Not Your Standard Job

Floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a view of Manhattan, private lounge areas, and a custom wrap-around bar. When J. Rapaport Wood Flooring headed back to The Standard to replace the floors they initially installed when the hotel was built 10 years ago, they knew just what the “Boom Boom” room needed.

“The space is a very high-profile bar/nightclub in The Standard, High Line hotel in Manhattan,” says Maxx Rapaport, Vice President of J. Rapaport Wood Flooring. “Although we scrub and recoat at least twice a year, and refinish the floors once a year, after 10 years of use, they were ready for an upgrade.”

For this project, Santos mahogany in a herringbone pattern (3” x 18”) was the perfect addition to an already unique room.

“The install wasn’t much of a challenge for our team,” adds Rapaport. “What did present a challenge was working in a boutique hotel. Unlike some residential or commercial projects, we were given a short time frame to get this job done, which required working 18-hour shifts and working hand-in-hand with other trades.”

To ensure that they had the space exclusively to themselves when necessary, the team worked overnight on occasion.

“We used a colored waterbase sealer and two coats of two-component waterbase to finish the floors,” said Rapaport. “We will continue to maintain the floors with a routine maintenance schedule throughout the years to come.”

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