mortuary flooring

Mortuary Flooring

It is essential that mortuary flooring is of the highest standard of cleanliness, and that there is good traction underfoot. To allow for the use of heavy wheeled trolleys.

Maintaining a bacteria-free area is critical to maintaining the high standards that are required within a mortuary.

This is achieved by applying screeds and coatings containing antimicrobial properties which reduce the growth of disease-causing micro-organisms.

In addition to the flooring itself, there are many other aspects that need to be considered such as ensuring that there is a seamless and impervious flooring area, so as to prevent bacteria to build-up.

Additionally, coving and stainless-steel drainage need to be installed for the flooring solution to be complete.

Technical Considerations

Here are a few technical considerations you may want to look at when choosing your flooring solution.

  • HYGIENE – This is a key consideration in every mortuary and is a core part of the floor design to enable ease of maintenance.
  • COVING & DRAINAGE – These are essential components to ensure that you have a bacteria free environment.
  • SLIP RESISTANCE – This is an important factor to consider as you will want a non-slip floor that you are able to have traction on in a mortuary.
  • IMPACT RESISTANCE – You will need to consider whether your mortuary flooring is going to have to deal with high impact equipment.
  • CHEMICAL RESISTANCE – This may need to be considered in a mortuary, depending on what chemicals you may be using or storing in the area.

For further details of HBN flooring and guidelines, please click this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-flooring-walls-and-ceilings-and-sanitary-assemblies-in-healthcare-facilities

Polyurethane Screeds

This system is applied to suitable concrete floors where the substrate has been thoroughly prepared by means of dust extracted diamond grinding or closed-circuit vacuum shot blasting.

This system provides good slip resistance, strength, and durability in a variety of environments and can withstand temperatures of up to 120 degrees centigrade.

Polyurethane screeds are suitable for applications where hot water is present and steam cleaning is undertaken. Being nonporous the screed offers excellent chemical resistance and can withstand substantial impact and abrasion.

Due to the thickness of the floor, the lifespan can be 10 years and beyond in many cases.

For more information on our hygienic flooring solutions, then please give a member of our team a call on 01803 868680.

Or alternatively, contact us on 01803 868680 and one of our friendly technical team can discuss your requirements with you.  

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