No matter what type of facility you manage, health and safety are a top priority. This holds particularly true for healthcare environments, colleges, and busy public settings that host residents or visitors day in and day out. Unfortunately, everywhere people gather, germs can spread. This makes it important to consider how the contract furniture you choose for your facility can contribute to a healthier environment by stopping the spread of harmful germs and bacteria.
In addition to stopping germs, high-use contract furniture must also be durable and long-lasting while withstanding the rigors of frequent cleanings with harsh chemicals. In fact, facility managers know that furniture that stands up to these demands can last for years down the road.
But is it possible to find furniture that will decrease the spread of germs, and therefore help keep your residents and visitors healthy, while holding up to demanding environments for the long run?
Keep reading to learn more about how Blockhouse contract furniture is built to withstand high-use environments, frequent cleanings, and can help reduce the spread of germs in your facility year-round.
To help promote health and wellness in your facility, we coat all of our wood components with a 4-mil antimicrobial finish as a standard procedure. This application infuses the protective particles directly into the coating materials at a molecular level. This means that your furniture’s surfaces are protected with this custom coating for the life of the furniture so long as the coating remains intact. What’s more, there’s no need to use harsh chemicals on furniture with our antimicrobial finish. By stopping microbial growth in its tracks, our innovative finish protects your furniture 24/7/365 and helps your cleaning crew stay one step ahead of their ongoing disinfecting routine.
For many facilities, particularly those in the healthcare industry, upholstered vinyl is a smart choice for environments that are often exposed to contaminants, bacteria and other contaminants. Since vinyl features a smooth, wipeable surface, it’s more resistant to liquids, antiseptic surface treatments and disinfectants. At Blockhouse, we work with a number of high-quality fabric providers and can help you select durable, long-lasting and comfortable vinyl upholstery that will stand up to the rigorous cleanings that decrease the spread of germs. What’s more, our team is always happy to walk you through your options to help you select the best upholstery for any application!
When shopping for a new loveseat, chair or other type of upholstered piece, consider choosing pieces fitted with high-quality, stain-resistant fabrics that will guard against bacteria and withstand frequent cleanings for years to come. If you’re looking for an even greater defense against germs and dirt this winter, treated performance fabrics can help to complete the overall protection of your furniture pieces. At Blockhouse, not only is our contract furniture manufactured with top-of-the-line, long-lasting fabrics, but we also include fabric cleaning instructions with each of our upholstered pieces, straight from our fabric partners. These include directions and methods for cleaning and keeping your upholstery in tip-top shape.
Ready to Learn More?
At Blockhouse, each piece of contract furniture we design and manufacture for healthcare applications is made with your facility in mind. Our pieces are easy to disinfect and clean, and they’re durable enough to handle decades of heavy use. To learn more about how our contract furniture can help you save time and money while increasing your ROI, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!