In hospitals and other health care settings, cleanliness and sanitation are top priorities. Patients and visitors have high expectations when health and safety are on the line. The right medical countertops will help keep health care settings sterile while offering an attractive, welcoming appearance.
Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. helps hospitals, clinics and other health care settings design stunning counters for all their needs. Explore the fundamentals of medical countertops, from their varied uses to the best materials for sanitation.
Uses of Health Care and Hospital Countertops
Countertops have many uses in hospitals and medical offices. They’re necessary for:
- Reception areas
- Waiting areas
- Food courts and cafeterias
- Employee break rooms
- Individual care and exam rooms
All of these spaces must promote a sterile environment.
What to Look for in Health Care and Hospital Countertops
The health care industry is unique in that hygiene is the key priority for all countertops. The ability to sterilize the surface is vital, so porous materials like marble and granite are not ideal. The design of medical countertops also matters. Hospitals and doctor’s offices tend to avoid using individual tiles of any material because the gaps between them can harbor bacteria.
While hygiene and durability are top priorities, it is also possible to find attractive countertops that make patients feel comfortable. Sterile countertops can be beautiful as well.
Common Materials for Health Care and Hospital Countertops
Quartz is one of the least porous materials available for countertops, making it ideal for health care settings where sanitation is paramount. It’s easy to keep clean and durable enough to withstand everyday use in a health care setting. It’s also available in several different styles to complement your facility’s design aesthetics.
Solid surface countertops, made from mineral compounds, polyester resins, epoxy and acrylic, are versatile and can even mimic the look of natural stone. The man-made material these countertops are made from is also extremely durable and can stand up well to acidic liquids and the heavy traffic of a hospital or clinic while resisting stains and corrosion. Solid surface countertops can help make your health care facility or hospital look professional.
Why Choose H.H. Ross?
Founded in 1956, Henry H. Ross & Son, Inc. has been designing and installing countertops for medical offices, clinics and hospitals for decades. Over that time, we’ve earned a reputation as the highest-quality countertop fabricator in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area. When you work with us, you can choose from over 50 countertop surfaces and benefit from exceptional service.
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The team at H.H. Ross can take care of your entire countertop project, from consultation and design to professional installation. Get a quote from H.H. Ross today.