System: Polished + Dyed Concrete Floors
Colors: Natural, Sand, + Black
Lifehouse Church in Van Wert, Ohio takes pride in being a welcoming presence in the community and is dedicated to spreading the message of Christ around Van Wert. Members of this church give back both locally and internationally. When the time came to move all of the furniture into the new church location, members volunteered to make the move happen in less than two hours. On a weekly basis, there are programs and services for people in every stage of life. During Sunday services, children up to high school age are invited to learn about Jesus and worship in a fun, friendly environment. There are separate rooms, each with a unique theme and purpose, which informed our design recommendations for the space.
Since the space was originally a strip mall, a variety of old flooring needed to be removed, including vinyl tiles. The space was finished with three different color applications and two different finish levels. The floor was dyed Black and polished to a 400-grit satin finish in the children’s space. In the guest services and volunteer rooms, the concrete was left its natural gray hue and polished to a 400-grit satin finish. A penetrating Dye was applied in the great hall, and the space was finished to an 800-grit high-sheen. Aggregate throughout was a mixture of Class B and Class C.