Benefis Hospital, Great Falls, Montana
Dawn Willey, Facility Manager
Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island
Jerry Scully, Project Manager
Edward Clinton, Architect, Clinton Design Associate
- Creating a sterile, low-maintenance environment around all sink, counter and “wet” areas in the hospital.
- Designing an appealing patient room and bathroom that is open and user-friendly to both the patients and staff.
- Keeping installation and maintenance costs of materials used in all facility renovations on budget while meeting the performance and aesthetic goals.
- Laminate countertops around sinks kept peeling due to standing water left by each user, making them difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Tile with grout is difficult and time consuming to keep clean and requires maintenance work every 3–5 years.
- Infection control with any material in hospital applications is critical.
- Undermount sinks and countertops made of Corian® provide a durable, cost-effective alternative to porcelain sinks and laminate.
- Corian® provides a beautiful, low-maintenance wall cladding option in the patient bathroom/shower areas. The walls are virtually seamless and can be easily and repeatedly washed and disinfected with no deterioration to the surface.
- Nonporous Corian® is resistant to water degradation and does not support the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. There are no seam gaps or grout to trap moisture and soil.
- It costs only 5% more to install Corian® versus cheaper competitive surfacing materials yet it will save much more than that each year in reduced maintenance costs.
- Corian® is durable and renewable, helping to eliminate the inconvenience of ongoing repairs.
- Corian® is solid all the way through. It resists chips, stains, cracks and scratches unlike less expensive surfaces. Corian® will remain looking as clean and new as the day it was installed with proper care and cleaning.