The client expected this new specialty hospital to reflect 21st century medicine in a 21st century healing environment. The goal was accomplished by taking an array of floor coverings in rich and friendly colors and textures and blending them with the building’s other design elements, such as its spacious rooms, abundant natural lighting and outside views, and roof-top garden. Patients, family, and staff interact in spaces that reflect a sense of calm and well-being. Upon moving in, one nurse remarked, “I felt like I had gone from Motel Six to the Ritz Carlton.”