Miami Trace Local Schools | Miami Trace High School

  Project Name: Miami Trace High School Owner: Miami Trace Local Schools Architect: SHP Leading Design Construction Manager: Ruscilli Construction Company, Inc. Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Bleachers, and Auditorium Seating Completion: August 2018 The new Miami Trace High School has been described as a showcase for modern learning. The new building joined the…

Chippewa School District | Chippewa Jr./Sr. High School

Project Name: Chippewa School District Owner: Chippewa Jr./Sr. High School Architect: Hasenstab Architects Construction Manager: C.T. Taylor Construction Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Bleachers, and Auditorium Seating Completion: August 2018 The February 2019 edition of Properties Magazine featured Chippewa School District’s new Jr./Sr. High School, describing the new build as a showcase for the community. The new building is a…

Spring Cleaning in the Classroom: Laminate & Epoxy

Plastic Laminate Casework

 

We’ve discussed spring cleaning for indoor telescopic bleachers and outdoor grandstands, now let’s take a walk into the classrooms and talk Casework and Millwork, more specifically, plastic laminate.

The high-rated durability of thermofused and high-pressure laminate make it much easier to care for than real wood, ensuring years of quality performance.

Basic Maintenance for Laminate:

  • Routinely clean surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge, and a mild soap or detergent.
  • Stubborn stains, such as coffee, can be removed with a household cleaner and soft bristled brush. If the mark persists, use a baking soda and water paste with a soft bristled brush.
  • Undiluted bleach or nail polish remover can be used if the above steps do not remove the mark, but should sit no more than two minutes to avoid damaging the surface.
  • Surfaces can be disinfected with a 10% bleach / 90% water solution. Apply the solution and wipe surface dry.  Deep textures may require more drying to ensure the solution is wiped away.

Things to Avoid:

  • Laminate surfaces are incredibly durable but can be damaged by misuse. Avoid the missteps below to enjoy the long life-cycle of your laminate products!
  • Avoid forceful scrubbing, especially if the surface has a gloss finish.
  • Acidic or abrasive cleaners can damage laminate surfaces; do not use them.
  • Hot pans and heat-producing appliances, such as an electric skillet, when set directly upon countertops can damage the surface. Use a heat shield, hot pad or trivet to protect the surface.

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What About Epoxy Resin Tops?

Care for Epoxy Resin is similar to Plastic Laminate in the sense that you don’t want to use abrasive materials and forceful scrubbing as they will diminish the finish. With any spill, the sooner you wipe it up, the better and use a damp soft cloth or sponge. Mild soaps, again, similar to Plastic Laminate are best. For a more natural clean, you can combine vinegar and water. Treating your tops with a weekly or monthly mineral oil polish will revive the finish.

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Ayersville Local Schools | New K-12 School

 

Project Name: Ayersville K-12 School
Owner: Ayersville Local Schools
Architect: Garmann Miller Architects & Engineers
Construction Manager: Shook Touchstone XIII, LLC
Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Bleachers, and Athletic Equipment
Completion: August 2018

“Don’t let the fear of falling keep you from flying,” is sprawled across the halls at the new Ayersville K-12 School, occupied by students fall of 2018. Farnham Equipment Company has been a sub-consultant on numerous Garmann Miller projects all with the same approach, on their Jan 11, 2019 blog post, Doug Rentz of Garmann Miller shared:

 “For education clients, its designers collaborate with school districts to deliver fresh, flexible spaces. From modern seating options to multi-use rooms with state-of-the-art lighting and audio/video functions, GMAE’s designers are redefining how today’s students learn.”

As part of our scope, Farnham Equipment Company provided and installed an inclusive package featuring Stevens Industries Education and Music Casework, ICI Scientific’s Lab Casework, Brodart Contract Furniture Library Shelving, Hussey Seating Company’s Telescopic Bleachers, Performance Sports Systems Athletic Equipment, and Diversified Woodcrafts Vocational Shop Equipment.

 

Ayersville Local Schools | New K-12 School

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Elder High School Science Lab Renovation

  Project Name: Elder High School Owner: Elder High School Architect: KZF Design General Contractor: Monarch Construction Company Scope: Materials & Installation of Science Lab Casework Completion: August 2017 Farnham Equipment Company was part of Elder High School’s building renovation, providing and installing ICI Scientific’s (Campbell Rhea) Science Lab Casework in three labs. Finished in the standard Empire Maple, the Science Labs included black…

Liberty Center Local Schools | PK-12 School

  Project Name: Liberty Center PK-12 School Owner: Liberty Center Local Schools Architect: Garmann Miller Architects Engineers Construction Manager: Shook Touchstone XI, LLC Contractor: Mel Lanzer (Bleacher and Athletic Equipment Contract Only) Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Platform, & Athletic Equipment Completion: December 2017 Liberty Center PK-12 school includes many of our featured vendors’ products displayed in open…

Greenville City Schools | Greenville K-8 School

  Project Name: Greenville K-8 School Owner: Greenville City Schools Architect: Garmann Miller Architects Engineers Construction Manager: Shook Touchstone, LLC Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Bleachers, & Athletic Equipment Completion: December 2016 Stevens Industries Educational, Lab, and Music Storage Casework is throughout the new 194,086 SF, 2-story building that consolidates the previous four existing elementary and middle schools….

Cleveland Heights-University Heights CSD | Heights High School

  Project Name: Heights High School Renovation & Addition Owner: Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District Architect: bshm Architects, Inc. Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Co./Ozanne Construction Company, Inc. General Contractor: Greenspace Construction Services Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Science Lab Casework, Telescoping Seating & Auditorium Seating Completion: August 2017 Cleveland Heights-University Heights, Heights High School students left their temporary learning space of…

North Ridgeville City Schools | North Ridgeville Academic Center

North Ridgeville Casework

  Project Name: North Ridgeville Academic Center Owner: North Ridgeville City Schools Architect: tda Architecture Construction Manager: ICON Construction Solutions, LLC Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Science Lab Casework, Collaborative Lockers, and Softball Dugout Completion: August 2017 In collaboration with the OFCC, North Ridgeville City School District built a new 232,803 sf building for grades 3-8. The new building opened its doors…