South Shore Hospital wanted the acoustical properties and warmth of carpet but the cleanliness of vinyl composition tile
South Shore Hospital originally opened in 1922 as Weymouth Hospital in South Weymouth, Mass. Since then, the facility has expanded considerably,and now includes multiple specialist centers, a hospice center, a clinical research center and more, in addition to its main facility.
Cannon Design and South Shore Hospital interior designer, Lisa Nisbet, recently updated both the Weymouth and Hingham facilities. They needed a flooring solution that created a pleasing design aesthetic while offering both the acoustical properties and warmth of carpet but the cleanliness of vinyl.
Designers selected Chilewich Plynyl wall-to-wall and tile flooring for 35,000 sq. ft. of patient reception areas, offices, conference rooms, hallways and physical therapy areas.
The hospital has been extremely pleased with the installation. “We choose to trial Chilewich’s floor tiles in one location in the hospital. Staff and patients liked the product so much that it was used at two sites: their off-campus ambulatory care building in Hingham, and their main campus in South Weymouth. The use was then expanded to all offices as well,” said David Blouin, project manager, Cannon Design.