Being water-based, polyurethane screed systems are formulated to be easy to apply and durable on even the heaviest of surfaces. Applied at a nominal 6mm or 9mm, polyurethane screed systems are extremely adaptable. Therefore, as polyurethane flooring contractors, we cater to a multitude of industries. This including the food sector, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and heavy industrial chemical plants.
Highest Level of Durability
Polyurethane screeds give the highest level of durability to date. Moreover, the FeRFA, the UK resin’s governing body, classifies these screeds as Type 8. Marking them as the most hard-wearing, robust screeds available. Compared to epoxy screeds, they possess lower levels of viscosity, allowing for straightforward hand trowel application when necessary. This yields a heavy-duty, matt, anti-skid surface resilient to nearly all challenges, including steel-wheeled traffic, significant impact, and abrasion.
The Right Flooring for the Food Industry
Polyurethane screed floors are not only very durable but also offer excellent thermal protection. So, it is excellent to use around ovens and in cold storage facilities. Additionally, polyurethane screed floors are designed to be impervious and withstand organic acids.
Bakeries, Confectioners, Dairies, Breweries Including Beer and Cider Production, Wines, Spirits and Whisky Distilling, Maltings, Butchers, Meat, Poultry and Fish Processing, Slaughterhouses / Abattoirs, Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Food Warehousing and Distribution, Restaurants, Commercial Kitchens and Food Manufacturers.
Therefore, this type of flooring is ideal for the Food industry, giving manufactures, distributors and retailers alike total confidence.
Hodgehill – Food Grade Flooring
As a leading industrial flooring contractor, PSC have recently completed a 6mm heavy duty RT polyurethane screed flooring system for Hodgehill Garden Centre. They are a family run Farm Shop, Garden Centre & Café in Kidderminster Worcestershire. As part of their expansion and refurbishment plans, PSC were called in to look at a 213 square metre area within their farm shop.
Client Brief & Recommendations
As the area in question was to used exclusively for the sale of fresh produce, Hodgehill was keen to put down the appropriate flooring system. The client was looking for a seamless hardwearing flooring option that could be kept clean and would meet Environmental Health standards. Also, as existing floor was in good condition, PSC recommended that a 6mm heavy duty RT polyurethane screed.
As part of the preparation, the existing concrete floor was given a heavy shot blast. This was done using a totally enclosed 20D shot blasting machine which is powered via a generator mounted on a lorry. After that, we ground back the edge work with a handheld diamond grinder and then vacuumed the entire area to eliminate all residue and dust. We made 10mm x 10mm saw cuts to door thresholds, around drains, and the perimeter of the floor area to anchor the screed securely.
213 square meters of 6mm RT Heavy Duty Polyurethane Screed
The client chose a textured, matt finish nominal 6mm heavy duty Resedv Pumadur RT polyurethane system. This was then hand trowelled onto the total floor area.
Once dry circa 60 linear metres of 6mm x 6mm channel was saw cut to mirror the existing expansion joints. They were then knocked out and in filled with matching polyurethane jointing compound.
The work took just 4 days to complete including the joints. Mr Ben Brookes – General Manager at Hodgehill Ltd commented:
“PSC have done an excellent job and great to work on this project with a local company right on our doorstep. The new food safe floor has completely transformed the space we are extremely pleased.”