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    Infusing hotel comfort and style in healthcare facilities

    Godfrey Hirst Australia

    The Healthcare carpet range from Godfrey Hirst Australia represents a revolutionary change in the way healthcare environments are being designed, an important goal being to minimise the institutional feel.

    Until recently, interior design in hospitals and healthcare facilities focussed on creating a sterile environment emphasised through bland white walls, cold hard floors and stark fluorescent lighting. With research establishing the effect of patient ease and comfort on recovery times, interior designers are capitalising on the opportunity to create beautiful, practical, and highly functional spaces, using the therapeutic powers of design in healthcare environments.

    Designers are taking their design cues from the hospitality sector, moving away from the boxy all-white interiors to brighter colours, flexible furniture options, artwork, natural light and better use of open space. While functionality is prioritised, hospital rooms are now being modelled around the patient’s emotional wellbeing, privacy and comfort.

    Godfrey Hirst offers a range of flooring options featuring a host of benefits across the entire hospitality and healthcare spectrum. The company offers standard 2m wide healthcare carpets designed in conjunction with healthcare professionals and architects, and featuring soothing therapeutic and colourfast colours and patterns. These carpets feature HealthBac, a moisture resistant backing system that creates a low maintenance hygiene barrier specifically designed for patient care areas.

    Godfrey Hirst’s Healthcare carpet range beautifully combines style and underfoot comfort with superior noise and glare minimising properties as well as bio-contaminate control and zero PVC or BPA, ensuring the healthcare industry’s specific requirements are met.

    Godfrey Hirst can also custom design any colour, pattern or motif, using their advanced Designer Jet system. Interior designers can leverage this customisation service to create bespoke carpets, incorporating visual clues such as directional arrows, for instance, to create a patient-friendly environment.

    Being a low maintenance flooring system with excellent noise insulating properties, carpet tiles are ideal for healthcare interiors, especially in waiting, recovery and patient rooms. Godfrey Hirst’s Healthcare carpet range has been awarded a commercial extra heavy duty rating for its super resilience and ability to withstand the heaviest of foot traffic in doorways and corridors.

    Godfrey Hirst’s luxury vinyl planks additionally offer a water-resistant and easy clean surface that resists indentations, prevents slips, and has excellent acoustic properties. The vinyl flooring is available in a choice of warm timber colours to match all decors; combined with ease of installation, this flooring makes an affordable and practical choice for all commercial interiors.

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