Rehabilitation centres and physiotherapy facilities generally have state-of-the-art equipment and are run by professionals. The quality of the equipment and the experience of the staff in these places are important, but there are also other elements that contribute to creating an environment conducive to healing and recovery, such as sports flooring.
When designing a rehabilitation centre or physiotherapy facility, designers should consider the impact that all elements of the facility may have on patients and staff: an approach to the design and management of rehabilitation facilities that not only places the user at the centre, but also considers the user as a subject interacting not only with therapies and treatments, but also with their surroundings.
The Evidence Based Design (EBD) Approach has precisely this objective: to investigate how the spatial and functional characteristics of the environment in which the patient is housed can contribute to accelerating the course of treatment.
The most important objectives of the EBD include:
The choice of flooring is a key point in EBD-based design.
Several types of flooring are available for rehabilitation and physiotherapy centres, including PVC, linoleum and rubber flooring. Mondo provides rubber and PVC flooring that supports the objectives of the EBD approach to design; Sport Impact and Ramflex, consisting of a double layer of vulcanized rubber and the Powerplay™ range of rubber flooring, prefabricated sports flooring based on natural rubber, can be evaluated by designers as a choice for flooring within rehabilitation and physiotherapy centres.
The objectives of EBD design can be summarised in one concept: to guarantee the best possible environment for patients and staff in rehabilitation centres.
How to achieve this goal involves a number of important elements, among which the choice of the most suitable flooring to meet EBD requirements is of particular importance.
Apart from PVC or linoleum flooring, rubber is one of the most suitable materials because it is more resistant to bacteria, non-slip, wear-resistant, easy to clean and aesthetically pleasing.
This is why MONDO's Sport Impact, Ramflex and Powerplay™ rubber floor coverings meet all the requirements for installation in rehabilitation centres.
To complete the profile, there is the green element and the attention to the health of the users: the surfaces are also made from natural and/or recycled materials and are produced in a low environmental impact factory. In addition, MONDO rubber flooring complies with the most stringent requirements for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and is Greenguard and Greenguard Gold (UL) certified: installing sports surfaces with low VOC emissions means actively contributing to good air quality.
Rubber flooring has become the most popular choice for the sector and all its environments. Sport Impact, Ramflex and Powerplay are examples of how these types of materials and the cutting-edge technology developed by MONDO fulfil all the required characteristics.
In fact, MONDO rubber surfaces are:
Training Turf is a synthetic grass solution combined with a shock-absorbing underlay, characterised by integrated inlays; the product is designed to combine softness and resistance: the shock-absorbing underlay allows the system to withstand even significant traction movements, while the formulation of the filaments that make up the surface layer reduces abrasiveness to a minimum.
Mondotrack Inlaid sports flooring has been designed for athletic training and strengthening, suitable for sprinting and jumping exercises. The surface is reminiscent of the iconic athletics tracks produced by our company, the official supplier of athletics tracks from the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games to the present day, the product provides the right mix of energy return, shock absorption and comfort.
The MONDO range of sports floors are therefore suitable for inclusion in the design of sports rehabilitation centres because they are a guarantee of quality, safety and comfort; they also meet the various design and rehabilitation requirements of the users.
MONDO can help you build your rehabilitation centre by providing safe, innovative and user-friendly flooring: contact us to request a quote.