George Yu Home & Art Gallery

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Description: 

In George Yu Architects’s addition to a Los Angeles house, coconut palm adorns the second-floor art gallery and the staircase. Coconut Edge Grain Palm flooring was cleverly utilized for the floor, stair backing, paneling and ceiling. This hallway shows how stunning continuous use open this small space and keep a warm, cozy feeling.

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Industry: 
Residential
Location: 
Los Angeles, California
Architect/Designer: 
George Yu
Materials: 
Coconut Edge Grain Palm Flooring
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.3: Low Emitting Materials CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Palm Flooring

Dimensions:

5/8” x 3” x random

15mm x 76mm x random

Installation:

Tongue and groove, glue or nail down

ASTM E648: Critical Radiant Flux

Class 1

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.01%, Perpendicular -0.30%
  • Thickness Swell: -0.48%
  • Hardness (Janka Ball Test): 1,295 lbf (avg)

ASTM D2394: Coefficient of Friction

Static Coefficient / Dynamic (Sliding) Coefficient: 0.437 / 0.376

ASTM D3359: Adhesion by Tape Test

Class 4B

ASTM D4060: Taber Abrasion

22,000 cycles average

ASTM: 4442: Moisture Content

6–9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]:

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass