Butler Flooring Services
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Cedar Lake is a faith-based community that served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The facility has 4 resident wings and an administrative wing with a ped-way that all feed into a central lodge from different directions. Originally the corridors, resident rooms, dining areas and lodge were VCT and the goal was to create a less institutional look with a special feature in the lodge that would represent their mission. Karndean plank was chosen for its aesthetics as well as for durability and economics. Van Gogh Burnt Ginger classic plank color was perfectly suited for their color scheme and brought warmth to the previously sterile environment. The star motif centered in the main core was selected as a reminder of the deep-seated relationship between the people supported by Cedar Lake and the light of God's unconditional love. The central cross-shape intimates the power of that love. The "multidimensional feel" of the star reminds residents that the light of unconditional love is directed towards the whole person in every aspect of who they are. The rays of starlight are moving outward in all directions, are uncontainable and ever-widening, pointing to the life of abundant possibilities that Cedar Lake visions for all the people that they support.