What Type of Hospital Flooring Should I Use?

Hospital flooring needs to be durable, resilient, and slip-free. Flooring decisions need to be made for different areas of the hospital; the waiting room would need a different flooring type than operating rooms.

Traditionally, VCT, or vinyl composition tile, has been the most widely used flooring in hospitals. It is one of the most popular types of flooring for hospitals because it is sanitary, easy to clean, and easy to repair. Some hospital administrators worry about the toxins that can sometimes be released in the production of vinyl flooring. That is why we offer sheet vinyl. This is one of our most environmentally friendly flooring materials; it is made from all natural materials.

Rubber is also a popular option for hospital flooring. It is a very durable flooring solution, which is good for the hospital setting.  It is a good investment for rooms for a lot of foot traffic because it lasts such a long time. Rubber is a fairly expensive option, however, when compared to vinyl flooring.

Linoleum is also a viable hospital flooring option. This material is not as durable as other options and it is difficult to replace compared to vinyl. It is, however, fairly inexpensive, and makes a good option for low-traffic areas.

For waiting rooms, the most traditional choice would be carpet, but some hospital administrators do not want to deal with the upkeep of carpet. Waiting room floors could also use wood plank vinyl floors if the builder wants flooring that is more durable and will last longer.

There are many viable options for flooring used in hospitals. For more information on this matter, please contact us at 781-329-7722 or email us.