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The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. The floors of doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals and surgery centers need to meet specific requirements for a variety of reasons, including sanitation, safety, aesthetics, durability and easy of cleaning.  Here are a few reasons why epoxy flooring systems are the perfect choice for meeting the high demands of the healthcare industry.[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

#1 – Sanitation

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Epoxy floors are seamless, non-porous and antimicrobial. This is critical in the healthcare industry due to infection control and the prevention of mildew and mold growth. Epoxy floors are chemically resistant and do not allow water, bodily fluids or any other liquid contaminants to seep into the floor structure.[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

#2 – Safety

Keeping patients and employees safe while at healthcare facilities is a top priority. Epoxy floors can be designed for optimal slip resistance, meaning that the likelihood of slip and fall accidents is greatly reduced.[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

#3 – Aesthetics


Although it may not seem obvious, the appearance of the floors in healthcare facilities is extremely important.  A clean floor in a soothing color can help patients feel more at ease and may even assist in alleviating worries and fears. Epoxy floors are stain-resistant and can be formulated in a variety of colors and textures to provide a visually appealing flooring system.[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

#4 – Durability

The floors in clinics, hospitals and doctor’s offices take quite a beating. Epoxy floors are very durable, can withstand a great deal of foot and equipment traffic and are abrasion resistant. With the proper cleaning and maintenance, the replacement of epoxy floor coatings is much less that frequent than other flooring options.[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

#5 – Easy to Clean

Epoxy floors are easy to clean and disinfect.  They are also resistant to thermal shock, meaning that they can handle the hot water wash downs that frequently happen in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

And One More Thing…


Don’t forget about our four-legged friends!  Veterinary clinics and hospitals have many of the same needs as human healthcare facilities, so epoxy is an excellent flooring choice for the veterinary industry as well.[dt_gap height=”5″ /]

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2015-10-07T16:04:48+00:00Sep 28th 2015|Epoxy Flooring Articles|

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