Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston is a highly specialized pediatric surgical care center located in the heart of the city. It is considered one of the world’s preeminent hospitals in the treatment of children with severe burn injuries, complex skin conditions, orthopedic conditions, and cleft lip and palate.
The designers at DiGiorgio Associates were tasked with creating an inviting environment for children, one that would help reduce stress and keep them focused on something other than being in the hospital. The design elements in one of the radiographic rooms, for example, “is an underwater/aquarium theme,” explained DiGiorgio Associates. “The flooring is in an ocean wave pattern, and on one full wall there is a digital printed image of an undersea theme,” which helps to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.
They chose Tarkett iQ Natural to be the flooring of choice for the project based on its warm look, customization possibilities and cleanability. Tarkett iQ Natural is a no wax, no floor finish for life product and allows the hospital to clean their floors in minimal time with only a mop and neutral pH cleaner, thus reducing downtime and disruption in this busy environment. The ortho-phthalate-free flooring contributes to a healthful environment for the young patients. Calm and soothing colors were selected for their high-performance floors, creating a positive environment.
Country: United States
City: Boston, MA
Type of Project: Renovation
Designer/Architect: DiGiorgio Associates
Total flooring surface installed: 1,600 sq. ft.
Products Installed: Tarkett iQ Natural