Lab and Healthcare Flooring Requirements in Covid-19
By: PR Works
The specific FDA requirement, 21 CFR 211.42 -C 10 (i) requires that "Floors, walls, and ceilings of smooth, hard surfaces that are easily cleanable". SelecTech's FreeStyle BioLock meets the FDA requirement of being a durable, hard surface that is easy to clean with anti-microbial, hypochlorite or disinfectant cleaners and can handle being cleaned with auto scrubbers.
"The timetable in which these testing labs and clinics are needed makes speed of installation a key component of choosing a floor and other items," said Thomas Ricciardelli, president of SelecTech, Inc. "Because our floor can be installed over existing flooring with little or no down time or no sub floor prep, it makes it a perfect selection for temporary or permanent lab and healthcare facilities."
SelecTech's FreeStyle BioLock features an interlocking flooring product customized for use in hospitals, cleanrooms, and labs. BioLock utilizes a water-proof seam sealer that makes tiles liquid-tight but still removable and replaceable. This is a critical feature when you consider that some labs and clinics might be using chemicals that could be damaging if spilled and seeps into flooring.
Additional qualities that make FreeStyle BioLock a superior choice for temporary clinics and hospitals include a urethane, no-wax finish that's tough, stain resistant and easily maintained and disinfected. BioLock is slip-resistant and conforms to ADA Recommendations (0.70 ASTM D-2047). It also offers superior comfort under foot, enhanced ergonomics, and excellent sound reduction.
From an operations standpoint, BioLock has an abrasion resistance of less than 0.01 gram weight lost ASTM-3389. That means it can easily handle high volumes of traffic: foot or mechanical, wheeled beds, carts, and equipment.
Made with 70 percent recycled materials and 100 percent recyclable, SelecTech flooring products meet CA 1350 Indoor Air Quality and is MAS Certified Green.
To request a sample of SelecTech flooring products, including FreeStyle BioLock, or to learn more about the medical facilities uses for SelecTech products, please call 508-583-3200 or visit www.selectech.com.
Steven V. Dubin, PR Works