The COVID-19 pandemic has brought infection prevention and control to the front of mind of design professionals. To combat the spread of infection in healthcare facilities, an emphasis has been placed on environmental cleaning, leading to the increased use of disinfectants and antimicrobial materials to help maintain sanitary indoor environments. However, in light of the rising threat of antimicrobial-resistant superbugs, designers must look beyond such products and consider what properties in a floor can contribute to healthier environments in the long term.

Infection Prevention & Control: Designing flooring solutions for healthcare environments examines the critical role of flooring in creating safe hospital environments and the design considerations when specifying flooring solutions for such applications. We discuss the risks associated with healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. We then look at how flooring can contribute to the spread of infections. Lastly, we deep dive into the design considerations for specifying hygienic flooring and provide useful guidance as to the suitability of different flooring materials for various healthcare applications.

Tarkett is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of commercial and residential floor coverings. Designed to meet the demanding requirements of healthcare, Tarkett iQ homogeneous vinyl flooring with its unique surface restoration properties, is renowned for delivering consistent long-term performance without compromising on design.

Download this whitepaper to examine the role your choice of flooring will have in maintaining safe healthcare environments.


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