Any flooring used in a kitchen, bakery, or manufacturing facility that processes food or drink needs to be durable, chemically resistant, easy to clean, and slip-proof. Food processing is intense and can quickly wear away less sturdy flooring through foot traffic, acidic spills, and accidental impacts.
What Is Industrial-Grade Screed Flooring Made Of And How Does It Work?
The overwhelming majority of professional food processing floors are polyurethane screeds applied over concrete. Polyurethane (PU) resin is made from a mix of hard-wearing, quick-set resin and aggregates, with colour pigments added for aesthetics.
The poured resin surface forms a single, seamless layer, free of cracks, pits, and ridges. This shielding effect helps prevent the concrete underneath from being damaged by abrasion, chemicals, and high/cold temperatures. The high-friction finish helps prevent accidental trips, falls, and spills.
Better Hygiene Through Healthy, Safe Screed Floors
Why is it so important to have a seamless, hard-wearing PU floor in place beneath where you’re preparing or storing food?
The answer is maintaining hygiene standards – specifically, avoiding long-term food particle build-up. As your staff work, microparticles of food inevitably form and flake off. These particles drift down onto the floor, providing an attractive food source for bacteria and larger pests. As time goes by, large deposits will form in corners, depressions, and cracks.
While a daily wipe and disinfect might catch most food waste, cracked and pitted floors tend to trap the escaped material permanently. This encourages bacterial colonies, mould, and further wear, degrading the quality of your workspace and spreading pathogens. PU screed flooring avoids these risks by creating a impervious layer than can be used to cover over pre-existing faults and ridges in your base flooring. It also contains microbial agents, creating an easy-clean environment to aid sterilisation.
Screed Floors From Central Flooring
Central Flooring are professional suppliers of high-quality resin flooring to the food processing sector. Get in touch today for a free, personalised assessment and quote.
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