Breaking Down the Floor: Commercial Bakeries vs. Seafood Packaging

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Aug 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Breaking Down the Floor: Specialty Requirements for Commercial Bakeries and Seafood PackagingIn a previous blog, we touched on the specialty requirements facing businesses that operate within the food and beverage industry when it comes to their flooring and floor coating options. The term “the food and beverage industry” is an incredibly varied one, encompassing everything from restaurants to packaging and processing facilities and more. Each of these types of businesses will have their own specific requirements, depending on the facility.

From the largest process and packaging facilities to the local restaurants, owners and managers face similar Federal and local regulations as well as common concerns with the performance of their coated floor surfaces.

Thermal Shock - When cleaning or processing of food or beverages, floors are subjected to extreme changes in the temperatures of the floor due to the introduction of extremely hot water, heat, or ice. This sudden change in temperature (Thermal Shock) introduces a lot of stress and strain on normal floor coatings. In turn, this may cause micro-fracturing or premature failure and potential hard to reach places for sanitizing and allowing bacterial growth.

Sanitization - 100% of areas are not always accessible or cleaned well by scrubbing machines or employees. Bacterial growth in these inconspicuous places can be the start of obvious instant and future problems.

Safety - In the food and beverage industry, as well and other industries, it is often difficult or impractical to stop the process and clean the floor of a work area every time a spill occurs. Providing anti-skid or slip resistant surface is crucial in keeping employees safe until the end of the shift clean-up is performed.

CPC Floor Coatings can offer services and directional information to assist you in the selection and installation of floor coatings that will perform and alleviate one or all of the above mentioned issues.

Whether you’re looking to start up or mitigate current issues within your food and beverage industry, CPC Floor Coatings is ready to help you ensure your facility remains not just within health code but three steps ahead of it. Our years of experience assist you. Give us a call at (864) 855-0600 or contact us online at any time to learn more!

Need a floor coating installation? We work with general contractors within a 300-mile radius of our Easley location!

Topics: USDA Approved Flooring