- Choose a smooth non-porous surface.
In food processing facilities, every seam and joint across a floor surface represents a potential contamination risk. Select a seamless, non-porous surface to eliminate bacteria growth.
- Label Traffic Lanes & Work Areas.
Floor markings that distinguish vehicular from pedestrian traffic lanes, as well as directionality, can help prevent accidents and enhance workflow.
- Properly Protect Curbs and Secondary Containment Areas.
Secondary containment concrete floors, walls and curbs must be protected with industrial compliant coatings capable of withstanding any potential spills of the contained substances.
- Eliminate 90-Degree Angles with Integral Cove Bases.
By eliminating sharp angles at floor and wall junctures, integral cove bases without seams can greatly minimize the areas in which contaminants can accumulate and grow — and make cleaning and drainage far more efficient and thorough.
- Make Sure the Flooring Can Stand Up to Thermal Stress.
Using very hot water or steam to sanitize processing areas can quickly take its toll on any flooring not up to the challenge. Resinous cementitious urethane flooring is available to ideally perform under these conditions in food processing facilities.