In a recent post (http://glaro.biz/2014/05/02/glaro-inc-observes-increased-use-of-bellman-carts-as-utility-carts/) we discussed how bellman carts serve two primary functions:
They need to perform well and they need to look attractive in public places.
To this end, the industry has continually innovated new bellman cart deck materials. For example, black and grey coin design PVC deck coverings are now manufactured and used as surfaces on cart decks. Used as a practical alternative to carpet decks, vinyl decks satisfy an increasing demand for a hi-tech, extremely tough surface that is useful in virtually any type of facility.
What exactly is a coin design PVC deck covering?
These are slightly raised embossed circular patterns that are factory installed onto a bellman cart’s deck to serve as its surface.
What are the top reasons that vinyl deck tops should be considered as well?
While many facilities use carpet because of its classic, sophisticated appearance, buildings that require added Durability, Stain Resistance, Ease of Cleaning & Disinfecting, Low Maintenance and All Weather Use are also considering vinyl deck tops.
Here are the reasons why:
Vinyl decks are known for their endurance, strength and overall longevity. Their tough surface is ideal for heavy use in any type of facility. They will stand up against abrasion and sharp objects. Although vinyl is a ‘workhorse’ material that performs exceedingly well in high traffic areas, it is also attractive and an excellent choice for front-of-house settings.
Vinyl decks resist and limit stains and discolorations. They are also wear resistant, water resistant, and non-slip. Unlike other surfaces, they are not susceptible to tearing or forming grooves that can accumulate unhygienic materials, even with heavy use.
Ease of Cleaning and Disinfecting:
Carpet remains one of the most popular choices for cart decks despite the practical uses for vinyl decks; however, potential health hazards such as dust, allergens, dander, noxious particles etc. are more likely to get trapped inside carpet than they are in vinyl. Therefore, in healthcare facilities and any facility that requires a hygiene-friendly environment, vinyl is an excellent option. It is easy to clean, sanitize, and disinfect.
Vinyl decks require little maintenance, if any, over the lifespan of the cart because they are resistant to dents, tears, scratches, stains, and fading. The material may be waxed to improve it’s appearance over time but does not require polishing or washing and vacuuming. For these reasons, it is considered to be a relatively low maintenance material.
All Weather Use:
Vinyl deck coverings perform well in both indoor and outdoor settings. They stand up to snow and strong sun exposure. The water resistant/waterproof surface is particularly easy to wipe dry, especially when used outdoors in inclement weather. Combined with a well built chassis and a high quality caster system (as seen in Glaro Glider Bellman Carts), vinyl decks help form some of the toughest, most rugged carts available in the industry.
For more information on bellman carts that have vinyl decks, or to see a sample of coin vinyl decking used on carts, visit glaro.com or call the company at 1-888-234-1050.