Bacteria Resistant Flooring for Healthcare
In hospitals and other healthcare facilities, preventing the spread of disease-causing microorganisms is a top priority. Though people are exposed to bacteria regularly in their homes, workplaces and public spaces, these microbes can quickly accumulate on hospital floors, where they can transfer to other surfaces and pose risks to patients with compromised immune systems.
Designed to stop bacteria from reproducing, bacteriostatic flooring has become a popular design addition to hospitals, clinics and care facilities. At Mondo Contract Flooring, we offer high-performance bacteriostatic rubber flooring suitable for use in a variety of healthcare environments.
What Is Bacteriostatic Flooring?
Bacteriostatic flooring, also called b-static, refers to the capacity of a flooring material to prevent bacteria from multiplying without necessarily killing them. By stopping bacteria from reproducing, bacteriostatic flooring helps to keep the microflora populations on the ground under control.
It's important to note that bacteriostatic agents aren't the same as bactericidal agents — the former stall growth, while the latter kill bacteria outright. The two categories can sometimes overlap, however. Some low doses of bactericides act as b-statics, and some high doses of b-statics act as bactericides.
Why Is Bacteriostatic Flooring Important?
The floors of healthcare facilities contain many types of bacteria. Some of these bacteria are harmful and may cause disease. When someone stands on the floor, touches the floor or touches an object in contact with the floor, there's a chance that bacteria will transfer to their shoes or hands. From there, the microorganisms can be moved around the facility.
Though most people have strong immune systems capable of fighting off all but the most dangerous bacteria, patients visiting healthcare facilities may be at greater risk of infection due to compromised immune systems, wounds and other weaknesses. As a result, so-called hospital-acquired infections (HAI) affect many individuals and cost nearly $10 billion to address in the U.S. every year.
To prevent infections and keep patients safe, healthcare facilities need strategies for combating the microorganism colonies on their floors. By stopping microbial reproduction and reducing the number of bacteria present, bacteriostatic flooring helps prevent infections and keeps bacteria populations under control between cleanings. Because bacteriostatic flooring fights microbes passively, without any requirement for staff to add chemicals or treatments, it's an efficient option for keeping healthcare facilities safe.
What Are the Benefits of Our Bacteriostatic Rubber Flooring?
At Mondo Contract Flooring, we offer durable, high-performance bacterial, microbial and fungi resistant rubber flooring for healthcare facilities like yours. Our flooring becomes bacteriostatic through the vulcanization process, which results in a rubber flooring material that prevents the spread of germs and disease. No chemicals are added for our flooring to become bacteria resistant, it is a permanent property of our product.
When tested using ASTM standards, our b-static flooring showed a significant reduction in microbial activity and no fungal growth, so you can trust in your flooring's ability to control the microorganisms coming in and out of your facility.
Here are just a few of the benefits associated with our b-static rubber flooring:
- Reduced chance of infection: Patients visiting a facility with Mondo b-static rubber flooring are less likely to come in contact with infection-causing bacteria.
- Better control between cleanings: Regular floors only show reduced bacteria presence briefly after cleaning. Manage microflora better between cleanings with bacteriostatic flooring.
- Protection against cracking: Cracks that form during the degradation of inferior flooring materials can create pockets of increased microbial activity. Our flooring materials contain no fillers or plasticizers, so they will not dry and crack.
Get Bacteriostatic Rubber Flooring From Mondo
At Mondo Contract Flooring, we understand the importance of bacteriostatic flooring for healthcare facilities. After more than 70 years in the rubber flooring industry, we've developed 10 high-performance b-static flooring options, including flooring materials in different colors, patterns and thicknesses. Unlike other flooring companies, which offer rubber as an option, we pour all our effort into providing the best rubber flooring on the market, so you can make your purchasing decision with confidence.
If you're looking for functional and attractive bacteria resistant rubber flooring for your healthcare facility, Mondo has a product to suit your needs. Browse our selection online or contact our rubber flooring experts for more information.