Rohit Sharma, Resilient Sales manager at Bona – which provides ‘sustainable, high-performance products and systems for resilient flooring in healthcare settings’ discusses the advantages of floor refurbishment over replacement in healthcare facilities
Rohit Sharma, Resilient Sales manager at Bona – a family-owned company that provides ‘sustainable, high-performance products and systems for resilient flooring in healthcare settings worldwide’, discusses some of the advantages of floor refurbishment over replacement with new flooring in a hospital or other healthcare facility. These, he explains, include less disruption to clinical activity, and ‘a more cost-effective and sustainable solution’.
When the term ‘renovation’ is used in healthcare, the first thought is often of buildings and estates, and the modernisation of existing facilities to reflect the ever-expanding needs of, and demands placed upon, 21st century healthcare spaces. The attributes of renovation over replacement are fully appreciated – from the reduction in costs and wastage, to the reduced impact on the environment. In contrast, however, when attention is turned to improving and enhancing what lies underfoot, replacement flooring has routinely been pegged as the singular route to create a brand new look, and the only way to acquire a better product, while its counterpart – renovation – has somewhat been side-stepped.
Today, however, renovation of flooring delivers greater benefits than a simple likefor-like replacement, and is increasingly being garnered as a popular choice across the sector as a way to successfully obtain a brand new look and a better product, while also being a more environmentally sustainable choice.
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