Clean Room Floors
Clean rooms are required in many different industries including plastics, medical devices, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, aerospace, microelectronics, semiconductor, biotechnology, and other advanced manufacturing facilities. For industries sensitive to environmental contamination, most low-level pollutants such as airborne microbes, dust and aerosol particles end up on the floor. Our seamless epoxy and urethane clean room floor is designed to simplify the removal of these types of particulates, helping our clients meet their clean room environmental standards.
Since EPF is vertically integrated, we can offer all clean room floor related services, from A-Z. This includes expert floor consulting for your concrete resurfacing needs, manufacturing and installation of your clean room flooring. For over 30 years, we have been working with advance technology manufacturers, installing epoxy and urethane flooring in clean rooms throughout the U.S.
Why Do You Need Epoxy Clean Room Flooring?
Typical office building air contains from 500,000 to 1,000,000 particles (0.5 microns or larger) per cubic foot of air. A Class 100 clean room is designed to never allow more than 100 particles (0.5 microns or larger) per cubic foot of air. Class 1000 and Class 10,000 clean rooms are designed to limit particles to 1000 and 10,000 respectively (In comparison, a human hair is about 75-100 microns in diameter). A particle 200 times smaller (0.5 micron) than the human hair can cause major disaster in a clean room! Contamination can lead to expensive downtime and increased production costs.
Clean Room Floor Options
There are many clean room floor coating options. Vinyl and rubber flooring, simply painting the floor, raised flooring etc. The primary advantage in epoxy flooring is that it is seamless, non particle shedding, easy to clean, abrasion resistant and durable. With options from 10 mil coatings to 1/4 inch resurfacers (for high traffic or badly damaged concrete), we have a system to meet your needs. Typical system will include a primer and intermediate coat of epoxy, with a finish coat of high performance polyurethane, which provides an easy to clean, scuff resistant surface, with a very light texture. This system typically runs $3-6/sq foot installed.
Clean Room Flooring for New Concrete
The system includes an epoxy primer coat, intermediate epoxy primer coat, and polyurethane top coat. The system is extremely abrasion resistant, scuff resistant, and cleanable. This clean room floor is vapor permeable, which allows concrete moisture to pass harmlessly through the system. This can be a concern, when low RH conditions are maintained in the area, and the concrete slab does not have a properly installed vapor barrier.
Clean Room Flooring for Renovations
Puma-Crete troweled urethane mortar flooring
This system is specified for areas with regular heavy loads, such as fork lifts, heavy carts or heavy impact conditions. If your concrete substrate is badly deteriorated, this 1/8 to 1/4 inch flooring will restore the surface to new condition. Two to three times as strong as industrial concrete, this will be the last floor you will ever need,
Clean Room Floor Installation
EPF provides a turn key solution for your industrial clean room flooring needs. There are no sub-contractors. We provide the materials, installation with our own company crews, and solid warranty.Once a firm contracts with us, we prepare a job readiness form. Our experienced project management team includes a project manager, a site manager, team leader, and 6-12 flooring technicians. Following time tested checklists for the surface preparation and application, we are able to guarantee repeatable consistent quality, on every project.
Many projects involve challenges, which may require customized solutions. Tight deadlines, production in adjacent areas, weekend or holiday hours, etc. Our installation teams work through these challenges, to meet your custom needs, and help you meet your deadlines.
Epoxy Clean Room Floor Coating Benefits
In addition to a seamless surface, our flooring is durable and abrasion resistant. The surface is non particle shedding. Maintenance is a breeze (simply sweep and mop), and no waxing is required. The flooring is resistant to a broad range of chemicals, and is waterproof. The high gloss, joint-free finish of our floor coatings eliminates the cracks and crevices that harbor dirt and dust. This makes the floors dust-free as well as being easy to clean and decontaminate.
Anti Static Clean Room Flooring
Standard epoxy, polyurethane, and other plastic resin floors are electrical insulators. ESD control measures for your clean room should be evaluated, prior to selecting a floor system. We offer an anti static clean room floor, for situations where static buildup may be a concern. Clean room floors are the surfaces that “ties everything together” in an static controlled environment, including workstations, conveyors, racks, plastic enclosures, transfer carts, chairs, garments, ionizations.
We offer systems conform with ESD S20.20, NFPA99, and DOD 4145.26