Hospital floors endure continuous movement from foot traffic, wheelchairs, hospital beds, carts, and equipment.
Hospitals are also held to high safety and sanitation standards to ensure the well-being of their patients. Strict health code requirements must be met to prevent the spread of disease, often including hygiene and infection control.
Hospital flooring systems must therefore be mobility-friendly, slip-resistant, and minimise or prevent the growth of mould and bacteria.
Epoxy is one of the most commonly used flooring systems in hospitals because it meets the required specifications whilst also remaining visually pleasing for patients and staff.
The most important factors to consider for safe hospital and healthcare flooring include:
The most frequent accident in hospitals is slips and falls. Traditional flooring materials may fall short, whilst epoxy floor coatings have a high traction surface that helps reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls, even when wet.
The smooth, seamless and non-porous nature of resin flooring alongside its chemical resistance ensures that the floor remains robust and safe even after chemical spills and regular cleaning procedures.
Static discharge can damage sensitive electronic equipment within hospitals which is why anti-static epoxy floor coatings are the perfect choice for sensitive areas such as laboratories and operating rooms.
Epoxy resin floor coatings are highly beneficial for healthcare facilities as they are easy to clean, creating a germ-free environment and helping to maintain hygienic flooring. The addition of anti-microbial agents reduces the risk of hospital-acquired infections by preventing the growth of bacteria, moulds, and other microorganisms.
Our healthcare environment flooring solutions are designed to withstand continuous pedestrian movement and heavy equipment, making them durable for many years. Resin floors are particularly resilient to impacts, scratches, scuffs, and other forms of damage, ensuring that they retain their pristine appearance for a longer period of time.
At Northern Star Flooring we cover everything from anti-slip, anti-microbial and anti-static flooring systems right up to flooring repairs and heavy-duty screeds. Whether you need a floor for an operating theatre, ward room or reception area. We are sure to have the solution that you need.
Take a look at our list of industrial and commercial flooring services to find out how Northern Star Flooring can help.