Commercial PVC Floors > Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Flooring

Designed for heavy traffic applications like at healthcare facilities and Pharmaceuticals area, Tarkettʼs Commercial Hygienic PVC are a range of homogeneous and heterogeneous vinyl flooring solutions for areas where hygiene, traffic resistance and Bacteria control are key factors. Tarkettʼs trademarked iQ and XR surface treatment guaranty enhanced protection and easier maintenance. Health Care range constitutes on Tarkett iQ Optima, Tarkett Premium Range, Tarkett iQ Granit SD and Tarkett Ruby product series and are available in attractive colors, coordinated with the other products and accessories of the PVCʼs multi-solution family.

Ideal for areas:

  • CCU
  • ICU
  • Wards
  • Pharmaceuticals Production Areas
  • Corridors
  • Patient Rooms
  • OPD

Ideal for areas:

  • CCU
  • ICU
  • Wards
  • Pharmaceuticals Production Areas
  • Corridors
  • Patient Rooms
  • OPDs

Ideal for areas:

  • Operation Theaters
  • Server Rooms
  • Areas where static discharge is concerns

Ideal for areas:

  • Wards
  • Corridors
  • Consultant Rooms
  • OPDs
  • Children Play Areas

HEALTHCARE Building Requirements

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 6% of
acute hospital patients will acquire at least one health care- associated infection(approximatively 3 million people). Infection control is a major challenge for all health care facilities. even if the environment is not a primary source of contamination, it is important to make it easy to clean and decontaminate in high risk infection areas. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 90 % of micro-organisms are present in visible dirt. Therefore, efficient cleaning is a high priority, especially in the sensitive areas.

In addition, controlled environments – recommended in areas where the risk of infection is high – must keep airborne particle contamination to required levels. The construction and use of cleanrooms is designed to minimise the
introduction, production and retention of particles inside the room. According
to the ISO14644-1 “classification of air cleanliness”, rooms are classified with an ISO rating from 1 (the best one) to 9. This classification defines particle concentration limits (particles/m3 of air per size).

SOLUTIONS:
To ensure efficient cleaning and a high hygienic standard in areas where there
is a risk of infection, flooring and walls must be:

  • Vinyl flooring having CleanRoom Certification: Class A
  • Sealed, smooth, with an impervious surface and minimal joints
  • Perfectly watertight with firmly welded joints that will not break or split
  • Meticulously installed to prevent dirt from collecting
  • Compatible with cleaning chemicals and frequent disinfection procedures regarding controlled environment and airborne particle contamination, ISO 5 class is usually the highest requirement for healthcare, and is used for the most sensitive rooms where there is a risk of infection.

iQ and ProtectWALL 2CR ranges are classified ISO 4 (emitting 1,000 less than ISO 5) according to the Fraunhofer institute, and comply with the US cleanroom ASTM F51/F24 standard.

The practical applications of colour, pattern, texture and light reflection are particularly important to creating interiors that have a positive influence on people. They help reduce stress and can better identify, unify or separate spaces. Itʼs even more important in an aged care unit, where interior design is key to improving Alzheimer patient comfort and safety. Also essential is the perception of a cleaner appearance thanks to stains and marks that are less visible, as well as easier orientation throughout the building.

SOLUTIONS:
To create a suitable visual environment with Tarkett, you can:

  • Create an adapted interior design, with a large choice of materials and designs, using appropriate colours and contrast
  • Improve the appearance of cleanliness using certain patterns and finishes
  • Use logos and signage on floor with Floorcraft service to ease orientation
  • Follow-up practical guidelines for aged care Alzheimer units
  • Create a seamless finish thanks to multi-colour welding rods

Hospitals run 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Therefore, it is important to select durable material that will resist heavy traffic and rolling loads, and doesnʼt require heavy maintenance procedures or replacements that block an area, a real headache in occupied buildings. In heavy traffic areas, select flooring with high welding resistance whose seams stay intact during several years. In medical areas, flooring must be particularly resistant to stains and chemicals, as well as heavy medical equipment. The project payback is expected within 3 years for Tarkett iQ Range

SOLUTIONS:
To minimize daily attacks and stresses, especially to abrasion, scratches and stains, and to facilitate maintenance procedures, Tarkett proposes:

  • iQ: Unique restoration properties for homogeneous vinyl; only with dry-buffing. No strip, polish nor wax ever needed. Offering high resistance to chemicals, disinfectant and heavy loads. The highest welding resistance
  • TopClean XPTM: Reinforced PU coating for heterogeneous vinyl to improve scratch, abrasion and stain resistance. Neither wax nor polish required

In the continuing effort to cut costs without impacting on patient care, hospitals are faced with delicate balancing act that involves close scrutiny of all spending. A review of maintenance costs is one area that can offer enormous potential savings. In particular, the choice of the right flooring and wall protection offers significant savings in terms of energy, water and maintenance chemical consumption, as well as labour costs. The iQ treatment is key element which makes Tarkett stand apart from others and this is Patented to Tarkett only, see the video bellow:

Revolutionary iQ Surface Treatment – A Game Changer

SOLUTIONS:
Tarkett strives to minimize your maintenance costs and make daily cleaning easier:

  • Keep to a minimum the levels of dirt and moisture that are carried into the building with 3-step entrance mats/li>
  • Choose low-maintenance products that require neither stripping, wax nor polish, and covings that make cleaning easier in sensitive areas
  • Go for an iQ chemical-free restoration solution in heavy traffic areas such as corridors
  • Space out painting renovation using protection that resists scratches, shock and is easily washed and cleaned

Indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, contributing to the development of asthma and allergies. Nurses and housekeeping staff are
particularly affected by occupational asthma that is mostly present in medical settings due to the use of harmful chemicals contained in cleaning and
disinfection products.

SOLUTIONS:
To contribute to a benign setting, Tarkettʼs flooring solutions have minimal impact on air quality:

  • No harmful components that have a direct effect on peopleʼs health
  • The lowest VOC emissions from 10 to 100 below the levels required by ISO 16000 standard (<1000 µg/m3)
  • No toxic pollutants – strippers, wax or polish – required for maintenance
  • Compatible & efficient results with non-harmful disinfection procedures such as vapour, or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) disinfection

Sustainable building design is key to durable constructions that have minimal
environmental impact, without compromising on quality of life. All building
materials, including flooring, must meet specific norms to earn certification from one of the existing eco-building systems around the world (LEED (US), BREEAM (UK), HQE (France), etc.).

SOLUTIONS:
Tarkett is a leader in environmentally responsible manufacturing and
sustainable product development with our 4 key pillars:

  • Use better materials: natural, renewable and recycled resources,
    Cradle to Cradle certification for linoleum
  • Use fewer resources: limit water, energy consumption and waste generation
  • Create people-friendly spaces: lowest VOC emissions and phthalate-free technology
  • Recycle program contributes to environmental protection

Indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, contributing to the development of asthma and allergies. Nurses and housekeeping staff are
particularly affected by occupational asthma that is mostly present in medical settings due to the use of harmful chemicals contained in cleaning and
disinfection products.

SOLUTIONS:
To contribute to a benign setting, Tarkettʼs flooring solutions have minimal impact on air quality:

  • No harmful components that have a direct effect on peopleʼs health
  • The lowest VOC emissions from 10 to 100 below the levels required by ISO 16000 standard (<1000 µg/m3)
  • No toxic pollutants – strippers, wax or polish – required for maintenance
  • Compatible & efficient results with non-harmful disinfection procedures such as vapour, or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) disinfection

Electrostatic discharges not only cause discomfort, but may also damage sensitive technical equipment and ignite flammable gases. Static conductive flooring is often recommended in operating theatres to ensure the safety of sensitive surgeries such as neonatology, cardiology or neurology.

SOLUTIONS:
Dissipative or conductive flooring solutions evacuate electrostatic discharge:

  • EN/IEC 61340-4-1 defines the electrical resistance: measurement of the capacity of the flooring material to conduct electrical charges to a ground point. The higher the resistance, the lower the conductivity
  • Q Toro SC is a conductive flooring, iQ Granit SD is a dissipative flooring. Both benefit from the unique and patented conductive iQ PUR, and a carbon backing

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