Kemtile, one of the UK’s leading suppliers and installers of pharmaceutical-compliant polymer-based flooring, has met a demanding flooring brief in a project for a leading diagnostic solutions company.

The business specialises in transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry, and laboratory consulting. It is one of the world’s largest ‘pure-play in-vitro’ diagnostics companies. Information gained from diagnostic tests is responsible for 70% of all medical decisions.

The project is the latest in a long line of flooring commissions from the diagnostics company going back 10 years when Stonhard delivered its first cleanroom installation and its longevity and durability have led to much repeat work.

Kemtile, a division of Stonhard, was called in to install 300m2 of its Stonclad GS system to provide a very hard-wearing, hygienic, easy-to-clean, pharma-grade floor finish to a new cleanroom. 

The installation was split into three phases. The first phase included the building of a new dividing wall and doors into the existing cleanroom area. Kemtile’s team of specialists then tackled the second phase by laying a new foundation of plinths and a drainage system, before returning to the site to deliver phase three – the final flooring system in the new cleanroom.

Stonclad GS, which is installed by power-trowelling cures, provides an extremely hard, flat, impact-resistant mortar with excellent abrasion, wear and chemical resistance. 

Commenting on the project David Priest from Kemtile, said: “It is always a pleasure to work for a returning customer who believes in the quality and longevity of our single-source solutions. The civil works presented some challenges, but the team worked through them and laid the final flooring totally in line with requirements.” 

The client said: “We have worked with Stonhard and Kemtile for years and seen first-hand the quality and durability of their flooring solutions. So it was an easy decision to appoint them to extend the cleanroom flooring across the entire facility and I expect to be calling on them again for a new build later this year.”

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