ASPECTA Case Study | Georgia Southern University Store

The student store at Georgia Southern University is a major hub of campus activity, serving over 20,000 students who visit the store to purchase everything from textbooks and school supplies to gift items and accessories.  More than any other time of year, football season in Statesboro, Georgia brings in hundreds of shoppers eager to purchase GSU Eagles-branded “spirit wear”.  When the facility and maintenance managers realized that they needed to replace the flooring of the store during school break, they knew that whatever wood-look flooring they chose needed to be able to withstand heavy foot traffic and frequent spills.  It also needed to be easy to maintain and guarantee durability and longevity.  Thankfully, the GSU team came to us and we helped them discover that ASPECTA Five was the perfect, high-performing, great-looking solution.

“The original carpet tiles created an uneven look when worn, faded and stained ones were replaced. We needed something that would wear well, be quiet, comfortable and easily cleaned – no more ‘dust bunnies’. The ASPECTA 25-year commercial warranty was impressive. It’s performing very well and looks fantastic. Even our students,
who usually don’t notice these things, walked in after school break and said,
Wow – they really were blown away by this completely new look.”


– Carlita Slatky, Director, Georgia Southern University Store

The team at Georgia Southern University chose to install ASPECTA Five Melbourne Elm Autumn throughout their campus store.  Melbourne Elm offers graining and color that adds clean lines and interest to interiors.  The design expands existing oak selections and can also work as a standalone floor.  Either way, Melbourne Elm is an attractive foundation on which to build design inspirations.

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The facility and maintenance team made it very clear that they needed a flooring that was easy to clean.  When creating ASPECTA Five, we made sure to adhere to this standard.  ASPECTA Five is a no-wax floor that is incredibly easy to clean throughout the day.  Damaged plank? No problem.  Damaged planks can simply be replaced if necessary.

“The Metroflor team was very helpful in the selling process, joining Tyler from Statesboro Floorcovering and me to introduce the product. After discussing the features and benefits, it was clear to the GSU staff that ASPECTA Five was the best solution for an area that could see traffic from 20,000 students, rolling clothing racks, etc. We sent in full size planks for the final color selection process. The ASPECTA sampling program is really second to none in terms of availability and shipping — very helpful to the decision-making process.”


– Chris Gaddy, Territory Sales Manager, William M. Bird & Co.

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As mentioned, the Georgia Southern University Store undergoes heavy foot traffic on a regular basis.  Thankfully, not only is ASPECTA Five beautiful and easy to maintain, but it’s also extremely durable and safe.  ASPECTA Five boasts 100% virgin vinyl, 28 mil. wear layer, 3.2 mm gauge thickness, and a ceramic bead finish.  We back this flooring with 25-year non-prorated commercial and 10-year pro-rated labor warranties.  Additionally, all ASPECTA flooring products are phthalate-free and FloorSchore certified.  Basically, that means that our floors provide good indoor air quality and are safe to install in your home, office, or store.  Once hearing these specs, the team at GSU knew that ASPECTA Five would be a perfect fit.

“Rarely do retail stores get to work with a whole team – from the ASPECTA distributor and local sales people to technical support. I even picked up some new tips. It was a great experience all around, very easy – the job went off with a bang.”
– Tyler Thompson, Statesboro Floor Covering Service

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