Aged care floor solutions

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Aged Care Flooring Ideas

Are you building a new nursing home in Brisbane or Gold Coast? Then you need to take careful consideration into the flooring material you choose. Like other healthcare facilities, nursing homes have some stringent requirements for their floors. That’s because these facilities care for the elderly who may be feeble and quite sick. Nursing homes can also be quite busy with rolling-load traffic and foot traffic. Nurses, doctors, patients, carts, and wheelchairs are all familiar sights during the day. It would be best to have a floor that can put up with all this strain and stay resilient and easy to clean.

If you’re constructing an aged care facility on a tight budget, you need a floor that can save you some money. Our flooring solutions at My Floor are affordable and have many long-term benefits. We can set you up with a cost-effective floor and will save you money on your energy bills! 

Slip-resistance is probably the most significant factor you need in nursing home flooring. That’s because falls are such a risk when dealing with the elderly. If your floors are not anti slip, you could be setting yourself up for a disaster. A fall is a traumatic event for an older person and can even lead to death. To protect your residents, you need a floor that can prevent slips and liquid build-ups.

Aesthetic appeal is also an essential factor. After all, your residents live in your nursing home. As a result, visually appealing flooring can do a lot to boost their mood. This is especially true for patient rooms and entrance areas. It would be best if you had floors that are reflective, decorative, and ritzy.

Finally, anti-microbial resistance is a massive plus for aged care flooring. Your facility has elderly patients that have weakened immune systems and chronic illnesses. If your floor builds up with bacteria and mold, your patients are at risk of getting sick. A seamless floor that won’t let microbial agents form is a must for your nursing home or senior care center!

 

Challenges for choosing the correct flooring in an Aged Care Facility

 

The floor in your nursing home will have to put up with many challenges. There’s lots of traffic from doctors, nurses, patients, carts, wheelchairs, and more. Patient rooms contain medical equipment and lots of sensitive medication. Here’s a list of the main factors your floor will need to stand up to:

  • Lots of traffic. Nurses, patients, and doctors are continually running around the rooms and hallways. Orderlies push around carts and patients in wheelchairs. As you can imagine, this produces footprints, dust, dirt, and strain on the floor. If you’ve got regular concrete or tile, your floors will get dirty very quickly. Not only that, but stress from the traffic can cause your surface to crack and chip. This can lead to more fall hazards. It would be best if you had a floor that can easily withstand the amount of traffic your senior care center sees.

  • Trip and fall hazards. This is a big one for senior care centers. Elderly patients are always at higher risk of falls than anyone else. A fall can indeed mean disaster for an elderly patient. For their protection, a slip-resistant floor is an absolute must. Waterproofing is ideal so that your floor won’t get wet and slick.

  • Bacteria, allergens, and mold. If the surface in your nursing home is porous, then microbial agents can form inside of it. These include harmful bacteria, allergens, and even mold. In an aged care center, there are elderly patients with weakened immune systems. If your floor contains bacteria or mold, this can spell disaster for them. You need one of our anti-microbial coatings from My Floor!

Here’s a look at the best flooring solutions that we offer for nursing homes at My Floor:

Grind and Seal Polished Concrete

A grind and seal polished concrete floor is a seamless, non-porous surface. It involves grinding back the top layer of the concrete slab and then sealing it with a coating. The sealant adds durability and resistance to chemicals, liquids, and bacteria. The grinding process can also reveal aggregates within the concrete slab. This is a tasteful, decorative look that’s perfect for patient rooms and entryways. With your grind and seal polished concrete system, you can choose the level of aggregate exposure. You can select from:

  • Nil exposure – This is little to no aggregate exposure at all.
  • Medium exposure – There are patches of aggregate exposure strewn throughout the floor.
  • Full exposure – The entire surface has aggregates exposed.
  • Not only that, but you can choose the level of gloss finish as well – The sealant that we use is highly reflective and provides a brilliant shine. You can choose from:
  • Matte finish – This is no gloss at all. It’s ideal for areas that you don’t intend to look decorative.
  • Semi-gloss – The floor will have a slight amount of sheen.
  • High-gloss – The entire surface is like glass and is extremely reflective.

 

 

Grind and seal polished concrete is perfect for nursing homes because:

  • It’s durable – Due to its resilience, it can easily withstand all the traffic from your nursing home. Foot traffic, carts, and wheelchairs won’t even phase it! You can use the grind and seal polished concrete throughout your entire facility.
  • It’s slip-resistant – We can add a coating that will make your floor slip-resistant. That means you won’t have to worry about your residents falling!
  • It’s decorative – A grind and seal floor can look very ritzy and appealing. This is perfect for your patient rooms and entrances!
  • It’s resistant to bacteria, mold, spills, and chemicals – Nothing will grow inside of your floor, and your residents will stay safe!
  • It’s reflective – Thanks to its reflectiveness, it will bounce back ambient light. That means you won’t have to use much electricity to light your rooms! This will save you a ton of money each month. Not only that, but polished concrete has remarkable thermal properties. They absorb heat during the day and release it at night. This will save you even more money on your energy bill!
Epoxy Coatings, Epoxy Flake Floors, and Metallic Epoxy

All three of our epoxy finishes work great in nursing homes. Epoxy is an extremely rigid compound made from hardening agents and resin. It forms a seamless, non-porous surface that’s hard and slip-resistant. At My Floor, we feature epoxy coatings, flake floors, and metallic epoxy. Each has its own set of unique benefits for nursing homes. Let’s take a quick look at each:

  • Epoxy Coatings – These are easy to install, reflective, rigid, and durable. An epoxy coating is perfect for the hallways, corridors, and offices in your nursing home.
  • Epoxy Flake Floors – This is an epoxy coating with one small difference. There are small vinyl chips included in the mix that add a decorative flair. These chips come in a variety of exciting colors and shapes. These are great for your patient rooms and entrances!
  • Metallic Epoxy – A metallic epoxy floor is another fantastic decorative option. Of course, it contains all the same benefits as an epoxy coating. There’s a metallic pigment added to the highly decorative compound. It comes in a wide variety of colors. Not only that, but our team at My Floor can achieve dazzling swirls and patterns in the metallic paint. Metallic epoxy is perfect for a stunning entryway!

So there you have it. We’ve got a ton of great flooring solutions perfect for your new nursing home. If you’ve got a senior care facility in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast, reach out to us! To do so, you can call us at 1300 693 566 for a free quote today!

Our Expert Polished Concrete Flooring and Epoxy Coating Consultants are ready to answer your questions

 

 

Our Service Areas

  • South East Queensland
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Toowoomba
  • Northern New South Wales
  • Byron Bay
  • Tweed Heads

 

Challenges for choosing the correct flooring in an Aged Care Facility

The floor in your nursing home will have to put up with many challenges. There’s lots of traffic from doctors, nurses, patients, carts, wheelchairs, and more. Patient rooms contain medical equipment and lots of sensitive medication. Here’s a list of the main factors your floor will need to stand up to:

 

Nurses, patients, and doctors are continually running around the rooms and hallways. Orderlies push around carts and patients in wheelchairs. As you can imagine, this produces footprints, dust, dirt, and strain on the floor. If you’ve got regular concrete or tile, your floors will get dirty very quickly. Not only that, but stress from the traffic can cause your surface to crack and chip. This can lead to more fall hazards. It would be best if you had a floor that can easily withstand the amount of traffic your senior care center sees. 

This is a big one for senior care centers. Elderly patients are always at higher risk of falls than anyone else. A fall can indeed mean disaster for an elderly patient. For their protection, a slip-resistant floor is an absolute must. Waterproofing is ideal so that your floor won’t get wet and slick. 

If the surface in your nursing home is porous, then microbial agents can form inside of it. These include harmful bacteria, allergens, and even mold. In an aged care center, there are elderly patients with weakened immune systems. If your floor contains bacteria or mold, this can spell disaster for them. You need one of our anti-microbial coatings from My Floor! 

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Top 10 reasons to choose My Floor

Floor solutions are delicate processes that take professionals to do correctly. That’s why you need to hire our team at My Floor. We’re by far the most experienced and reputable floor solution company in Queensland. You’ll be in great hands when you choose us, and there are many reasons why. Here are the top factors why we’re the best concrete polishing company out there today:  

14 years in the business

My Floor is here for the long-term. We got started in 2009, and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we continue to grow and expand each year that we’ve been in business. Our longevity is due to our expertise and excellent service. We have superior product knowledge, and we’ve even crafted our own signature flooring solutions. Our team members have also mastered the art of problem-solving on the fly. As a result, we’re able to handle any issue that we encounter with total ease.

Small enough to care, large enough to deliver

We have a total of 8 team members at our company. To us, it’s the perfect sweet spot for us and our customers. We’re small enough to give a very personal touch while large enough to tackle giant projects. Our team can handle tasks that range in size from 20m2 to 20000m2. We provide commercial, residential, and industrial services, all with equal quality and dedication.

Stellar Google reviews

All it takes is one quick internet search to realize how great of a reputation we have. Currently, My Floor boasts almost 100 reviews with a 4.8 average score. All our reviews are candid and totally authentic. We believe our reviews speak for themselves, so don’t be shy about checking them out!

We add value with no complications

Whether our flooring solutions are for your business or home, we add serious value to our clients. Our polished concrete will save you money on electricity and energy, as well as add value to your home. For industrial environments, our no-slip coatings will keep your employees safe and protected. We’re in the business of adding value without complicating matters. The same can’t be said for our competitors!

QBCC Licensed

Most of the companies that you’ll find in Queensland are not certified. At My Floor, we boast our QBCC license, which allows us to carry out concrete coatings and polishing. It’s another mark of our professionalism and expertise.

Ongoing support for our clients

Our services don’t end when we finish with your flooring solution. We’ll educate you on adequately maintaining your floor, and we can perform minor repairs and fixes for you. We value you as our client, and it’s our goal to secure your long-term business. That’s why we won’t hesitate to go above and beyond for you.

Professional team support

We boast incredible attention to detail in our services. We also keep an open line of communication with our team and clients. You’ll always be able to get a hold of us if you have any questions or concerns.

Quality control

We have rigorous measures in place to ensure our quality stays the same every time. Our project managers mean business, and they check up on all our job sites. They’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure your satisfaction during the entire process.

Pre-installation meeting

We’ll consult with you in great detail on what you want out of your flooring solutions. That way, you’ll have complete control over how your flooring installation goes.

Specialists will provide you with extra knowledge

We’ve been in business for 14 years, and we’ve accrued tons of knowledge during that time. Educating our clients is also a big part of what we do, so don’t be shy about asking questions!

what our clients say

We had My Floor in about 6 odd years ago to do a grind & seal. The floor has maintained it’s colouring, it’s durable, aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean and has shown no signs of wearing. I remember the first point of contact I had with My Floor, we were contacted back straight away, the process was easy and smooth , staff were friendly, and I believe it was reasonably priced. We’ve since been contacted with promotional deals for cleaning services and like before the customer service has been next to none. Will definitely be getting them back in future. Great job My Floor ????

Racheal Frayer

The MY Floors lads recently completed about 50 square metres of concrete mechanical floor polishing at my home in Newmarket. It was a very challenging job as it had to marry up with a floor they had done 6 years previously. It took about a week but the result is first class and durable forever. They kept going until my wife and I were totally satisfied with the finish. I would recommend My Floor to anyone who wants the real deal floor finish.

Bengadesigns

We are currently building a new home, My floor carried out beautiful polished concrete finish to the internal areas of our house, couldnt be more happier with the service provided and cannot wait to move in! Thank you again My Floor! We will definitely recommend My Floor to our friends.

Hogan Lawrence

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