From Outdated to Modern: Wayne Public Library’s Flooring Upgrade

by May 18, 20230 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a heightened focus on cleanliness and hygiene, especially in public spaces. In response, the Wayne Public Library in New Jersey recently underwent a flooring renovation project to replace its older flooring with a new modern look, that can be easily sanitized. Direct Flooring, a trusted provider and installer of flooring products in the NJ, NY metro areas, was chosen to lead the project.

The library committee’s main goal for the new flooring included not only easy sanitization but also a softer feel that resembled carpet. Direct Flooring worked closely with the team to select a luxury vinyl flooring product that met these needs. The main area of the library was designed with a ship lap configuration, and the Patcraft line was chosen due to its variety of shiplap color combinations.

 Direct Flooring set up a demo for the committee, inside the library, so that the team could make informed decisions on flooring color, style, and pattern options available.

In the kids’ area, a pattern was selected that featured primary colors mixed with a lighter simulated wood tone, adding a fun element to the space. The Patcraft product was selected not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its built-in sound-deadening core, which is crucial for large areas with high ceilings that tend to echo.

One of the key benefits of working with Direct Flooring on a project like this is their ability to do the work in sections, allowing the library to remain open to the public during the renovation. Direct Flooring even moved all of the book stacks and furniture to gain access to the floors in various areas of the library. Prior to the vinyl flooring being installed, Direct Flooring performed expert floor leveling to ensure a smooth, level surface.

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Overall, the Wayne Public Library was thrilled with the outcome of the project. The new luxury vinyl flooring is not only easy to sanitize but also provides a comfortable and visually appealing environment for patrons. The project was capped of with another massive flooring renovation for Wayne Municipal Complex which is adjacent to the library.   

Direct Flooring’s ability to provide a full turn-key flooring service, including organization of the process to keep the facility open during the project, makes them a top choice for libraries, schools, colleges, and municipalities throughout the NJ, NY metro areas.

If your library, school, or other public facility is in need of a flooring renovation, consider reaching out to Direct Flooring for their expertise and full turn-key service. With their help, you can create a clean, comfortable, and visually appealing space for your patrons.



With over 50 years’ experience in the flooring industry, Direct Flooring offers all the advantages of buying with cooperatives or with NJ State Contract. Our capacity to handle larger projects gives you confidence your flooring project will be completed on time and on budget.

Direct Flooring is your complete source for NJ State Contract and co-op flooring projects throughout NJ. Please contact our certified and professional staff. We have a vast array of flooring products and solutions tailored to fit your needs.


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