Organic paint colors

DuPont™ Corian® introduces its new Healing Colors Collection for interior healthcare spaces. This selection of 72 colors brings a sense of the natural world to interior healthcare environments, helping to reduce cold, institutional feelings and spark positive outcomes for patients and staff. Developed as a user-friendly design tool, the collection has six color groups—H2O, Flame, Earth, Wood, Alloy, and Oxygen—allowing architects and designers to create a variety of therapeutic environments.

Resilient composition tile

Marmoleum Composition Tile (MCT) from Forbo is made from natural ingredients. MCT’s naturally inherent antimicrobial and antistatic properties offer improved indoor air quality and combat MRSA and other strains of bacteria. MCT is occupancy ready, requiring no initial maintenance. It is financially beneficial to LEED projects, and carries the most LCA based certifications of any resilient flooring product.

Colored healthcare flooring

noraplan environcare™ offers numerous options for standard and special flooring for education, healthcare facilities, and static dissipative flooring. Available in 48 colors, noraplan environcare offers a large selection for flooring solutions. Its resilient floor coverings and adhesives are also GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.

PVC-free patterned upholstery

CF Stinson presents an innovative PVC-free upholstery. This exclusive collection was recently recognized with a Best of NeoCon 2008 award for new healthcare fabrics.

Broadloom and carpet tile

Applying an architectural theme to textile was the point of inspiration for Bentley Prince Street’s newest product line, Functional Expression. Comprised of five products, all available in broadloom and carpet tile, the textiles’ scales and patterns provide an aesthetic that is both inventive and practical. Bentley Prince Street created five modern styles offering solutions that include broadloom and carpet tile in solution-dyed premium nylon.

Fabric disinfectant

Crypton, a performance fabric producer, has created an EPA-approved Disinfectant & Deodorizer that kills mold, mildew, and most germs on contact. When used in conjunction with Crypton Super Fabric, Crypton’s Disinfectant & Deodorizer creates the first disinfectable fabric in the world.

Commercial flooring

Mondo’s Harmoni commercial surface, an innovative dual durometer surface, has a low life-cycle cost. It is stain resistant, naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, and provides excellent cushion underfoot. Harmoni is quieter with a sound absorption up to 22 dB. It is available in 28 colors, in rolls or tiles. It can help contribute to LEED points.

Heterogeneous sheet vinyl

Acczent® from Johnsonite offers the look and feeling of wood flooring with the high performance, low maintenance of heterogeneous sheet vinyl. A new collection of wood patterns has been added to a product that has years of proven performance within the healthcare segment.

Antimicrobial surface additive

STA-CARE, INC., the manufacturer of Evolution™ Solid Surface Bath Systems, announces antimicrobial properties now available: Surfaceguard featuring Polygiene, an active antimicrobial additive, is incorporated into the resin used to create solid surface products. Surfaceguard effectively retards the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew.

New flooring colors4

Staron Surfaces has added 10 new colors to its Tempest Line. Branded Tempest Stylist, the new series includes larger, translucent particluates, which create a look that rivals quartz and natural stone. The Tempest material is extremely hygienic and has earned two GREENGUARD certications for low-emitting interior building materials.

Simple object inspired textiles

Loop presents Simple Objects, a collection with designs derived from safety pins, barcodes, matches, bubble wrap, zippers, staples, and egg cartons. In addition to these seven designs, two solid fabrics, Sketch and Sateen, are included in the collection. Made of Enviro Wool, Enviro Nylon, and eco-friendly dyes and chemicals, this fabric gives designers the ability to add beauty to a space without compromising the environment.

Environmentally-friendly tile

Armstrong Flooring’s MIGRATIONS BioBased Tile™ is a new category of tile which provides enhanced environmental attributes with enhanced performance, classic looks, and affordability. Made possible by Armstrong’s new BioStride™ polymer breakthrough, MIGRATIONS also contains 10% preconsumer recycled content. It is FloorScore™ certified and contributes to at least four LEED credits.

Architectural glass

Meltdown Glass Art & Design has been creating site-specific art and architectural glass installations since 1993. Applications include interior partition walls, donor walls, exterior glazing, transaction countertops, sculptures, wall-mounted artwork, and more.

Patterned upholstery fabrics

The Architex Remede® line continues to mix innovation, performance, and technology in healthcare fabrics with its welcomed addition of five new Crypton® upholstery patterns. This new addition continues to build the HDR designed Remede Collection as an interchangeable mix of performance fabrics to the healthcare industry. The complete collection features patterns in Crypton, GORE Seating Protection®, Trevira CS®, (u)phoria!® vinyls, and Zeftron® Nylon.

Privacy curtain fabrics

Solstice, Mayer Fabrics’ first collection of woven Privacy Curtain fabrics, features subtle shapes, textures, and organic motifs in 26 colors. Created to work in tandem with the 2007 Best of Neocon Silver award-winning Solace Crypton Green Collection, Solstice is treated with BioAm antimicrobial technology and recyclable Nano-Tex finish.

Floor, wall, and ceiling vinyl

Lonseal’s new Lonzebra Collection is an innovative sheet vinyl solution that can be applied to floors, walls, and ceilings. Providing maximum resistance in environments where increased vertical abrasions can occur, the resilient sheet vinyl protects itself from the threat of dirt and abrasions with its embossed-wood grain texture. Lonzebra emits low VOCs, can contribute to LEED points and is rated Class B in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety Code.

Healthcare Design 2008 August;8(8):50-53