GFC was recently featured in the February 2017 issue of Tile Letter Magazine. Full text from the article follows below, or you can click on the link to read the article online in its original form.
Gomez Floor Covering of San Antonio, Texas, is one of NTCA’s newest members – only joining up during a NTCA workshop in the fall of 2016, its 20th anniversary year. The company is known for its commercial work locally and throughout the U.S., with jobs encompassing federal, state, schools and hospitality.
“Our experience and knowledge in the industry since 1996, and the service-oriented nature of our people are what sets us apart in our market,” said ReDonna Mendez, senior project manager.
Gomez Floor Covering was drawn to NTCA membership due to its own tradition as a leader and desire to be part of a leading association in the industry. “GFC believes it is a leader in the field, and wanted to be part of an organization that is also leading and setting standards for the industry,” Mendez added. “The ability to talk with other people in the field every day about issues we face and how others have handled them is important to us – and also to be able to help mold the industry in the right direction.”
Continuing its leadership in the industry locally, nationally – and now as an NTCA member – helps augment the company’s greatest satisfaction, which is “to see a beautiful tile installation and happy clients.” Following are examples of those beautiful tile installations for happy clients.
Austin Bergstrom Airport
The hardest challenge at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport Terminal East Infill Project was dealing with security issues in this busy airport while trying to install glass tiles on a curved wall with no bullnose, Mendez said. Gomez suggested installing finish trims on all of the corners to allow for a finished edge that wouldn’t cut anyone. “To overcome the security issues we had a designated escort to move product and people around at all times to keep our down time to a minimum,” she added.
Gomez Floor Covering faced installing 3/4” travertine on columns and soffits 40’ above the finished floor at the Texas A & M University Education Building and Small Animal Hospital Expansion and Renovation. “We went to an anchor system with an epoxy thinset to hold everything in place so none of the stone would fall,” Mendez said. “We had scissor lift-certified installers to accomplish this.” This job included a range of materials: ceramic, porcelain and glass tiles in the restrooms, and full travertine and other stone pieces honed or polished 12” x 24” x 3/4” on floors, walls, columns and wainscot.