Need a floor that prevents the spread of germs? Go with epoxy terrazzo. Epoxy terrazzo is changing the landscape of healthcare design by stopping the spread of bacteria, mold, and mildew while offering an outstanding solution in durability and design.
Visiting the doctor’s office annually or multiple times a year for check-ups is necessary to stay informed about your health. While these visits can cause people to feel anxious, healthcare facilities can rely on epoxy terrazzo in helping establish a more comfortable and accessible environment for patients.
The strength of epoxy terrazzo flooring is perfect for high-traffic hospital settings. Areas found within a healthcare facility including lobbies, hallways, and emergency rooms stand to benefit from the maximum lifecycle of terrazzo.
Epoxy terrazzo is the most cost-effective flooring solution to choose for healthcare facilities. Other flooring systems require more repairs and replacements over time thus costing building owners more money after the installation. Epoxy terrazzo covers large areas with little need for repairs or replacements over its lifecycle.
Epoxy terrazzo is proven to stand the test of time. It’s a high-performance flooring system that typically lasts the lifetime of any healthcare building.
We all go to the doctors to feel better. But did you know it is possible to contract a Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) during a visit? According to Health.gov, 1 in 25 inpatients will carry an infection related to hospital care.
To address concerns related to hospital-borne infections, healthcare systems can turn to terrazzo as its choice of flooring. An epoxy terrazzo floor is nonporous which prevents the growth and spread of bacteria, mold, and mildew.
In addition to antimicrobial growth, epoxy terrazzo with GREENGUARD certification can benefit healthcare settings. GREENGUARD is associated with products that contain low chemical emissions. Zero VOCs in epoxy terrazzo improves the overall indoor air quality in hospital settings, helping patients breathe much easier.
Falls are among the largest reported accidents in hospitals. Patient falls can be prevented with poured-in-place epoxy terrazzo flooring.
A smooth terrazzo finish reduces the likelihood of falls. No joints allows more accessibility for patients navigating with a walker, crutch or wheelchair throughout the building.
In addition to its seamless finish, epoxy terrazzo meets ADA recommendations for slip resistance flooring in dry and wet conditions. Antislip floors offer safety for inpatients and visitors.
When healthcare facilities value cleanliness, there’s no better flooring system than epoxy terrazzo. Terrazzo flooring is seamless making it easy to clean daily.
All that is required to clean an epoxy terrazzo floor is a mop and bucket of warm water. Epoxy terrazzo is resistant to stains and chemicals, making the floors easy to clean around hospital laboratories and operating rooms.
With no grout joints, terrazzo floors eliminate the build of up dirt and debris.
Epoxy terrazzo offers design flexibility with endless possibilities. Architects and interior designers have the capability to add creative artwork in hallways and lobbies in virtually any color, helping patients feel more relaxed during their visit.
Architects may use terrazzo design to navigate visitors to their right destinations using wayfinding cues.
Particularly in children’s hospitals, architects bring out vivid colors and playful imagery appropriate for young children. Epoxy terrazzo works well with interiors to create an all-encompassing healthcare environment.
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