At times, health care settings can be stressful places for patients, visitors and staff. The design challenge in these environments is not just to combine function, comfort and aesthetics, but to also do this in such a way that promotes wellbeing, reduces anxiety levels, and allows for the efficient and effective treatment of patients to optimise positive outcomes. Essentially, the best solution it to design the space to reduce an austere appearance whilst still operating as a hospital. It’s vital that the functionality of a hospital remains at the forefront of the design process. For a hospital to operate successfully, every aspect of the design must be considered.
Polytec is an Australian decorative board and laminate brand. Forever the creative thinker, polytec invests in pioneering new product and range developments to equip cabinet makers, architects, designers and consumers alike with a palette that’s contemporary, forward-looking and comprehensive.
Partitioning Systems are created with 13mm Compact laminate. Compact laminate is a self-supporting, decorative black phenolic core composite laminate available in a unique range of colours and finishes. As the consummate, long-lasting, low-maintenance decorative panel, polytec’s Compact laminate is a go-to product for the most demanding professional interior and external joinery environments.
Being manufactured from quality materials embeds polytec’s Compact laminate with excellent technical characteristics. It is totally impervious to water and has outstanding impact, stain and wear resistance, along with antibacterial properties. These features make polytec’s Partitioning Systems perfect for healthcare and commercial facilities.
When considering the face of a wall, it is essential that the building materials combine durable surfaces with good hygienic properties. They must be easy to clean and disinfect, whilst maintaining their basic functional and aesthetic characteristics.
Other aspects such as the ease of cleaning, infection control, fire safety and patient care requirements may need to be considered in the finish selection.