After 50 plus years of use, the tile in the football team showers at Minnesota State University Moorhead was worn and dingy and the concrete floor was badly discolored. The facility was unattractive to both the team and to visiting recruits. To fix the problem the university was faced with removing and replacing the tile and resurfacing the floor.
Jeff Goebel, Moorhead’s Physical Plant Manager, estimated tile replacement alone would run in excess of $30,000. “…and this didn’t include any costs for unforeseen problems once demolition started. We all know that it can get pretty ugly once you start taking tile walls down,” according to Goebel.
Luckily, Goebel visted the Miracle Method booth at a trade show, saw the company’s surface refinishing process and realized it could provide a viable and more affordable alternative to removal and replacement renovation. He was also pleased to learn that the end result would also permanently seal the surfaces making them resistant to mold and mildew.
Miracle Method did the work over the school’s holiday break, completing the project in just seven days vs. an estimated three weeks for new tile and floor work. Refinishing saved the university nearly 75% of the replacement estimate. “By using Miracle Method we’ll be able to upgrade more showers and bathrooms in a shorter period of time. We’re very pleased with the results,” adds Goebel.
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