When you have a commercial space, it’s your duty to ensure that it’s as safe as possible for workers and customers alike. This extends beyond dusting desks and cleaning tables to ensure that you are taking appropriate steps to minimize bacteria growth. You can do this by implementing seamless antimicrobial professional floor coatings that reduce the risk of bacteria spreading throughout your commercial space.
Professional floor coatings can help minimize bacteria growth and uphold health and safety standards. Here’s how they can do this.
The Heightened Risk Of Bacteria Growth In Commercial Spaces
While you need to worry about bacteria creating an inhospitable environment in your home, it’s more of a concern in higher-traffic commercial areas, especially those that require a sanitary environment. Medical centers, laboratories, food and beverage processing facilities, restaurants, and more are all spaces that necessitate cleanliness. Due to higher traffic volumes and the nature of the industries, it can be challenging to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Uncoated concrete floors may be durable, but they’re also quite porous. Thus, if something spills on them or they are exposed to groundwater, there is a higher risk of mold and mildew growth. As commercial floors are subject to increased risk of spills and higher levels of foot traffic, chemical exposure, and more frequent cleaning than residential floors, there is more concern for bacteria spreading through the facility. This impacts the health and safety of your facility, especially for those who are immunocompromised.
While you can obtain mold remediation services, until you address the underlying cause, you will continue to experience mold in your facility. Antimicrobial floor coatings can help with this. Indeed, some industries are required by USDA and FDA regulations to ensure that they are using antimicrobial and antifungal agents to maintain their floors.
How Antimicrobial Floor Coatings Can Help
Bacteria tends to grow between tiles and in less thought of areas, such as the junction between your floors and your walls. Professional floor coatings address this concern through their seamless application, which eliminates such hazardous lines and helps create a more sanitary flooring.
Professional floor coatings in and of themselves can make your commercial space cleaner and safer, through their easy maintenance, damage- and moisture resistance, and exceptional strength and durability. You can also select floor coatings with antimicrobial properties.
Such antimicrobial properties include silver ion, which has been used to stave off bacteria growth for centuries, as well as other elements. These work to prevent bacteria growth by inhibiting microorganisms from growing and slaying any pathogens that seek to make your floors their home and that try to infect your space. These antimicrobial properties function at the cellular level, so that you can enjoy a floor that is naturally resistant to bacteria and ergo, is safer.
Professional Coatings For More Than Your Floors
In certain industries, such as in laboratories, hospitals, and food processing centers, you don’t just need sanitary floors, you need sanitary everything, walls and stairs included. Many floor coating professionals provide vertical applications in addition to horizontal applications in order to ensure that the needs of your facility are met.
Improve Your Facility’s Hygiene With Long-Lasting Coating Solutions
Professional floor coatings are the ideal solution to improving the health and safety of your commercial space. Since they’re professionally installed, you can rest assured that they will both last for years and maintain optimal functionality while improving the appearance of your facility. When you work with experienced professionals, you can also customize your floor coatings to your facility’s specific needs.
For instance, if you have a car dealership, you’ll likely want sleek and smooth floor coatings that really show off the vehicles in the best light possible. On the other hand, if you have a medical facility, you’ll likely need floors with good traction to them, so that there’s less risk of people slipping and falling and moving patients around is easier.
Professional floor coatings are easy to maintain, which is especially important for industries where cleanliness and hygiene are crucial. Plus, since they can be antimicrobial, you can count on your floors to help you maintain a safe environment for workers and customers alike.
Minimize Bacteria Growth In Your Commercial Space
Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Virginia provides beautiful commercial floor coatings that can transform the appearance, longevity, and functionality of your business’s floors. They can be customized according to your specific needs, be it color or traction or style. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial floor coating options.