FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING FACILITIES
NUMEROUS OPTIONS ALLOW MANUFACTURERS TO COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS, SUPPORT SANITATION AND MEET PRODUCTION GOALS
At food and beverage processing facilities, your flooring system can help maintain safety, health and production standards. It’s a critical aspect in meeting USDA and FDA requirements by eliminating dangerous, slippery surfaces, cracks or bumps and helping to keep your facility sanitized. Moreover, a durable flooring system will endure heavy usage and prevent unplanned shutdowns for repairs.
Our team offers a deep understanding of floor coating materials, performance properties and solutions to meet specific environmental exposures. We have many years of experience working with food and beverage processing facilities to address flooring needs, mitigate risk and handle each phase of installation.
KEY PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING
- Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention
Slick conditions are a safety hazard for workers and visitors, potentially leading to accidents or unplanned shutdowns. Depending on facility use, epoxy coatings and urethane mortars can provide varying levels of slip resistance in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The use broadcast color quartz, for instance, is also used to add an aesthetic appeal.
- Easy Cleaning and Sanitation
Flooring systems need enhanced chemical resistance in order to withstand regular, thorough cleaning and prevent the spread of microorganisms. Urethane mortars are a popular choice not only because of their superior durability, but also for anti-microbial additives that inhibit the growth of bacteria and microorganisms that flourish in wet environments.
- Thermal Shock Resistance
Whether refrigeration or deep-frying, these processing facilities can experience extreme temperatures. A thermal shock-resistant flooring system that protects against temperature cycling is key for longevity and preventing damage.
Does your facility use heavy equipment or industrial appliances? What about around-the-clock foot and cart traffic? This heavy use can take a toll on your floors. Installing a durable flooring system can prevent costly damage and improve safety.
Understanding that every business is unique, we take an individualized approach at each food and beverage processing facility that accounts for governmental standards, safety requirements, chemical and abrasion resistance and aesthetics. After a thorough site survey, we can recommend and install the appropriate industrial floor coating system.
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