closeup of new ICU flooring

by Matt Dyer, Hospital Manager

We’ve crossed a big hurdle—our new ICU flooring is finally done!

At the beginning of last week, the contractors began prepping and installing the new quartz flooring. They ground down the existing epoxy floor, then leveled and filled in where the removed walls were. This was noisy but fortunately they were able to do this with little disruption to our clients, patients and hospital staff.

Installing the new flooring was a multi-stage process of putting down epoxy and then quartz chips. The quartz provides texture and grip, along with visual appeal. The final phase was to apply a sealant to help keep it looking new and fresh for years to come.

The ICU’s whole floor was designed for the specific needs of our hospital. This type of flooring will withstand the constant disinfecting and cleaning it will be subjected to. We’ve also installed many floor drains throughout the area. This will allow for us to completely spray the area down to clean and disinfect.

Now that the flooring is finished we can move to the final phases of the project. We’ll begin painting and installing cabinets and fixtures this week. We’ll also begin installing our hospitalization suites and preparing for our final inspections with the city. There’s still a lot to do, but we’re hopeful we can get it done fast. The excitement continues to grow with our doctors and staff with each new milestone!

It may not look like much in a picture, but getting this floor done was a huge milestone for us!

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