Preservation is an art. In this day and age corporations who want to renew versus build new should be commended. The Worthington Bank people are worthy of accolades. The original building was built at the beginning of the last century. Restoration of the floors by Waterjet Works and Business Flooring Specialist was an honor and a challenge. The floor was crumbling and was wavy. Two elements that were in direct opposition to what was needed in order to succeed with the stone floors that had been removed decades ago.
Although the photos below tell a different story, consider these two details.
- The distance between each column is different causing the diamonds and triangles to be slightly different from section to section, yet not noticeable unless you are on your hands and knees.
- Normally you can allow for “adjustments” by installing stone tiles with a 1/4″ grout line. This was not acceptable to anyone involved from the architectural firm, Waterjet Works and the installation team at Business Flooring Specialist. The floor was installed with a 1/16″ grout line.
A true work of art benefiting the great city of Ft. Worth who prides themselves on their art museums and public art programs. You can read more about the collaborative effort it took to restore this beautiful landmark in the two articles below from Stone and Tile Design magazine and Insider magazine.