Integra Seating Debuts New Tide Metal Series
Integra Seating’s new Tide Metal Series is a seating option suited for healthcare environments that offers a combination of superior strength, function, and comfort.
“We are excited to add the new Tide Metal Series to our collection of products uniquely suited for all types of healthcare interiors, whether it’s for acute care or senior living,” said Chandra Putnam, Integra’s Director of Sales and Marketing.
The Tide Series, part of Integra’s Coastal Collection, consists of four seat widths of 22”, 27” 32” and 42” and three back heights: Low, High and Patient, and an Orthopedic/Hip Seat Height.
All seating options are bariatric weight-rated, certified Clean Air Gold and compliant with the Healthier Hospitals Initiative of Safer Chemicals Challenge.
Featuring the same style as Integra’s Tide Wood Series, Tide Metal’s ability to meet the lounge seating needs of healthcare environments lies in its design and steel frame construction.
The steel arms and legs, graced with soft, gentle curves are available in several powder coat finishes. With solid surface arm caps, Tide can be upholstered with an expansive selection of graded-in fabrics from the industry’s leading textile distributors.
Tide’s steel inner construction also helps with maintenance and healthcare delivery.
The steel arms and legs, nonporous and non-corrosive, when regularly cleaned with the necessary cleaners, can reduce the risk of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), according to the company.
Tide’s ease of maintenance keeps seats clean of debris. Low Tide seating includes a wall-saver design, while all seating options come standard with clean-out design, along with a wear-point seat rotation, a function Integra builds in that keeps the seat looking and performing longer.
An island seat option, which allows for clean-out on all sides, is also available. Tide components, including the seat, back, leg and arm, can be easily replaced, further extending the lifecycle of the product and reducing a facility’s cost for a total product replacement.
“With various seat widths, back heights and component options, Tide Metal brings on-trend design flexibility. But just as important, it offers patients, family, staff and other users the comfort and function they need in a seating solution, while improving the cost of ownership to the facility,” said Putnam.