The Surface + Design Event China 2020

2020.12.9-11 | Shanghai New International Expo Centre(SNIEC)

 

Do you know why hospitals like to use PVC elastic flooring?

When we go to the hospital, there are some places where the floor will feel bouncing when stepping on it, the feet feel very comfortable, and they look smooth, but the friction is great, and we all wonder what this is? In fact, this is PVC floor, also known as plastic floor or elastic floor!

In fact, in many hospital engineering projects, PVC flooring will definitely be used. Many people will ask why? The first is that health care organizations have explicit regulations. For some hospitals, PVC floors must be used. The second is the environment. The requirements of any hospital for the environment are harsh, and most ordinary floors cannot meet the requirements of the hospital for the ground environment. The various characteristics of pvc flooring make it stand out from other floorings and be designated as a hospital-specific flooring.

PVC floor refers to the floor made of polyvinyl chloride. Specifically, it uses polyvinyl chloride and its copolymerized resin as the main raw materials, and adds fillers, plasticizers, stabilizers, colorants and other auxiliary materials, and applies the coating process or calendering, extrusion or extrusion on a continuous sheet-like substrate. Crafted.

(1) Structurally, there are mainly two types of composite body and homogeneous body type, and the other is semi-homogeneous body type; the so-called composite PVC floor means that it has a multi-layer structure, which usually consists of 4 to 5 layers. The structure is laminated, and generally has a wear-resistant layer (including UV treatment), a printed film layer, a glass fiber layer, an elastic foam layer, and a base layer. The so-called homogeneous PVC floor means that it is homogeneous from top to bottom, that is, from the surface to the bottom, from the top to the bottom, the same color.

(2) It is divided into coil floor and sheet floor in terms of shape; the so-called coil floor is a floor with a soft texture, one roll and one roll. Generally, its width is 1.5 meters, 1.83 meters, 2 meters, 3 meters, 4 meters, 5 meters, etc., each roll length is 7.5 meters, 15 meters, 20 meters, 25 meters, etc., with a total thickness of 1.6mm-3.2mm (for commercial floors only, sports floors can be thicker up to 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, etc. ). There are many specifications for sheet flooring, which are mainly divided into strips and squares.

Let me untie the mystery of it for everyone!

    1.Security

The PVC floor is made of PVC material used for making baby bottles and medical infusion sets, without any toxic substances, “0” formaldehyde. At the same time, whether it is foaming process or other process PVC floor, its elasticity is very good, which can effectively prevent all kinds of harmful accidents!

    2.Antibacterial

    In the production of PVC flooring, antibacterial ingredients will be added. Just like the “Golden Elephant” brand floor, when the PVC raw materials are melted and merged, special antibacterial ingredients are added, and the outside of the floor will be closed and isolated. Air, using seamless welding splicing during the construction splicing process can effectively inhibit more than 90% of bacteria such as E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, pneumococcus, and subtilis.

    3.Slip resistance

    PVC flooring is often anti-slip in the production process. For example, many medical series of “Golden Elephant” will have abrasion resistant layer and UV treatment to increase the floor friction coefficient and make the floor stained with water. Beautiful appearance, and the floor surface will not be easily worn away!

    4.Flame retardant

PVC flooring will add flame retardant ingredients when the raw materials are fused to enhance the flame retardancy of the floor. Once accidental safety occurs, it can greatly ensure the safety of patients and visitors.

5.Sound absorption

    The raw material for the production of PVC floor itself is processed through several processes, and the floor structure will travel a “honeycomb” structure, which can effectively absorb more than 50% of the noise in the environment, and it has a good sound insulation effect.

    6.Insulation performance

PVC raw material pvc floor will be specially treated before casting, including the treatment of the floor surface can effectively organize heat conduction, so as to play a role in heat insulation.

    7.Rich colors and strong creativity

    Flooring is an important part of the hospital environment. The color of PVC floor is rich, and the color combination can be freely combined. At the same time, the stitchability of PVC flooring can be matched to make patterns according to design and color. Through the design and matching of the graphics and colors of the PVC floor, it is possible to create a pattern of visual treatment effects and a healthy and optimistic mental hint. This is not possible with many other ground materials. PVC flooring makes floor space with infinite possibilities!

Source: China Resilient Flooring Network