495 UNION AVENUE, Memphis, Tenn.
In just three days, a variety of Schönox subfloor product solutions were used to convert 140,000 square feet of a former newspaper office and production space into a permanent overflow hospital. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers selected the site for conversion to health-care use to add hundreds of hospital beds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schönox HPS North America recently formed an initiative to assist with the conversion of office and hospitality spaces to health-care use, allowing contractors to move quickly. The Memphis project exemplifies how the ability to cover, rather than demolish, subfloors with fast-drying materials made a tangible difference.
Work took place across 4 stories of the historic 495 Union Avenue building, addressing existing ceramic tile, vinyl composition tile and concrete slabs of varied conditions. Schönox primers and self-leveling products allowed contractors to forgo time-consuming subfloor demolition work.
The carefully choreographed project began with subfloor prep and priming on Friday, selfleveling pours on Saturday, floor installation on Sunday and move-in on Monday.
SUBFLOOR PRODUCTS MANUFACTURER: Schönox HPS North America
PHOTOS: Schönox HPS North America