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Sheet vinyl flooring installations

Facility name: Trident Regional Medical Center

Project name: TRIDET-102017M-Cardiovascular Stroke Addition
Location: CHARLESTON, SC
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3400100016
Lesson Learned number: 52
Impact: Quality


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Sheet vinyl flooring was installed and then wall protection added afterwards.  This showed gaps in between the cove base and the wall protection, which aesthetically, looked like poor workmanship.  To correct this, we had the flooring contractor pull back the cap and cove and reapply to the wall protection’s straight edge.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Before installing sheet vinyl floors and the cove base associated with it, install the Acrovyn Impact Sheet Wall Protection first.  This will eliminate gaps between the cove base and the wall protection.  The cove base is never level, while sheet goods have factory level cuts and are laid out by a laser in the field for precision.


Actions Taken / Current Status

Sent to Design Management team for follow-up action.

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