The Best Option For Your Pharmaceutical Facility Flooring
From the lab and development to production and packaging, pharmaceutical flooring is subject to some pretty intense wear and tear. It needs to stay clean and operational while meeting and maintaining the most rigorous safety standards. The flooring might not see as much attention as other aspects of pharmaceutical facilities, but it plays an important role when it comes to keeping products, employees and end customers safe. At Blackrock Industrial, we offer epoxy and terrazzo flooring systems with superior safety and hygiene for your pharmaceutical facilities.
Seamless Pharmaceutical Facility Flooring Solutions
Bacterial and cross-contamination can lead to dangerous consequences for both staff and consumers. Pathogens and contaminants often hitch rides into the facility on the shoes of staff members. These contaminants can include dust, microbes and worse, which enter the facility and spread quickly as more people walk through them. Proper shoe protocols can mitigate the problem, but the right flooring can reduce it even further by making it difficult for the pathogens to hide. At Blackrock Industrial, we offer seamless flooring that is easy to clean and disinfect.
Seams in the flooring, especially where the wall and floor join, or cracks, seams and open joints, and porous flooring can be especially vulnerable to contamination. A terrazzo floor system is highly recommended in pharmaceutical and health care environments. Terrazzo flooring is made by suspending aggregates in a flexible matrix. Once it is installed and smoothed, it is sealed with a special topcoat that makes it impervious to outside contamination. A terrazzo floor system is an attractive, high-quality flooring system that requires minimal maintenance while providing maximum safety. It is an asset to any healthcare or pharmaceutical environment.
The benefits of epoxy flooring for healthcare are similar to those of terrazzo floors. Epoxy flooring is a resinous flooring system that is applied as a fluid. Aggregates and colors can be included to achieve your desired look. The epoxy is then applied in layers until the desired thickness or texture has been achieved. Epoxy does not require additional grinding or polishing, reducing installation time and costs. It is also designed to be highly resistant to impacts, abrasions, chemical damage, and thermal shock. It requires minimal maintenance, and compared to other flooring options, it offers excellent life cycle value.
Choosing the Right Flooring System
Any flooring system you choose for your pharmaceutical manufacturing facility must meet or exceed all cGMPs set by the industry as well as the FDA, USDA and other applicable agencies. Other factors you might wish to consider include:
● Worker safety and comfort
● Ease of use and maintenance
● Short- and long-term performance
● Puncture resistance
● Installation time
● Ability to withstand the rigors of daily operations
Terrazzo and epoxy flooring systems comply with regulatory agency requirements while providing excellent life cycle value. They are a cost-effective solution that can resist biological and chemical contamination, mitigate the risks of explosions or fires, and allow for safer, hygienic research and manufacturing in a pharmaceutical environment.
About Blackrock Industrial
At Blackrock Industrial, we offer a wide range of flooring solutions that are ideal for the pharmaceutical facility flooring, hospital halls, dialysis areas, lobby floors, medical buildings, operating rooms and other more. Epoxy and terrazzo flooring offer ideal solutions for these sensitive areas as well as other high-traffic areas such as cafeterias and back-room kitchens. We specialize in hassle-free seamless epoxy flooring for healthcare facilities throughout Miami and the South Florida region. Call us today to learn more about the benefits of epoxy flooring for healthcare facilities.