Choosing a flooring system for a pharmaceutical facility can prove challenging. Hygiene is the number one priority for laboratories and production lines, but there is so much more to consider.
The floor you choose also needs to be highly durable, chemical-resistant, and supportive of a safe and sanitary working environment. There are also strict regulations set by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure adherence to pharmaceutical quality standards.
The main regulatory standard is the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP), which ensures the safe design and production of drug manufacturing facilities.
With facilities subject to frequent inspections—and financial penalties if compromised systems are uncovered—it’s important to choose a robust flooring solution that complies with these strict regulations.
How to select the best flooring for pharmaceutical industry facilities
Here are the main points to consider when installing a new system or replacing a failed floor in a laboratory or cleanroom:
Hygienic flooring is essential to a contaminant-free environment that supports the production of life-saving medicines and drugs.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring exceeds the hygiene requirements for laboratories owing to the EPA-registered antimicrobial additive it contains that inhibits the growth of microorganisms that could compromise the testing and development of pharmaceuticals.
Most flooring only contains an antimicrobial sealer in the top coat, which means such protection will be lost should the floor become gouged or chipped. In contrast, our epoxy flooring for the pharmaceutical industry penetrates every layer of the floor for enhanced protection against a wide spectrum of bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
Pharmaceutical facilities are subjected to severe exposure to chemicals, acids, alkalines, harsh chemicals, and detergents—and the flooring must withstand all of them.
Our flooring is tested to the limits with a full seven days of exposure to a wide list of chemicals. After such rigorous testing, our flooring showed no signs of deterioration. Regular maintenance using our Everlast® Cleaning System will remove contaminants and chemicals from the floor to help keep it free from bacteria and germs.
Cracks and joints in flooring can harbor dirt, dust, and germs, so a seamless floor is a practical solution to minimize the spread of microorganisms.
Our flooring is a thick, troweled-on layer that cures to form an unbroken, continuous system with no joins. It also bonds to pipes and conduits and can be applied to the walls, ensuring that spillages have nowhere to go except down the drains.
Safe for employees
In any pharmaceutical environment, employees must have safe working spaces. A slip-resistant floor minimizes the risk of workplace injuries—and any potential, costly lawsuits.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring is made from small marble chips, which give the surface an abrasive finish. The coarse texture of our flooring provides excellent slip and fall protection, even in wet conditions.
Choose Everlast® Epoxy for pharmaceutical industry facilities
For the ultimate in durability, chemical resistance, and safety, Everlast® Epoxy can deliver high-quality flooring systems to the medical industry. We meet all typical demands and, at the same time, exceed the necessary standards of hygiene.
Contact our friendly team at (800) 708-9870 to learn about the effective, hard-wearing floor solutions we provide for pharmaceutical facilities across the United States.