Hospital Room Design featuring Corian® Interior Wall Surfacing

Benefis Hospital applies DuPont™ Corian® solid surface to walls in staff and pat
Benefis Hospital applies DuPont™ Corian® solid surface to walls in staff and patient rooms and bathrooms making them easier to clean and disinfect.


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

Benefis Hospital Room Design

Benefis Hospital applies DuPont™ Corian® solid surface to walls in staff and patient rooms and bathrooms making them easier to clean and disinfect.

Benefis Hospital Room Sink

Undermount sinks and countertops made of Corian® solid surface provide a durable, cost-effective alternative to porcelain sinks and laminate.

ISSUES

  • 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.

CHALLENGES

  • 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.

SOLUTIONS

  • 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.

BENEFITS

  • 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.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 21+ and a resident of the 50 US (including DC) and Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Void where prohibited. Ends 12/2/14. For Official Rules, click here.