GRADUS PORTFOLIO EMBRACED BY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

23 September 2005

Interior finishes from Gradus were specified for Tiverton Community Hospital in Devon as part of a major relocation project, to provide a coordinated interior design scheme.

Looking to move from the original Victorian site, which was becoming more expensive to maintain, the hospital required new premises that had the capacity to deal with more patients and house new departments. As part of this project, a combination of Gradus carpets, wall protection, flooring accessories and matting were installed throughout the hospital, in areas including consulting rooms, corridors and access areas.

The architect, Chapman Taylor Healthcare, is a longstanding user of Gradus products and following previous successful projects, recommended the Gradus portfolio concept to the hospital, who, in turn benefited from a centralised supply point and a complete product and service solution.

The Gradus Pacific carpet range was selected for various areas to offer a more comfortable underfoot feel and home from home ambiance for the patients. The high quality, impervious carpet was selected in Atlantic - a sea blue shade with a grey speckled pattern - and Bordeaux - a deep burgundy with a speckled grey pattern - to blend in with the overall colour scheme.

To protect interior flooring surfaces, Gradus Access Primary Entrance Matting was selected for several entrance areas and access points throughout the hospital. In addition to significantly reducing the damage that would otherwise occur to adjoining flooring, the entrance matting also limits the risk of accidents. The Matting removes the moisture and residual soil from foot and trolley traffic, preventing the floor from becoming wet and therefore avoiding potential slip hazards.

In addition, a range of complementary products from the Accessories offering were installed throughout the hospital including, Clip-Top Transition Strips, Aluminium stair Edgings and PVC Skirting.

The Gradus Portfolio concept offers a comprehensive range of interior finishes, including barrier matting systems, complementary flooring accessories, wall protection, lighting, contract carpet ranges and upholstery and soft furnishing fabrics, providing end users, designers and specifiers with a one-stop-shop for all their interior finishes requirements.