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To specify flooring at JHHS, their Lead Interior Designer took an evidence based approach, testing 15 flooring products to see which ones lived up to their claims. Our Paradigm Collection rose to the top.


“We’re very heavy duty here,” says Teri Bennett, the JHHS Lead Interior Designer. “In some of the main areas of the Hospital, there can be 20,000 people walking through in a day.” To determine which flooring products could truly meet the needs of JHHS, Bennett developed and conducted the Johns Hopkins Sustainable Flooring Test.

She had 15 flooring products installed in one of the busiest corridors of the Hospital. Over the course of 3 months, the flooring was subjected to heavy daily traffic and cleaning. Bennett analyzed the floors’ performance, safety and ease of maintenance.


Throughout the test, “Paradigm by Mannington Commercial did beautifully,” says Bennett. “It did so well that it is pretty much our first choice for any sheet vinyl project.” Bennett has since used Paradigm across JHHS, including the Skip Viragh Outpatient Building, the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and many office suites. Bennett confirms, “Paradigm has lived up to its test performance.”


  • Quantum Guard Elite® technology provides industry-leading ease of cleaning and long-term performance
  • 3 abstract patterns in a soothing palette give spaces a warm, high-end aesthetic
  • May contribute to multiple LEED credits

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”I am consistently told by the Environmental Care team that Paradigm is the easiest to maintain of all the new flooring I’ve installed. It has lived up to its test performance. Paradigm allows me to give a hospitality look and aesthetic, but in a product that I can keep clean.”

Teri BennettRN, CHID, EDAC, Lead Interior Designer
Johns Hopkins Health System

Department of Veterans Affairs