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Food Factories can be demanding places. There is a whole range of legislation that you have to abide by, and it is almost a full time job keeping up with it. However, the range of issues that food factories face is not restricted to keeping up standards. Food factories need to ensure that they are physically up to scratch – which includes making sure that their floors are suitable. However, what types of flooring are suitable for food factories, and what considerations do you need to make?
There are a number of issues with food factory floors that you need to take into account when planning a new floor system.
One of the most important things to take into account with a food factory floor is how hygienic it is. Food factories have to be clean, and easy to keep clean. A polyurethane resin floor system offers a seamless finish to ensure that there is a smooth transition from wall to floor. This all means that there is simply no room for bacterial and microbial growth to take root. As resin floors are hard wearing and resistant to damage, they can also be cleaned easily with a wide range of cleaning products.
Epoxy resin flooring is very hard wearing, and can stand up to lengthy damage. Most factories take significant wear and tear every day. If your floor becomes damaged or irregular, then the factory can become less safe, and pose a risk to your employees. A broken or damaged floor can also become a breeding ground for bacteria and microbes. So, a hard wearing floor is essential to maintain hygiene over time.
Food factories often deal with high temperatures. Food production and cooking usually involves ovens – causing both heating and cooling. This can cause damage to a flooring system that is not resistant to thermal shock. Polyurethane screed floors are durable and offer thermal protection up to 120/130 degrees – depending on the depth of the screed. This makes them particularly suitable for food factory flooring.
Food factories can get wet. Dealing with ingredients such as milk and water – not to mention cooking oils – inevitably leads to spillages. These spillages are not just a mess, but potentially dangerous. A slippery work area can make it harder for workers to move around without hurting themselves. A poly-resin floor system can have anti-slip functionality included, to make the floor safer and more resistant to wetness for workers.
Maintenance Contracts are experts in finding the right sort of flooring for your business. We are experts in helping businesses like yours get the right sort of flooring for them. Whether you run a food factory, and need appropriate flooring, or you have a heavy industrial facility, we can help.
We have the years of experience necessary to help you find the floor that’s right for you. Get a quote today, and learn more.