Bio-Pharmaceutical Research Facility

Bio and Pharmacia

Customer: A Leading Pharmaceutical Research, Development, and Manufacturing Company
Location: Indiana
Application: A 4.76 mm heavy duty paint flake polyurethane flooring system

Product: BioFloor®

Benefits Provided:

  • Withstands thermal cycling of -50°F to 250°F
  • Seamless surface
  • Impact and abrasion resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Restores deteriorated concrete
  • Low odor during installation

Pre-installation Evaluation:

Cornerstone was brought in to upgrade a 100,000 sq. ft. existing facility to help the client achieve their expansion needs.

Project Challenge:

The challenge facing the installation team was the client’s need to convert a facility previously used for the building and storage of electronic goods into an FDA approved biochemical lab and manufacturing plant. The Cornerstone installers also had to control their workspace from contamination and downtime from multiple contractors brought in to reconstruct and stabilize both the walls and ceilings.

Cornerstone Solution and Process:

The Cornerstone installation team removed the existing floor and prepared the substrate through mechanical preparation utilizing HEPA filtration. All excess dust, curing agents, and contaminants were removed so installation could proceed. The substrate was then leveled to ensure even distribution of the flooring system.

After the substrate was leveled, a hybrid polyurethane primer was spread before the mortar mix was applied with a screed box and troweled to a 1/4″ thickness. The system’s grout was added and immediately back rolled before paint flakes were added to the wet epoxy. After removal and sanding of excess flakes, yet another layer of mortar was spread and a final top coat was added to help guard against skid and abrasion incidents, also to add a level of seamless durability to the finished BioFloor® flooring system.

Finished Project

The finished Cornerstone BioFloor® not only remedied the clients need for quick and clean installation that will meet all FDA regulatory requirements, but provided a finished product that guards against deterioration from both natural and chemical agents. The flooring system is easy to clean and maintain and included UV stability and light reflection to save energy and maintenance expenses.