Interior Design - June 2013
While durability and infection control are still vital considerations, aesthetics has become more important as healthcare facilities seek warmer, more inviting looks for floors.
The Center for Health Design Research Coalition has developed a checklist to indicate what managers should be looking for in flooring options and areas for further research.
The typical decor of a children's hospital, featuring lots of bright colors and geometric shapes, is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
From hand hygiene solutions to appropriate specified surfaces that block pathogen transmission, healthcare interiors make up a complex part of the infection control puzzle.
As healthcare facilities professionals seek to boost overall efficiencies in operations while facing tight budgets, lighting is one area that can be tapped for definitive savings, thanks to new technologies such as LEDs.