Epoxy resin flooring as a brewery flooring system
Resin flooring is recommended by many official sources as the ideal option for brewery flooring, this is attributed to the physical and chemical properties. Beer is, by nature, acidic and therefore, beer and spirits coming into contact with a concrete floor will react to the alkaline cement paste. This, over time, creates a surface which is susceptible to damage and causes the floor to become unsafe.
Traditionally breweries, distilleries, commercial kitchens and food production areas alike would have used red quarry tiles. however, these tiles can be easily chipped or cracked when heavy objects are dropped, and grout joints are difficult to keep sufficiently clean.
More and more people are choosing a seamless flooring, which allows for a smooth surface that doesn’t have the gaps and crevices which can harbour bacteria. Therefore, epoxy resin and polyurethane resin floors offer a hygienic and safe option which makes life easier and safer for the industrial workers who need to use and maintain the flooring system.
Unlike concrete floors, polyurethane and resin flooring has a high level of resistance to chemicals within the brewing process, therefore perfect for brewery floors. Resin and polyurethane have a great organic acid resistance which is common within the chemical cleaning used on brewery flooring making them hygienic. As a result, polyurethane floors provide durable flooring for systems such as breweries, microbreweries and distilleries.
We understand that breweries have specific requirements which are needed to be fulfilled in order to make sure that certain health and safety standards are properly met. For this reason, we install floors which can measure up to standard and will serve you in your production process well.
It’s so important that the flooring of breweries meet the health and safety standards that are set out in the industry.
Resin flooring systems that are supplied by Reme are made to the highest of standards, we have in the past catered for the likes of Aber Falls Distillery, as well as Hawkshead Brewery.
The chemicals resistance of resin systems means that it can withstand the hard going environment. We also can add anti-slip properties as a coat.
Should breweries have epoxy resin flooring or polyurethane resin flooring?
Epoxy resin is fantastic for many applications, however, will not tolerate extremely high temperatures, that you might expose it to during processes like steam cleaning.
Like epoxy resins, Polyurethane resins offer fantastic impact protection, durability, chemical resistance, resistance to dynamic loads as well as abrasion caused by forklift trucks and trolleys. The other benefit they have is that they can perform at high temperatures, as well as extreme thermal cycling – for example, steam cleaning. This is something that you need to take into consideration before deciding what kind of resin flooring you would like.