Healthcare and Hospital Flooring Contractor

Healthcare premises need to pay attention to the type of healthcare and hospital flooring. One reason is that it needs to be durable to withstand heavy-duty usage. However, the most important factors are hygiene and cleanliness.

The different rooms and environments in healthcare settings can also affect the choice of floor coverings. Budget can also play a role in healthcare establishments with limited budgets. Aesthetics, noise, and comfort are additional factors to consider.

Regarding patient safety, you cannot overlook these important factors. As a result, healthcare environments will require hygienic flooring for easy cleaning to ensure peace of mind.

Rest assured, E&M Services is your trusted healthcare and hospital flooring partner. With over 25 years in the industry, we have honed our expertise in installing healthcare flooring.

Our extensive experience in these specialist environments allows us to offer diverse flooring options tailored to your unique needs.

Choosing the ideal healthcare flooring

At E&M Services, we understand that different rooms and settings in healthcare establishments have unique needs and demands. For instance, the flooring choice in an operating theatre would be different from that in a reception area. We consider factors such as footfall and hygiene to provide the most suitable flooring solutions.

Receptions and corridors

Reception areas and corridors in hospitals will have the highest footfall. They will require heavy-duty flooring with an excellent grip to withstand frequently moved equipment. These public areas will also require slip-resistant flooring for safety.

Given the nature of such healthcare environments, safety vinyl and rubber flooring are ideal choices. These flooring are durable enough to withstand heavy usage. They also benefit from ease of cleaning and improved hygiene.

Wards and waiting rooms

Wards and waiting rooms need hygienic, durable, and comfortable flooring. One of the biggest problems these hospital environments experience is the spread of diseases and bacteria, such as MRSA.

As such, a floor covering that supports infection control is vital to reduce the spread of bacteria. Another factor is comfort, as healthcare workers will spend most of the day on their feet. The heavy usage of these floors with hospital equipment and heavy footfall are other factors.

Linoleum is one of the best flooring choices for these healthcare environments. Natural materials, like linseed oil, make linoleum. Linoleum is durable, comfortable underfoot, and has bactericidal properties for improved hygiene.

Sheet vinyl flooring can also be a good option for hospital wards. It is similar to linoleum in that it is durable, comfortable, and hygienic. Its designs and characteristics also make it suitable for those with dementia or visual impairments.

Operating theatres and laboratories

These specialist environments must adhere to strict standards compared to other healthcare environments. These environments should adhere to hygiene, drainage slopes, and no seams, alongside puncture, stain and chemical resistance.

As a result, linoleum or treated vinyl are ideal flooring options for these specialist environments. These flooring options are suitable for fulfilling the strict standards outlined above. They also support the strict infection control these environments demand.

Care and nursing homes

Care and nursing homes are another type of healthcare environment with different flooring demands. Unlike hospital settings, these environments must balance function and clinical activities while ensuring a comfortable aesthetic.

Environments that are also more susceptible to falls and slips require soft flooring to reduce fall damage. The busy daily activities of care homes also require durable flooring that can withstand the daily flooring pressures.

One of the best flooring options for care and nursing homes is carpet tiles. This durable flooring option can withstand the daily pressures of a care establishment. It also provides a warm feel. Also, these floors are soft underfoot for comfort and easy to clean.

Cushioned carpet tile options are also available, which are ideal for reducing the risk of fall injuries. With great design options, care homes can get creative in choosing flooring that creates a welcoming and warm environment.

Flooring options

Here is a quick rundown of the different healthcare flooring options:

Vinyl sheet flooring:

  • Ease of cleaning and maintenance.
  • Repels microorganisms.
  • Durable and soft underfoot.
  • Easy to install for minimising disruption.
  • Water-resistant.
  • Cost-effective.

Rubber flooring:

  • Hygienic and easy to clean.
  • Cost-effective.
  • Very hardwearing.
  • Dampens sound.
  • Versatile design options.
  • Shock absorbent.


  • Hard wearing.
  • Long lifespan.
  • Versatile design options.
  • Comfortable underfoot.
  • Bactericidal properties.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.

Carpet tiles:

  • Cost-effective.
  • Durable.
  • Versatile design options.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Aesthetics.

How E&M Services can help you

Over the years, we’ve installed floors in many hospital environments and worked with various NHS and Trust specialists. We have vast experience, from reception and nurse station refurbishments to installing new hospital flooring.

We have repaired thousands of damaged floors, often working throughout the night while patients sleep. Our vast experience and professionalism make us a top choice in flooring projects to refurbish existing hospital floors.

E&M Services are also experts in carrying out flooring work for live building areas, such as hospital wards. Such areas are impossible to close due to the essential services they provide. As such, we can work with you to still achieve your goals without disturbing essential activities.

Healthcare flooring portfolio

Here are just some of the healthcare and hospital flooring we have worked on across Coventry and Warwickshire:

  • Stratford Hospital: flooring works, including subfloor preparation, vinyl, and carpet installation.
  • University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire: installation of vinyl flooring and carpet tiles throughout the site. Installation of safety entrance barrier matting for the ambulance arrival area.
  • Rugby St. Cross Hospital: WC and kitchen flooring installation.
  • Central England Rehabilitation Unit Hospital: install vinyl flooring throughout the hospital.
  • Warwick Hospital: install vinyl flooring in corridors and ward areas.
  • Warwickshire Hospital: Refurbishment of the specialist cancer treatment unit.

We also offer a bespoke furniture design and installation service.

By choosing E&M Services, you choose a flooring contractor committed to your satisfaction. We offer a comprehensive range of flooring solutions. We design our flooring solutions, from vinyl and linoleum to carpet tiles, to meet your needs.

As members of Constructionline and CHAS, we operate to the highest health and safety standards for your peace of mind. At E&M Services, we value your time and needs. If you want to learn more about our healthcare flooring service, our team is just a call away.

We are always ready to assist you in achieving beautiful flooring installations. We also provide free samples, advice, and quotes to support your flooring decision. By choosing E&M Services, we will help you to achieve beautiful yet hygienic healthcare flooring.

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