Hygiene, safety and longevity are amongst the most important factors when selecting any new flooring for food processing industries. A food/drink preparation environment must be exceptionally clean and hygienic and having the correct floor is key to this.
The normal choice of floor for this sector, is a heavy-duty polyurethane RT or HF screed. Normally either 6mm or 9mm thick, this product can be laid up to 12mm thick. Advantages of installing a polyurethane resin floor are:
- Hygienic seamless surface
- Does not support microbial growth
- Hard wearing and robust
- Can withstand chemical spillages
- Thermal shock resistant
- Inbuilt anti-slip properties
- Can be laid to falls to help drainage
Feeling the heat
Bakery 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. They can withstand direct temperatures up to 120 degrees or up 130 degrees at 12mm. This will kill any harmful bacteria but will not affect the integrity of the resin floor. PSC Flooring Ltd have worked closely with many bakeries and understand the industry’s needs when choosing the correct floor.
Both the brewing process of Beer and the Cheese and Dairy production process are acidic by nature, and it will, if unchecked, slowly corrode concrete. As a result, it becomes structurally unsound. Protecting the floor area of a production area is paramount and hence PSC Flooring recommends Polyurethane resin screed systems as they offer the best chemical protection. Designed to be impervious and withstand organic acids, which are very common with beer and dairy production.
Flooring for food processing industries needs to meet safety rules and regulations. Abattoir floors for example, must be anti-slip in both dry and wet conditions. Therefore Polyurethane resin screed systems are ideal for wet production areas. With their high anti slip properties, polyurethane resin screeds are the ideal choice. They offer excellent slip resistance in the wet, helping to create a very safe working environment that meets high health and safety standards. Complete with coving and render to allow for a smooth transition from wall to floor, and falls to help drainage, to create an area that is easy to wash down daily.
Polyurethane RT and HR resin screeds are categorised by FeFRA as a type 8 floor which is the highest rating resin floor finish. It is suitable for use in very heavy-duty working environments with an anticipated life span of well over 10 years. Our heavy-duty polyurethane flooring system is one of the most hard wearing on the market. It has been specifically designed to withstand impact, abrasion and chemical spillages. With this in mind, it is a fantastic type of flooring for food processing environments.
Right for the job
Available in a multitude of colours to colour code workstations and incorporate corporate branding, our anti-slip floor paint can increase safety and provide an attractive finish. PSC Flooring Ltd install thousands of square metres of food grade flooring every year for the food and beverage processing and manufacturing sector. Working with bakeries, dairies, breweries, meat processing areas, abattoirs, commercial kitchens and food manufacturers, PSC Flooring Limited recommend heavy-duty polyurethane screeds.
Looking for flooring for food processing industries? Contact us today
To find out more about our flooring for food processing areas, head to our website today where you can browse our wide range of industrial floor coatings. Alternatively, you can call 01562 702047 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
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