The main plaza project strategy was to modernize the space while also selecting a product that would withstand heavy traffic, rolling loads, and patient transport. Since this was the main plaza/corridors the same product was installed for these areas as a method of wayfinding. Those navigating the hospital would then know that they were in the main plaza simply by the change in flooring. This Milliken product was chosen for a variety of reasons. First, carpet tile over broadloom was chosen in case tiles needed to be pulled out and replaced due to damage. Second, Milliken product comes standard with cushion attached to help with acoustics, comfort underfoot, and body fatigue. Third, busier patterns will disguise general pathway soiling as well as incidental spills. The overall outcome of the project was a beautiful install and an extremely satisfied client.
Unique Installation Challenge Strategy
This installation was considered unique due to the fact that this is the main entrance to a very busy metro hospital. Installation crews could only work overnight hours as well as requiring the corridors to remain open for visitor, staff, & patient traffic. The elevators shut down in shifts in order to allow for any emergency situations & workflow. In addition to these restrictions, Infection Control Risk Assessment guidelines needed to be followed in order to maintain noise, construction debris, and air quality for patients, visitors, and staff.