New flooring in the training and field house facilities at Colorado State University–Pueblo enabled the university to provide much-needed amenities to its football players. The basement of the field house was renovated, and the weight room was transformed to include more lockers, an expanded equipment room, and, most importantly, a new training room for the student athletes.
Three flooring-related issues impact fall prevention: slip resistance, glare, and light reflectance value. This article, a complementary piece to a feature in the October 2017 issue of the magazine, explores how premium rubber flooring assemblies can help in healthcare environments.
Some design professionals have wondered what effect floorcoverings, along with the wider built environment, can have on occupant wellness. In a 90-day flooring test running from November 2014 to February 2015, Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) attempted to answer this question.