Shippenburg University


Bob Koch, Custodial Services Manager of SU, sought a flooring solution for the Center’s  entrance that would be more aesthetically pleasing to visitors than the previous carpet mat. Also, it needed to be able to withstand the high level of continual traffic it would receive from students, faculty and staff. His final requirement was that the chosen entrance flooring would not exceed the required weight limit for the custodial team so that it could be lifted without issue when cleaned.


CS Floormations™ Entrance Flooring System in Honeycomb pattern was chosen to adorn the busy entranceway. The enhanced entrance flooring now prefaces the look people can expect for the rest of the building’s interior. “The carpet mat was doing an okay job, but we needed something that looked a lot nicer,” said Mr. Koch. “Floormations is aesthetically much richer than what we were using. The people who come through the building really like the new flooring and they definitely take notice. I’m happy with it.” Pleased with the installation of the new entrance flooring system, the school is considering using Floormations in two other prominent buildings on campus: the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) and John L. Grove Business College.

The CS Project Management Team provided a custom solution that adhered to the custodial team’s product weight restriction. The Shaw carpeting used in Floormations grabs the loose debris and water tracked in on shoes, trapping and hiding it underneath as it falls through the pattern’s minimal openings. The Dauphin Humanities Center’s entrance is now equipped to welcome the vast number of people that will pass through for many semesters to come!

Project: Shippenburg University

Location: Shippensburg, PA

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Shippensburg University (SU), located in South Central Pennsylvania, is one of fourteen schools in the State System for Higher Education of Pennsylvania. With over 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the university is a growing institution determined to provide a rich and diverse learning experience. The centrally-located Dauphin Humanities Center serves as an arts and sciences academic building. Though it received a major renovation five years ago, the large carpet mat in its entrance had long lost its charm, having experienced significant wearing from the 1,000 students that step foot in the facility daily.

Shippenburg University Entrance Flooring Systems Floormations

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