Choosing the Right Floor For Hospitals

Choosing the Right Floor For HospitalsChoosing the right floor for hospitals is a very important consideration. At Behunin Industrial Flooring in Arvada, we know that a medical environment, including the floor, can affect a patient’s recovery, so the floor should meet health and safety requirements, be appropriate for medical devices, be clean and durable, as well as look good at all times.

As a hospital makes their industrial flooring design and purchasing decisions, we can help them consider a hospital’s need for a floor that lives up to safety, hygiene and infection control standards, as well as last a long time with low maintenance costs.

That’s why we often recommend hospitals or medical clinics use epoxy or other resinous floor coatings. This type of floor coating meets all the requirements for medical facilities.  Epoxy and other resinous floors help fight germs, are strong and don’t become discolored with use. These floors limit bacteria growth and are easy to maintain. They come in different styles and colors and can be a great design addition to a hospital’s overall environment.

Let’s look at the strict requirements for hospital or medical clinic flooring, including health and safety requirements, protocols for sensitive medical devices, durability, and appearance.

Health and Safety Needs

The health of the patients and staff is an important consideration when choosing a floor for a hospital. Resinous flooring systems are specially engineered to give maximum hygiene and infection control. They are seamless, which helps reduce the risk of bacterial growth that happens when there are grout lines, cracks and compromised heat-welded seams.

Hospitals and medical facilities must always make sure everything is clean, focusing on preventing the spread of disease and infection. This includes the choice of durable flooring because the surface of the floor needs to be resistant to punctures and impacts, as well as abrasion resistant and stain resistant. Resinous floors meet these criteria and have been shown to even be able to resist the common but very frustrating betadine spills.

A resinous floor surface also protects from spills and other moisture which is important for a sanitary environment. These floors also add to good indoor air quality because they install with low emissions and are free of heavy metals, phthalates, and formaldehyde.

Epoxy and other resinous floor coatings help fight germs and stay strong. These coatings limit the growth of bacteria and require little maintenance, which can save time and money.

Sensitive Medical Devices

Hospital and medical clinic floors need to support safety protocols in certain areas where there are sensitive electronics and medical devices. Resinous floors provide static dissipative (SDT) options so that those critical protocols are met.

Durability

When choosing the right floor for hospitals, you want to make sure it’s durable. We can help select a floor system for a hospital by making sure it’s durable under constant use, and that it won’t fade or become discolored with wear and tear.

Appearance

Medical environments can be stressful places. The design should create a comfortable and welcoming feeling that can help relieve the anxiety of the patients and families and offer a pleasant environment for the hospital staff. The floor’s design can add to the ambiance of the facility, providing a clean appearance. Resinous floors can be customized to fit your hospital’s design and aesthetics, and are slip-resistant and easy to clean.

As you can see, choosing the right floor for hospitals and medical clinics is critical. There are important concerns that should be addressed. At Behunin Industrial Flooring in Arvada, we can help you pick the right flooring for your needs. We never use subcontractors for any part of our process. So, from concept and planning to implementation and post-installation inspections, our team of flooring experts will directly manage your project. Give us a call for details.

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