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Flooring for Operating and Surgical Rooms

The spread of infection in a healthcare facility can take its toll not only on patients and staff, but have tremendous consequences on a facility’s bottom line. Medical experts report that preventable healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) affect a growing number of hospitalized patients in the U.S. annually.

While a focus on sanitary conditions is crucial in any area of any type of healthcare facility, nowhere is it more important to maintain a sterile environment than in an operating room or a surgical area. By helping inhibiting the growth of bacteria and other pathogens, the proper flooring can be a key contributor to maintaining the high level of hygiene that will keep both your staff and patients safe and, potentially, reduce the risk of costly litigation.

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Resinous Systems for Surgical Room and Operating Room Flooring

While there are some differences, both epoxy and urethane products, are excellent choices for surgical room and operating room flooring.

Tennant offers several products and systems to choose from with various capabilities such as:

  • Virtually seamless flooring and cove-to-wall base options to help inhibit the growth of bacteria and other pathogens.
  • Chemical resistance to a wide variety of chemicals.
  • Static control to help protect sensitive electronic equipment.
  • The ability to create slopes for draining.
  • Fast curing options.
  • Low odor, low VOC products.
  • Products where LEED credits may be available.
  • Highly durable and abrasion resistant, to withstand high foot traffic and vehicular traffic, as well as punctures from sharp objects.
  • UV resistantce to withstand yellowing of the coating system over time.

State-of-the-Art Floor Refinishing for Medical Facilities

Developments in floor coatings from Tennant offer some significant advantages for floor refinishing for medical settings. Aesthetic, easy to maintain, and durable, are just some of the options developed for operating rooms, treatment rooms, and surgical suites. With this in mind, Tennant offers floor coting options for:

  • Both concrete slab and VCT tile
  • Waterproofing, creating a barrier that is impervious to water and other liquids.
  • Installation over green concrete, to help speed up production without having to wait for a concrete slab to completely cure.
  • Thermal stability.
  • Reducing the risk of cracking or buckling with a product that can expand and contract at the same rate as a concrete substrate

Decorative Epoxy and Urethane Floor Coatings for Operating Rooms

Cleanliness very important to surgical and operating rooms, and the look and feel of the area can play a key part in its cleanliness. Therefore flooring should be both functional and esthetically pleasing. Tennant Coatings has developed multiple decorative flake and quartz systems to provide durability, ease of cleaning and are available in a wide variety of colors and blends. Naturally these systems provide slight texture, which can also help aid against slip and fall incidents. Both flake and the quartz add texture that improves traction in areas that may become slick or wet. They also can be customized to achieve a specific aesthetic look.

Choosing Your Flooring

Tennant is known and respected the world over for the quality of our cleaning machines and our commitment to our customers. You can expect the same from our entire product line, and our team will work with you to ensure you have the products that best meet your needs. For more information contact us today!

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