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- Excellent thermal properties
- Anti-slip properties in wet and dry working conditions
- 6mm or 9mm thick
- A seamless “box” finish
Out of all of the different food manufacturing industries, the cheese and dairy sector remains one of the most importantly complex facilities to provide flooring for. The facilities require the highest levels of hygiene, health, and safety standards, which are partly met through its choice of flooring system. At Protective Surface Coatings Ltd, we use Polyurethane RT and HF resin flooring for cheese and dairy floor solutions. Polyurethane boasts a wide range of properties that can support the cheese and dairy sector and make sure the site meets all its requirements.
The floor has anti slip properties which gives employees protection against any floor spillages of milk, grease, fat and water. To help ensure these spillages are cleaned thoroughly, the system can be steam cleaned with temperatures of up to 120 degrees. This means you can kill off any harmful bacteria, without the integrity of the floor covering being compromised. To support the thorough cleaning process which needs to take place in the cheese and dairy sector, this hygienic flooring has coving and render attributes, allowing for simple cleaning over a seamless ‘box’ finish. Floors in the cheese and dairy sector are consistently immersed in water, fat, milk, brine and whey. The acidic nature of these components will attack any unprotected flooring, eventually corroding it and weakening the structure to cause it to crumble. Chemically resistant, and with the ability to withstand heavy duty usage, Polyurethane RT and HF resin makes excellent cheese and dairy flooring and can offer your site reliable support for up to twenty years.
Cheese and dairy facilities require the highest levels of hygiene standards and an unprotected concrete floor will be of no use in meeting these important health and safety standards.
Cheese and dairy floors are very unique and have special requirements. These floors are regularly wet or immersed in water, milk, fat, brine and whey. Owing to their acidic nature diary fat, milk and proteins will attack and corrode unprotected concrete, thus weakening its structure and cause it to break down.
Specific requirements for cheese and dairy manufacturing facilities
- Cheese and dairy floors must be anti-slip in both dry and wet conditions
- Cheese and dairy floors must be hygienic and seamless and not support bacteria and microbial growth
- Cheese and dairy floors require high compressive strength to withstand heavy loads and abrasion
- Cheese and dairy floors have to be chemically resistant to milk, dairy fats, oils, and grease
- Cheese and dairy floors must be capable of being thoroughly de-greased, cleaned and sanitised
- Cheese and dairy floors must provide a safe, robust working substrate for foot and wheeled traffic
The ideal choice of floor for this sector, is a heavy duty polyurethane RT or HF screed, either 6mm or 9mm thick.
Polyurethane resin screeds are chemically resistant and give the maximum protection again milk and other dairy products which can be acidic by nature.
Polyurethane RT and HF resin floors are a must for cheese and dairy floors owing to their chemical and physical properties.
Polyurethane RT and HF screeds offer the maximum anti slip properties to make them ideal in giving protection against milk, grease, fat and water.
Cheese and dairy floors can be subject to extremes of heat, so any floor must be thermal shock resistant, especially near the ovens. Polyurethane screed floors are very durable and offer excellent thermal protection and can withstand direct temperatures up to 120 degrees or up 130 degrees at 12mm.
Polyurethane RT and HR resin can be steam cleaned up to 120 degrees which will kill any harmful bacteria but will not affect the integrity of the resin floor. Therefore as resin screeds are also seamless they are very hygienic where cleanliness and hygiene levels are very high.
Polyurethane resin is exceptionally hard wearing, with excellent impact and abrasion qualities and can withstand heavy loads and are completely impervious throughout.
Polyurethane RT and HR resin screeds are categorised by FeFRA as a type 8 floor which is the highest rating resin floor finish and is suitable in use in very heavy duty working environments with an anticipated life span of well over 20 years in an industrial kitchen.
This product is complemented by coving and render to allow for a smooth transition from wall to floor. This makes cleaning easy, whilst providing a seamless “box” finish for high sterile processes in the food industry.
At Protective Surface Coatings Ltd we always apply our expert knowledge to your businesses needs and select the perfect floor coating for your working environment. If you would like to know more about our range of floorings or to discuss your needs with one of our helpful team please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01562 750999.
Advantages of installing a polyurethane resin floor in a Cheese and dairy facility
- Easily cleanable and can be steamed cleaned to 120 degrees at 9mm thick.
- Excellent thermal properties, can withstand direct heat up to 120 degrees
- Very hard wearing, withstanding heavy loads
- Chemically resistant
- Can be laid to falls to help drainage
- Excellent anti-slip properties in wet and dry working conditions.