Werner Braun: Carpet a Good Choice for Hospitals ~transfer of bacteria less than with many hard surface materialsIn his April 15, 2011 column for Dalton’s Daily-Citizen newspaper, Carpet and Rug Institute President Werner Braun reports on recent research that demonstrates that carpet is a good choice for healthcare facilities. The article is titled Hospitals can benefit from using carpet.
Mr. Braun refers to an article recently published in Commercial Building Products magazine titled, “These Factors Drive School Carpet Success”. The article was written by Keith Gray, director of technical marketing for Carpet and Rug Institute member the Mohawk Group. It gives a comprehensive overview of the benefits carpet offers to schools and describes how “carpet is a better choice for schools than most commonly used flooring materials.” The article mentions the new healthcare research.
“A recent article by Keith Gray of the Mohawk Group stresses the importance of carpet for our children’s health safety, saying that in battling bacteria — in places from schools to hospitals — the health care design industry has performed significant studies, especially since regulations, effective in 2008, now require hospitals to pay the expenses associated with hospital-acquired infections.
Gray points out that one recent study reported that carpet surfaces are no more likely to transmit infections than hard surfaces. In fact, the study suggested that certain hard-surface floors may have higher potential to transmit infections.”
Thank you, Werner.