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Hospital floor and wall solutions

Hospital interiors combine a wide variety of area types, each possessing their own unique set of needs and regulations to promote both physical and mental wellbeing for everyone involved. From waiting rooms and patient suites to ORs and diagnostic areas, every component incorporated into hospital interiors must be carefully considered to efficiently balance hygiene and safety benefits with familiar aesthetics.

Altro’s extensive range of hospital flooring and wall solutions for hospitals allows you to meet stringent healthcare guidelines while creating warm, welcoming settings that can help facilitate treatment.

We work with you every step of the way, from specification to long-term technical support following your project’s completion, providing you with industry-leading expertise.

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Designing for hospitals

Nurse walking in ER

A well-planned design can make a significant difference in the quality of care a hospital can offer its patients. We work in partnership with you to help identify your facility’s specific needs and deliver solutions fit-for-purpose. We provide industry expertise to address complex healthcare requirements from installation to long-term support.

Biophilic design options

Evidence-based design has shown that exposure to the natural environment and biophilic principles can facilitate treatment by alleviating anxiety in patients. Using images from settings such as parks, woods and coastlines to visualize familiar scenes and natural-looking materials can help convey a sense of calm.

Altro Whiterock PopArt enables you to recreate these designs on durable, hygienic Altro Whiterock wall panels and pair them with our realistic linen and wood-look flooring ranges for a soothing, cohesive design throughout your facility.

Design for underfoot comfort

Where nursing staff in outpatient suites can spend the majority of their shifts on foot monitoring many patients at once, underfoot comfort is another factor to consider for efficient design in these spaces.

Altro Wood Comfort, Altro Wood Acoustic, Altro Orchestra and Altro Serenade are all ideal options for outpatient care. These thicker flooring ranges help prevent joint and muscle fatigue with ample underfoot comfort, while their smooth, seamless surface allows for truly thorough cleaning and disinfecting between patients.

For more information on ergonomic flooring and preventing muscle fatigue, register for our Designing for Underfoot Comfort CEU presentation.

Infection control

Altro floors and walls are easy to clean and maintain, helping to prevent healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and crossinfection between patients. With the ability to thoroughly clean each space without cracks, gaps and grout harboring bacteria and other harmful microorganisms, our interior solutions can help reduce the spread of infection. They are ideal where hygiene is paramount, including in-house laboratories, pharmacies and operating suites.

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Inherently hygienic surfaces

Growing evidence has shown that antimicrobial additives can actually create more harm than good longterm for both human health as well as the environment. In addition to pollution concerns, prolonged exposure to an antimicrobial additive or ingredient can prompt dangerous mutations in bacteria and viruses. To learn more, see our brochure Separating fact from fiction: biocides.

As a result, inherently hygienic materials such as vinyl have become the preferred alternative when considering interior finishes. Altro floor and wall products are free of antimicrobial additives, and our vinyl floors and walls help promote patient safety without detrimental impact over time. For more information, view our Crucial cleanability for healthcare environments whitepaper.

Promoting safety

For areas with high potential of spills from water and liquid contaminants such as kitchens, restrooms and showers, our medical grade flooring and safety flooring ranges reduce the chance of slip-and-fall accidents to one-in-a-million throughout their lifetime. These finishes provide enhanced safety that can benefit both staff and patients alike, and can transition seamlessly to adjacent areas with our corresponding collection of trims and accessories.