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.
Specification writers must now consider more performance criteria than ever before. As the list of new products continues to grow, design professionals must determine how to reach more stringent targets for indoor environmental quality and energy consumption.