Correctional Facilities

Why Is Epoxy Flooring the Best Choice for Correctional Facilities?

Epoxy flooring emerges as the best choice for correctional facilities due to its unparalleled durability and resistance to wear, even in high-traffic environments. Its seamless finish not only ensures easy maintenance and hygiene by preventing bacterial growth but also enhances safety by reducing slip and trip hazards.

Top Benefits of JetRock Epoxy Flooring

Durability and Water Tightness

Correctional facilities experience intense foot traffic, causing many flooring coatings to deteriorate rapidly. Optimal epoxy coatings, with a thickness of at least 3/16”, provide superior durability due to their robust build. Additionally, JetRock epoxy acts as an effective water-tight barrier. This is especially valuable in older correctional facilities where worn tiles and compromised grout can lead to water seepage into adjacent rooms or open areas.

Hygiene and Sanitation

In environments where many individuals are housed closely together, eliminating or reducing the spread of bacteria and disease can be achieved with epoxy flooring since our surfaces are nonporous, with antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which would allow for bacteria to sit and grow. These coatings are resilient, even when exposed to frequent moisture and dirt in expansive communal areas.

Fast Installation

Flooring installation can introduce disruptions and potential security concerns, especially when working near inmate areas. JetRock has the unique advantage of being installed directly over the existing flooring system or tiles, significantly accelerating the installation process.

How Resistant Is JetRock Epoxy to Tampering or Potential Weaponization by Inmates?

JetRock epoxy flooring’s resistance to tampering and weaponization offers an added layer of safety and security for administrators who manage correctional facilities. Its solid, 100% seamless surface, significantly reduces opportunities for inmate tampering. The cohesive and non-porous flooring means there are no gaps, grout seams, or loose parts that inmates could exploit to hide contraband or convert into weapons. The hardness and durability of cured epoxy make it nearly impossible to break, chip, or damage, minimizing the risk of weaponization.

How Does Epoxy Flooring Contribute to Fire Safety Standards?

Epoxy flooring contributes to fire safety standards by being inherently flame-resistant. Its composition prevents it from acting as a fuel source, and in many cases, it can hinder the spread of flames. If a fire occurs, epoxy flooring tends to produce less smoke and fewer toxic fumes compared to other flooring materials so inmates, facility staff, and guards can be safely evacuated.

How Does the Long-Term Cost of Maintenance Compare to Other Flooring Options?

The cost-effectiveness of epoxy, when considering its long lifespan and minimal maintenance needs, makes it a financially sound investment for correctional facilities. Its quick installation process also means minimal disruption, ensuring the facility remains operational during upgrades.

Does JetRock Epoxy Flooring Emit Any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

JetRock Epoxy does not emit any VOCs during the flooring application since there are no chemical solvents used during the mixing of epoxy material.

JetRock epoxy water-tight flooring in shower stall

Correctional Facility Applications

Cooler Boxes
Bathrooms & Showers
Service Areas
Mechanical Rooms
Medical Areas
Loading and Unloading
Booking and Intake Areas

Upload a photo of your facility setting to visualize JetRock flooring samples.

The Safe Choice for Correctional Facility Floors