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A Recreational Facility Behemoth

07.09.2018
By Kadie Yale

Just in time for summer: the new Long Reach Tennis Club—a 49,000-square-foot recreational facility in Columbia, Maryland—opened its doors (and six tennis courts) in March 2018. Designed by GTM, the central clubhouse is complete with a reception area, pro shop, lounge, bar, offices, and locker rooms available for guests. The mezzanine level allows patrons to watch matches indoors while also offering a galley and meeting spaces.

A Future-Proof Recreational Facility

Additionally, the facility was designed to be environmentally friendly. Outfitted with solar panels, LED court lies, electric car charging stations, high-performance insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, and on-site bio-retention facilities, the sustainability intention looked at the building holistically.

That holistic intention is translated into the products used as well. Because of the different flooring and surfacing types needed, the specification list reads like a who’s-who.

Materials which brought the Long Reach Tennis Club recreational facility up to perfect form

Luxury Vinyl Plank

  • Manufacturer: Shaw
  • Style: 0502V
  • Color/Finish: Fog – 64327
  • Size: 7”x48” 

Vinyl Sheet

  • Manufacturer: Altro
  • Style: Walkway 20
  • Color/Finish: Tundra – VM20910

Rubber Flooring

  • Manufacturer: Roppe
  • Style: Rubber Tread with Riser
  • Color/Finish: 114 – Lunar Dust

Rubber Flooring

  • Manufacturer: Nora Systems
  • Style: Grano 4880
  • Color/Finish: Drusy

Porcelain Floor Tile

  • Manufacturer: Daltil
  • Style: Volume 1.0
  • Color/Finish: Intensity Pebble
  • Size: 12”x12”

Porcelain Floor Tile

  • Manufacturer: Edimax
  • Style: Sands
  • Color/Finish: Dark
  • Size: 2”x2”

Walk-Off Mat

  • Manufacturer: The Mad Matter, Inc.
  • Style: Aluminum Hinge Roll-up Mat 3/8”
  • Color/Finish: Brush – Gray

Tile Base

  • Manufacturer: Daltile
  • Style: Volume 1.0
  • Color/Finish: Intensity Pebble
  • Size: 6”x12” Cove Base

Vinyl Base

  • Manufacturer: Johnsonite
  • Style: Cove
  • Color/Finish: #29 Moonrood
  • Size: 4”

Wood Veneer

  • Style: Plain Sawn Grain – Slide Slip Match
  • Color/Finish: Stained 

Porcelain Wall Tile

  • Manufacturer: Daltile
  • Style: Fabrique
  • Color/Finish: Crème Linen (P686) Polished

Porcelain Wall Tile

  • Manufacturer: Daltile
  • Style: Color Wave – Straight Joint
  • Color/Finish: Blue Lagoon CW13

Porcelain Wall Tile

  • Manufacturer: Daltile
  • Style: Color Wave – Straight Joint
  • Color/Finish: Twilight Blue CW14

Plastic Laminate

  • Manufacturer: Formica
  • Style: ColorCore2
  • Color/Finish: New White (7223C-90) Gloss Finish

Plastic Laminate

  • Manufacturer: Formica
  • Color/Finish: Brite White (459-58) Matte Finish

Solid Surface

  • Manufacturer: Dupont
  • Style: Zodiaq
  • Color/Finish: Borealis Blue

Solid Surface

  • Manufacturer: Dupont
  • Style: Zodiaq
  • Color/Finish: Coarse Carrara

Solid Surface

  • Manufacturer: Formica
  • Style: Solid Elements
  • Color/Finish: Arctic 102

Solid Surface

  • Manufacturer: Dupont
  • Style: Corian
  • Color/Finish: Designer White

Solid Surface

  • Manufacturer: 3form
  • Style: Ghost W03
  • Color/Finish: Renewable Matte F10

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