When SelecTech, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of innovative flooring products from recycled materials, launched its FreeStyle BioLock flooring last year, it broke new ground in providing green flooring specifically made for healthcare, education and laboratory environments. Beyond the benefits of being a greener product utilizing a patented, hassle-free interlocking technology for installation, BioLock has shown unprecedented ergonomic benefits for early adopters.
“Anecdotally, all of our customers report BioLock to be a much more comfortable surface to stand on. For doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other professionals who are on their feet a large percentage of the day, this is a huge benefit,” said Thomas Ricciardelli, president of SelecTech, Inc. “What’s even more compelling is that, in general, more comfortable flooring has resulted in reduced sick days, fewer worker’s comp claims and a more productive work staff.”
Adds Ricciardelli, “For some customers, where only part of the flooring has BioLock, staff members have actually asked when are we going to install our flooring in their area.”
BioLock employs a patented glueless “zipper” interlocking system that is manufactured by SelecTech, Inc. This enables the flooring to be installed over existing flooring with minimal subfloor preparation. There’s no need for messy, toxic adhesive and down-time is significantly reduced—often times without need to close off an area.
In addition to the ergonomic and installation benefits, BioLock utilizes a water-proof seam sealer that makes tiles 100 percent liquid-tight but still removable and replaceable. This modular benefit prevents liquids from penetrating the seams and getting below the floor, contributing to the prevention of the growth of infectious organisms—an extremely important factor for healthcare and lab facilities. With its urethane, no-wax finish, the commercial grade BioLock is extremely easy to maintain.
Made with 70 percent recycled materials and 100 percent recyclable, BioLock meets CA 1350 Indoor Air Quality and is MAS Certified Green.
“BioLock has one additionally important benefit, sound reduction,” said Ricciardelli. “On top of all that, it reduces sound, another important element to a medical practice, healthcare facility or lab.”
FreeStyle BioLock is available in six stock colors and 30 special order colors.
For more information, visit SelecTech’s website at http://www.selectechinc.com or call 508-583-3200.