Olympic Village Apartments

Toughest Site Conditions

Photos by: HTC Commercial Flooring

HTC Commercial Flooring

Design by TAT The Architectural Team, Inc

Chicago Heights, IL


Olympic Village is a 30 Building, multi-family housing complex located in Chicago’s South Suburbs. The community offers 320 tenants spaces comprised by two- and three- story buildings. The client chose HTC Commercial Flooring to execute their 25k SF vinyl-click flooring renovation in an efficient and cost-effective manner. There was just one catch. The second and third stories had existing gypsum subfloors that were cracked, not level and in need of serious attention and modification. HTC Commercial Flooring partnered with Schonox to provide a new subfloor, priming the existing with KH Fix, overlaying with Renotex, and pouring over 10,000 bags of APF. However, doing so was no easy task. Throughout renovation, 27 buildings remained occupied at all times: requiring 30 different leveling mobilizations. HTC utilized their GRACO ToughTek MP40 mixing pump paired with a static mixer, to allow pumping the Schonox leveler and its embedded fibers up 2 stories. In doing so, reducing the labor costs, and turning each building over back to the client in half the original proposed construction time.