CASE STUDY: Flooring Upgrades Provide Tenants with Quiet, Unique Experience

Vive on the Park’s slogan is “Luxe living in the middle of it all.” Located in San Diego, Calif., the apartment complex offers its patrons a sleek contemporary design combined with a lively atmosphere. To improve the fitness experience for tenants, Vive on the Park sought an attractive surfacing solution with excellent performance and acoustics properties for its multi-level fitness center upgrade project.
Vive’s state-of-the-art fitness center is located on an upper level of the multi-story apartment complex. With apartment units located below the gym, Vive on the Park required acoustic surfacing to help control sound and vibration.
The project’s fitness designer, Erick Blaha, director, strategic accounts with Advantage Fitness Products, recommended Ecore flooring solutions for all fitness areas to the client.
“Ecore Athletic flooring products are attractive and have excellent performance and acoustic properties,” said Blaha. “A noise-reducing flooring product was a necessity for this multi-story environment.”
In order to provide a high-quality fitness experience, Vive on the Park created unique spaces within its fitness center. Ecore’s Performance Rally, a 7.5mm engineered rubber roll good, was installed in the main gym, where the fitness equipment is located. Stacked Speed & Agility Turf was placed on the CrossFit side of the gym. Spectator LVT was installed going up the stairs and Bounce II on the mezzanine area level used for aerobics.
Vive selected these specific Ecore products to help control noise. Like Performance Rally, Speed & Agility Turf features a 5mm or 12mm performance rubber backing that insulates sound and vibration. Similarly, Bounce 2 is another engineered surface that features a synthetic wood-grain surface fusion bonded to a 5mm performance backing.
Style was also a factor during the fitness flooring selection process. The interior designer liked how Ecore’s products came in a variety of colors and blended nicely with grey tones.
“Total flooring solution from A to Z, that was a big deal for us,” said Blaha. “Being able to marry multiple products with different purposes and have them all function efficiently and look eye-catching was important.”