hospital flooring optionsThe best hospital flooring options provide solutions to meet the many demands of healthcare environments. Choosing the best hospital flooring will also depend on the types of hospital floors. For instance, the intensive care unit may require special hospital flooring standards that differ from those in general areas. Exam room flooring, operating room flooring, or medical office flooring may require a different hospital flooring option as well. All of the healthcare flooring requirements of your environment must be taken into consideration to make an appropriate determination on how to choose the best hospital flooring options.

How to Choose the Best Hospital Flooring Options:

  1. Hygienic.
    Every aspect of the hospital environment must to hygienic to prevent infections. That means that floors need to be easily cleaned and made of materials that will not harbor bacteria. When selecting a flooring solution, be sure to determine whether it will conform to USDA and FDA sanitation requirements.
  2. Slip-Resistant.
    It’s not unusual for slippery substances to end up on hospital floors. To prevent patient and employee falls and injuries, it’s essential to find hospital flooring options that are textured and slip-resistant.
  3. Highly Durable
    Hospital floors are subjected to heavy foot traffic, as well as wheeled medical equipment, patient beds, and more. It’s important to find flooring materials that will hold up under constant physical impact and has a long life-span.
  4. Quickly Installed.
    Hospitals are 24/7 operations. As a result, flooring renovation needs to be completed quickly to ensure minimal disruption.
  5. Low Environmental Impact.
    Hospitals require flooring installations that generate very little dust, fumes or other odors that could be dangerous for patients. When examining different alternatives, look for vendors that will use zero volatile organic compound (VOC) products as well as dust control processes, such as HEPA filtration and negative air machines.
  6. Static Dissipative.
    In areas where highly sensitive equipment is used, static discharge can cause damage and possible component failure. It’s critical to ensure your floors static dissipative qualities to avoid static electricity that could damage equipment.

Black Bear’s Hospital Flooring Solutions

At Black Bear, we use a proven methodology referred to as reverse-engineering. Our team conducts a thorough on-site evaluation of your healthcare or hospital facility to learn exactly how the space is used, what influences may compromise the integrity of the floor, and how it will be maintained. By understanding these elements, we are able to provide an innovative solution that meets and exceeds innate challenges and environmental impacts. This allows us to formulate and install the best hospital flooring product for each space for increased durability and a more reliable floor.

From new building installations to repair and replacement of failing floors in hospitals, Black Bear has partnered with healthcare facilities throughout New England. Black Bear has value-engineered solutions for Springfield Hospital, Leominster Hospital, UMass Memorial Hospital, and many others.

Give us a call at 978-405-0017, or contact us for a free on-site consultation to learn how we can design and install a better hospital flooring option for your facility. Safety, accuracy and dependability, that’s Black Bear’s promise and evident in every product we deliver.

Contact us today for a full consultation on your next hospital flooring project.