CPC Floor Coatings Blog

Flooring Options for Today’s Competitive Grocery Store

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 28, 2017 7:45:00 AM

The expansion of European grocery chain Lidl into the US starting this June is projected to make the already-competitive grocery industry even more strained. Grocers such as Lidl as well as Aldi and even Walmart’s Neighborhood Market now offer organic products at very low prices, and they’re updating the aesthetics of their stores to appeal to customers who are used to high-end chains such as Whole Foods.

Customers are no longer choosing either quality products or affordability; they’re learning they can expect it all in one store.

If you’re looking to keep your independent grocery store or chain competitive in today’s market, you’ll want to make sure your store looks modern and attractive while also keeping costs down.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings, USDA Approved Flooring, Concrete Polishing

USDA-compliant floor coatings for coffee roasters and craft breweries

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on May 3, 2017 1:34:04 PM

Though humankind has been enjoying coffee for centuries and beer for millennia, recent decades have seen a renewed interest in the small-scale production of both. If you’ve always wanted to venture into the world of small-batch coffee roasting or craft brewing, now’s a great time to do it!

There’s so much that goes into preparing a microroasting or a microbrewing facility, not the least of which includes making sure your building complies with USDA regulations.

If your building already has a concrete floor, an epoxy or urethane coating is a simple and effective flooring solution that will help you stay in compliance.

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings, USDA Approved Flooring

Breaking Down the Floor: Commercial Bakeries vs. Seafood Packaging

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

In 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.

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Topics: USDA Approved Flooring

Food and Beverage Industry: USDA-Approved Flooring is Essential.

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Aug 9, 2016 1:05:50 PM

Whether you’re working on opening up a food processing facility in the near future, already own and operate an industrial or commercial kitchen, or you’ve been considering opening up your own restaurant, knowledge about USDA-approved floor coatings will be essential to your success.

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Topics: USDA Approved Flooring

The Benefits of USDA Floor Coatings

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Feb 10, 2016 12:07:00 PM

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for creating and implementing federal government policies for the farming and food industries, and every business that handles food and/or beverages. In order to protect the health of the American people, every aspect of these facilities that you can possibly imagine is regulated by the USDA, and each of those regulations need to be followed to the letter — even the floor coatings used in the facilities. While it sounds inconvenient, there are actually benefits to having USDA approved flooring in your facility, from lower maintenance to better safety and more.

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Topics: USDA Approved Flooring