Antimicrobial Flooring: 4 Benefits of Antimicrobial Coatings

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Antimicrobial Flooring: 4 Benefits of Antimicrobial Coatings

The spread of microorganisms in a manufacturing facility or workplace is more than disruptive, it puts your employees, your visitors, and your products at risk. Antimicrobial flooring is a versatile option for commercial and industrial flooring applications. 

It is a great investment, it’s useful across industries.  If you are looking to resurface or coat flooring in a warehouse, waiting room, or new location, there are many reasons to consider these highly effective coatings for your site.

4 Benefits of Antimicrobial Flooring

Our clients have seen the many benefits of applying antimicrobial flooring, including:

  1. Nonporous Surface: Antimicrobial floors are nonporous.  Seamless antimicrobial coatings prevent dirt, debris, and contaminants from seeping into the flooring and damaging it over time. 

  2. Biostatic Effects Floors with antimicrobial properties are also biostatic.  Growth of mold, mildew, yeast, and bacteria can be slowed and stopped. In fact, contaminants that come in contact with coatings can be killed before they have the chance to develop. As long as your flooring is not damaged, and its coatings are treated properly, the biostatic effects will continue for the lifespan of your flooring.

  3. Compliance: Antimicrobial floors may be required in your industry, depending on how sensitive your production process is to compromise or contamination, and how rigorous your health and safety requirements are.  USDA and FDA standards can be met much more readily with antimicrobial coatings for your flooring system.

  4. Low-Maintenance: If it is properly installed and maintained, antimicrobial flooring is easy to clean and maintain. Since particulates simply rest on top of the flooring, they simply need to be wiped off with the proper floor cleaning tools and supplies.

Versatility of Antimicrobial Flooring

These floor systems are highly versatile, and have applications in many industries, including:

  • Brewing and distilling

  • Healthcare 

  • High Tech (including clean rooms and data centers)

  • Food Service

  • Veterinary Services/Animal Clinics

If sanitation is a priority or if you receive annual inspections, these floors are a great investment. Because they halt the growth and spread of germs and contaminants, they are safe for people and animals.

Installing Antimicrobial Flooring

If you know the demands placed on your flooring and the requirements of your industry demand a high degree of sanitation and germ-resistance, you may be ready to invest in antimicrobial flooring. 

It's important not to rush that process or attempt a DIY approach. You need to know:

  • Condition of the existing flooring

  • What resurfacing or priming needs to be done before coatings can be installed 

  • Which coatings are best for which flooring materials

  • Thickness of any coatings you want to apply

Hiring an industrial flooring installer is a wise choice, as incorrect installation can affect how well coatings adhere, which can mean costly resurfacing if not done properly. Kaloutas has decades of experience installing industrial flooring and coatings for companies throughout New England. 

We are committed to prioritizing your health and safety demands and will work with you to install your coatings at a time that works best for your production schedule. No matter when you work, we can make it work. 

Many antimicrobial coatings can be installed within a day, and ready for use soon after. Before we start, we can assess the existing flooring to ensure it is clean, level, and ready for coatings to adhere.

We've Got You Covered

We understand floors aren't the only surfaces requiring protective coatings. As part of our industrial painting services, Kaloutas teams can coat equipment, containers, tools, fixtures, walls, and ceilings. 

If surfaces need to be deep-cleaned before coatings are applied, we have abrasive blasting options (including sandblasting and sponge blasting) to treat surfaces properly without contaminating the surrounding space.

When you work with us, you hire more than a flooring company. You get an experienced team of professionals committed to helping you save time and money on facility maintenance long term. 

Our proactive approach means we streamline communication, anticipate problems, and complete projects on an efficient timeline, at a reasonable budget.

Any painting, flooring, cleaning, or maintenance projects we complete are done without interrupting production or halting productivity. 

Our no work stoppage guarantee is designed to help you meet your goals and exceed your expectations, for your facility and your bottom line.

Take a proactive approach to decontaminating your commercial or industrial facility, starting with your floors. Call Kaloutas today to discuss coating options for your warehouse, worksite, or manufacturing facility today.

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