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Best Flooring Options for Food or Bev­er­age Pro­duc­tion Cool Spaces

Wooden barrels in a facility. Best Flooring Options for Food or Bev­er­age Pro­duc­tion Cool Spaces

When it comes to food and bev­er­age pro­duc­tion, no detail can be over­looked. Food and bev­er­age man­u­fac­tur­ers and han­dlers must adhere to strict fed­er­al reg­u­la­tions for qual­i­ty assur­ance. Tem­per­a­ture con­trol is vital in keep­ing per­ish­able prod­ucts in prop­er form so they’re safe for con­sump­tion. As such, food pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties fea­ture a num­ber of cool spaces such as walk-in freez­ers and refrig­er­a­tors. The floors in these cool areas must be equipped to han­dle the cold con­di­tions or else they’ll quick­ly wear down and require exten­sive repairs. Keep­ing your oper­a­tions safe and on sched­ule requires prop­er floor instal­la­tion and maintenance.

Here we’ll go over some of the best floor­ing options avail­able for the cool areas in food or bev­er­age pro­duc­tion facilities.

Best Floor­ing Options for Cool Areas in Food or Bev­er­age Facilities

Ure­thane Cement

Ure­thane Cement is among the most pop­u­lar solu­tions for con­crete floors, and bev­er­age indus­try floor­ing is no excep­tion. These sys­tems are high­ly durable, cus­tomiz­able, and resis­tant to mois­ture (impor­tant in a cold envi­ron­ment where con­den­sa­tion is com­mon). That said, not all coat­ings are cre­at­ed equal, and some do bet­ter in extreme tem­per­a­tures than oth­ers. Appli­ca­tion tech­nique plays a role in an epoxy coating’s cold resis­tance, too – dif­fer­ent hard­en­ers can be used in con­junc­tion with the coat­ing to ensure it cures prop­er­ly despite the cold tem­per­a­tures, for instance. With the right approach, ure­thane cement and coat­ings can with­stand many cold spaces.

Con­crete Polishing

Con­crete floors must offer enough flex­i­bil­i­ty to resist crack­ing and spalling. The con­crete pol­ish­ing process increas­es the hard­ness of the top of con­crete achiev­ing a more rugged, san­i­tary sur­face. Pol­ished con­crete floor­ing sig­nif­i­cant­ly bright­ens inte­ri­ors, too, thanks to its glossy fin­ish. And, last but not least, pol­ished floors decrease mois­ture intru­sion and reten­tion. So, con­den­sa­tion, spills, and vapor dri­ve from beneath your cold stor­age floor­ing won’t pose as much of a threat.

Antimi­cro­bial

Bac­te­ria and oth­er germs pose a major threat to any food or bev­er­age oper­a­tion. Extreme tem­per­a­tures elim­i­nate and pre­vent the growth of many such germs, but cer­tain microbes are more resilient than oth­ers. So, the more pre­cau­tions in place, the bet­ter. As its name sug­gests, antimi­cro­bial floor solu­tions are treat­ed with addi­tives that stop harm­ful microbes in their tracks, keep­ing them far away from the ingre­di­ents in your facil­i­ty. In addi­tion to pre­vent­ing con­t­a­m­i­na­tion, an antimi­cro­bial indus­tri­al floor coat­ing cre­ates a seam­less, non­porous sur­face, pro­tect­ing your floors from mois­ture intru­sion and more. 

Cool Spaces, Cool­er Floors

If you’re not sure how to han­dle your cold stor­age con­crete floor­ing needs, the experts at Kaloutas can help you find the per­fect option. We have years of expe­ri­ence lin­ing up client needs with exact­ly the right prod­uct to make their lives just a lit­tle eas­i­er. To learn more about us and all that we do, con­tact us online or give us a call at 9785321414 today!

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