Healthcare Design - January/February 2016 - 52
Compiled by Shandi Matambanadzo
As the home away from home during a sensitive, emotional time, the
patient room holds a critical key to a person's experience with healthcare,
often defining what "hospital" means in a personal, profound manner.
Take a look at some new products that aim to surround an inpatient with
a comfortable, safe, and efficient living space in which to heal.
Gerflor Creation luxury vinyl tiles (LVT)
and planks by Gerflor USA are offered in a
collection of wood, stone, and textile designs evoking natural surfaces and styles.
Specially engineered for commercial grade
and high-traffic environments such as hospitals and more, Creation LVT is inherently
antibacterial and is ISO 22196-certified
to limit the spread of infections, including MRSA, E. coli, and S. aureus, making
it a suitable choice for patient rooms.
Featuring a 28 mil wear layer and a no-wax
polyurethane surface treatment for ease of
maintenance, the collection is 100 percent
The Acrovyn Frame System by
Construction Specialties, designed
as a durable interior door frame option, is composed of Acrovyn sheet
material installed on a steel frame
and built to a project's specifications. The Acrovyn wrap installs
onto the frame without need for
adhesives and is field replaceable
if ever damaged. It's also mitered
at the jamb and header and is
prepped for hardware. The system
is designed for any high-traffic
interior entrance, including patient
Carnegie Fabrics' Xorel Between the Lines collection,
available in wallcoverings, upholstery, and wall panels, features high durability with 1 million double-rubs and aesthetic
appeal with embossed graphic patterns. The collection can
be aggressively cleaned on the wall with water solvent and
diluted bleach, resisting fading or loss of color. Available
with X-Protect wall backing and X-Protect Sit to prevent
molding and water damage,
all three patterns within the
collection are antibacterial
and guard against fungus.
The Cama Bed Chair by IOA Healthcare Furniture allows family members to be near the patient. A lockable base with casters allows for quick
mobility in medical emergencies. Elevating to a 22-inch seat height, the
Cama Bed Chair operates as a three-position recliner.