Blackrock Industrial offers flooring which satisfies sanitary regulations required by health departments.

Public safety is protected by many government bodies, including the USDA and various state and local health departments. Regulations cover many aspects of a business, from inspecting products to ensure they are safe to mandating allowable materials in production and serving environments. These rules, guidelines, and laws can be complex and multi-factored but help prevent outbreaks, disease spread, and other potentially serious issues. At Blackrock Industrial Flooring, we’re proud to offer versatile flooring solutions that meet the strict safety and sanitary regulations for businesses in Miami, New York, and throughout the Tri-State area.

Cleaner Floors, Safer Floors

Facilities in the food and beverage manufacturing and production industry are required to install and use food-grade flooring. This includes bottling companies, breweries, canning plants, food processors, commercial kitchens, and restaurant dining facilities. Their floors must meet all applicable USDA guidelines as well as health department requirements.

Pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities must follow similar guidelines and rules to combat mold, mildew, bacteria, and other pathogens. Floors in these facilities are required to be:

Seamless with floor-to-wall cove bases, antimicrobial additives, and other features to protect against the risk of contamination as well as mold and bacteria growth
Easy to clean but strong enough to withstand regular cleaning and sanitizing procedures without degrading or becoming compromised
Graded to drain easily and impervious to moisture

Those in the pharmaceutical industries must also follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), which mandates that surfaces must be easy to clean while promoting good operational activities. It further specifies that floors are seamless and made of epoxy or another seamless material.

Urethane and Epoxy Flooring

Blackrock Industrial uses flooring systems such as urethane and epoxy to seal and protect floors with attractive seamless coatings that are designed to inhibit the growth of pathogens. Urethane is a hybrid flooring system that combines cement and water-based urethane. It is smooth and seamless and capable of withstanding heavy traffic while resisting damage from abrasion, chemical exposure, and mold and bacteria growth. It is also moisture-resistant, durable, and easy to install. Its anti-slip surface can be adjusted to incorporate additional antimicrobial technology.

Epoxy, on the other hand, is a resinous system that forms a chemical bond with the underlying floor. It has a durable anti-slip surface that’s easy to clean and maintain, and it can withstand damage from chemicals, abrasives, moisture exposure, and more.

Urethane and epoxy flooring systems are tough, durable, and ideal for use in a variety of facilities. They are especially well-suited to use in industries with stringent health and sanitation requirements, such as the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the healthcare industry. They comply with FDA requirements as well as cGMP and meet all health department directives. We can help you find the best flooring system for your needs. Contact us today to find out more about our safe, durable epoxy floor solutions or to schedule a site visit anywhere in Miami, New York, or the Tri-State area.