Should Your Floor Be Antimicrobial?
In a recent article we discussed the practical benefits of having an antimicrobial floor in your brewery. If you missed that particular post, you can take a look at it here: Is Your Brewery’s Floor Antimicrobial, and Why Does It Matter?
Let’s take this same topic and expand it a little. What other industries benefit from having this unique flooring system, and what are the key advantages?
Where Are Antimicrobial Floor Systems Used?
Here are a few examples:
- Plants that process food and beverages
- Medical Facilities
- Veterinary Clinics
In short, this specific flooring is best used in facilities where sanitation is a high priority. Depending on the specific nature of your operations, the FDA and USDA actually may even require it.
How Do Antimicrobial Floors Work?
Your new antimicrobial floor is a seamless, non-porous coating, meaning that it offers no hiding place for contaminants to call home. The coating also has biostatic effects built into its formula that not only resist the growth of mold, mildew, yeast, and bacteria, but actually kill them before they have the chance to develop. These biostatic properties are also slow-releasing, lasting just as long as your floor does.
What Are the Practical Benefits of an Antimicrobial Floor?
- Durable — Not only are they sturdy in the sense that they can withstand the rigors of a busy environment, but they also can handle intense, frequent cleaning.
- Fresh appearance — A smooth, attractive floor offers a more professional appearance in any facility.
- Non-Intrusive installation — Your customized system can be installed quickly.
- Non-allergenic and harmless to animals and humans.
Is Antimicrobial Flooring Safe?
As you can see, there are many benefits to antimicrobial flooring. These coatings are USDA-approved and safe for areas like restrooms, warehouse flooring, commercial facility flooring, and anywhere there is communal work. They’re skid resistant, adding safety for your people and are non-porous, reducing allergens. By adding these floor coatings, you will see a healthier workforce which will result in lower labor costs and a more productive team.
Find a Flooring Professional That You Trust
In order to best answer your specific needs, look for an industrial flooring expert who is willing to find the customized system to perfectly match your goals. After all, every industry is a little different!
If you have any further questions, please be sure to reach out to us at Kaloutas’s industrial flooring division. It would be our pleasure to help however we can.
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