From a design point of view, a hospital is a complex unity made of multiple elements. Entrances and corridors are subjected to heavy foot traffic. Family rooms thrive on a soft, relaxed atmosphere. Specialist areas require strict and effective infection control. Patient rooms floors are prone to indentation.
Through all these different requirements, Artigo rubber floorings offer tested and valid solutions. Read all about it in our latest special feature.
Raw rubber: a fascinating material with immense potential, as seen from point of view of industry. But also an ancient matter, with strong roots both in our history and our imagination. Photographer Andrea Ferrari tells the tale from the very beginning, through all the phases that turn raw rubber into our floorings.
In most public spaces, the reduction of noise due to treading is becoming a more and more important feature.
Be it a hospital, a public library or even a working place, where silence and focus are required our new collection of acoustic rubber floorings is the answer to creating a comfortable environment.
Our X-Elastic range is certified by CSI for a reduction of noise up to 21 dB.
X-Elastic is available for the whole of the Plansystem collection. Seven different floorings including our classic Kayar designed by Sottsass Associati, the monochromatic series Nd/Uni, the concrete-like Screed and more, for a design and color palette that encompasses more than 100 choices.
Rubber is a raw material with few rivals where resilience and basic elasticity are concerned. Using advanced processes that perfect its characteristics we are able to increase its technical performance. But, exactly, which processes?
Photographer Valentina Sommariva visited our Italian production plant in Cairo Montenotte, translating our work in a fascinating visual tale. All the magic of rubber as a raw material, stemming with infinite possibilities.
Indoor air quality is essential for a healthy office or learning environment.
A collaborative study in 2015 in the US discovered that people who work in good IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) conditions show significantly higher cognitive function scores.
The same goes for schools and any other learning environment: children and young adults alike can benefit enormously from a good IAQ.
In this special feature we walk you through our certifications, showing that rubber floorings emit very few pollutants to the indoor air and, thus, do not affect the health of the inhabitants.
You can now download all our floorings as BIM objects for ArchiCad and Revit from the BIMobject cloud (a quick registration is required).
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. BIM objects are the digital equivalents of real products and materials.
They are a repository of information that holds data regarding 2d and 3d geometry description of the actual object and, in addition to that, metadata that includes which kind of object it is (in our case, a rubber flooring), how it is classified, its performances and acoustic values.
Our BIM objects give you instant access to every color shade of our collections, as well as all the technical information, including the certifications, needed in every step of a project.