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Case Study: Midland Reformed Church


Midland Reformed Church reached out to us at SPACE Inc. in the hopes of brightening up their basement space. 

The church hosts its nursery and Sunday School programs in the lower level of their building. But, as is often the case, it was beginning to feel tired, dark, and gloomy—especially with its low ceilings. 

Some water damage had also contributed to a musty smell, so they wanted to find a solution that would prevent further issues like this.


The most important solution we found for this project was a special carpet product. Most carpet selections have a plastic PVC backing, which makes them durable but can encourage mold growth.

So we selected a product by Milliken that has a unique, breathable backing. This ensures that any moisture in the concrete foundation will move through the fabric with no moisture retention.

It’s also a highly sustainable option, as it will break down quickly in the landfill—but can also be ground up like paper and reused. 

Plus, this choice was budget friendly, while still bright and colorful—as most budget carpets are dull and drab. This was important because our partners at Midland Reformed also wanted each classroom to have its own color scheme, which you’ll see in the gallery photos. We brought the colors together in the main gathering room through a bright, symmetrical pattern. 


The team at Midland Reformed were smart to begin the project early in January 2022, so we could collectively meet our goal of demolition and installation during the slower summer months. 

Because of this strategic planning, we were ready to unveil the new space when school started in the fall—welcoming all the children into their colorful, bright new gathering area. 

Was the team at Midland Reformed satisfied with our creative commercial design solution? Sheri commented that they “were doing backflips!” 

We’re grateful for this opportunity to exceed client expectations by remaining budget friendly and offering a sustainable carpet solution.

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