The food and drink industries require specialised flooring. It needs to be slip-resistant, easy to clean, hygienic and have excellent chemical resistance. As processing areas tend to have both heavy machinery and high traffic, floors also need to have good durability ratings. Here are some of the best options.
High-Build Resin Floor Coating
To upgrade a floor to food-processing quality, a high-build resin floor coating is an ideal solution. Resin coatings create a surface that is seamless, strong, long-lasting, and easy to clean.
Like resin coatings, multilayer resin is praised for its hygiene rating and abrasion resistant properties. Easy to clean, straightforward to maintain, and available with multiple options for finishes, this resin is also highly versatile. Multilayer resin is suitable for mid-to-heavy duty applications that include wet areas, kitchens, and food processing units. Particular attention has been paid to increasing the resin’s slip-resistant properties, increasing the health and safety ratings of the floor.
Flow-Applied/Self-Smoothing/Self-Levelling Resin Flooring
For smooth hygienic applications, flow-applied resin flooring offers an optimum long-term solution. This option provides excellent chemical resistance and will also withstand vehicle traffic if required.
Epoxy Resin Floor Screeds
Screed is a cost-effective solution that works well in many food and drink environments. Its primary benefits are that it is hardwearing and straightforward to clean. The downside is that if the floor becomes damaged, it needs to be repaired immediately to maintain its hygiene rating.
Heavy-Duty Polyurethane Screeds
Impervious to chemical spills, impacts, heavy-duty flowable flooring is entirely food safe. The floor can withstand repeated vehicle traffic and heavy loads, making it a perfect option for the storage and distribution element of food and drinks manufacturing. These screeds are available in food-safe grades, meaning that the resin can be infused with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties for optimum safety.
With so many options available, there is an ideal resin floor or protective coating for every food and drinks environment. At Central Flooring, we can advise you on the best solution. For more information, have a chat with one of our flooring specialists.
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