ECORE has been a trend setter in flooring since the 1800s. In 1876, G.W. Dodge and his son, Byron G. Dodge founded the Lancaster Cork Company and started working with natural, sustainable flooring products a century before green initiatives were considered mainstream. The company began experimenting with 100% re-bonded recycled rubber products in 1986 and transformed into what is now known as ECORE. For more than 135 years, the Dodge Family and ECORE, with products like ECORE Forest RX, have worked to ensure the company remains environmentally friendly. The name has undergone some changes, but ECORE vision has always remained the same: to recycle common waste in uncommon ways.
One of their most impressive new products (rolled out in 2014) is Forest rx. Set to change the face of flooring in healthcare, Forest rx is a unique and sustainable solution for hospitals, medical centers and senior living spaces around the world. With the performance of vinyl and the absorptive properties of rubber, Forest rx is the best of both worlds. “We understand safety,” says Lori Dowling, President of ECORE Commercial Flooring. “We know the importance of keeping patients safe in a hospital setting and the patented process we use to create Forest rx flooring has reduced fall impact by 17%. This can mitigate liability for owners of healthcare facilities. And that’s a game changer in healthcare.” Dowling further comments.
Forest rx uses a patented technology called itstru to fuse a Polyflor vinyl wear layer to a 5mm ECORE recycled rubber backing. The result is a unique solution that provides substantial cushioning and reduces the risk of fall injuries, along with the added benefit of improved ergonomics for active patients, residents and staff. Because of its single, fusion-bonded structure, Forest rx solves acoustical issues and boasts proven sound control that meets and exceeds building code requirements. Forest rx comes in seven different colors and is recommended for heavy commercial use.
Take a look at Ecore Forest rx for your healthcare facility – it’s amazing! We can offer materials only or complete installation services. Please add our website to your list of favorites and check back periodically as we continue to grow our product lines and offerings. Call us for product advice, free samples, assistance in specifications, or to place an order. One call does it all!