Focus: Patient Satisfaction/Experience

White paper explores how healthcare facility flooring can impact patient care

December 12, 2017

The physical aspects of the healthcare environment may directly affect the quality of care and the patient experience – starting with the flooring., according to a white paper on the Ecore website.

A new whitepaper from Ecore, which transforms reclaimed materials into surfacing, addresses the importance of the proper surface in the healing environment and the influence of noise management on clinical care.

Titled “Managing Noise in the Healthcare Space through Flooring Specification,” the whitepaper explores how sound can affect the patient experience and impact the quality of care provided.

High noise levels can hinder the healing process, inhibit clinician efficiency and create compliance concerns. In response to these concerns, healthcare facilities are investing in noise absorbing materials — including surface technology that offers noise-reducing qualities without sacrificing cleanliness or ergonomic comfort.

The whitepaper cites a research project conducted by the University of Hartford Acoustics program that quantified the influence different flooring materials can have on hospital corridor noise.

Furthermore, the whitepaper examines how flooring material impacts the speed and efficiency of sound being reflected within a room, as well as sound transmission between vertically adjacent rooms. With a better understanding of how flooring influences clinical performance and patient satisfaction, organizations can equip their facilities with innovative solutions that mitigate the negative effects of unwanted noise.

Download the  whitepaper at


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