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Five Best Practices for Specifying Flooring in Institutional Settings in a Covid-19 World

July 11, 2020

INSTALL, aligned with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), continues to assist the architecture, design and construction community with industry-leading education and training to combat the spread of COVID-19. Recently INSTALL put even greater emphasis on working hand-in-hand with commercial architects and designers to develop best practices for specifying flooring throughout COVID-19 and beyond. While these rules mainly apply to healthcare facilities, they can be used in several commercial applications including hospitality settings, institutional design and more.

“There are a variety of challenges when specifying flooring in healthcare environments,” explained John T. McGrath Jr., executive director, INSTALL. “While the overall aesthetic is increasingly important, specifiers have to consider acoustics, cleanability, durability, performance and the impact of new disinfectants that combat the spread of COVID-19. It’s a major balancing act, but there are several ways specifiers can increase longevity and improve safety.” Read More >