Renovation also reduces maintenance, cuts noise.
When administrators at Hospital Arboledas, located in Jalisco, Mexico, started planning a recent renovation, their main goal was to meet the strict requirements of the General Health Council’s certification process.
But they also wanted a floor covering that could stand up to heavy foot traffic. The hospital provides healthcare services to approximately 3,600 patients annually. And they also hoped to give the renovated space a modern, fresh look.
They chose nora® floor coverings to meet these challenges, selecting norament® grano and noraplan environcare™ to cover the entrance, corridors, emergency room, surgical suites and x-ray as well as sterilizing and recovery areas.
In addition to receiving GHC certification, hospital administrators said they achieved a number of additional benefits, including increased comfort underfoot, simplified maintenance and noise reduction.
The floor minimizes foot and leg fatigue for staff members who spend long periods of time standing. And the hospital is saving time and money by eliminating the need to wax and strip the floors.
“Our housekeeping staff is able to easily keep the busiest areas of the hospital clean, like our main entrance, which sees the heaviest traffic,” a Human Resources administrator noted. “We’ve also noticed a distinct difference in sound. It’s a quieter environment.” And that quieter environment aids in the healing of patients, administrators add.
By selecting a floor covering that met their high standards and helped them attain GHC certification, Hospital Arboledas revitalized its facility and achieved many additional benefits. Find out how nora flooring met all the requirements in the full project profile.