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.
Ok, let’s state the obvious – no one likes paying for repairs. There’s no profit in repair jobs, and most people feel like it’s a “band aid” solution. However the reality is, nothing can be further from the truth. Ignoring those “minor” problems will cost you down the road. Small problems typically result in big ticket expenses when you least expect it.
Who cares about a small crack in the floor, or a peeling tile, or an uneven spot? They’re so easy to overlook – until they cause problems. And we’ve seen just what happens when business owners and facility managers don’t sweat the small stuff.
Do your workers frequently handle liquids? Do you have a shop such as a grocery store where spills will be common? Do you find yourself having to deal with a large number of slip-and-fall accidents?
If so, then it’s time for new flooring – anti-slip flooring. Epoxy coatings can be formulated to give workers extra grip, even on wet floors, which will greatly reduce the risk of slip-and-fall accidents at your workplace. These anti-slip epoxy floorings are affordable to install, long-lasting, and perfect for a wide variety of business types.