Top Flooring Requirements for Healthcare Facilities
Fire Safety: Floor finishes must comply with local regulations related to fire safety.
Maneuverability: Floor finishes should make the movement of objects such as trolleys and wheelchairs sufficiently easy.
OH&S Issues: In areas where staff must stand for long periods of time, ergonomic finishes should be chosen to minimize staff fatigue.
Easy to Clean: Floor finishes should be resistant to wear, easy to maintain and clean, and resistant to chemical cleaners.
Anti-Microbial: Flooring should support hygiene and infection control programs by eliminating spaces and seams where bacteria can harbor and grow.
Slip Resistance: Selection of floor finishes should consider the slip resistance suitable for the specific location and types of foot traffic.
Wear Resistant: Due to the high volume of foot traffic in a healthcare facility, it's important to consider flooring that can withstand it.
Noise Reducing: Providing noise-reducing flooring is a must for ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for staff and patients.
Common Installation Areas
- Rehab Facilities
- Cafeterias & Kitchens
- Dining Rooms
- Emergency Rooms
- Operating Rooms
- Pre-operating Rooms
- Dentist's Offices
- Doctor's Offices
- Post-Op Recovery Spaces
- Laundry Rooms
- Nurses Stations
- Patient Rooms
- Clinical Areas
Recommended Solutions for Healthcare
Stonres RTZ and Stonres RTZ-2 - resilient urethane flooring systems that are easy to clean, impact and stain resistant while providing exceptional acoustic efficiency and ergonomic comfort. Available in progressive design options.
Stonres STR - a high-performance, resilient urethane flooring system that provides stain resistance and comfort underfoot.
Stonclad GS - a troweled, epoxy mortar system that is extremely durable and impact resistant and stands up to abrasion, wear, and chemicals.
Stonclad UT - a high-impact-resistant polyurethane mortar system that provides excellent protection against abrasion, thermal shock, thermal cycling and chemicals.
Stonshield HRI - a durable, impact-resistant flooring system that is textured for slip-resistance and available in multiple decorative color quartz design options.
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