We’ve large a range of solutions to give you the confidence to create the type of environment you really want. Whether it’s a large hospital, care home or community healthcare center, you can provide inspirational rooms that don’t just perform and look good but also take hygiene and the safety of your people, patients and residents seriously.
Effective healthcare design is about the creation of safe and clean surroundings for patients, staff, and visitors alike. The operational requirements of a hospital environment can be inherently complex, and floor finishes are required to meet high functional, aesthetic, and durability standards, with different areas of healthcare buildings requiring different levels of flooring performance and slip resistance characteristics.
Offering a high level of sustainable slip resistance, safety flooring is typically specified in public and staff areas where there is a risk of spillage or wetness, and is used to protect against an unsafe slip hazard. Making a good choice of lipresistant flooring can be challenge for specifiers, partly because, with some products now entering the market, slip resistant characteristics are promoted that are based solely on transient, ex-factory R ratings derived from ‘the ramp test’, which are not sustainable. It is therefore useful to remind those specifying flooring in the healthcare sector of the need to undertake an early risk assessment to determine whether safety flooring will be required, and to then provide information on relevant industry standards