Thanks to recent changes in legislation, the growth of the cannabis industry has been explosive. Estimates report that the industry will even overshadow established industries in terms of economic impact. With state-by-state changes occurring, many cannabis growing facilities are emerging across the country and internationally.
Cannabis grow rooms, or greenhouses—many with vertical, soil-free hydroponic gardens– are driving a need for large temperature- and humidity-controlled indoor environments that can support production of a variety of cannabis-infused products.View Our Recommended Flooring Systems
A great deal of research has been done in evaluating the efficacy of outdoor greenhouses as compared to grow rooms in warehouses, and for many crops, greenhouses are the clear winner. Particularly because of the natural sunlight that comes pouring in—even if it is not daily—energy costs can be dramatically reduced. It has been established that the photosynthesis in greenhouses can be double, on average, and produce more vibrant, healthier plants. This type of benefits have made greenhouses and grow rooms particularly popular in the cannabis growing industry.
Whether you are establishing a greenhouse or a grow room, however, the issues regarding flooring are essentially the same, as the substrate is most commonly a concrete slab. Consider the following:
Epoxies and other fluid-applied resins are a smart way to coat and protect concrete slabs. When supplied by a quality manufacturer, they can be highly durable, resistant to abrasion and stains, and can be customized to:
Withstand exposure to harsh chemicals and ongoing wet conditions
Further, high quality resinous flooring requires no waxing, buffing or polishing, making maintenance quick and inexpensive. This helps make resinous flooring an optimal choice for cannabis growing facilities.
In particular, FloroCrete Urethane Mortar Flooring Systems offer great solutions for grow rooms and hydroponics facilities, due to unique benefits such as:
Like other highly regulated manufacturing and production facilities, cannabis growing facilities need flooring that promotes a clean and sanitary environment, complies with FDA and USDA requirements, and offers exceptional durability. When it comes to flooring in cannabis facilities, there’s not much room for error. From helping safeguard the slab structure to facilitating daily operations and supporting production numbers, choosing the right flooring solution is critical. Our compliant floor and wall systems offer innovative benefits and options, such as:
The Florock team can help you evaluate your facility flooring needs and help you make an informed decision — contact us today!
“We have had many different brands installed, but Florock Epoxy & Urethanes have held up to all the wear & tear of Hi-Traffic conditions better than all the rest. We have used Florock products for many years”Baldor Electric, Ft. Smith, AR