Healthcare facilities are demanding -- from equipment and technology down to the flooring. New trends in healthcare design aim to blend the traditional needs of controlling contaminates and patient safety with a new focus on creating warm and inviting spaces that promote patient comfort and healing. Matter Surfaces offers an expansive portfolio of flooring solutions that exceed every demand in healthcare environments.
What matters in Healthcare
Healthcare environments demand materials that control contaminates, offer resistance to germs and bacteria and can be disinfected regularly while maintaining their function and beauty. Controlling contaminates starts at the entrance, where debris and moisture need to be removed, and extends to interior spaces, where harse disinfecting agents are commonly used. Surfaces need to be non-porous and anti-microbial to repel disease and infection.
Repelling disease and infection is impossible if your flooring surfaces stratch, chip, or degrade under the stresses of aggressive cleaning. Flooring materials need to offer exceptional mobility for wheelchairs, hospitals beds, carts, and, most importantly, ADA-compliance to reduce slip and fall liability.
Easy to Maintain
Maintenance staff are the unsung heroes of healthcare, and easy regular cleaning is probably the most important feature of any surface in a healthcare environment. The happiness of the maintenance staff and the health of the patients depends on floors that are easy to clean and sterilize.
Research has shown that warm, home-like recovery environments promote quicker healing and a more positive outlook in patients versus more institutional environments. Matter Surfaces offers a variety of flooring solutions that offer the warmth of home combined with the high standards of healthcare including:
- Authentic looking hardwood planks and stone tiles with all the benefits of resilient surfaces to produce inviting patient spaces
- Bold and neutral woven flooring for lobbies, corridors and doctor and dentist offices
- Recycled rubber tiles for physical and occupational therapy centers
And because sustainability matters, many Matter Surfaces floorcovering solutions are third-party tested and certified to contribute to health and wellness goals, including LEED and WELL certification.
High Performance Healthcare Flooring Solutions
PURLINE is the ideal flooring product for any healthcare application. PURLINE has 5x the durability of LVT, and when it comes to maintenance, PURLINE will not stain or change color even with iodine or betadine.
Ideal Application Areas:
- Patient Rooms
- Waiting Areas
- Labs and Operating Rooms