TEC® Products Provide Comprehensive Installation Solution For Good Samaritan Regional Health Center
AURORA, IL…Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, a 142-bed, 500,000-square-foot hospital and Medical Plaza in Mt. Vernon, IL, used TEC® products for the successful installation of a wide variety of flooring and wall materials.
The new Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., replaces the existing hospital, which served the Mt. Vernon community since 1952.
Through its design, the new hospital symbolizes how a pleasant interior environment can contribute to positive patient outcomes. At Good Samaritan, designers achieved a warm aesthetic by using a variety of floor and wall coverings – including carpet tile, porcelain, ceramic and quarry tile, stone and sheet vinyl. TEC® products were used to install all of the floor and wall materials.
"This project required several types of flooring systems, plus a wide range of adhesives, surface preparation materials and sealants," says Ron Mayo, Senior Project Manager for Flooring Systems Inc., of St. Louis, who served as the installation subcontractor. "TEC® provided every product and solution we needed – from start to finish."
The Good Samaritan team used TEC® from H.B. Fuller Construction Products as the sole point of contact for their flooring and wall tile installation needs. Having just one point of contact allowed easier access to technical support during this potentially complicated project.
The installers used TEC® products to prepare surfaces for both dry and wet environments. The LiquiDAM® Penetrating Moisture Vapor Barrier was applied to the concrete substrate. Blocking moisture vapor was an especially important consideration with the sheet vinyl used in patient rooms, as sheet vinyl installations tend to have a very low moisture tolerance. Smooth Start™ Self Leveling Underlayment, PerfectFinish™ Skim Coat and Fast-Set Deep Patch readied the substrate prior to the application of adhesives.
In patient showers and restrooms, the installers performed flood testing of TEC® HydraFlex™ Waterproofing Crack Isolation Membrane. TEC® products met all of their performance requirements.
A wide range of TEC® adhesives – including Solid Vinyl Plank and Tile Adhesive, Clear Thin Spread Adhesive, Releasable Pressure Sensitive Adhesive and Premium Fast Grab Carpet Adhesive – were used to achieve long-lasting bonds with wood-looking sheet vinyl and carpet tile. Carpet tile was used in the hospital’s corridors, offices and waiting areas, while sheet vinyl was installed in corridors and patient rooms.
In other parts of the building – including the lobby and entryway, restrooms and kitchen – designers opted for porcelain, ceramic and quarry tile, and stone. With these products, the installers used Full Flex® Mortar, Medium Bed Mortar and Ultimate Large Tile Mortar.
TEC® grouts and caulks in a range of colors complemented the tile used throughout the hospital. The installer used AccuColor® Premium Sanded Grout and AccuColor® Premium Unsanded Grout in a variety of colors. Grout Boost® Advanced Pro Grout Additive was used for additional stain resistance. Lastly, AccuColor 100® 100% Silicone Sealant, AccuColor® Sanded Siliconized Acrylic Caulk and AccuColor® Unsanded Siliconized Acrylic Caulk were used to match the grout colors.
"We are very happy with the final result," says Mayo. "Once again, TEC® helped us achieve our desired look and provided the functionality we needed along the way to execute that look."
The $237 million hospital was announced in 2009 and broke ground in April 2010. Patients were transferred there in January 2013.
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