Hospitals and clinics need as much help as they can get against bacteria and viruses these days. Operating rooms need to remain sterile, and ensuring that foot traffic does not help germs migrate from one end of the hospital to another on an unwitting doctor or nurse’s shoe is paramount to the safety of patients and employees. Keeping illnesses away from surgical patients or cancer patients is key to their health and wellbeing.
Hospitals and clinics need resilient flooring in Lafayette, LA that can withstand the heavy chemicals used to create a sterile environment in operating rooms. They also need to be able to withstand the heavy foot traffic from people visiting patients, nurses going back and forth, doctors making the rounds, and gurneys being wheeled to and from procedure areas. Seamless rubber or vinyl floors means less cracks to trap harmful bacteria and viruses that can then spread throughout the hospital. Seamless vinyl/rubber flooring is also antimicrobial, meaning microbes cannot grow and survive on the surface of the floor. Hospital staff cannot continually clean and disinfect the floors to ensure germs do not travel, so having an antimicrobial floor is an added layer of protection for the patients visiting the hospital. Nonporous flooring provides excellent protection against all manner of bodily fluids hospitals and clinics encounter on a daily basis.
In addition to being antimicrobial, vinyl and rubber flooring gives the added protection of being anti-slip. Whether wet from a spill or from a recent disinfecting, nurses and doctors need to be certain that they can move swiftly to a patient’s room without fear of slipping and sliding on a wet surface.