Here's a good question. Can you think of anything more important than floors?
Well, maybe. However, proper flooring is an incredibly crucial component in any food plant. You abuse your floors. I know, this may appear a shock to all you kind people out there. Your floors take tremendous abuse on a daily basis. Food Plant Engineering is here to help your floors deal with this. Protecting your floor is very important!
You walk on them. You work on them. You drop things on them. You wash them. They're everywhere. Here's the deal: floor failure in your plant severely damages your productivity and increases your sanitation costs.
What flooring options are available? If your floor is consistently exposed to harsh conditions, you may want to consider adding toppings to your floor to improve the durability and cleaning ease of the floor. Basically, be nice to your floor and it will return your kindness. How can you prevent floor failure? First, let's talk about the options and then discuss the causes of floor failure.
Flooring options can be confusing because the industry has many manufacturers of floor systems. Furthermore, each manufacturer has different names for their product offerings. What can you do to make this easier? Well, Food Plant Engineering is here to help. In order to simplify selection, we can break down the options into two categories: seamless and non-seamless. In this issue we are going to focus on the overwhelmingly popular choice: seamless floors.
Seamless floors are categorized by the polymers in the resin in the floor. The polymers typically used in the food industry include:
Resinous flooring systems all start with a base resin, so you should definitely ask any flooring manufacturer about the base resin they are using. After the base resin, various components are added to the resin depending on the intended use of the floor (and budget considerations of course).