Aged & Childcare Flooring
Epoxy flooring in Aged Care facilities
With Australia's ever-increasing ageing population, there are many new aged care facilities being constructed in suburban and country areas, along with extensive refurbishment projects to existing facilities. Flooring choice is of the utmost importance for these facilities as elderly people often develop joint mobility issues and use walking aids and wheelchairs to move around. Epoxy flooring has become the flooring of choice in many of these facilities, as it meets many of the health and safety requirements, when correctly specified and professionally installed.
Slip resistance is one very important requirement, and there are various finishes for wet areas, pool areas, kitchens and bathrooms. We use an aluminium oxide product which is harder than other slip-resistant additives like sand and glass. This means it will wear better and for longer before requiring recoating and generally provides a safer environment overall. To ensure compliance requirements are met, we can arrange independent slip testing to rate and certify each area.
Another major benefit of epoxy flooring is that it provides a seamless floor that is easily cleaned, and won’t harbour bacteria or mould, which is extremely important in an aged care environment.
Aged care facility flooring
Mobility issues can be a constant challenge for aged care residents, making stability underfoot essential to prevent falls. Walking aids and wheel chairs operate better when there is a smooth, firm, slip resistant surface. Epoxy flooring offers a safe surface for residents, visitors and staff in aged care facilities.
Epoxy flooring in Childcare facilities
As you can appreciate, facilities such as schools, kindergartens, and childcare centres are required to comply with strict safety standards. The flooring must be able to withstand wheeled toys, playtime spills, little accidents, and stains that kids inevitably leave behind. The flooring must be easy to clean and sanitised to keep germs and bacteria at bay and maintain a healthy, low-allergy environment. In addition, flooring must be comfortable, slip-resistant, and soft enough for comfort and safety.
Commercial epoxy flooring is the best child-friendly choice for flooring in all types of child facilities for many solid reasons:
- It provides a seamless floor that is easily cleaned of dirt, grime, and spills, using just a mop and pH-neutral detergent.
- It can be used in wet areas, classrooms, hallways, common areas, and external areas with different levels of slip resistance to provide a safe environment.
- It is extremely durable and remains looking good and performing well for many years, despite the pitter-patter of many little feet.
- When installed professionally, it meets all the stringent building codes and safety standards.
Childcare facility flooring
Epoxy flooring comes in an infinite range of design options including a range of bright colours to create a stimulating and fun environment for little people. You can even customise it with your logo or any type of illustrative designs.