Selecting Fabrics for Healthcare Settings

David Dunston - Feb 2018

Why is fabric selection in healthcare design so challenging?

Welcome to the latest edition of the Vinyl in Design podcast, hosted by Terry Murphy.

Today’s conversation is about fabric failures and what to watch for.

Our guest today is Maria Lopez, one of many founder of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers. Lopez is also a member of the Durable Coated Fabrics Roundtable.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • why durable coated fabric is ideal for healthcare settings
  • the criteria for selecting the right fabric
  • the impact of cleaning protocols on fabric selection

Plus learn about the Forensics of a Failure and how dissecting what doesn’t work is often as important as understanding what does.