• The Vision: Take the Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s
(CHOC) commitment of being a leader for the health and well being of children and transfer that into the design of our buildings, architecture, and aesthetics.
• The Design: WBSA architects designed 35 colors of Medintone, Medley, and Petit Point sheet vinyls to completely refresh the corridor systems at the CHOC tower. Universal Metro worked closely with Creative Edge to create, implement and install the Elevator Lobby Flooring Murals.
• The Construction: Work closely with Miles and Kelly Construction in a working hospital installing over 55,000 sf of product, 55 sku’s, moisture treatment systems and work with an active environment to avoid infection.
• The Install: Universal Metro estimated, budgeted, procured, and installed all floor and wall products on the project: sheet vinyl, heat welding, ceramic tile, porcelain tile, carpet, carpet tile, base cove Ardex underlayments, Ardex MC moisture mitigation systems.
PHOTOS of Tandus Carpet areas as well as the Ceramic Tile Work at the cafeteria and restrooms is available upon request.
Unique Installation Challenge Strategy
Taking 35 design driven colors and implementing them into exact floor murals, comparable to the art from the mosaic ceramic tile era, was Universal Metro’s second most enjoyable and involved project in our 30 plus year history.
Universal Metro worked closely with Creative Edge in the design, engineering, configuring and construction of the murals, utilizing 35 colors for 6 floors in order to implement the design intent of the architect team from WBSA (see the sample design phase detail layout in the photos). The actual work was precision water jet and then sent in 6 x 6 puzzle size pieces inside large 7 x 13 foot crates to preserve the vinyl from damage, edge curl, and tears which are common in many designs.
With the partnership of Armstrong’s and Ardex’s technical teams UMI was able to seam seal every edge in order to preserve a long term floor that will not shrink, fail, collect dirt and most importantly be a bright light to the families that visit CHOC each day.
All this work was completed in an active hospital installing over 50,000 sf with class III infection control processes to insure the safety of the patients.