Case Studies

The Covid Story: An Ode to Hygiene

Spending the last year in a pandemic has taught us many things. One of the biggest culture shocks for many has been how we’ve had to pay attention to hygiene. This is why our non-porous surfaces at Infin8 Surfacing are the perfect solution for high-risk patients or medical professionals.

The Covid Story: An Ode to Hygiene

Can you believe it’s been a year since President Cyril Ramphosa announced that South Africa would be going into a nation-wide lockdown? All South Africans had to adapt to living and working at home for, what was supposed to be, a couple of months. As we learnt more about the virus, we also came to understand more about ourselves as we became hyper-aware of how we interacted with other people and our surroundings.

We have become so acutely aware of our personal space and hygiene – no we don’t mean your shower habits – but rather that we have come to understand a great deal more about sanitization, social distancing, along with how to prioritise one’s health and well-being. This is evident when you go into any store- the new normal is clear. Everyone around us is wearing masks, keeping a safe distance from one another and once we’ve paid at the till the cashier sanitises the surface before helping the next customer. These steps are completely necessary but there is no denying it has changed the way that we interact with the spaces that we surround ourselves with.

We have all adopted a far more clinical approach to sanitising our spaces. This has never been more true than with the medical sector. Frontline workers and hospital staff have always kept their areas clean, but through the pandemic, this has become more important than ever. Hospitals have seen heavy traffic coming through their doors over the last year, so, naturally, their workspaces have experienced a great deal of wear and tear. Did you know that our unique solid surfacing is a great upgrade to the countertops being used in hospitals?

From hospitals to hospitality, it’s important to keep your area clean- but did you know it’s not only what’s on the surface? Many surfaces are porous and absorb bacteria and dirt making a simple wipe down redundant. It may clear the top layer but it’s important to know what’s being stored beneath the surface.

With solid surfacing, the material that we use is non-porous which means it doesn’t absorb any bacteria. Having an impermeable surface top means that it can be used in multiple ways in any industry that needs to be conscious of sanitisation.

Not only does solid surfacing allow for a variety of different uses, but it is also adding an incredibly durable solution. The surfacing should outlive most wear and tear that normal countertops would endure. This bespoke surfacing option allows for a wide range of options as to how one can use the material in space, meaning that we can fit out any space to existing measurements.

 


If you are looking for a solution for your work area, whether it be in a clinic or office, that needs to be hygienic and durable, explore our website to find out more information on our solid surfacing solutions. We can also create custom sections and designs that give you peace of mind while fitting in with your design vision. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in hearing more about, give us a call on 021 510 0572.

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