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Lahey Hospital and Medical Centre, USA

All’s well that endoscopies well

Altro Wood, Altro Wood Comfort, Altro Operetta, Altro Serenade


Lahey Hospital and Medical Centre has dedicated itself to providing comprehensive care tailored to the needs of its patients for nearly a century.

To continue treating a wide variety of conditions and illnesses under one roof, Lahey Hospital sought a way to grow its available clinical services while making the most of its existing space.


This inspired the decision to convert the hospital’s former emergency unit into an updated version of its endoscopy department.

Creating a hygienic environment that promotes the safety of both patients and staff is a key priority of healthcare design. While modern trends are leaning more towards materials with a residential aesthetic rather than a neutral, uniform look, the need for easy-to-clean surfaces that can help reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections remains constant. In order to ensure that its endoscopy department would meet this requirement while retaining a calming, home-like appearance, Lahey Hospital enlisted the help of local architect firm Margulies Perruzzi.

After careful consideration, the firm specified four Altro flooring products for the endoscopy department’s interior – Altro Wood, Altro Wood Comfort, Altro Operetta and Altro Serenade.


The installation featured Altro Operetta in the nurse station and Altro Wood throughout the corridors and patient bays. For the procedure rooms and decontamination area, Altro Wood Comfort and Altro Serenade’s thicker backings provided ample support to staff standing for extended periods.

With the help of Altro’s flooring solutions, Lahey Hospital can continue offering patients high-quality care in a safe, comfortable and hygienic environment.

Altro Wood is an attractive, general purpose safety flooring with design and colour options that match Altro Wood adhesive-free and Altro Wood Comfort to achieve a consistent look in different areas.

Altro Wood Comfort is 2.85mm thick and offers 14dB sound reduction. It is suitable for wheeled traffic and low residual indentation facilitates the flexible use of equipment and furniture, including hospital beds.

Altro Operetta is a robust floor perfect for medium to high traffic areas. It is easy to clean and maintain. It has attractive, natural and contemporary colours and finishes.

Altro Serenade acoustic flooring is 3.9mm thick with 19dB impact sound insulation, providing a high level of comfort underfoot. It is a great solution for well-used spaces that matches and coordinates with Altro Orchestra and Altro Operetta.

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