Cleanroom Requirements

Cleanrooms, as the name implies, have strict hygiene requirements to limit exposure to vaporized particles, airborne organisms, and dust. These rooms must be isolated from contamination and thoroughly cleaned. They’re often used in research such as virology and manufacturing, such as pharmaceuticals. Finding the right flooring for these environments can be tough, but seamless epoxy and resinous flooring systems are great options.

Cleanroom Requirements

Any flooring used in a cleanroom must meet ultra-strict standards. These standards outline the number of allowable particles per cubic meter. The number of allowable particles can vary based on the type of cleanroom. For example, cleanrooms used in biotechnology must typically be sterile while operating rooms tend to have more leeway. They may feature HEPA or ULPA filters, UV decontamination devices, and more. The right flooring system can support the efforts to control particles and contamination by combating static, microbial growth, and more.

Federal and state governments issue standards regarding cleanroom construction, and nongovernmental standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, also apply, defining everything from particle size to maximum concentration of particles per class.

Selecting Cleanroom Floors

Understanding and complying with the applicable ISO and governmental standards is only part of choosing the right cleanroom floors. You also need to consider safety, durability, maintenance, and comfort. Installation is another important factor: Will your facility need to shut down to upgrade the flooring to meet standards?

Resinous flooring systems are designed to be installed over concrete or old floors to create a seamless surface. They’re especially popular in industries that need clean, sanitary environments, including the medical and pharmaceutical industries and the aerospace industry.

Few flooring systems can offer the same sanitation, hygiene, and safety support that resinous systems can. Epoxy-based flooring systems are naturally antimicrobial, which can help prevent cross-contamination and other issues. They can be designed and installed to support the strictest sanitation requirements and standards, and are easy to maintain, clean, and keep clean without the risk of static buildup.

Epoxy and other resinous flooring resists damage from impacts and punctures and stains from various chemicals, including betadine. They are comfortable to stand and walk on as well as slip-resistant for user safety. Durable epoxy and terrazzo flooring can last many years without needing repair or replacement, and they are installed quickly for minimal downtime.

At Blackrock Industrial, we specialize in epoxy flooring and other resinous systems designed for cleanrooms. We offer cost-effective, hassle-free installation to simplify the process and can transform your floors to better meet standards and your production needs with minimal downtime. Contact our offices today to find out more and schedule your appointment with our team.