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damaged tiles can be swapped out, making lifetime maintenance and replacement simple and cost-effective. No-wax rubber flooring is another
low-maintenance and affordable option; however, it's important to pick
an option with good stain- and chemical-resistant properties to maximize
resiliency and durability. Environmental services staff should be consulted
regarding cleaning practices and preferred chemicals to determine which
no-wax rubber flooring option aligns best with hospital cleaning protocols.
Homogenous sheet vinyl is another no-wax option that has a throughpattern construction that wears evenly-ideal for a highly trafficked
area-and is relatively stain and gouge resistant. The budget-friendly option is easy to install and stands up well to most hospital cleaners without
significant corrosion. This not only gives staff greater flexibility in terms
of what cleaners they can use, but also means less maintenance and a longer shelf life.
Epoxy and urethane flooring typically carry a more expensive upfront
cost, largely due to pure material cost as well as installation. However, because the flooring is poured resin, it provides superior protection and low
maintenance with exceptional chemical and impact resistance.

idly advancing technology in the vital arenas of
flooring and wall systems.
A designer's ability to communicate the
benefits of various materials and long-term
maintenance information will help guide hospital administrators to the solutions that best
fit their goals and needs. Mock-ups of OR designs are also helpful by allowing the administrators and end users to test drive finishes
before committing to specific products for new
build-outs and renovations.
At the end of the day, designers have a responsibility to possess the knowledge required to provide solutions that help hospitals
eliminate medical errors, patient injury, falls,
and HAIs, seeking out cleanable, durable
finishes that provide value over a lifetime in
order to create and foster the safest surgical
environment possible. 

P U S H I N G F I N I S H E S F O R WA R D

Designers are always asked to work within parameters or standards-
including brand standards-to create consistency within healthcare
facilities and even across a health system's entire network. Yet, each OR
project should also be viewed as an ideal opportunity to evaluate rap-

Emily Haynes is an interior design intern at Gresham Smith (Jacksonville, Fla.). She can be reached at
E M I L Y. H AY N E S @ G R E S H A M S M I T H . C O M .

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EDITORIAL
SHOW TALK
NEXT STEPS
HEALTHCARE DESIGN WINS NATIONAL JOURNALISM HONORS
LAW AND ORDER
TAKING OFF
PHOTO TOUR
MIX AND MATCH
SPEAKING VOLUMES
INTERIOR DESIGN CRITICAL DECISIONS
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT CEILING AND WALL SYSTEMS
THE CENTER
FACE TIME
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