Sustainable Safety ensured at Ayr Hospital thanks to Tarkett flooring
A major refurbishment of Ayr Hospital has recently been completed incorporating over 15000m2 of Tarkett’s Safetred Dimension safety flooring. Ayr Hospital provides acute and outpatient medical services to around 180,000 people in South Ayrshire. There are 144 medical beds in addition to dedicated centres for geriatric care and oncology. The new flooring was installed throughout the hospital including all wards, corridors and patient areas.
Angus Dick, Principal Estate Officer for NHS Ayrshire and Arran commented: “Due to the size of the hospital, it was essential to choose a safety flooring that would be both easy and economical to maintain. Tarkett’s Safetred Dimension met all our requirements with the added advantage of attractive design and colour options. We are pleased with the installation, which has been completed to a high standard by Donald & Paterson of Glasgow.”
Safetred Dimension was specified for the refurbishment as it offers high slip resistance combined with ease of maintenance. With an R10 slip-resistance rating enhanced by the inclusion of aluminium oxide granules, Safetred Dimension gives excellent slip resistance both wet and dry, and because it is manufactured to EN 13845, this protection will be sustained throughout its lifetime.
Safetred Dimension also benefits from a Safety Clean PUR reinforcement that provides a durable and easy to clean surface. Maintenance costs can be reduced by up to 30%, and the environment benefits through a 50% reduction in the consumption of water, energy and detergents needed for cleaning. As with all of Tarkett’s safety flooring, Safetred Dimension consists of up to 25% recycled content, further enhancing its environmental credentials.
Safetred Dimension’s 16 colour options can be used individually or in combination to create modern contemporary designs to suit any application. The attractive 3 dimensional pattern incorporates multi-coloured and pearlescent chips to provide a stunning appearance. Dimension’s flexibility makes it easy to lay and allows coving for better appearance and a hygienic solution to the junction of walls and floors.