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Lynn University is private university located in Boca Raton, between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in the sunny state of Florida. With students from more than 75 countries throughout the world, Lynn was selected as the scene for the third presidential debate in the 2012 election. The debate focused on U.S. foreign policy–quite fitting for this university with one of the most international student bodies in the country.

Although the school is most recently known for its high profile political interchange, the leadership of Lynn puts top priority on the daily experiences of students. A great example is the update of cafeteria and coffee shop on campus. These two facilities are cornerstones of campus life, and thanks to attractive and thoughtful renovations, Lynn’s global student body has world-class, convenient eateries to choose from.

Designer Cindy Wilson of Boca Raton, FL, was retained to lead the renovation of these spaces. Her firm’s experience in commercial interior design provided the right background for the project. With focus on both style and durability, Wilson selected Crossville’s Bluestone collection for the coffee shop flooring, as well as Laminam by Crossville for some demanding wall surface areas.

The coffee shop, Christine’s Coffeehouse, is a central hub for student interaction. From high traffic demands to lots of beverage spills, the choice for flooring was dependent on ease of maintenance and non-slip features. The Bluestone collection in the Pennsylvania Blue color had the right look and performance characteristics for the 1,500 square-foot space.

In the school’s cafeteria, Laminam by Crossville was specified as a wainscot for 645 sq. ft. of wall space. These porcelain panels in the Filo collection were selected for its durability and ease of maintenance. Providing a beautiful transition from the floors to the walls, the Laminam panels evoke a modern style with uninterrupted and flawless design.

The overall looks of both the coffee shop and cafeteria are inviting, and the premium materials will provide long term performance a busy university demands. No doubt, the renovations make a world of difference to Lynn’s international student body.