Client: North Tees Hospital
Architect: Dunwoodie Architecture and Design
Type of works: supply of Tarkett flooring, including Jigsaw and Eclipse Premium, to hospital corridors, circulation areas and waiting rooms.
Young patients attending the new paediatric outpatient department at North Tees Hospital will be entering a bright and cheerful environment thanks to the addition of Tarkett flooring in all the corridors, circulation areas and waiting rooms. Jigsaw pieces in a variety of bright colours have been inlaid into the flooring along several corridors, while the waiting area features an underwater themed inlay that matches the fishy decoration on the walls.
Phil Simpson of Dunwoodie Architecture and Design, who designed the new outpatient department, commented on their choice of flooring: As with all healthcare installations, we needed a flooring that would be hard-wearing and easy to maintain, but we also wanted to make it more colourful and welcoming for the young patients. Tarketts Floorcraft design team were a great help when it came to creating the bold jigsaw shapes and undersea designs, which have made such a difference to the overall feel of the department.
As a homogeneous, high-quality vinyl flooring, Tarketts Eclipse Premium is suitable for most types of premises such as healthcare facilities, schools and other public buildings, making it the ideal choice for North Tees Hospital. Eclipse Premium features a PUR reinforcement that means it needs no additional treatment, such as wax or polish, throughout its lifetime, when exposed to normal wear and tear. This helps to give it one of the best life-cycle costs on the market. The hardwearing vinyl flooring combines a harmonious design, balanced raw material content and good maintenance properties. With a range of 22 colours and a non-directional pattern, Eclipse Premium can be used to create attractive, versatile interiors.
Tarketts in-house Floorcraft design team can also help to bring true individuality to a flooring project, utilising the latest sonic cutting technology to create a range of standard images or bespoke designs.