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Safety Flooring UK

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Benefits and Uses of Safety flooring in Healthcare

When choosing safety flooring for health care, the patient's needs are paramount. However, considering the needs of the facility, the staff, and the unique demands of healthcare industry need to be addressed.

Consider the following:

A patient who has under gone health issues and has been bed ridden is now being encouraged to start gentle walking. This is an exercise generally conducted in hospital wards and corridors. Seemingly a simple task, however, this experience is about to become one of the most uncomfortable in the recovery process.

They may experience the loss of the small muscles and fatty tissues in the feet due to atrophy. The patient starts to feel a growing sensation of discomfort in the lower extremities.

The hardness of the floor causes the pain to increase with each step. This can quickly affect the patient's desire to continue and the recovery process stops. 

The flooring and for that matter walls, ceilings, doors and windows are furthest from a patient's mind when undergoing the recovery process.

However, these elements have the ability to enhance or limit the patient's recovery. It is, therefore, important to install smooth and safety flooring. This will create holistic health care environments by anticipating the patient's needs.

When choosing safety flooring for health care, the patient's needs are paramount. However, considering the needs of the facility, the staff, and the unique demands of healthcare industry need to be addressed.

Here are some of the benefit of using safety flooring in a health care environment:

Patient wellness - Providing a warm, comfortable environment

It is well accepted that patients recover faster in environments that resemble the home more than the traditional hospital.

Mental well-being and a sense of comfort are essential to assisting the body's natural healing processes. So safety flooring is usually preferred where patient wellness is concerned.

Colours and patterns that resemble those found in nature have been found to promote a sense of comfort and well-being in people. This love of all things natural is a common phenomenon known as 'biophilia'. And these patterns simply can't be found in linoleum or wood flooring.

Patient safety

In aged care environments, spaces should be specially designed for those with uncertain footing. The traction that carpet provides greatly reduces the risk of slips and falls. This is of special concern in the elderly. Even in traditional healthcare environments, many of the users will not be steady on their feet. So reduction of the potential for slips and falls is a major benefit of using safety flooring in a healthcare environment.

Underfoot comfort

While the clients in aged care and healthcare facilities are usually bed-or seat-bound, the staff are often on their feet all day. The shock absorbency of safety flooring is of benefit compared to nonsafety flooring. It helps reduce leg fatigue and generally improve physical well-being for staff.

Infection control

Health and Aged Care spaces become so much more warm and inviting with safety flooring. They also become comfortable and health-promoting.