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Barwon Health - The Geelong Hospital: Case study

Supplier: InterfaceFLOR
30 January, 2012

A busy healthcare environment needs flooring that is durable and extremely low maintenance.

InterfaceFLOR’s carpet tiles, reduce wear, and feature a stain resistant coating.

  • Project: Barwon Health - The Geelong Hospital
  • Assignment: To deliver a long lasting maintenance friendly
  • flooring solution
  • Location: Geelong, Victoria
  • Products: The Loop – custom colourway, Tatami

Flooring in hospitals must be THE hardest working surfaces. Prone to spillages, body fluid spills and continuous traffic, both human and mechanical, a practical flooring solution is paramount. Given the demands placed on hospital floors, it’s not surprising that Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria’s largest regional hospital, uses InterfaceFLOR carpet tiles.

"The long business relationship between Barwon Health and InterfaceFLOR exists because of the superior technical performance and durability of the product. InterfaceFLOR carpet delivers all of the required features demanded by hospital standards, staff and visiting persons," says Ray Bennett, Head of Maintenance

Operations for Barwon Health. In a busy healthcare environment, the flooring must be durable and extremely low maintenance. InterfaceFLOR’s dense, low-profile construction, not only minimizes wear, but features a stain
resistant coating. And unlike traditional rolls of carpet, replacing carpet tiles doesn’t require a major upheaval.

Hospital beds and furniture don’t even need to be moved while carpet is being replaced. "InterfaceFLOR product has continued to perform significantly for us, reducing ongoing costs associated with maintenance when compared to vinyl and broadloom carpet floor coverings," says Bennett.

As well as reducing time spent on replacing or repairing carpet, the ease of using InterfaceFLOR carpet tiles
is appreciated by staff working in the hospitals. If we need to replace tiles, there’s no measuring or cutting required,
and unlike carpet rolls, there’s very minimal wastage. dense, low-profile construction, not only minimizes wear, but features a stain resistant coating. And unlike traditional rolls of carpet, replacing carpet tiles doesn’t require a major upheaval.

Hospital beds and furniture don’t even need to be moved while carpet is being replaced. " Choosing the right carpet was critical. We simply can’t inconvenience patients or staff every time someone spills something on the floor. InterfaceFLOR product has continued to perform significantly for us, reducing ongoing costs associated with maintenance when compared to vinyl and broadloom carpet floor coverings," says Bennett.

As well as reducing time spent on replacing or repairing carpet, the ease of using InterfaceFLOR carpet tiles
is appreciated by staff working in the hospitals. If we need to replace tiles, there’s no measuring or cutting required,
and unlike carpet rolls, there’s very minimal wastage.

Source: InterfaceFLOR