Durability And Cleanliness Meet Versatility
Maintaining clean and hygienic surfaces has always been a priority in the healthcare industry—and it is truer now more than ever. To accomplish this goal, designers need to think strategically when designing medical facilities, specifying materials that not only provide high performance, but that also support a more healthy environment overall.
Crossville understands this objective and offers custom surface solutions that are both durable and hypoallergenic. In addition to the ability to stand up to repeated cleaning, the brand’s porcelain tile is free of harmful chemicals, including VOCs, PVC, formaldehyde and plastics—eliminating off-gassing. Made of non-toxic materials, the tiles have low porosity and a large format surface, which means they can be installed with fewer grout joints, both enhancing aesthetic appeal and facilitating cleanliness. And because they are highly durable, the surfaces can stand up to the daily wear and tear of heavy foot traffic, collisions from rolling equipment and gurneys, and—of course—stringent sanitization measures.
But the tiles go beyond mere functionality; they bring beauty to a variety of applications, including patient room flooring, wall tiling, countertops, lobby ceilings and exterior elements. Because they are thin, lightweight, and come in in a range of colors and finishes, they can be used almost anywhere. For even greater application options, they can be customized to clients’ specific designs.
At the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Venice, Florida, for example, specifiers used Crossville porcelain tile collections because of their ability to withstand rigorous cleaning with any CDC-approved disinfectant.
For the renovation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Farr 8 in Boston, the design team dealt with stringent tolerance regulations regarding hallway width. This dictated specific measurements for clearance and turning radiuses to accommodate medical equipment. Because Crossville porcelain tile panels have an extremely thin profile (just over 3mm in thickness), they proved perfect for the task.
In patient rooms, the tiles provide a wide range of applications—from hygienic and non-slip floor tiling to wall tiling in soothing palettes that can enhance a feeling of wellbeing.
For the brand, beauty and function extends beyond tile. Crossville also has a range of porcelain slabs and countertops. Because they are made of the same non-porous porcelain as their tiles, they won’t stain, crack, or yellow. And they come in a variety of colors and patterns, including those that offer the look of fine marble and other natural stone—but without the weight or fussy maintenance.
Whether the project is a national hospital chain or a boutique healthcare facility, Crossville’s products are up to the challenge. And with specialized design support and available inventory, they make life easier for designers, architects and builders. This complete service and specialization also means better efficiencies that ultimately save time and money.
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