Extreme Makeover: Spa Edition

Awaken Wellness and Rejuvenation Spa

Lounge

Lau’s team ripped out the carpeting in the reception and relaxation areas, replacing it with strandwoven bamboo floors from Sustainable Flooring. “We put a quarter-inch layer of cork underneath it to absorb shock and make it softer to walk on,” Lau says.

After raising the beams for a more open feel, Lau installed insulation and tectum panels on the ceiling for sound absorption. “The tectum’s made from straw, so it’s eco-friendly and provides added insulation,” he says. “When you’re dealing with hardwood floors there can be quite a bit of sound. This keeps everything quiet.”