Norix furniture is built for cleaning and disinfection.  Furniture built by Norix can be considered the top choice for furniture in the era of Covid-19 and Coronavirus. 

Much of the Norix Furniture line is designed with sanitation in mind. 

Clean surfaces and objects that are visibly soiled first. Detergent/Soap and water are best to clean Norix furniture. Green Clean and Formula 409 are recommended. Most cleaners sold in retail stores work well on Norix furniture. For a complete list of approved and tested cleaning products, visit https://www.norix.com/cleaning.

Standards in disinfecting can vary from institution to institution. Depending on location, use, the users, and varying other factors, infection control protocols can be widely different. The underlying factor to a clean environment, however, isn’t how disinfection happens, rather to what surface.

Beds and mattresses, as an example, have a multitude of characteristics that make cleaning difficult. Mattresses can absorb and retain bodily fluids. The seam in an otherwise impervious material can allow for liquid to penetrate the core of the mattress. Traditional beds may have porous surfaces that can be difficult to disinfect.

Choosing Furniture / Furnishing for Ease of Cleaning

  • Select furniture that is movable or has sufficient clearance (at least 6″) “to enable cleaning underneath. Alternately, evaluate how furniture and equipment meet floors and adjoining walls, and seal abutments wherever possible.
  • Minimize or eliminate upholstered furnishings in high-risk patient areas.
  • Specify furniture that allows for cleaning between seats/cushions and seat backs.

Comfort Shield® Remedy Sealed Seam Mattress – Remedy Sealed Seam Mattress is engineered for infection control.  The seams are sealed with radio frequency welding for enhanced hygiene, security, and durability. This mattress features a comfortable polyurethane foam core. The mattress is fluid, crack, peel, abrasion, and bed bug resistant, and it’s antimicrobial and anti-fungal. The sealed seam also provides a virus barrier and is resistant to delaminating for greater infection control and features a breathable vent that repels oil, water, blood, urine, and other fluids.

Forté™ Series Seating – This designer chair series is perfect for comfort, flexibility, and durability. It’s made of seamless rotationally molded, specially formulated, high-impact polyethylene that’s chemically resistant to blood, vinegar, urine, feces, salt solution, and chlorine solution. The smooth surface of this product also makes it easy to clean – another benefit for facilities concerned about infection control.

The Vesta chair collection provides a unique blend of ultra-safe design with beautiful curved surfaces and colors. The sweeping form fully contacts the floor to mitigate ligature points and can be ballasted for extra security. The rotationally-molded polyethylene is easy to sanitize and provides superior durability.

Attenda® Series Platform Beds – This floor-mounted bed is engineered for intensive use durability and proven suitable for continuous daily use in challenging environments. Its raised lip around the bed deck retains fluid for easy clean-up. Like Forté™, this product also is rotationally molded with a specially formulated, high-impact polyethylene that’s chemically resistant to blood, vinegar, urine, feces, salt solution, and chlorine solution, and is easy to clean.

Protégé Dorm Furniture – The Protégé Bunkable Beds are an all-steel construction with welded tubular bed deck for easy sanitation. Integrated steel headboard and footboard are available with optional wood grain laminate headboard/footboard. With optional Bunk Bed Kits, bunkable end frames stack securely to create bunk beds. Assembles in minutes with simple tools, all hardware included.

Information from the World Health Organization

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and health workers. It is grounded in infectious diseases, epidemiology, social science and health system strengthening. IPC occupies a unique position in the field of patient safety and quality universal health coverage since it is relevant to health workers and patients at every single health-care encounter.

No country, no health-care facility, even within the most advanced and sophisticated health-care systems, can claim to be free of the problem of health care-associated infections. The need for having IPC programmes nationally and at the facility level is clearly reinforced within the WHO 100 Core Health Indicators list.