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Students Design Donated Residence Hall Carpet

Carpet Donation
MHU Students (l-r) Regan Macomson and Tori Radcliff sit on the Powerbond carpeting which has been donated for Bailey Mountain Residential Apartments. The students created the design for the carpeting to represent sunrise in the mountains.

Mars Hill University has received a donation of Powerbond carpeting from Tandus Centiva for Bailey Mountain Residential Apartments, a residence hall located on the Mars Hill campus. Professional installation services were donated by PBI Asheville.

The donation was arranged by Padgett and Freeman Architects of Asheville, NC, the firm which is designing Mars Hill's newest building project, Ferguson Health Sciences Center. Construction is scheduled to begin on Ferguson Health Sciences Center in March 2015, with a planned completion date of spring or summer 2016. The building will hold the planned Judge-McRae School of Nursing at the university.

According to Stacey Hodges, designer for Padgett and Freeman, the donation fills a current need, while allowing the university to test the durability of the carpeting material for use in the new health sciences building.

The design for the carpeting, which is located in the first floor entry of Bailey Mountain Residential Apartments, was created by Regan Macomson and Tori Radcliff, students in the Mars Hill University apparel and interior merchandising program. The students said the design represents sunrise in the mountains.

Powerbond® is a hybrid resilient sheet flooring made from nylon and closed-cell cushion. The cushion and nylon are fused together through heat and pressure creating a floor covering that is durable and stain resistant.