Why is it important to get the proper food and drink manufacturing flooring?
It’s so important that the right decision is made when it comes to choosing a drink and food manufacturing flooring and installation programme. If a flooring system is installed that is not appropriate for the process or your exacting needs, it can be an expensive and time-consuming problem to fix. However, the products suitability can only be properly determined after being viewed by a professional. With that in mind, here is some information on how we arrive at our conclusions.
Food manufacturing environments are by the by; exposed to a wide variety of corrosive by products, as well as contaminants like fats, hot oils, blood, sugar solutions, and natural food acids, all of which has the potential to penetrate the clean zone – this can turn into bacterial growth unregulated by the rigorous cleaning you might do.
Resin flooring systems are designed to withstand the force of rigorous cleaning, as health and hygiene are paramount in importance when it comes to the food and drink industry, it is usually the most appropriate choice of materials to serve as the flooring. Epoxy resin can be applied in a wide number of ways. Each and every application will be slightly different and therefore have various specific needs. At Reme, we take your entire manufacturing process into consideration when designing your floor system, and then follow through with the careful, appropriate and efficient application. Our floor systems have a combination of performance characteristics including durability, high abrasive resistance.
Take a look at our handy product guide for an idea of which products are suitable for which tasks.
What properties does food and drink manufacturing flooring need to have?
Flooring must be hygienic
Any flooring present in soft drinks manufacturing environments should be hygienic and easy to clean. Plain concrete floors aren’t classified as hygienic, and therefore an epoxy resin layer is often applied.
Flooring must be anti-slip
In a wet environment, liquids on the floor can be a health hazard, therefore flooring should be made to be anti-slip, making it a safe flooring for feet to step on even when wet – reducing the risk of slip and falls.
Flooring needs to be resistant to harmful chemicals
They must have a durable and impact-resistant in what is a particularly demanding manufacturing environment.
Flooring must be resistant to impact
The drinks manufacturing industry is very demanding, and so being durable and resistant to impacts is very important.
Flooring requires ample drainage
Needless to say, drainage is a huge part of any hygienic floor installation and should be considered at the start of the specification and design proves.