State Bank of India

The State Bank of India is the national bank of India with over 1,500 branches. The bank wanted to increase their presence in the California market and created this prototype branch designed to reflect the culture of India with the lifestyle of Southern California. Robert Puleo of MVE & Partners, Inc. took inspiration from bold Indian influenced color and exotic rosewood, which is native to India. Centiva was able to produce a durable flooring product with a realistic look and texture for the project.

A clean-lined modern aesthetic was created that incorporated bold punches of color combined with selective amounts of Indian rosewood. Puleo explained, “Our key objective was to create an environment that gave a strong first impression while remaining durable.” Centiva was able to produce a flooring product that gave an accurate interpretation of rosewood and included a 20 year Commercial Wear Warranty. Puleo found Centiva’s design process to be user-friendly. “[It was] very easy to receive literature, samples, pricing, and advice throughout the entire design and construction process.” he said.

Puleo remarked, “The finished project emphasized that even small spaces can be impactful and that limited budgets don’t have to mean limited design.” Everyone is enjoying the floors and maintaining their attractive look has proven easy.

State Bank of India
Robert Puleo, MVE & Partners, Inc.
Queensland Walnut CP 3310-C