How to choose the perfect flooring for healthcare facilities

Flooring for healthcare needs to be safe, durable and comforting to aid both healthcare workers and patients’ wellbeing, whilst also conforming to international safety standards.

So how do you select the best flooring for your hospital, clinic or healthcare centre?
Let’s explore the various factors you should take into consideration.

Anti-slip flooring

Slip resistance flooring is vital to protect the safety of everyone that uses your healthcare floor – particularly for those who are unstable on their feet. The floor also needs to cope with liquids being present during normal daily activities, including accidental spillages.
The slip resistance of floors can be determined with methods such as the Wet Pendulum test to ensure the finish conforms to the system’s stated anti-slip properties.

Altro Wood™ Comfort is ideal for healthcare environments. Expertly combining pleasing aesthetics with safety, this 14dB noise-reducing flooring provides relief in noisy spaces whilst offering comfort underfoot. Altro Suprema™ is another option for where spillages may be an issue. The stunning, non-sparkle safety floor provides complete design freedom, with 40 shades to choose from.

Flooring durability

You may be looking for healthcare flooring for busy hospital corridors, where heavy equipment and patients are constantly on the go, or flooring for clinic reception areas where high foot traffic is unavoidable. In any circumstance, healthcare facilities require floors that are made with longevity in mind.

Tarkett linoleum has been appreciated for its beauty, comfort and durability for over 150 years, and is a great choice for healthcare facilities thanks to its unique xf²™surface protection for extreme durability, easy cleaning and cost-effective maintenance.

Safety flooring

Safety flooring is specially designed to minimise risk and provide safe movement in places prone to spills and contaminants such as cafés and restaurants.

Eating and food preparation areas need to cater for high foot traffic as well as patients with limited mobility, so a safe floor is vitally important.

Altro Aquarius™ not only provides lifetime sustained slip resistance in wet and dry environments, but also offers design flexibility with a range of plain and tonal chip options. Vigorously tested with a range of shoes and contaminants, this floor provides everything your patients and staff require to traverse safely.

Floor Hygiene

In every area of a healthcare facility, hygiene must be a top priority. Operating theatres, medical labs and cleanrooms must adhere to strict hygiene standards to ensure infection control.

A hygienic floor is also vitally important for hospital wards. Low maintenance polyurethane reinforcement (PUR), which protects the floor and enables a lifetime polish-free maintenance schedule, combines an attractive appearance with durability, making it a great choice for hospital wards.

We fit the best flooring for healthcare

We supply and fit flooring and hygienic cladding systems which deliver infection control and safety needs, whilst also creating durable spaces that aid wellbeing and support the work of healthcare teams.

Our team can advise on safety flooring, products that improve air quality, electrostatic control vinyl, acoustic flooring and more. We do whatever it takes to create calm and restorative healthcare environments.

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