Starnet Commercial Flooring announces the 2021 Hospitality Design Awards


Starnet Commercial Flooring, the world’s largest network of full-service commercial flooring contractors, has unveiled the third of several Starnet Design Awards winners for 2021. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition honors outstanding projects completed by members in partnership with Starnet-aligned architects, designers and manufacturing partners. New this year, Starnet will announce Gold category winners monthly, culminating with the grand prize winner revealed at the organization’s annual meeting of shareholders in October 2021.

Sports arenas, airports, libraries, hotels, civic buildings, museums, places of worship, community centers and convention centers offer distinct challenges. Each is designed differently using a variety of flooring materials to meet the needs of ergonomics, acoustics, indoor air quality, durability and ease of cleaning. At center stage is the professionalism of the Starnet Flooring Contractor Network to achieve the best possible results. As experts in flooring for the hospitality industry, the Starnet network makes $100 million annually in the segment in the United States and Canada.

Gold in hospitality

Gold in Hospitality was awarded to Starnet member DCO Commercial Floors for the company’s work at the Silverspot Cinema at The Battery located in Atlanta, GA (above).

Silverspot Cinema at The Battery is an expansive dining concept that redefines the traditional cinematic experience. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the project features a variety of flooring materials including floor mats, polished concrete, tiles and carpets. All products have been installed so that there is no height difference or tripping hazard in high traffic areas.

“This project has a unique, modern look, and it redefines the concept of the traditional movie theater,” said Alison Woolf, Design Awards Judge, LEED AP Associate Director, Design Director, Huntsman Architectural Group. “From the intricacy of the materials to the outstanding bathroom designs, this is a real winner.” Judge Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, Principal, Architect, Certified Interior Designer, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, said, “The more you look at the project, the more you are drawn to it. From the over-the-top bathrooms to the easy-to-clean popcorn on the theater’s LVT floor.

Name of the project: Silverspot Cinema at The Battery
Starnet member: COD commercial floors
Architect: collins | Webb Architecture
Starnet Preferred Suppliers: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Daltile, Flexco, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, MATS, Inc., Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Johnsonite

Money in hospitality

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The Silver in Hospitality was awarded to Starnet Member Workplace Services, Inc. for the company’s work at Awaken Church located in San Marcos, California.

Name of the project: Awaken the Church
Starnet Member: Workplace Services, Inc.
Architect: MPA Architects
Designate: West Coast Design, LLC
Starnet Preferred Suppliers: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Chapco Adhesives, Daltile, Ecore Commercial, Marazzi USA, Milliken Commercial, Roppe, Tarkett Johnsonite, TEC, Uzin Utz North America, Inc.

Bronze in Hospitality

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Bronze in Hospitality was awarded to member Starnet Image Flooring LLC for the company’s work at the Merriam Community Center located in Merriam, KS.

Name of the project: Merriam Community Center
Starnet member: Image Flooring LLC
Architect: Clark Enersen Partners
Starnet Preferred Suppliers: ARDEX, Ecore Commercial, J+J Flooring, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Johnsonite

Honorable Mention in Hospitality

professional flooringAn Honorable Mention was awarded to Starnet Member Rubenstein’s Contract Carpets LLC for the company’s work at Ripley’s World of Adventure located in Newport, OR.

Name of the project: Ripley’s World of Adventure
Starnet member: Rubenstein LLC Contract Mat
Starnet Preferred Suppliers: Milliken Commercial, Tarkett Johnsonite, Uzin Utz North America, Inc.

2021 Hospitality Category Jury

  • Andrea Hanson | AIA, WELL AP, Director, Architect, Licensed Interior Designer | Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
  • Alison Woolf | LEED AP Senior Associate, Design Director | Huntsman Architectural Group
  • Cecilia Baumann | Senior Interior Design Student | Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Creative Careers

For more information on the Starnet Design Awards 2021 and to see all the entrants and winners, visit the Starnet Design Awards website.

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