This webinar will explore decorative and functional products and coverings that help protect a space from the many expected, and sometimes unexpected, ways occupants and visitors inflict damage on the interior of a building. Building entrances are constantly beset by everything from simple foot falls to delivery dollies and hand trucks, as well as the regular intrusion of natural elements like water, dirt and other foreign objects tracked in from the outside world. Walls and corners likewise face a near constant assault, especially in health care settings or schools, where equipment and devices are wheeled from one location to another. Without proper protection, doors and wall surfaces will require excessive maintenance, painting, and ultimately early replacement, creating a space that does not perform to the durable, or aesthetic expectations of the owner, or architect. This webinar will provide best practice examples of how to gird a building from the abuse of the general masses through careful specification of products and materials, while keeping the design aesthetic a priority.
At the end of the presentations, we will have time for a Q&A session with the presenters to discuss key points from the webinar.
- List several ways visitors and occupants can excessively damage an interior space through normal and expected use.
- Identify the key design elements and features that can impact how well a building can tolerate normal, yet constant, use.
- Discuss how entrance floor coverings can impact the overall durability, maintenance, and aesthetic appeal of a commercial building.
- Describe the importance of properly specifying wall, door and corner coverings to ensure a durable and functional interior space.
- Explain the importance of striking a balance between functional entrance floors, high impact doors, wall coverings, and aesthetic design choices.