High usage areas, movement of heavy mechanical equipment and the importance of hygiene and safety mean that the healthcare sector has unique flooring needs and requirements. The challenges are equally unique as healthcare organisations tackle a myriad of issues from wear and tear such as scratches, dents, chips and gaps, to the catch-22 of increased cleaning to deliver crucial hygiene levels – particularly during the pandemic – which unfortunately can also cause safety issues and accelerate wear and discolouration. Rohit Sharma, Resilient sales manager, Bona, tells us more…
Bona helps healthcare organisations achieve the perfect flooring surface to withstand these challenges – often in a matter of hours – without the downtime, cost, or inconvenience of installing a new floor, yet it’s incredibly hard-wearing and looks brand new!
Transforming damaged or worn floors
As resilient floors become damaged or worn, it impacts function and safety as well as aesthetics. Replacement may be the first option that springs to mind, yet Bona has applied our expertise to create a totally unique system to care for and maintain resilient flooring.
As an alternative option to replacement, floor renovation is a realistic and welcome choice for healthcare settings which also overcomes the major barriers – namely the price and downtime – of installing new flooring.
The Bona Resilient Floor Solution offers a simple and effective way to bring a floor surface back to top condition, while also extending the life of the underlying flooring itself. With the unique Bona Recoating treatment, vinyl, PVC, linoleum, and rubber floors can be resurfaced quickly. This process is a complete transformation of the floor as it can be recoloured, using Bona Pure Colour, before protective layers of a transparent coating, Bona Pure or Pure HD are applied. Logos and graphics can also be added, and with a complete range of RAL/NCS colours along with the addition of Bona’s Creative Chips, the design possibilities are endless.
Bona: a perfect fit for the healthcare environment
Highly durable, hygienic, low-maintenance floors that provide safety, ergonomic, and visual benefits are key in any healthcare environment. Bona’s high-quality system supports the ongoing maintenance of resilient floors to ensure continual performance, allowing floors to be transformed when worn or degraded, rather than replaced.
✔ Cost effective
As budgets continue to be stretched, value for money is essential. Renovating existing flooring generates cost-savings over the significantly more expensive option of replacing with brand new flooring.
Bona’s floor renovation system is cost-effective, saves time and money, provides excellent value for money and allows healthcare organisations to transform old, worn resilient flooring without having to endure the high cost or downtime of replacement.
✔ Safety & hygiene
Healthcare settings demand the highest levels of safety and hygiene, and flooring must be anti-static, sterile and anti-slip. With many healthcare organisations having to disinfect more frequently since the pandemic, significant time and effort is required to keep floors clean.
Renovating to create a monolithic or “flat” surface ensures that floor resists bacteria and microorganism growth, including those hiding in joints, scratches, and other hard-to-reach areas. In heavy traffic scenarios surfaces can be sealed for additional durability as well as long-term protection.
✔ Minimal disruption
By renovating an existing flooring surface rather than replacing it, there is minimal downtime. A lengthy installation period is avoided along with the inconvenience of disposing the old floor.
The Bona system provides extremely durable wear-resistance and long-lasting protection against heavy-traffic. Due to a faster curing process, the floor is ready to be used in just 12 hours after applying the final layer, compared to the multiple days typically needed for a new installation. In most cases, using Bona will mean 50% less downtime.
According to reports*, refinishing resilient flooring surfaces offers:
(*IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Report conducted with input from Bona)
✔ Environmentally friendly
Using less harmful and toxic materials is safer and more sustainable. Rather than tearing out existing flooring, which often ends up in land fill and is environmentally harsh producing dust and germs, our solution revitalises surfaces so that the floor never needs to be stripped again.
✔ High quality performance & aesthetics
Over time, repeated deep cleaning and heavy traffic may diminish the appearance and quality of the surface. Bona’s application of a new protective layer restores the original lustre and prolongs the life of the floor; providing protection and durability from both chemical and physical wear.
Plus, our extensive options for patterns, designs and colours ensure a modern and welcoming look.
Bona: efficient, effective renovation in only 3 steps
Our unique 3-step process is quick and easy.
Founded in 1919, Bona is a family-owned company that provides sustainable, high-performance products and systems for premium floors in healthcare settings worldwide. Find out more by using the following links…