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July 25
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library - I spy Milliken carpet on that floor!

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The James B. Hunt Jr. Library, part of the NC State University Libraries system, is mostly composed of large open spaces that flow from floor to floor – rather than to many enclosed rooms. Because of the arrangement – combined with colorful spaces and dynamic furnishings – where and how material and color changes occurred was very important.

  • A wide variety of learning environments and technology-focused experimental labs exist beside more traditional study rooms. Carpet is the preferred floor finish within the majority of the library.
  • State-of-the-art library technology is highly visible in the building’s design to create dynamic learning environments and cater to a community built around knowledge. All design aspects were required to support its culture of innovation.

The Milliken Solution

  • Rich, intense colors were a key factor in the development of the library design. Of the many products reviewed, only the Milliken Paste Up series responded aesthetically to design intentions and targeted user groups. 
  • The beautiful vibrant colors of Milliken’s Paste Up collection​​, with the edgy, rough patterns of the Space Invader line, were exactly in tune with the spirit of the innovative university library.

Additionally, Milliken’s carpet tiles, with Comfort Plus® cushion backing and TractionBack® technology, are proven to be 10 times more efficient in reducing noise compared to other flooring options (Source: American Institute of Interior Designers).

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"Since opening, the library has been overtaken by students, who are extremely enthusiastic and appreciative of their new ‘home away from home.’ This was our purpose." 
-Elaine Molinar, Managing Director for Sn
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