere
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 19
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 20
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 21
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 22
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 23
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Concrete Tile Roof Caps Renovation
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 25
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 26
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Decking Provides Venue Views
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Exteriors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 29
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - After The Storm
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 31
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lofty Windows
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Glass Spans Mixed-Use Development
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Smart Glass Delivers Airport Comfort
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 37
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Windows & Doors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 39
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating Is LEED Platinum
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 41
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 42
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - UV Technology Fights Infection
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 44
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Co-Gen Delivers Comfort At Ronald McDonald House
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 46
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 47
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 48
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 49
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - HVAC & Plumbing Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 51
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 52
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Contemporary Lighting, Outdoor Dining
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Low Voltage, LEDs Meet Sustainable Goals
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Lighting & Electrical Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 56
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Polished-Concrete Floor Reveals Natural Beauty
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 58
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 59
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Interiors Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 61
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Building Technology Products
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - 63
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Showcase
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Index
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Portfolio
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover3
Commercial Architecture October 2017 - Cover4
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