Dental and orthodontist offices are operating under the most challenging of times. The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of enhanced hygiene and a sanitary working environment across all types of medical facilities to help keep patients and staff safe.
Looking after the nation’s oral health is a demanding job, and dental surgeons need to ensure that patients are treated in a clean, sanitized environment—hygiene starts from the floor up!
If you are considering a new flooring system—or are looking to replace a failed floor—read on to discover why Everlast® Epoxy flooring for dental surgeries is the smart choice for your facility.
The hygiene benefits of epoxy floors
Most dental facilities, as other medical facilities, strive to keep a great floor. Unfortunately, after three to five years, many types of flooring used in the medical sector have visible signs of deterioration. In most cases, dampness and bacteria accumulate in the space between the floor and the substrate, creating an unhealthy environment.
To protect the floors in your dental office, Everlast® Epoxy is designed with an integral EPA-registered antimicrobial component that impedes the growth of bacteria, fungi, yeast, actinomycetes, and mildew. This protects your floor from germ- and odor-causing microorganisms to keep your surgery smelling fresh and feeling clean.
Unlike other flooring options, such as tiles, laminate, or rubber, resin floors have no seams or cracks in which debris or germs can hide. Our flooring systems are pourable and can be troweled smooth for a seamless finish, leaving your floor with no weak points or breaches that can harbor microorganisms.
Although some flooring systems do contain an antimicrobial dispersion, it’s only found in the sealer, leaving the floor itself vulnerable from underneath or when gouged. In contrast, we incorporate an antimicrobial dispersion throughout the epoxy flooring system so that it’s protected on all sides.
Durable epoxy flooring for dental offices
A hard-wearing floor is a key component in any medical facility—a busy dental office has to cope with high foot traffic, with patients tracking in dirt and debris from the street.
Epoxy flooring can be installed throughout the facility, from surgery rooms and reception areas, through to waiting areas and restrooms—and you’ll never see wear paths. This is especially important in the area around the dental chair where an orthodontist will spend most of their day. Unsightly wear patterns can make the surgery look tired and neglected—a resin floor can solve this issue.
The secret to the longevity of our resin floors is our unique system. We only use premier quality epoxies and ensure floors are all 160 mm thick (unlike many other epoxy floors, which are thinner at just 60 mm thick).
Maintaining Everlast® Epoxy floors is easy
An easy-to-clean floor is a must-have in any dental facility. Our epoxy resin system scores highly in this area too, as there is no need to scrub, buff, or polish the floor to keep it looking impressive.
The textured surface of a resin floor means that at the end of the shift the floors can be thoroughly cleaned with a squeegee and our Everlast® Floor Care Cleaner Concentrate—and any excess water can simply be pushed down the drain. Our floors are so hardy they can even withstand pressure washing, if necessary!
A calming environment for patients
It’s safe to say that visiting the dentist is not at the top of anyone’s list of “fun things to do,” and many people are very apprehensive when they enter the surgery.
The sound-absorbing qualities of epoxy flooring can help to maintain a calm and peaceful environment in the waiting room by minimizing footsteps and voices. Epoxy floors are also highly reflective, making it seem as though the waiting room is flooded with calming, natural light.
There is also a wide choice of attractive colors—from brilliant white to calming neutrals or darker contemporary options—to ensure your facility reflects your brand.
Our expert installers can also incorporate designs and company logos into your floor to open up a world of possibilities to make your surgery stand out.
Contact us to install Everlast® Epoxy flooring in your dental office
Join the growing number of dentists who choose Everlast® Epoxy flooring for their facility. Still, need convincing? Read our real-life case study to see how one medical facility transformed its clinic with our epoxy flooring system.
We offer free flooring samples and a no-obligation online quote. Our team is on hand to offer practical and knowledgeable advice—get in touch today to discover durable epoxy flooring for dental surgeries.