Sometimes flooring is an afterthought when hospital designs are coming together. But did you know that floors are the unsung heroes? Flooring plays such an important role in the daily life of a hospital. A floor’s ability to be effectively cleaned plays a large part in patient safety, especially in spaces that require an aseptic, sterile environment, operating rooms, as well as pre-op exams and post-op recovery spaces.
It is estimated that more than 1,000 research studies illustrate how healthcare design can improve patient care, enhance medical outcomes, and reduce medical errors and waste. Hospital executives are making sure that these healthcare designs will help achieve their important objectives such as:
- Improve patient and staff safety
- Reduce medical errors
- Reduce patient and staff stress
- Speed patient healing and improve patient outcomes
Rubber and LVT are two popular hospital flooring options that meet all of these performance requirements. Both save time during installation, as they can come with pre-applied adhesive on the backings. Both rubber and LVT can come with protective coatings that resist scratches and scuffs, reducing maintenance disruptions, labor, water, and chemicals.
Hallways and clinical areas have a heavy use of foot traffic, equipment carts, stretchers and wheelchairs. Our resilient rubber flooring is inherently slip resistant with a long-life cycle and comfortable under foot with good acoustic properties. Excellent flooring for stairwells, loading dock corridors, hallways, clinical areas, corridors, freight elevators, or any high traffic area where maximum slip resistance is a priority. Eagle Mat offers numerous color options.
Eagle Mat recommends luxury vinyl tile (LVT) for entrance areas. This is what the patients, families and hospital visitors first see. LVT offers much of the same durability and even more design versatility. The best flooring for a cafeteria is stain-resistant, easy to clean and slip-resistant. Evidence-based design dictates hospital cafeterias should be comfortable environments that promote relaxation and reduce stress!
Our beautiful luxury vinyl flooring lines have natural stone, wood, and abstract looks; and are available in tiles or planks. There are many and varied design options that can enhance the aesthetics of your space. Our manufacturers stock huge inventory with lots of quick ship options. The positives of LVT flooring is that they are low maintenance cost, extremely durable, quiet under foot and wont crack or split!
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We are experts at specifying the right product for your commercial flooring projects. @EagleMatFloors is family owned and operated, providing sales and installation of commercial flooring products to Property Managers and Commercial Building Owners in the Washington DC Metro area for over 35 years. Eagle Mat & Floor Products specializes in renovating facilities in the Corporate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Public Spaces.