Product Focus

Vinyl Flooring

EarthWerks has introduced a fresh new environment with high-quality Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks inspired by nature’s own woods, stones, and slates to create warm, home-style aesthetics. The flooring is easy to install and maintain, providing comfort and coziness with ease of function and movement.

Wood Classic Plank (pictured) is an elegant embossed design that captures the look and feel of real wood. It meets ASTM specifications for slip resistance, indentation, smoke, and fire. Many styles and colors are available, some featuring production with up to 50% recycled materials.

For more information, call (800) 275-7943 or visit

Surface Disinfection

Kimberly-Clark Professional provides infection control practitioners and environmental services professionals with a smaller canister version of its popular KIMTECH PREP* Wipers for the WETTASK* Refillable Wet Wiping System. This smaller canister is portable and convenient for surface sanitation in resident rooms and other areas where the original bucket version might be too large. The smaller canister holds a 35-count roll of 12 x 12.5 sheets of KIMTECH PREP Wipers for Bleach Disinfectants, and Sanitizers. These wipers are compatible with quaternary amine and bleach disinfectant solutions, maintaining the concentration of actives released to the surface at target concentration levels.

For more information, call (888) 346-4652 or visit

Hardwood Furniture Collection

The Shannon Collection, by Basic American Medical Products, Inc., features elegant hardwood construction with fingertip accent molding, corner rosettes, ogee-shaped top crown molding, and laminate tops for durability. The collection is available in numerous finishes and hardware choices, and manufactured in Wisconsin.

For more information, call (800) 554-9215 or visit

Senior Furnishings

Legacy senior furnishings are designed and built to provide comfortable, homelike settings in long-term care environments. The Legacy Memories Collection offers solid hardwood casework, dovetail wood drawers, and optional thermofoil tops with spill-guard edges that meet clinical needs for durability and disinfection. Legacy seating features flexbacks, rockers, recliners, and gliders. Dining chairs can have front casters for easy mobility.

Legacy provides tables-from the lobby to the dining room, the game room to the craft room, the clinic to skilled nursing-with solid hardwood table tops or smooth, cleanable laminates or thermofoil. Tables are available with soft, safe urethane edges.

For more information, call (828) 459-7189 or visit


Designed for the senior living market, Tandus’ Provence Collection has added five new broadloom styles (Nandina, Okame, Jardin, Suzani, and Parterre) to its existing Crossley and C&A Powerbond® styles. Provence offers large-and medium-scaled patterns in a mix of traditional, transitional, and contemporary patterns. The organic and botanical patterns are available in designer-selected colorways.

Lifelong backing systems with a 20-year non-prorated warranty are standard on the Provence broadloom styles. The Powerbond hybrid resilient sheet flooring has a closed-cell construction that creates a wall-to-wall moisture barrier for easy maintenance, slip/fall resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, durability, and it is backed by a 25-year non-prorated warranty.

For more information, call (800) 248-2878 or visit

High-Definition Televisions

LG Electronics has developed high-definition televisions that address the needs of long-term care providers. Available in 26″ and 32″ class sizes, the LH210C LCD TV series brings a new level of entertainment. Its Bed1/Bed2 function eliminates problematic remote control interference, while the Variable Audio Out allows for external speaker volume control. The remote control has been simplified to enhance ease and functionality. In addition to being Energy Star® 3.0 compliant, the LH210C Series features EcoSmart technology that reduces power consumption resulting in energy savings and lower energy costs.

For more information, call (877) 793-6484 or visit

Safety Footwear

Because different work situations require different types of protection, SKECHERS Work makes a full line of protective and stylish footwear designed for the healthcare industry. One of its newest products, the Aboveboard-Crescent loafer, offers a slip-resistant sole and is made with the highest standard of durability, style, protection, and comfort.

For more information, call (800) 746-3411 or visit

Long-Term Living 2009 December;58(12):40-41

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