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Abattoir & Slaughterhouse Flooring: Ensuring Sanitation

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Abattoir & Slaughterhouse Flooring: Ensuring Sanitation

Slaughterhouses are a messy business, to say the least. During construction and renovation, facility design and materials are chosen with extreme care respectivesafety and sanitation, and the flooring is no exception. There are many different requirements that slaughterhouse flooring and abattoir flooring must meet to not only ensure that employees and visitors are safe, but also to support food safety regulations and compliancy with the USDA and other health and governmental agencies.

Requirements of Slaughterhouse Floors and Abattoir Floors

Aside from stringent sanitation regulations, slaughterhouse flooring must be slip-resistant, chemical resistant and easy to keep clean, waterproof, and able to stand up to a high level of traffic and wear and tear from both people and heavy machinery.

Consulting with your regional district health inspection office during the construction planning stage is always the best way to ensure that all local requirements are being met. However, a good starting point is to select facility flooring designed specifically for — and proven successful in — processing operations. For example, cementitious urethane flooring has a long track record as an optimal traffic surface for meat and poultry processing plants.

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A sanitary cove base utilizing USDA-compliant FloroCrete Polyurethane Mortar helps facilities pass inspections.

Why Choose Polyurethane Mortar and Urethane Concrete Flooring Systems?

For optimal sanitation, polyurethane mortar floors can’t be beat—they are one of the few materials that can stand up to the extreme environments in slaughterhouses and abattoirs. Florock offers a line of industrial floor coating systems that are ideal for slaughterhouses, abattoirs, and other meat processing plants—they help achieve a hygienic, contaminant free environment, and are also extremely durable, with great lifecycle value.

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Unsanitary conditions in slaughterhouses and meat processing plants can lead to spoilage and dangerous food-borne illnesses. To help support pathogen control, flooring needs to be designed specifically for these unique conditions. Choosing industrial floor coatings that can withstand constant exposure to things like fish oils, animal fats, and other organic matter is essential.

These flooring systems also must stand up to frequent cleaning with harsh chemical cleansers, power washing and even steam cleaning, making urethane concrete coatings a popular flooring choice.

Benefits of Polyurethane Mortar Slaughterhouse Flooring Systems

Florock’s FloroCrete Urethane Mortar Systems’ benefits easily handle the demands of meat processing operations, including:

  • Impervious, optimally safe surfaces, which are easy to steam clean and wash
  • Excellent moisture tolerance
  • EPA-registered antimicrobial properties and superior chemical and acid resistance
  • USDA compliance
  • Quick-curing even at low temperatures, with low-odor installation options and zero VOC
  • Customizable slip resistance and choice of curbs/coves/swales
  • Outstanding thermal shock resistance
  • Ability to match the design/décor, with decorative toppings available

Abattoir flooring must be installed with proper slope to help ensure good runoff and drainage. Florock’s flooring solutions, including FloroCrete Systems SLX, RT, and HD, can be used to create or correct slab surface topography, thereby economically and efficiently helping support slaughterhouse health, safety and regulatory standards.

To learn more about which of these flooring systems is best for your facility, contact Florock today.

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