Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into performance surfaces that make people’s lives better, introduces the latest healthcare product innovation in its Tru Collection: Galaxy rx. The first Ecore product designed specifically for sterile applications, Galaxy rx addresses three of the most common concerns related to healthcare environments: sound, ergonomics and safety.
“Healthcare environments today are challenged to improve patient outcomes in a measureable way,” said Mark Huxta, Ecore director of sales in healthcare. “Reducing critical issues such as injuries from patient falls and extended recoveries from restless nights is essential to accomplishing that goal. Traditional healthcare flooring options cannot address these costly problems, but our Tru Collection of products is designed specifically to provide these benefits, and more.”
The newest addition to Ecore’s Tru Collection of quality performance surface products, Galaxy rx features an innovative 2 mm vulcanized surface fusion bonded to a 5 mm recycled rubber backing. This surface significantly reduces structure-borne sound, giving patients the quiet they need to recover.
The overall comfort that two layers of rubber provide also improves ergonomics for patients, residents and staff and lessens the severity of patient or resident injuries after falls, mitigating liability for healthcare facilities. Galaxy rx is available in 12 soothing earth tone colors.
“Galaxy rx rounds out Ecore’s surface offerings for healthcare environments,” said Arthur Dodge III, CEO and president of Ecore. “With this product, we now have the ability to offer floors for sterile applications, giving Ecore the ability to provide surfacing for virtually every area of a hospital, rehab or healthcare facility.”
Ecore’s entire Tru Collection of products—including Galaxy rx, Terrain rx and Forest rx—provides a more ergonomic, quieter and safer healthcare flooring application than traditional resilient surfacing. This is made possible through Ecore’s patented itstru technology, which takes a premium resilient floor covering and fusion bonds it to an Ecore 97% post-consumer rubber backing.
Available in 6-foot-wide rolls, Terrain rx features 5 mm of Ecore’s recycled rubber backing fusion-bonded to a contemporary, modern heterogeneous vinyl sheet from Polyflor. The high-quality, cross-linked polyurethane reinforcement (PUR) provides a low-cost, polish-free maintenance regime for the lifetime of Terrain rx.
Forext rx uses itstru technology to combine 5 mm of Ecore’s recycled rubber backing with Polyflor’s Forest rx, and it is designed to reduce the risk of injury associated with falls in healthcare and senior living spaces. Forest rx also offers sound control in environments where quiet is needed.