There are numerous factors to consider when laying down pharmaceutical flooring in a production facility, or any other operation that involves working with chemicals. In these cases, the floor should be engineered for heavy duty use. Not only does it need to stand up to the rigors of daily business, while passing all relevant health and safety regulations, it also needs to be able to withstand spills from caustic materials.
For more than twenty years, Black Bear Coatings and Concrete has been one of the top sources for commercial and industrial flooring solutions in the northeast. One of the reasons a wide range of companies turn to us for flooring is that we never treat floors as a ‘one size fits all’ proposition.
Engineering the right floor should be a process that specifically tailors each solution to the needs of the individual business, as well as the spaces, for best long-term results. We utilize a process we call “reverse engineering.” Before even talking solutions, we do a detailed on-site evaluation and ask some key questions about how the floor will be used. That’s how we create exceptional floors, every time.
When you’re looking to install a flooring solution for pharmaceutical or other biotech work, resin-coated concrete is the way to go. No other type of flooring is as suitable for handling the stressors of the biotech industry. Whether you’re building new facilities, or retrofitting older spaces, the conversations should start with resinous coatings for your commercial floor.
If you manage a pharmaceutical operation, these are undoubtedly challenging times. On one hand, if your work is in any way related to COVID-19, you’re probably near production capacity and seeing a lot of orders. On the other hand, that means that if something goes wrong or repairs need to be done, you may not have the option to slow down production.
So what happens if your pharmaceutical flooring becomes damaged? Cracked flooring isn’t merely a danger to your workers, it’s a potential source of contamination. Worse, small cracks can very easily become large cracks – and quickly. They can’t be ignored, but how do you repair your pharmaceutical flooring without disrupting your operations?
Warning. Commercial flooring in food and beverage prep areas, storage facilities, and dining spaces are subject to extreme wear and tear. All vulnerabilities should be addressed prior to contracting for renovation, repair, and new solution installs or risk compliance violations and potential health hazards to occupants and employees.
When the safety and integrity of your business is on the line, it’s a given that you address any concerns immediately and resolve problems before they get out of hand. In the food and beverage industry, questionable flooring could lead to substantial problems for owners and managers. The dangers lurking in deteriorating floors far exceed a negative first impression. Flooring hazards can result in safety violations and environmental contamination with wide-spread consequences.
Most food and beverage industries must either repair or replace their commercial flooring every seven to ten years. Depending on the reliability of the system, this could be even sooner. If your floor is beginning to wear, there are several tell-tale signs you should never ignore.
When constructing a commercial or industrial freezer, it’s always been important to think in terms of health and safety – and it’s even more important with the coronavirus still spreading around the country. Your industrial freezer must be as safe and free from contamination as possible, both for your sake, as well as the sake of any customers or visitors.
One of the most important factors in creating a safe commercial freezer is the choice of flooring. Too many operations choose traditional tile-and-grout floors for their freezer, but this will cause a lot of problems. Resinous coatings are a much better option!
One of the biggest challenges in designing a hospital is the vast array of spaces which need to be created, maintained, and often prevented from contaminating other areas of the facility. The different areas of a hospital require vastly different solutions based on how each individual space will be used.
Flooring is a key element that needs to be addressed from a hospital or medical center’s initial design or renovation project. Whether patient rooms, common areas, surgical centers, storage\receiving space, the IT center, or mixed use spaces, virtually every individual area may require different flooring solutions.
Cold storage systems create unique challenges when trying to choose the right commercial or industrial floor. The flooring solution will need to be able to handle the freezing temperatures without weakening or cracking, and will have to maintain a hygienic environment that doesn’t endanger the goods being stored. For instance, pharmaceutical manufacturing companies and the storage for the new COVID-19 vaccine in mass production, is requiring cold storage for warehousing prior to transport and distribution. This is a challenging combination, however various types of resinous coatings can give you a durable and compliant cold storage room floor system.
When installing proper commercial or industrial floors, an attention to detail is key to ensuring that the floor functions properly for years to come. One detail which can often be overlooked, or implemented improperly, is the coving. Despite often being regarded as little more than a finishing touch, proper coves are a necessity – and sometimes, a legal requirement.
What Is Coving?
Coving is the technique of installing small barriers lining the edges of a floor where it meets the wall (referred to as coves). Coves are generally rounded 45-degree angles which slope upwards, preventing a hard 90-degree angle where floor and wall meet.