These areas also need to be easy to clean and durable enough to handle the facilities recommended cleaning regime. FGI Guidelines require that floors and wall bases of any wet areas shall be constructed of materials that are not physically affected by germicidal or other types of cleaning solutions. They must also have sealed joints and if coved they should be continuous and sealed to the wall without voids.

Considerations

  • Contaminants may be present
  • Cleanability and hygiene

FGI Guidelines

  • Floor and wall bases shall be constructed of materials that are not affected by germicidal cleaning solutions.
  • Floor and wall bases must have sealed joints.
  • Coved flooring must be continuous and sealed to the wall without voids.
  • Flush transition between bathroom floor and shower.
  • Floor must slope toward drain.
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