Flooring Standards for Food & Drinks Manufacturing

Running a successful food and drinks manufacturing business means ensuring a number of hygiene standards are met, and these include within your premises.

The quality of the flooring can be overlooked however this plays a key part in running a successful and compliant operation.  In this post, we will take a look at the benefits of choosing a resin floor for your food and drink manufacturing areas.

What are the important factors you should consider?

Your floors should be easy to clean, smooth, hard-wearing and impervious, and with adequate drainage.  Epoxy floors offer a non-porous surface that is resistant to the growth of bacteria, mould, and mildew.  The seamless surfaces of a resin floor and coving prevents dirt, bacteria, and debris from accumulating, making cleaning and disinfection easier, which in turn makes it compliant with strict hygiene standards and regulations.

Creating a safe working environment for employees and visitors is an important consideration for any employer.  Resin floors offer slip-resistance and their strength and durability mean it is a floor that can withstand foot and vehicular traffic and heavy equipment and machinery for several years. 

Exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals and food and drink spillages and contamination can damage a floor.  Where a floor is likely to be subjected to frequent spillages and cleaning, people should still be able to walk on it without the risk of slipping.  Resin floors are designed to withstand these tough conditions.  Resin floors are an investment and will save your business money in the long term.  Simple to patch repair, and if well maintained, with no need for replacement for up to ten years.

The fast-curing properties of resin reduces the need for an operation shutdown.  With an efficient and flexible installation team and the correctly specified resin flooring system, disruption to business can be kept to a minimum.  Our team at Surface Systems has over 75 years of experience between them and prides itself on clients’ recommendations.

Whilst you may think the overall aesthetics of the floor are not of huge importance in food and drinks manufacturing, the finish of a resin floor can be flawless.  The appearance of your factory is a reflection of your business and your brand and this portrays professionalism to your employees and visitors alike.  Resin flooring can be finished in a wide range of colours creating a visually pleasing environment.

Resin is commonly used in line demarcation.  Marking pedestrian-only areas, safe zones or colour-coding production areas adds to an enhanced operation within your food and drinks production facility.

We believe the quality of your flooring is a critical factor that should not be overlooked. By investing in a resin flooring system you can be sure of a safe, long-lasting and hygienic working environment. 

Give us a call today to discuss your current or future flooring needs.  We can specify a tailor-made resin flooring system to work perfectly within your operation.  Complete the form on our website www.surfacesystems.co.uk, email enquiries@surfacesystems.co.uk or call us on 01803 868680.

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