Create safe and hygienic healthcare environments with CTD Architectural Tiles

  • 17 Jul 2023

CTD Architectural Tiles is celebrating the NHS’ 75th anniversary with its vast collection of tiles suitable for the healthcare sector.

The emphasis on creating safe, hygienic spaces in healthcare settings has always been of great importance but this has been more prevalent than ever following the outbreak of COVID-19. Fortunately, tiles can offer a fantastic solution for a variety of settings across the sector – from hospitals to assisted living facilities – with a number of practical benefits that don’t compromise on style for those working or living in the space.

Pendulum Test Value (PTV)

Any commercial setting demands safety, and this is particularly important across the healthcare sector where users may be more vulnerable. With this in mind, choosing flooring with a low slip risk is key, and this is measured through the pendulum test for slip resistance. It is essential to choose flooring with a minimum Pendulum Test Value (PTV) rating of 36 in both wet and dry conditions, but the demand for PTV40 flooring is continuing to increase across the sector.

As the demand for higher anti-slip ratings grows, so does the availability of tiles offering this. CTD Architectural Tiles supplies a significant range of anti-slip tiles suited to hospitals and other healthcare environments, such as the Kalksten collection. Featuring a high PTV rating under both wet and dry conditions, this collection of unglazed porcelain tiles features several neutral shades for a subtly beautiful finish.

LRVs

While anti-slip flooring is vital for maximising safety for vulnerable users, it’s important not to overlook the value of Light Reflectance Values (LRVs) and visual contrast between surfaces for inclusivity. These are particularly important for those with visual impairments. CTD Architectural Tiles’ expert team is able to assist with creating bespoke floor and wall tile packages that are functional, inclusive and in line with design requirements, in a whole spectrum of colour choices.

Additionally, CTD Architectural Tiles supplies tiles accredited by the Dementia Services Development Centre as dementia-friendly. The use of collections like Swedeglaze Ceramic are ideal for creating inclusive healthcare environments that allow dementia patients to live more independently with a better quality of life and the reduced risk of accidents such as falls.

The supplier is also leading the way with the latest tile technologies to benefit the healthcare sector, offering antibacterial tiles for total peace of mind. Collections such as Masterpiece and Gravity – which are both suitable for use on floors as well as walls – utilise Antibacterial Protect® technology built into each tile during the manufacturing process, which eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria and ultimately removing the need for cleaning with harsh chemicals.

CTD Architectural Tiles is proud to have a national team of experts able to provide advice and guidance on its extensive collections of tiles suitable for the healthcare sector.

To get in touch with a local team member, visit https://www.ctdarchitecturaltiles.co.uk/ or to request samples, arrange a colour consultation and discover more of our extensive range of tiles, contact [email protected] or call 0800 021 4835.

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