Relevant Case Studies

This case study collection demonstrates the diverse use of vinyl materials in residential and commercial construction. Read on to see how architects and designers choose vinyl to bring their plans to reality

Soft Vinyl Weaves Through a Designer’s Vision to Redefine Flooring
The vinyl flooring creations of nationally acclaimed designer Sandy Chilewich accentuate European auto shows and Herman Miller showrooms, and the sales of her invention, Plynyl, continue to double annually.

Interior Designer Uses Vinyl to Make High Impact at Entertainment Powerhouse
The Nashville entertainment powerhouse Gaylord Entertainment - best known as the parent company of The Grand Ole Opry, and co-owner of the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators - needed a new cafeteria. Its employees needed a place not only to eat, but also where they could get away from the stress of this fast-paced industry. Using vinyl, Tiffany Lyda, IIDA, successfully designed such a place.

Award-Winning Healthcare Setting Realized Using Broad Array of Vinyl Products
An interior design firm relies on vinyl wallcovering, flooring, handrails, bumper guards, transition strips and vinyl-backed carpeting to achieve a functional yet homely look at a long-term care facility prototype that earned an honorable mention in the Nightingale Product Design Competition at the 1999 Symposium on HealthCare Design.

Teaching Method Drives Design -- Vinyl Flooring Frees Designer and Architect
Elementary school turns to vinyl flooring in a new design plan aimed to stimulate innovation and creativity. Why vinyl? Says project director of interior design: "It really boils down to two things, design flexibility and durability."

Critical Recovery Unit Relies on Vinyl -- Architects Create Healing Environments
An Arizona hospital faced a challenge in designing a bone marrow transplant unit that had to be sterile yet attractive to patients. Designers and hospital manager chose multi-colored vinyl flooring in shades of adobe, verde, and violet. "There are few materials that can stand up to the excessive cleaning of sterile environments. Vinyl flooring is impervious to water and welded seams can prevent contaminants from being lodged in the seam area," says the project architect.