29 Jul '13, 9pm
#Rubber is becoming an increasingly popular sustainable flooring choice.
For all of rubber flooring’s virtues, Omaha’s Nebraska Medical Center has eagerly embraced the product in its adult and pediatric intensive care unit corridors and patient rooms. From underfoot comfort to enhanced acoustics to durability to ease of maintenance, NMC is most pleased with its flooring choice. When the rubber flooring was installed in the adult and pediatric intensive care unit, Doris Witte, EDAC, NCIDQ, professional associate, senior interior designer, HDR Architecture, Omaha, explains that while good floor preparation was important, telegraphing the existing floor imperfections was not an issue as the resilient rubber flooring rolled out smoothly on the existing concrete slab. From an aesthetic standpoint, insets of color and texture were incorporated into the adult ICU unit to create interesting patterns and aid in wayfinding. HDR also chose rubber for the ...