The Top 5 Flooring Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

Clinical environments like those within the healthcare industry rely on hygiene, easy maintenance and resistance to wear and tear. If you are seeking new flooring solutions created with the latest technological developments, then we at Top Carpets and Floors can help.

The healthcare industry is one of the largest globally and patients and staff engage with the floors of an institution all day long. The importance of proper flooring in a medical institution cannot be overstated. Some factors to consider before you have flooring installed include:

  • A product that is easy to clean and maintain.
  • Non-toxic materials that are not harmful to human beings.
  • A product made with slip-resistance properties to reduce patient injuries.
  • A seamless design that does not allow for the growth and spread of viruses and bacteria.
  • A product that will last even while under the stress of foot traffic and heavy medical machinery.
  • Noise absorbance which reduces a loud environment’s impact on patient stress levels.
  • Calming floor designs that are pleasing to the eye and create a positive environment.

 

Research is by far the best way to find out which type of floors will work best for you. It is also important to remember that not all healthcare institutions and practices will require the same products. Whether you require designs for private medical businesses, laboratories, hospitals, consultation rooms, or even pharmacies, below are five of the most popular flooring solutions in the industry.

1.Quartz Carpet and Seamless Stone

Used both indoors and outdoors, seamless stone is a versatile product used in many professional sectors. The most popular seamless stone brand in the country is Quartz Carpet, which not only looks beautiful but functions flawlessly. Quartz Carpet is stain/scratch/water-resistant, and its non-porous properties decrease the risk for bacteria growth, mould and mildew development. Take note though that it’s important that a sealer is applied when you lay this flooring in a clinical environment.

2.Laminates

If you need an attractive product that is relatively resistant to chemicals and heavy foot traffic, laminates are ideal. Sweeping and mopping up laminates is a breeze, so maintenance will not be a problem in messy areas. Just like Quartz Carpet flooring, it’s important that a sealer is also applied when you lay the laminates in a clinical environment.

3.Luxury Vinyl Tiles and Planks

While redoing large areas, you will need affordable floors. Luxury vinyl tiles and planks simulate real wood and stone tile at a fraction of the price. These floors are also exceptionally durable and withstand water and traffic very well.

4.Commercial Vinyl

Commercial vinyl products are very resilient and won’t buckle or break under feet, rolling carts, or medical machinery. Another benefit of this product is how easy it is to maintain in harsh commercial settings.

5.Engineered Wooden Flooring for Waiting Areas

If you would like to create a space that is warmer and more welcoming than the clinical feel of the rest of your healthcare institution, then why not consider a product like engineered wooden flooring for your waiting area? Significantly more cost-effective and easier to maintain than real hardwood, you will add depth and dimension to an ordinary space.

Commercial flooring such as those in the healthcare industry need not be expensive or bland looking. At Top Carpets and Floors, we can help you find a product that works well, lasts long and proves to be value for money. For more information, contact us or visit your nearest branch.

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