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Evidence Based Design in Healthcare

Commercial Flooring Design Trends - Healthcare

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Evidence Based Design is elevating expectations in healthcare design across the country. More Architects, Designers and End Users are using EBD research findings to make choices about the design of their facilities than ever.
Established in 1993, the Center for Health Design (CHD) defines EBD as, “The process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes.” There are real advantages that can be realized when implementing EBD, including: Reducing staff stress and fatigue and increasing effectiveness; improving patient safety; reducing patient stress and improving outcomes and improving overall healthcare quality. All of these advantages can help shorten the length of patient stay, reducing the financial burden of the patient, and improve organizational effectiveness for the facility.
Natural elements like weathered wood, influences today's interior finishes.

The natural beauty of striated stone finishes can help bring nature indoors.

How does EBD apply to flooring design?
One of the major trends in EBD is providing access to nature and the use of natural elements to help promote healing. This concept extends from healing gardens and expansive views to material finishes that mimic natural wood and stone. Striations BBT® 12x24, non-pvc tile has a unique linear design that can help you bring natural elements to the space.

Want to learn more about the benefits of Evidence Based Design? 
Armstrong now offers the CEU: Evidence Based Design and Flooring. Contact your local rep to hear more about it.


Nature-based hues and key forecasted colors inspired the palette for Striations Bio-Based Tile.
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