A Guide to Hygienic Floors and Coatings

For many organizations, providing a healthy and clean workplace for employees and customers; that’s where a hygienic floor has a role to play. It can get pretty challenging to keep a floor clean in a busy workplace which has regular foot activity. Therefore, it is crucial to thoroughly analyze the qualities of each type of flooring when selecting a new floor. For instance, while carpet provides a smooth, comfortable surface, its tiny bristles may readily collect and conceal dirt, bacteria and germs.

What are Hygienic Coatings?

A hygienic coating is essentially a new, multipurpose surface applied to a building base, such as floors. In industrial settings, hygienic coatings must fulfill multiple requirements: they must be both protective and aesthetically pleasing; perfect for use on various substrates; and certified for use in sterile environments. The coatings must protect themselves from microorganisms and neutralize them, and they must not pollute the environment in which they are applied.

Hygienic Flooring Solutions

What are the most hygienic flooring options to maintain the cleanliness of your workplace? For a variety of industries, including laboratories, hospitals, food makers, and workshops, two different types of industrial flooring solutions provide lovely, long-lasting, easy-to-clean surfaces.

  1. Flow Applied Epoxy Flooring

This self-smoothing floor was developed by first applying an epoxy primer, then applying epoxy mixed with fine fillers. This results in a precisely level, seamless finish that is easy to maintain and incredibly durable, making it suitable for commercial, retail, healthcare, and educational facilities. Flow Applied Epoxy Flooring is also available in various colors and a matt or gloss finish that is customizable to your needs.

  1. Heavy Duty Resin Flooring

Heavy Duty Resin Flooring is exceptionally hard wearing and durable, with additional aggregates to assist even the busiest region of your floor to retain its functionality. It is also resistant to chemicals and liquids, allowing you to use the most abrasive cleaning products for maximum hygiene (always patch test beforehand), and can be pressure-washed or steam-cleaned. This flooring can be installed with matching coving to remove filth and bacteria hiding in difficult-to-reach corners and edges.

Application of Hygienic Floors and Coatings

Microorganisms mustn’t proliferate on the internal floors and walls of industrial environments, such as food manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, and hospitals as they could contaminate food, pharmaceutical products, and cause adverse health effects.

The requirements for a hygienic floor and coating may vary based on the environment, and the infrastructure being coated may be a new construction or renovation project. The chosen layer must give excellent adhesion, allow for moisture vapor release and daily steam cleaning, be chemically resistant, and provide a smooth, film-protected environment with no places that can get damp  and harbor organic matter.

What to look out for when selecting hygienic floors

A large variety of ultra-hygienic flooring options combine high strength with great antimicrobial performance that are vital for the food manufacturing, food processing, or food packaging industry.

Antimicrobial systems in culinary environments tout the capacity to withstand challenging service situations, such as falling bottles, lost food, chemical spillages, and one of the most complex compounds of all — sugar!

There are also some highly durable polyurethane solutions available for individuals in the manufacturing industry that will keep their clean appearance despite prolonged contact with powerful machinery, wheeled traffic, hot water washes, and similar intense activity.

In addition, you can install these flooring solutions without joints or fissures, eliminating most breeding grounds for fungi, mold, and mildew.


A holistic approach to selecting a hygienic floor coating is required to meet the requirements of the critical industries. The coating must have various physical qualities to perform different associated functions specified by the substrate onto which it is placed and the use environment, with ornamental features covered by a range of matt to glossy finishes. The antimicrobial ‘film-protected’ coating must be multi-site specific in its action, as safe to use as feasible, and provide guaranteed long-term performance.

If you want the most hygienic flooring for your enterprise, visit us at Duphill Technical Solutions. With over ten years of experience in the industry, we are one of the best industrial, decorative, and hygienic flooring and wall application solutions consultants in the Middle East region. You can rely on us for your hygienic flooring requirements.