Selecting the right flooring solution for a Dairy Production Facility
Dairy production facilities are fast-paced, busy environments. From wet production areas, to extreme temperature variances, along with the battle to control or eliminate bad bacteria, underperforming flooring is the last thing you want to know about.
Let’s dive into some of these issues more so we understand why it is so important to choose the right floor.
Wet Production Areas
Due to the nature of dairy production, being a wet process, a lot of liquids are constantly on the floor. This creates a few issues; slip hazards, pooling of liquids (if falls have been done incorrectly), and corrosion of the floor. Along with these issues, harsh chemicals are often used to eliminate bad bacteria growth, which can corrode a non-acid and chemical resistant floor.
Extreme Temperature Variances
As with most dairy products, such as cheese, yoghurt, custard and cream, the production involves heat, with storage involving temperatures below zero. With two extreme temperatures, concrete can gradually crack under the pressure, exposing bare substrate.
Controlling Bad Bacteria
As dairy production and processing involves a lot of heat and moisture, bacteria and other unwanted microbes can thrive on cracks in the floor and around drainage. This is why it is so important to select the right flooring solution that not only eliminates places for bacteria to grow, but actively fights against bacteria that is on the floor.
While four of our SteriFloor solutions are polyurethane cement systems (the best for Dairy Production Facilites), we highly recommend SteriFloor Stärke. A hard-wearing solution, and suitable for various production areas, Stärke is effective in both coolrooms and freezers, making it an ideal product for dairy production facilities.
All our SteriFloor solutions are customisable to your needs. From the durability to the finish and colour, we will make sure that your floor is exactly how you want it. And there’s no limit to how many different flooring solutions are used in your facility! Check out the range here.