Last updated: April 14. 2014 12:54PM - 392 Views
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The Logan County Clerk’s Office is going to be getting a new floor soon starting next weekend when the office is closed to customer traffic. The building has had the same tile flooring since the 1980s and its getting quite costly to keep it up, said clerk Scottie Harper.

The Logan County Fiscal Court agreed to allow Williams Flooring out of Auburn to complete the project which will cost approximately $5,036. While the new flooring is being put down, there will also be some painting being done on the paneling within the office.

“We are trying to keep the office up-to-date, and making sure what needs to be done is, so as to protect the integrity of the building, said Harper.

The new flooring will be rubberized planking. This is what appears now in hospitals and healthcare facilities. It’s much easier to walk on and is much more slip resistant that tiling. This is one of the reasons, said Harper, we looked at that specific product. As it is now, and has been for decades, there is tile with concrete underneath.

“Buffing the floor has gotten much harder and the tile will not shine like it used to,” said Harper. “This is a project we have been planning for.”

There is 5,000 square feet in the building that once housed the county’s road department and after that, the Logan County Superintendent’s Office. Only 1,500 square feet will be affected by the replacement flooring.

“This will be beneficial for customers as well as employees who spend a great deal of time walking on the floors here,” said Harper. “We’ve been needing it for a few years now.”

The building has had a few updates over the past 10 years including a new roof with aluminum covering and a heating and cooling system.

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