Nonporous surfacing options

Staron® Surfaces offers versatile surfacing options approved for healthcare applications. Staron Solid Surface is nonporous, which makes it a highly hygienic surface, warding off unwelcome mold and bacteria. It is also stain resistant and highly durable-critical for applications often seen in healthcare facilities. The Solid Surface line has earned two GREENGUARD certifications for improving indoor air quality. Both certifications recognize Staron as a low-emitting interior building material.

Hard-fired ceramic tile

Metropolitan Ceramics® produces a ceramic tile with a preconsumer recycled content of over 60%. ENVIROQUARRY® is 1/2″ thick and is available in 6″ x 6″, nominal 4″ x 8″, and nominal 8″ x 8″ sizes. ENVIROQUARRY tiles are hard-fired, making them durable enough for the most demanding/heavy-traffic installations, and kiln flashed for random color variation and added appeal.

Colored linoleum

Harmonium xf has a newly extended color line and xf, Harmonium's innovative topcoat treatment. Linoleum now has a tough surface to protect a beautiful, rapidly renewable material.

Tile collection

Hanwha L&C USA has introduced Miraton, a tile collection extension of its quartz surface line that will soon be manufactured in North America. Clients will be able to access the 30-plus color palette of Miraton this Summer alongside seven new colors from the company's top-of-the-line countertop imprints, HanStone and Hanex®, through its distributors. The inaugural product of HanStone, Hanex, and new Miraton that debuted recently at the Kitchen & Bath Show in Atlanta, was donated to the local Habitat for Humanity Restore, benefiting area working families.

Wall base protection

Health Design Wall Base and Preformed Inside and Outside Corners by Flexco were specifically developed to increase productivity/ease of installation compared to traditional time-consuming and unsightly on-site flash coving. May contribute to LEED CI and NC Credits: MR 4.1, MR 4.2, MR 5.1, MR 5.2, and MR 6.

Dyed broadloom and carpet tile

Satellite City and Suburban Fringe offer dyed colorways in combination with broadloom and carpet tile options. The midscale, naturally organic patterns are available in broadloom and carpet tile (18″ x 18″ or 36″ x 36″). Made with Antron Lumena® solution dyed nylon, Satellite City and Suburban Fringe are available in 16 color tones. Also, High PerformancePC is the standard backing system on all Bentley Prince Street broadloom products. This unique latex formulation recovers mineral residual from the paper recycling industry in an environmentally friendly fashion, resulting in a minimum average 10% postconsumer recycled content by total product weight. Both Satellite City and Suburban Fringe are certified to the NSF-140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard at the Gold level.

PVC-free polyurethane surface

CBC (AMERICA) has introduced the redesigned WELS Sheet from CERES PVC-Free Flooring. Meeting demand for PVC-free products, CERES developed a nonporous, cross-linked reinforced polyurethane wear surface. The result is seamless sheet flooring, offering environmental and maintenance benefits in 28 colors.

Rubber and vinyl flooring

Roppe Corporation, a commercial rubber and vinyl flooring manufacturer headquartered in Fostoria, Ohio, offers an updated 70-color palette spanning our major product brand offerings that include all of the most popular colors in healthcare design while incorporating their industry leading single price point. feature.

Colored flooring solutions

nora systems, Inc., has recolorized its noraplan® eco line with 16 new colors that reflect current design trends. Gray, brown, blue, green, cream, and orange tones expand the nora color palette to include more than 300 colors. The 2 mm noraplan eco is GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified and contributes to healthier indoor air.

Commercial flooring portfolio

Armstrong's broad portfolio of commercial floor products lets users choose from a variety of flooring solutions. Products include the new MEDINTONE & MEDLEY homogeneous sheet, BBT, linoleum, LVT, commercial hardwood, commercial laminate, VCT, sheet, and specialty flooring-all of which contribute to or comply with at least one LEED credit.

Shower flooring and surfaces

Swanstone Transfer Shower Floors and Walls by The Swan Corp. are designed for use in hospitals, extended care, and other healthcare facilities. The Swanstone Transfer Shower Floor has a pebbled, slip-resistant surface and coordinates with Swanstone Shower Walls to provide superior impact resistance and durability. Swanstone withstands wheelchairs and other equipment that may bump into shower walls and floors. It is a completely nonporous material, so it will not mold or mildew and is easy to clean. The shower system is available with folding seats, grab bars, and other ADA-compliant accessories.

Healthcare Design 2009 August;9(8):100-101