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South Cove Manor

Altro provides safe and hygienic options for new senior living facility

Altro Stronghold 30, Altro Aquarius, Altro Whiterock, Altro Whiterock recessed shelf unit

South Cove Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has provided a unique alternative to senior living in the Greater Boston area for the past thirty years — deeply rooted in traditional Asian cultural values, the community offers skilled nursing, short and long term rehabilitation as well as community based learning and social interaction opportunities. South Cove Manor boasts a five star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and they aim to provide the highest quality services in a comfortable, homey, state-of-the-art building.

In May 2014, their facility in Boston was relocated to a newly constructed facility a few minutes south in Quincy, Massachusetts. The move increased the size of the community from 37,000 ft² to 87,000 ft² and expanded their bathing areas from five communal rooms to 74 ensuites with 141 beds.

To meet the demands of the new construction, Levi + Wong Design Associates specified Altro in any area in which moisture would be present. This included the bathrooms, showers, spa, exam room, commercial kitchen and laundry facilities.

The kitchen and laundry received Altro Stronghold 30™ flooring to withstand heavy traffic, spills and rolling carts and the remaining wet areas were fitted with Altro Aquarius™ flooring along with Altro Whiterock™ wall panels to create a fully integrated seamless, hygienic finish from floor to ceiling.  The Altro Whiterock recessed shelf unit was also used in the installation. The factory formed hygienic insert can be welded directly to panels, offering a water-tight solution for Altro Whiterock panels.

Director of Building Operations, David McKinnon, reported that even though the facility grew in size, general maintenance is easier and time spent cleaning the floors has reduced. Having slip resistant flooring in bathrooms and showers is vital when it comes to senior living environments.

Water underfoot is treacherous enough – add grease, oils and fats, and you have a dangerous environment. So, for commercial kitchens, food preparation and back of house service areas, it’s essential to select flooring that will help staff continue their job safely. Altro Stronghold 30 achieves Altro’s highest slip resistance rating and is designed to minimize risk in wet and greasy conditions for the lifetime of the flooring. As well as helping to keep staff safe from slips, it also helps reduce their fatigue thanks to its 3mm thickness, providing ample noise reduction and comfort underfoot.

Inspired by customer feedback, Altro Aquarius was developed for lasting performance in wet and dry environments, shoes or barefoot. Achieving a fantastic slip resistance value for barefoot use, Altro Aquarius provides optimum protection in both wet and dry environments. It’s a 2mm safety floor that has been extensively tested on a variety of shoe types to ensure top performance in a host of environments – bathrooms, changing areas, pool decks. Anywhere you can expect a combination of wet and dry floors. With Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR™ technology, it’s also easy to clean — putting it at the forefront of safety floor cleanability. Now offering seven additions colors specifically designed for senior living.

Create an impervious, airtight and watertight system with Altro Whiterock walling and Altro flooring. They’ve been designed to fit together perfectly, forming a sealed, watertight system for enhanced safety and hygiene. And because our flooring, walling and accessories were engineered to be compatible, joints are color matched, transitions are discreet and your installation looks great.

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