Processing area floors must be able to withstand an extensive amount of pressure. They need to last a very long period of time despite constant exposure to food acids and chemicals, be easy to clean and safe for forklift & pedestrian traffic.
If we think of concrete as a sponge, once the water penetrates it, it’s very damp, dark and the perfect place for microbial growth.
That is why the coating of your floor must be thick and durable enough to ensure a sanitary environment. The flooring in food and beverage processing plants need to withstand a vast variety of substances such as oil and sugar, exposure to aggressive cleaning solutions and varying temperatures.
There are different thicknesses, textures and types of flooring depending on your needs. The key is to understand the environment. Spending time choosing the right floor reduces problems going forward. Being flooring experts, we guide you in your decision to make sure your floor will be the perfect solution for that area.
Flooring experts observe the space and its typical workflow to identify the best material for it.
- The contaminants introduced to the floor such as the cleaners, oils and chemicals that might drip to the floor’s surface.
- Mechanical challenges imposed upon the floor such as heavy forklift traffic, strong impacts from machinery, frequent thermal shock from cooking apparatuses, steam cleaning or refrigeration.
- Workplace safety issues including the need for non-slip coatings and line marking.
- Time-frame allotted to produce a floor with minimal downtime for the facility.