Anti-Slip Resin Flooring Experts
Bakery Flooring by PSC Flooring
PSC Flooring Ltd have worked closely with many bakeries and understand the industries needs when choosing the correct floor. The normal choice of floor for this sector, is a heavy-duty polyurethane RT or HF screed. Normally either 6mm or 9mm thick.
It is common in bakeries to have flour, oils, baking soda, yeast, icing sugar and butter which can be highly slippery underfoot – therefore, it is vital to have a floor that is slip resistant in both wet and dry conditions. Polyurethane RT and HF screeds offer the maximum anti slip properties. This, therefore, makes them ideal in bakeries and give bakers total confidence in the floor.
Food production flooring can be subject to extremes of heat therefore, any floor must be thermal shock resistant, especially near the ovens. Polyurethane screed floors are very durable and offer excellent thermal protection able to withstand direct temperatures up to 120 degrees or up 130 degrees at 12mm.
Some ingredients are acidic by nature, and will, if unchecked, slowly corrode concrete. Polyurethane resin screed systems offer the best chemical protection. They are designed to be impervious and withstand organic acids, which are very common with bakery and beer production.
Wet production areas in the food processing industry can be subject to milk, grease, fat and water especially in cheese and dairy production. Polyurethane resin screeds offer excellent slip resistance in the wet and can be laid to falls to help drainage helping to meet high health and safety standards.
All food production floors must be hygienic and hence polyurethane resin screed systems are ideal. Offering a seamless finish, polyurethane resin can complemented by coving and render, to allow for a smooth transition from wall to floor that does not support bacteria and microbial growth. Polyurethane RT and HR resin can be steam cleaned up to 120 degrees. This will kill any harmful bacteria but will not affect the integrity of the resin floor.
Polyurethane resin is exceptionally hard wearing and can withstand the hardest physical abrasions. The bakery industry can be a harsh environment with heavy processing equipment and materials. That is why it’s important to install a robust polyurethane resin floor, designed to withstand heavy loads that gives great protection against high abrasion and impact.
Advantages of installing a polyurethane resin floor in a bakery:
- Chemically resistant – designed to be impervious and withstand organic acids
- Easily cleanable – can be steamed cleaned to 120 degrees at 9mm thick
- Very hard wearing – can withstanding heavy loads
- Hygienic & seamless – does not support bacteria and microbial growth
- Can be laid to falls – to help drainage
- Anti-slip in wet and dry working conditions