Case Study

Pensacola International Airport

Airport terminal with tile flooring

Case Study:
Pensacola International Airport

Pensacola International Airport greets travelers in style with a center concourse renovation.


Why Tile®?

Why black logo

Pensacola International Airport (PNS) welcomes nearly two million travelers annually. When it came time to update the flooring throughout the center concourse—the highest traffic area of the facility— airport leaders searched for the most efficient way to renovate the space. The design team planned a seamless renovation by scheduling the tile installation to take place after hours, thus minimizing disruption for travelers and airport staff.

The project specifications required that the flooring offer exceptional durability and low maintenance, while also providing a smooth surface for equipment, luggage, and wheelchairs. The team chose 18” x 36” Green Squared Certified porcelain tile planks for the center concourse. The material’s natural look and sustainable features made the decision to choose Green Squared Certified tile simple for an area active in environmental preservation. With its sandstone texture and coastal aesthetic, the tiles evoke the feeling of the beach. To greet travelers in true Pensacola style, the design team artfully incorporated waterjet-cut designs of pelicans, seagulls, and waves into the flooring. Pensacola is recognized as Pelican City thanks to the natural presence of the iconic bird throughout the region. The waterjet-cut pelican designs throughout the concourse are a stunning nod to Pensacola’s avian ambassadors.

With the renovation completed, travelers can now experience the first waves of tranquility straight from the plane – well before they reach the beach.


Project Details

Pensacola International Airport
Pensacola, Florida

Related Case Studies


Extra Resources

Tile Buying Guide

Download #OutsideTheBox: Your Tile Buying Guide…and get started now!


  • Why Tile

    Why Tile® is spearheaded by a joint initiative of the tile industry, with installers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers banded together as never before to step outside their own corporate interests, with the common goal of simply providing education and information about tile.

    View all posts