4660.6900 Floors, Existing And New


Published: 2015

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4660.6900 FLOORS, EXISTING AND NEW.


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Subpart 1.

General requirements.

All floors in living and service areas for patients and residents shall be washable and/or cleanable.


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Subp. 2.

Dietary areas, wet areas.

Floors in areas subject to local wetting shall be finished with a smooth, hard, nonslip, nonabsorbent surface. In dietary areas, such floor surfaces shall be grease resistant.


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Subp. 3.

Carpeting requirements.

Carpeting, including padding or adhesives, shall conform with the required smoke and flamespread ratings in chapters 1300 to 1365, the State Building Code, 1971 edition; each square yard of the product, or the container, shall be marked for identification of its flamespread rating. Carpeting in patient or resident areas shall be of stain-resistant, high-density, low-pile construction which is cleanable and facilitates wheeled traffic. It shall be stretched and securely fastened to avoid looseness and bunching.