The healthcare environment has very specific and unique needs, which is why the selection of a floor type is absolutely paramount.
Finding a product that can satisfy usage requirements of care personnel, comfort requirements for occupants, safety requirements for everyone and durability requirements during use is often a challenge. However, this challenge has been comprehensively solved through Forbo’s Healthcare Solution for floor finishes, solely distributed by FloorworX.
This resulted in the creation of the Sarlon Sparkling range that combines the widest colour pallet on the market with product technicity adapted to the unique needs of users including care providers, patients and other users. It is a range considered state-of-the-art while offering bespoke designs with an impressive range of colour options to adapt to any specification.
The Sarlon Sparkling colour range was developed to satisfy the need for harmony in indoor areas, resulting in a range with 45 colours. As such, colours can be chosen that will blend into and environment composed of elements made from various materials. The very precise choice of shades gives a coherent range composed of neutral colours and tints, along with neutral tones available in pastel, bright and deep shades. In addition, this range also includes all the accessories needed for a perfect finish.
The choice of flooring has a major impact in the health field, and has to satisfy requirements specific to the environment, including shock resistance and resistance to wear caused by frequent passage of rolling equipment. Moving a heavy load that has penetrated into the floor requires a certain amount of energy. The use of acoustic flooring with high density structures reduces penetration, resulting in less energy necessary to move the load. The Sarlon Sparkling range therefore offers three product options that will ensure that good acoustic treatment provides comfort and wellbeing for users and personnel.
Undoubtedly, hygiene in this sector is paramount. Therefore Sarlon Sparkling offers antibacterial properties by including all the most recent innovations, which particularly include the addition of silver ions that block the development of bacteria. Silver ions encapsulated in the flooring disturb the metabolism of bacteria and therefore block development. Consequently, the formulation of BactériProtect is significantly effective against the main strains of bacteria.
An identifiable and unique attribute to the Sarlon Sparkling range is in its surface structure that guarantees resistance to a person slipping on a wet floor covered with soapy water. It also offers a stain protect treatment which is especially resistant to Betadine, Eosine and hydro-alcoholic disinfectant gels that can badly stain flooring. It is also resistant to traffic and wear. As opposed to popular belief, products with a transparent wear layer have greater resistance to wear over time.
Keeping the environment in mind, Sarlon Sparkling reduces the ecological footprint by reducing the consumption of electricity for lighting. Colour choice plays a role here as a colour with an ability to reflect natural light significantly reduces electricity consumption, reducing the usage of artificial lighting.
The end result is a healthcare environment that offers its users, be it patients or staff, a floor that serves every need specific to this setting, demonstrating some crucial technological advancements in terms of flooring.