COLUMBUS, OH -- Starnet Commercial Flooring, the world’s largest network of full-service commercial flooring contractors, recently revealed the first of several Starnet Design Awards winners of 2021. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition honors the outstanding projects completed by the membership in partnership with the architects, designers and Starnet-aligned manufacturing partners. New this year, Starnet will announce the gold category winners monthly, culminating with the grand prize winner revealed during the organization’s annual shareholders meeting in fall 2021.

In today’s healthcare environments, great emphasis is placed on the physical environment to improve the well-being and overall satisfaction level of their patients, staff, families and visitors. A critical interior design element in healthcare facilities is flooring. The flooring choices made and the required expertise to execute a flawless installation contribute to better patient outcomes.

Infection control, indoor air quality, slip resistance, noise reduction, temperature control, point and rolling load requirements, wayfinding and easy care offer a unique combination of challenges for the healthcare industry. Navigating the execution is the Starnet network of commercial flooring contractors. As leading experts in healthcare flooring, the Starnet network delivers $750 million dollars in flooring solutions to healthcare facility managers throughout the United States and Canada.

 

Gold in Healthcare

The Gold in Healthcare was awarded to Starnet member, LVR Commercial Flooring, for the company’s work at UMC Dimensions II located within the University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. UMC Dimensions II is the premier breast imaging center of West Texas. To better fit the center’s vision and mission of healing, its director recently commissioned a full renovation, including a thoughtful reimaging of the floor to honor breast cancer awareness. Designers incorporated the iconic pink ribbon throughout the space, creating a soothing, comforting atmosphere in the process.

Design Awards judge, Alison Woolf, LEED AP Associate Principal, Design Director at Huntsman Architectural Group, was immediately impressed by the project, saying, “Condray Design Group so successfully used flooring materials to convey wayfinding, pattern and brilliance in their design. They did a marvelous job creating a positive, welcoming and uplifting environment for people to experience in the hardest of times. Excellent work.”

Fellow judge, Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, Principal, Architect, Licensed Interior Designer at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, echoed her sentiments, adding, “The material choices were outstanding, seamlessly blending highly cleanable resilient flooring necessary for healthcare environments with carpeting and soft surfaces that manage acoustics and contribute to a quiet, healing environment.”

 

Project Details:
Project Name: UMC Dimensions II
Starnet Member: LVR Commercial Flooring
Architect: Condray Design Group, Inc.
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Altro, American Olean, ARDEX, Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Daltile, Henry Adhesives, Mannington Commercial, MAPEI, RFMS, Tarkett | Johnsonite, Tarkett | Tandus Centiva, Uzin Utz North America, Inc., XL North Chemical Co.

 

Silver in Healthcare

The Silver in Healthcare was awarded to Starnet member, DCO Commercial Floors, for the company’s work at River Edge Recovery Center located in Macon, GA.

 

Project Details

Project Name: River Edge Recovery Center
Starnet Member: DCO Commercial Floors
Architect: Azar + Walsh Architects
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., MAPEI, RFMS, RFMS Measure, Tarkett | Johnsonite

 

Bronze in Healthcare

The Bronze in Healthcare was awarded to Starnet Member DCO Commercial Floors for the company’s work at Piedmont Hospital - Marcus Tower Expansion located in Atlanta, GA.

 

Project Details

Project Name: Piedmont Hospital - Marcus Tower Expansion
Starnet Member: DCO Commercial Floors
Architect: HKS
Starnet Preferred Vendors: Armstrong Flooring, Inc., MAPEI, RFMS, RFMS Measure, Tarkett | Johnsonite

 

2021 Healthcare Category Judging Panel

An elite panel of architects and designers lent their talent and expertise to this year’s panel:

  • Andrea Hanson, AIA, WELL AP, Principal, Architect, Licensed Interior Designer at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
  • Alison Woolf, LEED AP Associate Principal, Design Director at Huntsman Architectural Group
  • Cecelia Baumann, Senior Interior Design student at Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Creative Careers

 

For more information about the 2021 Starnet Design Awards and to view all the entrants and winners, visit https://designawards.starnetflooring.com/gallery/?entry_year=2021&member_id&vendor_id&categories%5B0%5D=2.