Daily business concerns are often more than enough to keep you busy. Ensuring the safety and maintenance of the flooring can go from being a distant thought to an urgent problem that suddenly needs to be dealt with quickly, especially during these times of microbiological awareness. Preventing the spread of disease has become a singular priority in the last year and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
What Is Antimicrobial Floor Coating?
Microbial, sometimes called antibacterial, flooring is produced with an EPA-registered component that deters and inhibits the growth of microorganisms, which provides long-term protection from a wide-ranging spectrum of bacteria, fungi, yeast, actinomycetes, and mildew. It can also protect your flooring from odor-causing microorganisms.
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For the best prevention possible, we use an antimicrobial dispersion throughout the resin used for the floor, rather than just in the sealer alone. This process maximizes antimicrobial protection, as well as giving the flooring a beautiful glossy shine.
Why Is It Important?
Bacteria and microbes exist nearly everywhere and in every environment. They can even survive in outer space. Imagine how easily germs can be carried into your facility by your staff, customers, shipping partners, and even by industrious creatures like rodents and tiny ones like insects. Your flooring is a high-traffic area and is likely to have the most exposure to microbes than any other part of your facility, therefore, it should be the most heavily protected from microorganisms. This is especially true of businesses that demand clean and safe processing environments.
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What Are the Benefits?
Concrete is naturally porous and is a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, molds, and spores. These microbes grow in the moisture-retaining cracks and crevices found in concrete. Compared to bare concrete, antimicrobial flooring systems:
- Provide a more microbiologically sound environment, which prohibits the growth of microbes, rendering your facility safer from health hazards.
- Are USDA compliant and CFIA approved.
- Come in a variety of colors and textures (for safety)
- Can be installed very quickly, minimizing facility downtime
- Are easy to clean and sanitize, eliminating the need for caustic chemicals which pollute the air
What Industries Are Best Benefited from Antimicrobial Flooring?
- Manufacturer Processing and Packing Facilities
- Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
- Meat and Seafood Packing Facilities
- Bakeries, Kitchens, and Dairies
- Pharmaceutical Processing Facilities
The list is not exhaustive. Any business can benefit from antimicrobial floor coating since it provides a barrier for microbe growth, which is rapidly becoming an important focus of businesses around the world.
For more information on antimicrobial floor coating solutions and how they can benefit your particular business, reach out to Professional Surface Restoration today at (419) 705-8693.