Healthcare facilities have been through many transitions over the years when it comes to flooring needs. We have moved from the sterility of waxed vinyl to the homey feel of carpet and are now realizing that there are options that can bring us both a clean, safe environment, and a comfortable feel that is not so institutional. Use of individual spaces within the facility, maintenance plans, and type and level of traffic will all guide your selection. Ideally the finishes will aid in improving patient and staff safety, reduce patient and staff stress, speed healing and improve patient outcomes, improve the patient and family experience, improve staff effectiveness and satisfaction and positively impact the bottom line.