Centennial Hills Hospital- Las Vegas, NV
Hospital floors experience heavy daily wear and tear. From the high volume of foot traffic to the transport of equipment to the chemicals that encounter the floor’s surface, keeping the floor clean and safe is a tough task. Resilient, the floor surface of choice for most healthcare facilities, is easy-to-maintain and can tolerate the challenging environment of dirt, spills, heavy equipment, and constant cleaning. When it comes time to renovate or replace resilient floors, time and safety are a top priority. Hospital room downtime is costly and adds stress to the daily patient care routine.
At Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, NV, the 500 square foot sheet vinyl labor and delivery room floor needed a major renovation. Because of daily use and continuous cleaning with sterilization chemicals the floor was slippery, resulting in falls and injuries. The administration considered replacing the floor, a minimum two-day closure for the room, but sought a better solution that offered the same result with less downtime and expense.
Bona offered Centennial Hills Hospital a faster, more sustainable floor renovation solution by way of its Bona Commercial™ System Resilient Floor Renovation Solution, a simple, sustainable, easy-to-follow process to renovate resilient floors in less than half the time it would take to replace the floor.
“Bona’s resilient products have been a great addition to our product offering. It’s simple, versatile, and durable and allows us to provide solutions in areas where we previously couldn’t otherwise. It’s extremely user-friendly and with the many color and color chips combinations, it allows us to customize both look and function in a variety of applications for our customers,” stated Taylor Weston, Sales Representative with Brady Industries.
First the floor was wet-abraded with Bona® FlexiSand buffer, Bona MultiDisc drive plate and 80-grit Bona Diamond Abrasives. Next, the floor was cleaned using the Bona Commercial System™ 24” Multi-Surface Mop and Bona Commercial System Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner.
Once the floor dried, one coat of Bona Commercial System Base Color (Fog) was applied. The system’s base colors are ultra-quick drying and heavily pigmented to provide single-coat coverage. A combination of Kona Beige and Schist Stone Variegated Color Chips were added to offer design and texture to the floor.
The Bona Commercial System™ Resilient Floor Renovation Solution realized the following results for Centennial Hills Hospital:
- Minimal Downtime: The room was available in 18 hours much quicker than the original timeframe of 3 days. Minimal downtime meant an exponential financial gain for the hospital with more flexibility to treat patients.
- Beautiful Appearance: The Bona Commercial System Resilient Floor Renovation Solution offers a wide range of styles with seven base colors and 15 color chip options.
- Safer for Employees: The durable and slip-resistant floor improved grip allowing the medical team a safer surface even when the floor is wet.
- Cost Savings: Rather than 72 hours to replace the floor, the Bona process took 5 hours of labor which amounted to a 75% savings. The room was ready for use in 18 hours equating to thousands of dollars in savings. Centennial Hills Hospital will realize product and labor savings by avoiding any future floor stripping and polishing.
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