Case Study - Evansville Manor
- Evansville Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation (Evansville, WI)
- Kristi Reuter
Evansville Manor has been serving the community in Evansville, WI, for more than four decades. Specializing in long-term care as well as on-site physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies, the center is known for its quality care and hospitality. Evansville Manor sees outpatients needing therapy as well as short-term rehabilitation patients recovering from surgery, accidents or illness. The campus recently expanded with The Heights at Evansville Manor, a separate assisted living community.
Knowing Evansville Manor needed to accommodate items like wheelchairs, medical carts and gurneys, in addition to withstanding high traffic, Kristi Reuter, a designer with Angus Young Associates, needed the flooring to be durable. The facility was built in the early 1970’s and still had the original vinyl composition tile, so Kristi also needed to modernize the facility to increase marketability. She also sought out flooring that would:
• Be installed quickly and easily, so occupancy could be restored as soon as possible
• Be easy to clean and maintain in a high traffic environment for years to come
• Require minimal floor prep and chemicals, as to not effect the indoor air quality of the facility
Kristi selected Karndean’s LooseLay product because she knew it would meet all the needs of the facility, while also being cost-effective. She chose to use Antique Karri (VG39LL) for all main corridors, nursing station, lounge space and activity room. She also incorporated Merbau (VG91LL) to install a basket weave pattern in the dining room and to install accents in a physical therapy room. Evansville Manor is happy with both of these beautiful, customized designs.
“We knew we wanted a wood-look, vinyl plank product and I had used Karndean before and had a good experience in terms of cost and ease of maintenance,” Kristi said. “I knew there wouldn’t be abatement issues and since LooseLay is thicker than traditional LVT, we knew wheelchairs and medical tables could be pushed around on it easily. It met my requirements for being durable, attractive and quick to install.”
Evansville Manor is very pleased with the look and performance of Karndean LooseLay and will consider using Karndean for additional renovations or facility expansion.