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Modular Carpet in Healthcare: Considerations for Construction, Maintenance and Hygiene

Course Description

This course discusses how flooring impacts wellness in healing environments, the benefits that accompany the use of carpet tile in healthcare spaces, and how proper maintenance facilitates the use of both soft and hard surface flooring to meet the variety of space-specific needs in healthcare facilities. During the presentation, attendees will review the history of carpet and the role of modular carpet tile in healthcare environments. Discussion points include the factors that cause mold growth in buildings, why certain components are more susceptible to mold than others, and how healthcare facilities can prevent issues related to maintenance and hygiene. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will understand the role flooring selection plays in helping to inhibit environmental factors and how correct maintenance can positively contribute to indoor air quality and longevity of flooring products. A case study provides further proof to demonstrate the impact flooring choices can have in healthcare environments.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the functional attributes of modular carpet for healthcare.
  • Explain the acoustic benefits of carpet in healthcare settings and the concept of impact attenuation.
  • Recall how bio-contaminant control can be used to facilitate improved indoor air quality, surface hygiene, and improved aesthetics.
  • Explain how appropriate maintenance chemistries and procedures can sanitize carpet and remove accumulated allergens.

Presenter: Katie O'Neill, Content Strategist, Interface

This course is by invitation only.


EDAC Course ID:
January 1, 2024 to January 1, 2027
Class Frequency:
Lecture/Educational Session