When refurbishing (or fitting out) your dental clinic, medical centre or veterinary office, you may be wondering what kind of clinic flooring is best to use. The truth is, while every clinic fit-out is different, there are several flooring options that better serve the purpose in a medical space than others.
Medical fit-outs are often governed by strict guidelines, so it’s best to do your research before you start selecting colours and patterns. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of the flooring types commonly specified by Dentifit, and what we love about each one. Read on to learn more!
What To Consider For Your Clinic Flooring
Given the purpose of a dental clinic, medical centre or hospital, the type of flooring that you can choose has to adhere to a number of Australian Standards (that differ depending on a number of factors), so making sure that you choose the right flooring is an imperative step in designing your clinic. The right flooring for your clinic will generally be; slip-resistant, stain-resistant, easy to clean, durable and sustainable product.
Dentifit’s Favourite Clinic Flooring Types
Choosing the right flooring for your clinic may not seem exciting, but the truth is, there is a real art in selecting the right flooring to complement the rest of your clinic design. Whether you own a medical centre, a dental clinic, a dental hospital, or a veterinary office, flooring can really be the finishing touches on a cohesive colour pallet and a patient-centric design. At Dentifit, vinyl plank and seamless sheet vinyl are two popular choices, as well as carpet tiles, – and rightfully so, as they work together in symbiosis to create a striking, but clean environment for your patients.
Loose-Lay Vinyl Plank & Sheet Vinyl
Vinyl plank is a PVC product designed to create unique interiors, usually inspired by wood or contemporary designs. Usually, direct stick application to the floor, the individual planks, can be laid in a variety of patterns, ideal for complimenting the fit out design. The Polyurethane coating on various planks assists with the easy-care characteristics of the product. Sheet vinyl is a seamless product that can be “Coved” which assists for ease of cleaning for infection control and reducing water damage to joinery/equipment within the room. Numerous patterns and colour ranges are available, to complement a variety of styles. Choosing which one is best for you is where the help of an expert can really benefit you if you’re unsure. Both types of vinyl offer safety slip resistance, durability and easy cleaning while also having sustainable properties, an important criterion in today’s designs.
Carpet tiles or planks, not only add to stylish interior spaces with a variety of colours, patterns and tiles sizes, they also bring comfort and homeliness to your clinic. Although carpet does not belong in sterile environments such as treatment rooms, using it in reception areas, breakout rooms, kids spaces, and offices, not only makes a room feel cozier but can also help with practical factors such as reducing noise and being soft to walk on. Carpet tiles are also easy to replace if damaged, and most manufacturers are responsibly working towards more sustainable products, reducing the carbon footprint.
What’s Best For You?
Choosing which clinic flooring to use in your medical or dental practice fit out can be overwhelming, but with Dentifit, you will receive end-to-end management from professionals with over 15+ years of construction and design industry experience. The team will guide you through the design and construction phases, and be available for maintenance and repair long after the job has been completed. Get in touch today to start your clinic fit out journey!