Food and beverage processing plants must have a flooring system that is attractive, durable and sanitary. They must be resistant to the everyday activity of the industry including constant moisture, bacterial attack, food waste, damage from heavy industrial equipment, daily cleanings and thermal cycling. The risk prevention demands of the industry require a floor that can be cleaned easily in order to prevent any contamination.
Cementitious urethane is a particularly durable system with a strong, effective seal that prevents liquid materials from penetrating the concrete beneath. The seamless floor avoids the dangers of grout lines and crevices that may harbor bacteria. Cementitious urethane is also the best solutions to stand up to thermal cleaning, which occurs routinely in the Food & Beverage Industry. With variations in temperature from -200 degrees F to 240 degrees F, the floor experiences thermal shock which can damage concrete that is not properly coated.
Often this industry is plagued by slips, trips, and falls of the employees, increasing costs and decreasing worker morale. Epoxy coatings can be used to provide a non-slip surface, even when they are wet.
Industrial Applications uses floor coatings specifically designed for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. These coatings are ideal for wet surfaces such as food preparation areas and chemical processing plants and are able to limit the spread of bacteria and other microbes.
The USDA requires “Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product.” If you currently have a concrete floor, we can use a epoxy coating that meets and exceeds these requirements to ensure you are compliant.
Epoxy coatings designed for food and beverage facilities are impervious to moisture, can withstand high water temperatures and cleaning solutions, and oils and grease won’t stain or discolor the concrete.
Food and beverage processing facilities are often faced with a challenging number of slips and falls due to the nature of the industry. Food-grade epoxy coatings can include slip-resistant features that provide extra grip, even when wet.
Most importantly, coating prevents liquids like fats, acids, blood and oils from seeping into the porous concrete under the coating and become a breeding ground for mold or microbes.
Coatings come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and our team can add striping for safety and directional purposes.
Epoxy coatings are scratch-resistant and may last for up to a decade when properly maintained.