Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hansgrohe, Partnership - Continues Support of CHOA Atlanta

submitted by Alexandra Zwicky, Novita Communications

Whether it’s sponsoring local fundraising events or giving to local charities, Hansgrohe, the highly regarded kitchen and bath manufacturer with German roots and U.S. headquarters in Alpharetta, is proud to support its community. When the company heard that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) was building a brand new campus in Forsyth County, the company was quick to lend a hand, grateful to have the world-class pediatric care available in its backyard. To date, Hansgrohe has made significant contributions, enhancing CHOA’s interior, as well as helping with its external operations by providing funds for a critical-care transport unit.

Hansgrohe outfitted the space in style, supplying faucets for the 47 exam rooms, 11 restrooms, staff breakroom and several other multi-use areas of the new facility. Axor Montreux faucets from Hansgrohe’s designer brand Axor and Hansgrohe’s Talis S faucets were chosen for their superior features. They can withstand many years of heavy use, offer 30% water savings and boast a classic look. A profile and images on the project can be found here  Additionally, a fun and interactive online Water Savings Calculator tool can be found here It provides personal water use statistics and visually displays how much water and money can be saved by opting to use low-flow products, such as those specified in CHOA.

Additionally, it was determined that a transport ambulance was urgently needed at CHOA-Forsyth, as expanding and expediting access to the facility requires a unique transportation system which addresses the highly-specialized needs of pediatric patients. Russ Wheeler, President of Hansgrohe North America, presented a check to the hospital for the special ambulance. From one prestigious organization to another, Hansgrohe’s state-of-the-art fixtures and latest donation are being put to exceedingly good use in the nationally recognized hospital.

Tandus Flooring Transforms Flooring Design with Sero - New philosophy shifts the paradigm of modular design

submitted by Lorraine LaBorde, Tandus

Tandus Flooring has been using the Sero design approach since the introduction of the awardwinning
Manufactured Landscapes
availability of the style in modular. The pattern spans the width of the Stratatec machine,
creating unique installations—the Sero design approach changed the dynamic of the floor
plane. These designs create a more fluid transition of pattern rather than the pattern fatigue
historically with many modular styles where the design is limited to the square tile instead of the
entire floor plane.
Following the success of Manufactured Landscapes, Tandus Flooring pushed the limits of the
Stratatec equipment and the evolution of Sero quickly led to more sophisticated styles with
much larger patterns. The progression of the Sero design approach from Manufactured
Landscapes has led to styles with patterns spanning not only in width but in length. The Sero
design approach offers greater design flexibility with patterns, textures and colors that flow, pool
and shift from tile to tile, culminating in a unified design.
“Powerbond has proven to be one of the most unique flooring products on the market today…it
keeps amazing the design community after 40 years,” said Tom Ellis, Vice President of
Marketing, Tandus Flooring. “Sero takes Powerbond technology and transforms the design into
a modular platform. Now, modular is more than just a square.”
The Sero design approach also introduced a new installation method—unidirectional. The
unidirectional installation method for Sero-designed styles creates a unique design installation
right out of the box. Unidirectional will prove to be easier, faster, and result in less waste.
“We have been at this for quite a while understanding we had to satisfy the design professional,
the professional installer and the client with a fresh design for the floor plane,” added Ellis.
“Integrating Stratatec technology and design intelligence gave us this solution. Sero is the
TM collection in 2008. The collection is designed on the® platform using StratatecTM technology, transcending traditional design with the

Tandus Horizon NonConform PB 4673
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environmental steward — and then taking actions that lead to demonstrable, meaningful,
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Tandus Flooring Transforms Flooring Design with SeroTM