What to Look for in Healthcare Flooring

Posted by GreenSource Solutions

Buying commercial flooring in Massachusetts and New Hampshire isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. These floor costs can quickly add up and it’s important to choose a floor that you know will last and will not require early replacement, especially in the case of healthcare. GreenSource knows that professionals in the medical field need a specific kind of flooring, and have a few considerations when buying new flooring for these spaces.

Durability and maintenance. Unlike many industries that are able to close up shop for a week and reopen when your new floors are cleaned or installed, healthcare does not have that luxury. Options like Chilewich and Upofloor are easy to install and last for years, which means less time worrying about your floor and more time focused on patients.

Safety. With the main concern of any healthcare facilities being safety, these buildings need a floor option that does not increase the chance of injury to the patients or professionals. Finding a non-skid surface (often gritty or textured) can help reduce the chance of slipping and falling.Mass General, Lunder Building

Comfort. The only people that spend more time in a hospital than patience is the medical staff that work long hours on their feet. Floors should not only be functional, they should be relatively comfortable and a rubber floor can help reduced back aches, sore feet, and muscle fatigue of chosen correctly.

Sanitation control. With so many external factors to consider in a healthcare setting, there is an increased chance of infection or disease to be spread. These offices and hospitals must have a flooring option that is less porous to avoid bacterial growth, easy to clean, and can withstand the use of chemical cleaners.

Aesthetics. When many people think of medical spaces, they have a very specific sterile environment in their mind. To make patients and visitors feel more comfortable in your office, there should be a mixture of warm colors that feel and look clean.

Fortunately, when you work with a company like GreenSource Solutions for your commercial flooring in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, you will have the selection necessary to make your offices or hospitals look great while providing the comfort and resilience you need. With more questions about our products, feel free to give us a call at (617) 513-6339 or (617) 799-1800 to talk with our experts.