Signature Flooring, Inc.
Design by CA Architects
Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Center
Architect – CA Architects / Long Beach
Project Size: 38,000 SF
Details: New Construction / Healthcare
Category: Best Flooring Solutions
Working with CA Architects and McCarthy Bldg. Companies, Signature Flooring completed the Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Center in October of 2019, utilizing both material and labor solutions to improve cost savings for both the end user and building general contractor.
Given the size and layout of the medical office building, Signature game-planned with its general contractor to come up with ways to maximize its labor force in a very tight work space. Needing two-part epoxy moisture mitigation and floor preparation due to the construction building timelines and concrete pour dates, Signature utilized Ardex’s MC Rapid moisture seal to ensure the project did not encounter vapor emissions issues or warranty infighting.
On top of the MC rapid itself, Signature leaned on its partner Ardex for efficient and cost-effective products, and in turn, found their new P4 Primer and K10 Self Level products to be not only economical, but also industry-advancing in their effectiveness.
Given the products needed to do the work, Signature then laid out a space plan to McCarthy on working a “swing shift” from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. to offset the amount of real estate required to place the Ardex two-part epoxy, primer and cementious top coat. While knowing the amount of space and equipment storage of other trades on the project, Signature was able to forecast and capitalize on working while other trades were not in the same areas, placing epoxy, primer and floor preparation for LVT and sheet vinyl, becoming much more efficient in the process.
While the project was being procured and bought out through construction trades, tariffs on LVT products became a hot item within the flooring industry, with a potential large cost impact from China. While bidding the project, Signature found that one of the LVT’s specified could potentially be impacted by tariffs. Through discussions with Mohawk, Signature was able to recommend a similar stylized product from its Fuse associated manufacturer to ward against the potential of a material cost increase on the LVT tile.
With material and labor solutions coming together, Signature installers placed over 25,000 square of Mohawk’s Sequoia LVT coupled with Mannington Sheet Vinyl and Johnsonite rubber base and stair treads to produce an efficient and effective facility without jeopardizing quality.
Opened in December of 2019, the center consolidated Torrance Memorial’s cancer treatment services to one location, servicing genetic counseling, clinical research while also keeping the necessary healthcare environment in mind with natural light, extra space and soothing colors.
Mohawk Group – Luxury Vinyl Tile (Fuse)
Ardex Americas – Moisture Treatment and Prep (Fuse)
Johnsonite – Wall Base and Stair Treads (Fuse)
Mannington – Sheet Vinyl