Laboratory flooring is an important aspect of any lab’s safety, efficiency, and functionality. The kind of flooring used in a laboratory is determined by several specifications, including the laboratory’s unique requirements, the sort of chemicals and equipment utilized, and the amount of foot traffic in the lab. If you need laboratory flooring solutions, choosing the appropriate flooring material and contractor is critical.
High Performance Lab Flooring
Black Bear specializes in providing high-quality resin flooring solutions for laboratories, pharmaceutical facilities, clean rooms, and biotech settings. Our flooring materials are slip-resistant, chemical-resistant, and highly durable, making them ideal for high-traffic laboratory settings. They are also easy to clean and maintain, ensuring a hygienic workspace.
We understand the unique requirements of laboratory settings and can provide customized solutions to meet your specific needs. Our flooring options include sealed concrete, seamless resinous flooring, epoxy, urethane, and MMA solutions designed to meet your laboratory’s specific needs.
These are the most popular choice for laboratory settings since they are seamless and highly durable. They are also easy to clean and maintain, making them ideal for laboratories that require a high level of cleanliness. Resin floors are available in various colors and designs, making it possible to create an attractive and functional laboratory space of your liking.
This flooring system is highly durable and can withstand heavy traffic and the use of heavy equipment. It is also highly resistant to chemicals and can be designed to be slip-resistant, making it ideal for laboratory settings. Epoxy flooring is available in a range of colors and designs of your liking, making it possible to create a customized laboratory space of your choice.
High performance urethane flooring is highly resistant to chemicals and can withstand heavy foot traffic and the use of heavy equipment. It is also highly durable and easy to maintain, making it an excellent choice for laboratory settings. Urethane flooring is available in various colors and designs, making it possible to create a customized laboratory space.
Requirements for Laboratory Flooring
When selecting laboratory flooring, you need to consider the specific requirements of your laboratory. Our team of experts will engineer the right flooring material for your laboratory, install the flooring efficiently and effectively, and ensure that your flooring is properly maintained. Some key considerations include slip resistance, chemical resistance, and the need for a controlled environment.
Slip Resistance: Slippery-resistant floors are critical for preventing accidents and injuries for laboratories with high traffic. Flooring materials are rated on a scale of 2 to 5 for slip resistance, with 5 being the most slip-resistant; thus, choosing the material with high slip resistance is vital.
Chemical Resistance: Laboratories often use various chemicals, some of which can be highly corrosive. Selecting a flooring material highly resistant to chemicals is important to ensure it does not degrade or become damaged over time.
Controlled Environment: For laboratories requiring a controlled environment, where factors such as temperature, humidity, and other aspects are controlled, suitable flooring materials are rated on a scale of 1 to 2, with the latter being the most suitable.
Medical Grade Flooring: In this type of flooring, considerations are made on material resistant to contaminants such as mold and bacteria and should also be slip resistant and easy to clean.
Durability: Lab flooring durability is crucial when considering load-bearing capacity and high foot traffic, as it directly impacts the safety, efficiency, and longevity of the lab environment. In spaces where heavy lab equipment or large numbers of personnel are present, durable flooring materials are essential for maintaining structural integrity and preventing uneven surfaces that could lead to accidents or damage.
Maintenance: Laboratories often require strict hygiene standards to prevent contamination or interference with sensitive experiments, making it essential for flooring materials to be easily cleaned and maintained. Additionally, easy-to-maintain flooring reduces the time and resources dedicated to upkeep, allowing staff to focus on their research tasks and enhancing overall productivity. By choosing flooring materials that simplify maintenance and support a high level of cleanliness, laboratory facilities can ensure a safe and hygienic environment conducive to accurate, efficient, and successful scientific work.
The best flooring solution for your laboratory will depend on various factors, such as the types of chemicals and equipment you will have in the setting. To ensure longevity, we typically recommend a seamless resinous flooring system with its highly durable and capability to withstand heavy foot traffic and chemical exposure. Guaranteeing top hygiene will require medical grade flooring, which is highly resistant to bacteria and an excellent choice if you need a high level of cleanliness.
Vinyl Flooring in LabsVinyl flooring, although affordable and easy to maintain, is often avoided in lab environments. Its susceptibility to damage from harsh chemicals, solvents, or acids can compromise the safety and integrity of the laboratory. Additionally, vinyl’s poor conductivity can generate static electricity, potentially harming sensitive electronics or equipment. Compared to other flooring options, vinyl is less durable and may wear down more quickly in high-traffic areas or under heavy equipment. Furthermore, vinyl’s lower fire-resistance rating and higher environmental impact, as it is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), can be problematic in terms of safety and sustainability.
New England Trusts Black Bear for Pro-Grade Flooring
For over 25 years, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete have been the Northeast’s experts in commercial and industrial flooring for the life science and healthcare industries. We carry a wide variety of concrete coating materials and customize every job to the needs of our client. Our 98% customer satisfaction rate demonstrates our commitment to doing the job right every time! Contact us to for a free on-site assessment and to engineer the right floor for your laboratory, cleanroom, and biotech areas.
Talk to Black Bear about designing and installing a cost-effective, durable surface for your laboratory space. Fill out the online form and a client representative will be in touch. Or, please call 978-405-0017.
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