How Quartz Tile Flooring Can Improve Your Healthcare Facility

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When selecting the flooring for a healthcare or medical facility, there are many things to take into account. One of the most important considerations, however, is hygiene and eliminating bacteria to limit the spread of infection and illness. Every element of a healthcare facility is carefully chosen to protect the health of the patients, right down to the flooring. While there are many options for flooring materials, there’s one that stands out when it comes to the necessary criteria. That would be Rikett Quartz Tile.


How can Rikett’s quartz tile flooring help make your healthcare facility a cleaner, safer, and more hygienic place? Let’s find out.


Non-Porous Uniform Surface

Bacteria like to hide in ridges or imperfections in a surface as well as in the seams between the tiles. Quartz tiles have a smooth and uniform surface with very few of these hiding places for bacteria. Rikett tiles go even further to eliminate those areas. With large format 24” x 24” tiles, there are fewer seams, making it easier to keep your floors clean and hygienic. Quartz also has a very low absorption rate, which deters the growth of infectious organisms.


Easy to Keep Clean

This brings us to another key characteristic of quartz tile. As a non-porous material with a uniform surface, quartz floors are easier to keep clean than other flooring options. Rikett improves on this natural quality of quartz with Rikettseal™, an enhanced commercial-grade UV-cured polyurethane coating, which creates a durable surface that is easy to maintain. Because a neutral cleaner is all that is necessary to clean the surface, our flooring products also contribute to improved air quality.


Durability and Chemical Resistance

Quartz is a naturally hard and durable material, measuring a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. The durability of quartz means that it is very difficult to crack or break, making it a safe option for a healthcare facility. It also lasts a long time, so you will save money on replacement costs. More importantly, you are less likely to need to close an area of your facility to replace the floor, allowing your patients to have uninterrupted care.


Rickett Quartz Tile for Healthcare Flooring

If you operate a healthcare facility, the care of your patients is your top priority. Although your flooring may not be the first thing you think about when it comes to caring for your patients, the right material contributes to a safe and healthy environment.


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