The Food & Drink Manufacturing Industries have a number of specific requirements from their facilities flooring, the most important being the ability to ensure that production and manufacturing areas are always clean and hygienic. Maintaining a bacteria free area is critical to maintaining the high standards required in food and drink manufacturing and the choice of flooring system is critical in its role of maintaining integrity in the sanitary standards. This is key for many businesses including wineries, breweries, butchers, abattoirs and a whole host of others.
When choosing a floor, it is key that it can be maintained easily and that it is also fast and easy to clean. It needs to also be resilient to some of the corrosive by-products of the industry including natural food acids, blood, chemicals, hot oils and many other contaminants. If heavy machinery is in use the impact resistance is also a key factor in the choice of flooring solution.
In addition to the flooring itself there are many other aspects that need to be considered such as ensuring a seamless and impervious flooring area to prevent bacteria build up. Also, coving and stainless steel drainage needs to be installed for the complete solution.
- Hygiene – a key consideration in every location and a core part of the floor design to enable ease of maintenance.
- Coving & Drainage – Essential components to ensure a bacteria free production environment.
- Fire Resistance – appropriate certification should be provided for flooring solutions as and when required.
- Slip Resistance – This is dependent on the environment and the use i.e. is the floor under wet or dry conditions? What type of traffic uses the floor i.e. Vehicles or people? Cleaning capabilities need to be balanced with safety.
- Impact resistance – Which areas come under high impact?
- Chemical Resistance – This is a key consideration in any area where corrosive substances are handled or stored
To choose the right Surface System for your Food & Drink Manufacturing needs just contact us at Surface Systems and one of our trained technical team will discuss your requirements and arrange a site visit in order to provide you with a quote for an appropriate Surface System.