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What areas in hospital environments are considered high priority, or best applications, for EOScu?

A first priority in healthcare cleaning and disinfection is managing the risk of infection transmission from frequently touched surfaces. These surfaces are areas in the immediate patient vicinity, and extend out from there with less frequency. Examples of frequently touch hard surfaces in the patient room include bed rails, over-bed tables, bedside vanity horizontal surfaces, head boards and foot boards, sinks and the surrounding countertop, electronic medical record (EMR) data entry stations, and medicine preparation tables. The next layer of frequently touched surfaces extends out to the staff work surfaces, breaks rooms and includes the nursing station community-facing counters.


Are the Wilsonart® Spectrum designs available in Chemsurf®?

Our Spectrum designs pair subtle, layered design with a vast range of colors.  If interested in this type of application, please contact your local Wilsonart Representative or email us healthcare@wilsonart.com.


Does Wilsonart have a Solid Surface sink product line to support its Solid Surface product offering?

Yes! Wilsonart has a full complement of Solid Surface sinks in a variety of sizes and shapes including ADA compliant options. For healthcare environments, an available EOScu product line includes standard 17” and 14.5” oval bowls in beige and grey colors.


What is the ROI for installing EOScu when compared to standard Solid Surface?

ROI calculations are very institution specific. For a more detailed discussion regarding your needs, please email us at healthcare@wilsonart.com.


Does Wilsonart have any case studies that illustrate the value of our products in healthcare applications?

Yes! Examples of Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces in healthcare applications can be found by visiting our case study page.


Are Wilsonart surfaces repairable if damage occurs?

HPL, Quartz and TFL are all considered non-repairable surfaces. There are some commercial products available to mask or fill defects for HPL and TFL, but they usually wear off after some general cleaning. The best option to repair a damaged laminate surface is to use RE-COVER™. For Quartz, there are some commercial fabricators that will use commercially available fillers to mask the damage. The success of these techniques is highly dependent on the pattern, color variation and fabricator skill.

Solid Surface and EOScu are considered completely repairable and renewable surfaces.  A quality certified Solid Surface or EOScu fabricator can repair or refinish heavily damaged areas back to an original condition while masking the appearance of seams that might have been required to repair the damage. Retention of color-matched materials obtained from the original job is recommended for a precise color match of the repair area.


Do you have ASTM E84 testing data for your products?

Yes. ASTM E84 test method rated class 1 and class A performance is available for Fire-Rated Laminate and Fire-Rated Compact Laminate, Solid Surface, EOScu, Quartz and TFL. TFL is available provided the fire-retardant substrates are used to assemble the TFL panel. More information can be found on the Technical Resources page of our website.  For EOScu, more information can be found in the EOScu CSI document, Section 2.3.H.


Does Wilsonart have clinical data that demonstrates efficacy of EOScu to prevent Healthcare Associated Infection (HAIs)?

Yes! The American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) recently published two articles that demonstrate the efficacy of EOScu surfaces in real world, functioning hospital environments. The combined research of these two publications illustrate the efficacy of EOScu surfaces in the acute care built environment. To learn more about this clinical research see the Sentara Leigh Clinical Trial and Central Texas Veteran's Hospital articles.


Where can I find out more information on the chemical resistance data of each product?

Chemical resistance data, if available, can be found in the Technical Data Sheet for each product.  Please visit our Resources page to locate the Tech Data Sheet for the product you are interested in.  


Does Wilsonart have Care and Maintenance information for its engineered surfaces?

Yes! Wilsonart has Care and Maintenance documents for most of our product categories. More information can be found on the Technical Resources page of our website.  Learn more about the EOScu Care and Maintenance documentation.


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