Antimicrobial floor coatings have the capability of improving air quality in an area. These environments prevent the growth of harmful pathogens. Other than that, antimicrobial floor coatings also come with these benefits:
- Aesthetically beautiful
- Food safe
- Minimal to no emission of VOC
- No odor transfer
- Skid resistant
- Water resistant
- Resistant to high foot and vehicle traffic
- Can withstand heavy loads and equipment
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Can withstand vigorous and repeated cleaning
- Easy to install
- Approved by the USDA
For many commercial establishments and industrial facilities, an antimicrobial floor coating is a strict requirement of the FDA and USDA. Epoxy and polyurethane-based flooring solutions are two of the most ideal antimicrobial floor coatings.
HOW ANTIMICROBIAL FLOOR COATINGS WORK
An antimicrobial floor coating comes with an antimicrobial agent that shields the environment from these harmful microorganisms:
An antimicrobial floor coating comes with characteristics and properties allowing it to deal with harmful microorganisms in the environment.
Seamless and Non-Porous
The concrete floor needs to be seamless and non-porous for it to be resistant to the growth of fungus and bacterial. An epoxy flooring system is seamless and non-porous thus harmful organisms and moisture do not have a safe place to thrive.
Built-in Biostatic Effects
Antimicrobial floor coatings contain built-in biostatic effects from a silver-based additive that kill molds, mildew and any fungi including algae, yeast, and bacteria.
Antimicrobial properties contained in an epoxy flooring system are slowly released thus they continuously kill harmful microorganisms for the entire lifespan of the flooring system.