CPS-West.com reports the average American now weighs 26 to 30 pounds more than his or her ancestors in the 1960s, leading to a need for more durable hospital operating room floors
Ontario, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2015 -- According to statistics gathered by the CDC, the weight of the average American skyrocketed over the past 50 or so years. In 1960, the average American male weighed 166.3 pounds, while in 2010, he weighed an average of 196 pounds, although the average height only increased by one and a half inches over the same time period. Women, on average, weighed 140.2 pounds in 1960 and 166 pounds in 2010, with a height increase of almost two inches. For this reason, hospitals in America need to look into the current flooring materials, to ensure they can handle the added weight of multiple adults in the room simultaneously.
"The increase in weight is only one of many recent trends in healthcare which have changed the needs of operating rooms in the country. Patient safety, efficient operations, and infection control continue to be other areas of concern. When it comes to Hospital Operating Room Flooring, many now choose ESD Epoxy Flooring as it can withstand heavy rolling loads. These loads come from heavy transportable imaging equipment, operating tables, patient beds and more," Richard, spokesperson for CPS West, explains.
When choosing flooring for an operating room, architects and other building specialists need to consider many factors. The floor must withstand both high point and rolling loads and must be slip resistant. In addition, the flooring needs to provide underfoot comfort, as surgeons and support staff often spend countless hours operating on patients, and the floors must be easily cleanable.
Richard, an Epoxy Flooring Specialist, highlights the importance of durable flooring in hospital operating rooms. Rips or tears in flooring offer the possibility of microorganisms and bacteria growth. As a result, patient safety becomes compromised. With the addition of epoxy flooring, these concerns become less of an issue.
ESD epoxy flooring remains resistant against chemicals and is very easy to clean. Hospitals find this type of flooring may be used on previously coated floors, and the end result is seamless, dense, and has low porosity. In addition, hospitals find the flooring comes in numerous colors, allowing the hospital to choose one which matches the overall environment, while boosting employee morale, of concern to many in the hospital design industry.
"CPS West works to develop long term relationships with clients, providing each customer with a floor they can take pride in at a price which is fair. Safety continues to be the top priority, yet functionality and aesthetics remain of importance. CPS understands this and manages to combine all traits into one flooring material, a material which is both eco-friendly and easy to clean. Contact us today with your resinous flooring needs, as we will be happy to help," Richard proclaims.
About CPS West
CPS West remains committed to providing companies with innovative approaches to resinous flooring installation. The company provides companies with the tools need to look good, while functioning at their highest standards. Installation provided by CPS West remains durable, seamless, environmentally friendly, and clean. The company specializes in coatings, epoxies, staining, and polishing, and trained professionals successfully serve the needs of the industry, as they have done so for 28 years. Installers take their craft seriously and undergo continuing education on a regular basis to ensure clients only receive the best at all times.