Four Winds Manor Case Study | ASPECTA Flooring Review

Four Winds Manor is a privately owned facility outside of Madison, Wisconsin that offers skilled nursing/rehabilitation care and assisted living. Unlike larger, corporate facilities, Four Winds Manor takes pride in being a small, hometown facility that extends a personal, special touch to all of its patients. When a modernizing renovation was planned, the existing, dated 12-inch vinyl floor tiles were swept away in favor of ASPECTA Five, known for its durability and upscale good looks – two important criteria to a residential healthcare environment. The product was installed throughout the facility in areas including: the entryway, dining rooms/common areas, and resident rooms.

“ASPECTA is very durable and dependable and just what they need at Four Winds Manor, because it will take all kinds of abuse in terms of wheelchairs, walkers, rolling beds – it’s not a gentle-use environment. ASPECTA withstood the renovation very well. Once we install the floors, they’re basically being used as a work surface. Our ‘punch list’ was completely clear for ASPECTA with no damage despite construction punishment.”


– Aaron Gundlach, Krupp Construction

The team at Four Winds Manor chose to install a combination of ASPECTA Five Piermont Cottage Grey and Treated Oak Bleached throughout their facility. Piermont’s unique layered finish combines a pearlescent effect, abstract design and wood embossing texture to create a totally new, unique wood grain. Whereas Treated Oak’s European character, deep color and classic look is captured through the fuming process. Then, a translucent wash further brings out the rich graining to create an unmistakable look. The combination of these two styles is absolutely flawless. See for yourself!


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One of ASPECTA Five’s greatest strengths, aside from its good looks, is its upkeep. ASPECTA Five is a no-wax floor that is easy to clean throughout the day, and planks and tiles can be easily replaced, if need be. Lynn Howard, Owner of Four Winds Manor, said,

“We’ve received very good feedback from our housekeeping department about how easy the ASPECTA flooring is to clean. On the functional and aesthetic fronts, I give it high marks. Residents, employees and visitors all agree – ASPECTA Five is a great product. It’s the first thing people see when they enter, and we’ve had so many compliments!”

In addition to being a low-maintenance floor, ASPECTA Five is also incredibly durable, something that is extremely important for a high-traffic location. ASPECTA Five boasts 100% virgin vinyl, 28 mil. wear layer, 3.2 mm gauge thickness, and a ceramic bead finish. We back this flooring with 25-year non-prorated commercial and 10-year pro-rated labor warranties. It’s an excellent choice when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring for senior living facilities and assisted living homes.

“The main reason we chose ASPECTA was for its variety of selection and the fact that the gauge of their products is consistent, so we could use different patterns with smooth transitions. The final reason was the wear layer. Knowing it will hold up for the next 25 years sold the client right away – that warranty is why we stayed with ASPECTA. Piermont is unique in pattern and color and goes nicely with the wood furniture at Four Winds Manor. In a neutral way, it’s one of those products that just works flexibly with everything.”


– Lissa Rolenc, 4 Design

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