Home » Blog » Using Antimicrobial Flooring for Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Using Antimicrobial Flooring for Food & Beverage Manufacturers

In a food and beverage facility, a manufacturer will want the utmost sanitation throughout the space at all times. In places where food and beverages are being prepared, acidic and corrosive liquids or foods could accidentally fall onto the floor, putting the space at risk. To help protect these floors from the proliferation of infectious bacteria that could compromise production, antimicrobial flooring is a necessity. See how the use of antimicrobial epoxy flooring can protect a facility.

Advantages of Antimicrobial Flooring

Resinous floor coatings can be highly beneficial for a food and beverage manufacturer for many reasons. Antimicrobial polymer flooring can help prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. Because these floors can resist higher temperatures, they can be cleaned with high-power steam cleaning. These floors are not just durable, but provide your space with an enhanced appearance, creating the best flooring option possible for a food and beverage processing plant.

food processing facilities need coatings that protect against chemicals apply epoxy coating based on the expected traffic on the floor and the properties of the floor

Considerations

Regulations

Local and regional government agencies routinely inspect food and beverage facilities, with a sharp eye on equipment, floors and other surfaces.  Floor coatings must meet strict standards for cleanliness. If a location does not meet these standards, the agency may find it in violation, slap on hefty fines and even shut down the facility. A simple cementitious urethane floor coating can help keep a food and beverage plant’s floors as sanitary as possible.

How Often will Floors Be Cleaned?

In the food industry, floors are regularly steam-cleaned to ensure that potentially harmful contaminants don’t linger. To withstand the harsh cleaning solutions a floor coating must be highly resistant to chemicals. Because hot steam or power washing can impose stress to floor structures, professional installers must plan accordingly with high-strength, thermal shock resistant resinous flooring for areas that receive this treatment. 

Activity on the Floor

Heavy-duty equipment helps keep a food manufacturing plant running. When floors are not strong enough to handle the weight and movement of this equipment, they can become damaged. Cementitious urethane coated floors can withstand both small and large equipment without compromising function or appearance.  A concrete flooring coating system offers customizable slip-resistance, which is crucial to workers’ safety.

To learn more about antimicrobial flooring for food and beverage facilities, simply contact your local Florock flooring specialist.

 

Contact Florock