FDA-Approved Flooring Installation for Industrial Facilities
When it comes to facility maintenance, having FDA-approved flooring appropriate for industrial or commercial operations is mandatory. Businesses in the pharmaceutical, cannabis, and food and beverage industries have a distinct need for sanitary, but durable solutions. But how do you go about making sure your flooring meets the requirements of the FDA? Hire a professional epoxy resin installer that can install flooring and wall systems that comply with FDA and USDA requirements.
FDA-Approved Flooring: Factors to Consider
Elements to consider for industrial, FDA-compliant flooring include creating surfaces that can be cleaned and sanitized easily. Following FDA guidelines involve protecting exposed surfaces, being mindful of areas that will come in contact with foods, medical drugs, and other chemicals. This can be achieved by creating waterproof, non-porous surfaces. Antimicrobial elements can limit the potential for bacteria growth, creating a safer environment for consumable products.
While flooring in sanitary-related commercial and industrial buildings may need to follow food and drug safety guidelines, that doesn’t mean that standard expectations for quality flooring disappear. Characteristics such as reflectivity, anti-slip properties, and seamless application can create the high-performance surfaces the industry demands.
Resin Flooring for FDA Compliance
Resin flooring is a great choice for businesses looking to meet the strict requirements of the FDA because it is easy to clean and keep sanitary. The materials used for food and beverage and other industrial facility flooring vary depending on specific needs but can broadly be divided into the following categories:
Epoxy – This type of floor coating is non-porous and is used in high-impact facilities where optimum durability is the top priority. Highly resistant to chemical spills and abrasion, these systems are often used with decorative chips or colored sands.
Urethane Cement – Urethane cement flooring systems are tailored to the demanding service conditions found in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. Urethane cement coatings are well known for their chemical and temperature resistance. They also provide wear-resistant, durable, and seamless floor finishes that are easy to clean.
Acrylic (MMA) – MMA has a low-glare satin finish and is resistant to weak acids, alkalis, solvents, and scratches.
Polyurea – Polyurea has a rubber-like feel, making it not as hard as epoxy but still extremely durable. Polyurea flooring has a high-gloss finish, is highly stain and chemical-resistant, and has a high heat tolerance.
Polyaspartic – Polyaspartic coatings are long-wearing and abrasion, scratch, chemical, UV, and impact resistant.
The coating that’s right for your industrial facility will depend on your unique needs, your budget, and other environmental factors. We actively collaborate with you to design an FDA-approved flooring solution that’s perfect for your needs.
Professional FDA Flooring Installation
Surface Technology Inc’s flooring installations meet rigorous standards of craftsmanship, design, and aesthetic innovation while providing unmatched durability to withstand impact and abrasions as well as high chemical resistance. We’ve been working with businesses to get or keep their facilities on par with cGMP good manufacturing practices for the last 35 years.
The Surface Technology installation process includes:
- An Initial Consultation
- Flooring Prep
- Resin Flooring Installation
- Quality Assurance with Every Install
Why Surface Technology Inc.?
You must be certain that the flooring professionals you select are experts at planning and installing high-performance flooring and wall systems specifically designed to improve the performance of facilities that involve pharmaceutical manufacturing as well as food and beverage processing. Surface Technology is a licensed industrial flooring contractor, able to complete projects in industrial plants anywhere in the United States 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Learn more about our quick turnaround services.
S.T.I. has been recognized by national publications, trade associations, and construction professionals as a performance and quality leader among flooring contractors. We work with facility owners, design-build firms, construction management firms, and general contractors to provide industrial flooring solutions for projects ranging from 1,000 to more than 1,000,000 square feet. Learn more about us.
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