Healthcare facility managers have incredibly high expectations for flooring material. As a principle surface in medical environments, they shoulder responsibilities: influencing patient, visitor and staff perception, as well as impacting the quality and function of every space. Perhaps flooring’s most important role in design is to yield positive patient outcomes.
Knowing that a single interior surface has such capability, plenty of time and energy should be spent selecting it. Healthcare flooring product data sheets are brimming with information for safety, maintenance, aesthetics, comfort, durability, sustainability, value and the list goes on. But what are the essential qualities that truly lead to results that both patients and caregivers seek?
Experience shows that four criteria are top priority: