The hospital has been pleased with the flooring’s benefits, which include ease of care, noise reduction in comparison to other flooring, and general appearance.
Chilewich flooring contains Microban to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew, which is especially pertinent at medical facilities.

Form and Function Define Flooring

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Company:

Project:

South Shore Hospital

Location:

S. Weymouth, Mass.

Design Team:

Interior Designer: Lisa Nisbet

Product Specs:

Product: Plynyl
Material: Woven vinyl textile bonded to polyurethane
Patterns: Bamboo, Ikat (multiple colors)

Originally Published:

South Shore Hospital wanted the acoustical properties and warmth of carpet but the cleanliness of vinyl composition tile

Challenge: 

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.

Criteria: 

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.

Solution: 

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.

The hospital has been pleased with the flooring’s benefits, which include ease of care, noise reduction in comparison to other flooring, and general appearance.
South Shore Hospital and Cannon Design specified both wall-to-wall and tile flooring to define different areas.
Chilewich flooring contains Microban to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew, which is especially pertinent at medical facilities.

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