Pharmacy flooring materials.
The cornerstones of efficient design
Choosing appropriate materials and finishes for your pharmacy’s flooring is vital for ensuring the success of the pharmacy fit-out. Proper selection and combination of floor finishes, colours and textures is indispensable for a stunning flooring and interior design. The materials should complement and enhance the design scheme and create high visual impact.
When it comes to flooring materials, finishes and colours, there is no shortage of choice. From high-quality, natural and hard materials such as stone, marble or ceramic tiles to resilient and soft finishes the options are almost endless. Choosing the best material to suit the needs of individual pharmacies and the various design requirements, careful consideration and expert knowledge are called for.
Most modern pharmacies use a combination of commercial-grade pharmacy flooring on their premises. But what options are best and what disadvantages do various types of floors have?
Vinyl flooring is an extremely popular choice due to its versatility and durability. Available in different colours, textures and designs, luxury vinyl and commercial vinyl composition tiles are especially common in pharmacy settings. Characterised by their longevity and resistance to water, indentation and scratches they are the preferred choice of many pharmacy owners.
Laminate floorings can also be a great flooring option for your pharmacy. This type of flooring is easy to install, long-lasting and highly scratch-resistant. Along that, it is also fairly easy to clean and requires no specific maintenance or care. Manufactured in various colours, patterns and designs, they can be easily matched to the design scheme of your pharmacy.
Epoxy flooring is an ideal choice for pharmacy flooring due to the fact that it is seamless and offers almost unparalleled versatility in terms of design. At the same time, it is quick to install and fully resistant to chemicals. It is easy to maintain, while it also creates a safe working environment and an attractive surface that is impact and scratch-resistant as well.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are often used in many pharmacy front-end areas. If installed properly, tiles can be long-lasting and durable, able to withstand high foot traffic without showing signs of wear. The main disadvantage of tile flooring, however, concerns the grout, which might have to be replaced, changed or repaired from time to time to prevent bacteria and mould to form on them. This makes the maintenance a bit more difficult and costly.