Specifications for medical facilities usually focus on
Ease of maintaining a hygienic environment
The type of floor-covering for the reception area
usually depends on the size and nature of the medical facility -
large public hospitals will utilise Tarkett
vinyl for its ease of cleaning; smaller or
private hospitals often prefer Shaw
carpet tiles for their more modern and
comfortable look. For the latter,
where entry is directly from the carpark, we strongly recommend the
use of entrance matting
to reduce wear on the carpet.
Corridors, labs and clinical space
For a very durable, easy clean surface, nothing beats
vinyl. Tarkett vinyl is available in a
wide range of colours, from soothing neutrals, to modern tones and
bright colours for kids. It can be cut on site to make
decorative patterns (see also Hutt,
Dunedin & Middlemore Hospitals for great
examples of floor patterns).
Wood look vinyls are also popular, especially for
corridors, to impart a comforting, homely look to the space.
Vinyl can be standard or acoustic backed (can be helpful to
reduce footfall noise in a busy area).
Protective wall vinyl, like Protectwall from
Tarkett, is also a great idea for any areas that have a lot of
activity, like washing areas, as well as wards and corridors with
movable beds or trolleys - this reduces the appearance of marks and
scuffing, and helps protect the wall from dents and
holes. Protectwall is available in
a variety of colours and textures.
For more information on any of these products, or to discuss
your Medical specification, please contact your local Jacobsen
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