INSTALL revives acute care facility with forward-thinking installation

A complex installation and a phased timeline were executed flawlessly in a fully functional acute care facility thanks to a highly skilled, INSTALL-trained team.

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August 22, 2017 |

Visual interest is achieved through radial patterns and a mix of high-end finishes.

Menorah Medical Center is a full-service acute care hospital located in Overland Park, Kansas. Its Family Birthing Center offers a nurturing and relaxing environment, which the client wanted to reflect through the aesthetics of the labor and delivery unit. Their goal was to renovate the public corridors and nurse stations to provide an inviting introduction and a comfortable stay at the center. At the same time, they needed to update their flooring with materials that would be easier to clean and disinfect.

Project:  Menorah Medical Center
Location:  Overland Park, KS
Contractor:  Image Flooring LLC

 

Installation Challenges

The Menorah Medical Center installation stands out for two reasons. First, the job was a complex, on-the-fly flooring installation. Additionally the team had to execute a phased timeline flawlessly in what was a fully functional acute care center. The herringbone pattern found throughout the space required precise installation and quick patterns. This was a challenge for the installation team, as the work was done in sections. Only one half of a corridor could be shut at a time, since the medical center was open throughout the renovation.

Additionally, the installation around the nurse’s stations was particularly challenging as the team was tasked with creating custom shapes around a working hospital. Although the finished product looks seamless and brings new life to the wing, the rolled sheet goods had to be heat-welded in sections.

Patient rooms presented another challenge to the phased approach used by the team. Three to four rooms were temporarily closed at a time, completely transformed, and then reopened when the job was done. While this allowed the installers to work in phases that minimized interruptions, it presented the additional complications of managing for infectious disease and debris control. Since adjacent rooms, nurses’ stations and corridors remained open, the team used plastic zip walls that helped contain as much dust and debris as possible.

 

The herringbone pattern adds a level of sophistication.

 

Results

The expert team of designers and installers at INSTALL Warranty Contractor Image Flooring LLC created a timeless design that achieved the center’s multiple needs while working around several installation challenges. Timelines and schedules were adhered to, and the challenging installation was completed without issue. The nurses and new mothers were as thrilled as the hospital administration and facility management team.

The project is only one aspect of Image Flooring’s involvement with the medical center – they look forward to an ongoing, growing relationship through quality installation, unrivaled warranty coverage and professional, highly trained installers.

INSTALL understands the importance of quality installation. You can renovate with confidence and exceed expectations with INSTALL as your flooring insurance. We provide our certified flooring installers with the training and expertise to deliver the floor as you designed it.

Learn more about the benefits of INSTALL for specifiers and trust that your next job is done right the first time.

 

Company Contact:  John McGrath
Phone Number:  215.582.4108
Email:  install@carpenters.org
Website:  INSTALLfloors.org

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