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Countertops in healthcare environments

Choosing the right countertop is a serious consideration for healthcare environments. The main considerations when choosing a healthcare countertop are the sanitization, clean ability, durability, aesthetic and long-term value for the facility.

In a healthcare setting, you’re worried about the material itself, but also the system into which it is incorporated. This means the most resilient materials are irrelevant if they don’t integrate well into the environment. For instance, stainless steel is durable and impervious to moisture, but it is also cold and loud and scratches, which makes it ill-suited to patient rooms. Conversely, plastic laminate is durable and cost-effective, but has seams and a wood core which are liable to harbor mold and bacteria, making it a poor choice for an operating room. These issues may not be apparent at first, but over time become a serious problem.

Best countertop material for healthcare office

Businesses are using healthcare office for many applications these days…education, inspection, research and development, technology, and testing to name a few.  One of the biggest challenges for healthcare office today is that they are constantly changing. So, you not only have to choose countertops for today’s usage, but also future possible uses.

Here will be covering the most widely used countertop materials in healthcare settings and providing the best use cases as well as pros and cons.

  • Laminate

Laminate is an affordable and durable material, but in most situations it will deteriorate, at least at an aesthetic level, with the use of bleach-based disinfectants.

  • Solid Surface

Solid surface provides the ability to design and create seamless work surfaces, making it even harder for bacteria to hide and easier to keep countertops sanitized. Because solid surface countertops have inherent structural properties, they do not need a particle board core or continuous plywood support. For this reason, the edges of the countertop can have an integral and seamless construction and aesthetic.

  • Quartz

In a healthcare setting, quartz has many beneficial qualities. Because quartz countertops are made by pressing quartz into polymer resins, quartz has a non-porous quality to it that isn’t found in other stone countertop materials. Similar to solid-surface, when liquids are spilled on quartz, they are not absorbed. This makes quartz countertops resistant to bacteria and staining. They are also easy to clean, even with harsher hospital cleaning agents.

  • Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has many advantages that make it well-suited for countertops in the hospital setting. Most notably, stainless steel is easy to clean and can withstand the harsh chemicals used around it. Like other materials on this list, stainless steel is non-porous so it resists staining and will not absorb spills or foster bacterial growth.

  • Porcelain

Porcelain tile flooring provides the powerful performance to handle high traffic and constant impact from wheelchairs. Our porcelain tile panel collections are excellent for protecting elevator bank walls from banging gurneys, while porcelain countertops offer extremely low maintenance for hygienic environments. These tile surfaces wipe clean with basic soap and water or can sustain more harsh cleaning products if that’s what’s used at certain facilities.

Visit our site to experience the captivating effect of creative bathroom and stone countertops for yourself. Our hosts and experts will be delighted to guide you through our exhibitions and advise you on your stone counter or bathroom project.

Our address is: 

Office & Shop: 157 Toryork Drive, North York, Ontario, M9L 1X9.

You can also contact us at +1 (416) 871-7478 or info@teccorpgroup.com.

Average cost of countertops

The cost of installing countertops will vary depending on the type of material you choose, and labor involved. Laminate countertops typically cost between $40 and $80 per square foot. Granite countertops typically cost between $50 and $100 per square foot. Marble countertops typically cost between $75 and $250 per square foot. Tile countertops typically cost between $15 and $30 per square foot. The average cost of porcelain is between $50 and $70 per square foot, but it can cost up to $150, depending on the prices determined by the manufacturer and store where it’s sold.

Customized countertop in healthcare spaces

Customization improves the overall visitor experience, builds brand loyalty, and promotes effective word-of-mouth advertising. Hospitality establishments have the ability to make a lasting impression by catering to their guests’ needs as individuals rather than just as roommates.

Customers can choose from a variety of colors and designs for many products, such as all kinds of counters, sinks and … and can choose which features they want included in their product.

Our process of stone selection ranges from images, followed by samples delivered to site, prior to selection. In some instances, we will encourage our clients to travel to info@teccorpgroup.com.to hand pick the stone themselves. We procure materials from reputable companies to ensure we meet the designs specified by our clients Architects and Designers.

How do you maintain countertops in healthcare environments?

Cleaning removes germs and dirt from surfaces to help reduce the risk of spreading infection. HPL is stain and moisture resistant, making it easy to remove the impurities that build up during every day use. To clean laminate countertops on a daily basis, all you need is dishwashing liquid, warm water and a microfiber cloth. Apply a mixture of dish soap and water to your counters using the cloth. As you wipe the counter, rinse your cloth in clean water. Alcohol and bleach are acceptable chemical disinfectants if used appropriately.

Unlike granite, quartz no routine sealing maintenance is necessary. They clean up easy with water and a little soap. Porcelain’s non-porous nature makes it highly resistant to staining. It doesn’t absorb any liquids, making it very easy to maintain. Porcelain countertops can be wiped down with mild soap and water or non-abrasive cleaners.

Visit our site to experience the captivating effect of creative bathroom and stone countertops for yourself. Our hosts and experts will be delighted to guide you through our exhibitions and advise you on your stone counter or bathroom project.

Our address is: 

Office & Shop: 157 Toryork Drive, North York, Ontario, M9L 1X9.

You can also contact us at +1 (416) 871-7478 or info@teccorpgroup.com.

 

FAQ

Porcelain tiles require minimal maintenance. They can generally be cleaned with clean water and/or a neutral pH cleaner. If using a detergent we recommend rinsing with clean water and wiping dry to prevent film formation. Spilled liquids, especially those high in acid, may stain the tile if not removed promptly.

Depending on which type of countertop you choose, expect to spend between $3 and $200 per square foot. Most homeowners will spend somewhere between $10 and $150 per square foot, or $80 per square foot on average. (The average kitchen has roughly 30 square feet of counter space.)

As mentioned earlier, quartz is among the best materials for antibacterial countertops because it’s easy to clean. In most cases, homeowners can clean quartz countertops with soap and water (specific issues may require an approved quartz cleaner).

Solid surfaces have a non-porous structure, which means they do not have any visible seams or joints where bacteria or pathogens can accumulate. This seamless design reduces the risk of bacterial growth, making them highly hygienic for medical clinics. Additionally, their easy-to-clean properties ensure that they maintain a high level of cleanliness even in high-traffic healthcare areas.

Yes, solid surfaces are engineered to be exceptionally durable, making them ideal for medical clinics. They are resistant to impact, scratches, and stains, ensuring they maintain their pristine appearance even with constant use. Their durability allows them to withstand the rigorous demands of healthcare environments, making them a long-lasting investment for your medical clinic.

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