When it comes to flooring, there are many challenges the abattoir and meat processing industry presents.
- One of the biggest challenges is wet production areas. Throughout many areas in an abattoir or meat processing facility, there are constant liquids on the floor, from the blood and other animal liquids, as well as cleaning liquids and chemicals. This imposes a large amount of stress on the floor, and if preparation is not adequate, the floor will fail.
- Another challenge is the constant traffic from forklifts, heavy machinery, and pedestrians creating a very demanding situation, particularly with the constant cleaning routines.
- Abattoirs and meat processing facilities are constantly exposed to airborne and water-borne bacteria. If the floor has been incorrectly installed, it can become an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.
- One final challenge with flooring is the temperature variances throughout the facility. As the meat moves through the processing stages, eventually getting into a coolroom, this change in temperature can cause the floor to crack if the preparation is not adequate.