Maine General2011 | MAINE, UNITED STATES | HEALTHCARE
Construction began in 2011 on the 644,000 sq. ft. building that would consolidate three of MaineGeneral Hospital’s campuses in an effort to streamline their operations. With this consolidation came the challenge of finding flooring solutions that would be appropriate for multiple areas in an acute care facility. Tarkett was able to provide MaineGeneral with the fit for- purpose solutions they desired.
SMRT Architects and Engineers and TRO JB design firms worked closely with the MaineGeneral facilities staff, creating an “experience team” that included designers, construction managers, facilities personnel, environmental services and administrative directors, all of whom helped choose the flooring for Maine General.
The team reviewed floorcovering options based on criteria to enhance the healing environment with qualities like improved acoustics, comfort, ease of maintenance and cleanability, durability, sustainability and design aesthetic. “Both SMRT and TRO JB presented Tarkett products to the team and all agreed the platforms they offered worked well together and were ideal for the spaces we had,” said Erin Anderson, Director of Interior Design at SMRT Architects and Engineers.
“MaineGeneral’s previous experience with Powerbond® led us to choose the product again for high traffic areas like corridors and waiting rooms because of its durability. MaineGeneral already loved the Powerbond product. It really is a win-win from a facilities standpoint in terms of maintenance, performance and aesthetics,” stated Anderson.
“Previous experience with Powerbond led us to choose the product again for high traffic areas like corridors and waiting rooms because of its durability”
“Powerbond is moisture impermeable, so we have never had any issues with it, and it continues to be our standard”
The closed-cell cushion of Powerbond is the DNA that enables performance with installations lasting over 25 years. “Powerbond is moisture impermeable so we have never had any issues with it, and it continues to be our standard,” said Rick Albert, Director of Engineering and Operations at MaineGeneral.
For the lobby, woven was chosen for its luxurious design aesthetic and performance, offering a warm welcome to hospital guests and patients. “Wovens are just beautiful and stand the test of time. They have proven performance so we were comfortable with installing them in common areas. All of these product platforms worked together perfectly,” said Jen Montgomery, Interior Designer at TRO JB.
Furthermore, using Tarkett’s Powerbond, broadloom and woven products, contributed to and surpassed expectations for LEED certification. The hospital was able to exceed its goal of obtaining LEED Silver certification, achieving LEED Gold certification for healthcare.
“We go to Tarkett a lot for standards because of the ability of their products to coordinate nicely for any size space,” said Montgomery.
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