Cleanliness has always been a top priority in residential care homes across the United States, but since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become increasingly important to minimize the spread of bacteria and germs amongst elderly and vulnerable residents.
Care facilities are held to extremely high safety and hygiene standards to safeguard those in care. In an environment where a sanitary environment is paramount, the type of flooring plays a crucial role in helping meet strict health code requirements. Read on to discover why epoxy flooring is the best choice for residential care homes.
Choose care home flooring with antimicrobial properties
Everlast® Epoxy flooring has properties that go beyond the hygiene requirements of residential care facilities, taking the extra step to protect every floor from the spread of bacteria. Unlike our competitors, our epoxy flooring has an EPA additive that inhibits the growth of microorganisms, which makes it all the more perfect for use in care homes.
This additional level of protection makes epoxy flooring an optimal choice for bathrooms, communal areas, and restrooms where a high-level of sanitation is imperative for the well-being of vulnerable residents.
Hard-wearing care home floors are vital
However, care homes are more than just bathrooms and communal areas. They also house catering facilities, lobbies, and walkways, all of which must be designed to cope with heavy foot traffic, wheelchairs, and trolleys.
When choosing a flooring system for a residential care home, facility managers should choose a floor that can withstand the abuse of heavy foot traffic without forming unsightly wear patterns and sustaining damage. Everlast® Epoxy flooring handles repeated traffic with ease—and, unlike other flooring systems, it will not crack, break, or become loose to create a trip hazard.
A smooth, seamless, slip-resistant flooring solution
The seamless finish of an epoxy floor means residents can move safely and comfortably across a smooth floor. Everlast® Epoxy flooring has no joints or ridges, which means the risk of trips due to uneven or chipped surfaces are minimized.
An added benefit of a seamless flooring surface means there is nowhere for bacteria, food debris, or spills to hide—unlike tiled floors, whose joints become a haven for germs, or carpets that absorb fluids and cause nasty odors.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring is manufactured using small natural marble stones, which provide a textured, slip-resistant finish to reduce the risk of slips or falls.
Easy to clean for hassle-free maintenance
With high resistance to harsh chemicals, it’s easy to keep epoxy flooring in a residential care facility clean and hygienic. Our flooring can handle strong detergents and cleaning products with ease.
Our epoxy flooring also has the benefit of being nonporous, which makes it easy to clean up spills and avoid the destruction of the concrete substrate and perpetuation of bad odors and bacteria.
Everlast® Epoxy also provides a range of cleaning products that will keep your facility floors clean without the need for mops and buckets. Simply apply our floor care solution to clean the surface to remove all traces of debris, grime, and spillages, leaving the floor sanitized and safe.
Choose the right flooring to minimize downtime
Care facilities cannot afford downtime. Therefore, it’s important to choose the right flooring to ensure minimal disruption to the lives of vulnerable residents.
Replacing the flooring of a care home needs to be a fast and efficient process, and epoxy flooring can be installed over the top of most existing floors, saving time and money.
Care home managers who are faced with the headache of a failed floor can rely on Everlast® Epoxy to provide a cost-effective flooring solution that will last for decades—and that means no more maintenance bills or time wasted on inferior flooring replacements.
Epoxy flooring: the right choice for residential care facilities
With its antimicrobial properties and easy-to-clean surface, Everlast® Epoxy flooring offers the best choices for residential care homes.
For a free, no-obligation quote, contact our team at (800) 708-9870, or request a free flooring sample online.