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North Shore Park Youth Center in Miami Beach getting new floors

In 2012: Monica Delgado, left, and Sophia Corugedo, both with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, dance to music by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony during a free concert at the North Shore Park and Youth Center.
In 2012: Monica Delgado, left, and Sophia Corugedo, both with the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, dance to music by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony during a free concert at the North Shore Park and Youth Center. MIAMI HERALD FILE

The North Shore Park Youth Center is getting newer, greener floors.

Miami Beach’s parks department started replacing the floor surfaces Monday. The project, which will cost $80,500, is scheduled to be done by late May. The floors will be replaced with BioBased Tile, which is a non-PVC tile that contains a polymer made from rapidly renewable plant materials grown in the U.S., according to flooring manufacturer Armstrong. It is made of 85 percent North American limestone and 10 percent pre-consumer recycled limestone.

Ceramic tiles in the bathrooms will also be replaced. Continental Flooring Company is handling the project.

John Rebar, parks and recreation director, said the center’s programming will not be interrupted as the work is done. Some programs will be moved around in the building to avoid cancellations.

“We don’t expect to see any major disruptions,” he said. “Just a little bit of shuffling around.”

The center is open seven days a week for programs including preschool, ESOL classes, senior citizen programs, intramural athletics, social club, after school and summer camp programs.

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