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Pharmacy flooring is an often neglected and underrated part of the pharmacy shopfitting process. High-quality and high-performance flooring solutions are nonetheless vital for ensuring the safe functioning of your pharmacy. But it is not just safety that matters. The flooring of your pharmacy greatly influences the interior design. Well-designed and carefully selected flooring solutions complement and enhance your pharmacy’s interior design. At the same time, they add great aesthetic and functional value to your business.

Design and safety standards
for modern pharmacy flooring

The need for high-quality flooring in the pharmaceutical sector is greater than anywhere else in the retail world. Continuously exposed to various chemicals, liquids and bacteria, the floors of your pharmacy need to adhere to the strictest safety standards. And while safety and functionality should always be your number one priority, flooring is also a key part of your pharmacy’s interior design. How can these two aspects be reconciled? Through efficient and professional design, we believe.

Safety should always come first

To create outstanding and efficient flooring designs, it is vital to understand the health and safety standards thoroughly first. The materials, finishes and floor coverings need to be selected to allow for a full adherence to these standards. So what type of floors do pharmacies need? First and foremost, they need floors that are easy to clean and maintain. At the same time, they need to be durable and hard-wearing, able to withstand a lot of traffic. And in order to keep their stunning visual properties, they should be water and stain-resistant as well.

Apart from these aspects, however, it is also crucial to take the staff’s needs into account. You need to remember that pharmacists spend long hours standing behind the counter or busily walking around the pharmacy. That often leads to fatigue and extensive strain on their legs. To ease this stress, the flooring of the pharmacy should allow for a certain level of comfort. It is worth to consider the use of anti-fatigue mats and rubber mats to make walking and standing on floors more comfortable. Cleverly selected floor coverings should also minimise the risks of slips, trips and falls for maximum customer and staff safety.

What about pharmacy flooring design?

Professional pharmacy flooring design does not stop once the safety standards are met. There are many things that go into creating a captivating pharmacy interior design. One of them is pharmacy flooring, without a doubt. Using various colours, patterns, textures and floor finishes are vital in creating stunning designs. Clever use of different materials and finishes helps maintain and improve the longevity of floors by reducing the undesired effects of staining and marking. But they also have a crucial role in creating a floor design and layout that visually highlights, unifies or separates various areas of the pharmacy. By drawing attention to specific areas or shelves, flooring can be an efficient tool in helping customers’ wayfinding on your premises. And probably even more importantly, they can prove to be efficient for your merchandising strategy.

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

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 flooring

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

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 tiles

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.

Contrast Interiors
got you covered

Working with a large selection of customisable flooring systems and materials, we offer pharmacy flooring services tailored for every design, need and budget.

We design and install all of our floors with your unique facility in mind. Offering a wide range of materials, colours, matters and finishes, we ensure that your new floor complements the interior design of your pharmacy. Our pharmacy flooring solutions are quick to install, easy to maintain and sturdy. Using hard-wearing materials of the highest quality, we ensure that you can enjoy your flooring for as long as possible. We create flooring designs that suit the unique feel of your pharmacy and enhance the overall design. No matter if you want to simply refresh your pharmacy’s look by installing new floors or do a full refit, our team can help.

As always in our shopfitting works, we strive for maximal customer satisfaction and exceptional quality. Combining flooring design with ceiling and lighting design, we offer flooring services for your pharmacy that will never fail to impress. Get a quote today for an obligation-free consultation to discuss your options.

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