The acute healthcare facility has a range of flooring needs, Many driven by prevention of slips and falls and infection resistance, according to an article on the Floor Daily website.
But protecting patients, visitors and hospital staff is only aspect of the floor's function. Flooring must also play an aesthetic role.
The competition to attract both patients and skilled staff is fierce, and good design is a differentiator. What’s more, it can improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors, the article said.
Maintenance requirements play an important role in acute care environments. A floor must perform to its best ability with limited care.