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Sustainable Flooring Solutions: How Green Flooring Benefits the Healthcare Industry

Sustainability means living within the means of the natural systems, without causing harm to others or jeopardizing future needs. It has also come to mean reducing environmental impact and cultivating renewable resources. The earth can no longer provide the abundance of non-renewable resources to meet the ever-growing needs of mankind.       

Topics: Eco-friendly Green Buildings Healthcare Flooring Sustainable Flooring

How Does Hospital Flooring Promote Patient Well-Being?

Ask any nurse or healthcare employee if they wear their work shoes into their homes. They will almost always answer with a resounding NO! Hospital floors can contain germs regardless of how much they are cleaned and sanitized. Your shoes are one mode of transmission to spread these germs to other flooring surfaces.

Topics: Specialty Flooring Hospital Flooring Healthcare Flooring Flooring Safety

Hospital Flooring: Top Flooring Choices for 2015

Floors are sometimes an afterthought when hospitals are designed. However, in the hospital environment, floors are unsung heroes. Much is expected from this seemingly invisible aspect of the hospital that is often not given much consideration. Flooring plays a huge role in the daily life of the hospital; it is expected to be non-slip, look natural, be easy to clean and have a long lifespan. User fatigue should be prevented for staff as they work 12 hour shifts; it should stand up to heavy equipment and take constant around-the-clock punishment. Preventing the spread of hospital acquired infection by inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms is also a key expectation from flooring.  

Topics: Healthcare Flooring

Be Our Guest: Flooring in the Hospitality Setting

Hospitality settings present a unique set of requirements and opportunities. These facilities demand high performance features and appealing designs to create the perfect balance of atmosphere and commercial durability. In the past, that meant less than appealing commercial flooring options, but thanks to breakthroughs in manufacturing and maintenance technology, hospitality flooring can be an exciting and cost-effective design element.

Topics: High Traffic Commercial Carpet Healthcare Flooring

Healing From the Ground Up: Healthcare Flooring

It’s hard to believe that a floor can make you sick—but in health care settings such as hospitals and clinics, that could well be the case. Flooring is an important design element in the healthcare environment. While a pleasant environment can boost in morale for both patients and staff, an appropriate floor covering can actually support the healing process.

Hospital floors are unique environments; they are exposed to high of traffic with all sorts of contaminants, they must be slip resistant and safe for patients and medical staff who may stand on them for long periods of time. Additionally, they should be wear resistant to contribute to the professional look of the space.

Topics: Specialty Flooring Hospital Flooring Healthcare Flooring