Benefits of Epoxy Floors for Food & Beverage Facilities
Every industry has its own concerns and needs when it comes to flooring, which can significantly affect the function of a space. In the food and beverage industry, the flooring you choose can make a big difference to safety, productivity, and even profits. Ensuring that you have the best possible flooring for your space can streamline and simplify your job. At Blackrock Industrial, our Epoxy Floors Contractor often recommends epoxy systems for food and beverage clients.
The Benefits of Epoxy Flooring
In the food and beverage industry, sanitation and safety are priorities. From the EPA and NSF to the USDA and the FDA, there are numerous overseeing regulatory bodies that set, evaluate, and update standards and inspect and scrutinize facilities to ensure compliance. Epoxy floors meet these stringent specifications, and they can stand up to just about anything the industry can throw at them. There are many benefits to incorporating them into your facility.
1. Epoxy is a safe, stable choice.
Kitchens and other food service areas are often chaotic, hectic environments. Spills are almost inevitable. Epoxy floors are designed for strength, but don’t let their high-shine finish deceive you. They are naturally slip-resistant even when spills occur, and the durable finish can withstand not just high foot traffic but also carts and lightweight machinery as needed without abrasion or erosion.
2. Epoxy is a durable choice.
In a high-traffic environment, you need a floor that can stand up to heavy-duty use without needing intensive maintenance or downtime for cleaning. In busy kitchens and beyond, food and beverage facility floors are vulnerable to scratches, stains, spills, and impacts. Epoxy can withstand just about anything even the harshest environment can throw at it. Dropped knives, hot oil, and spilled sauces are minor mishaps that pose no threat to your flooring, and clean-up is a breeze with no risk of scratches, impacts, or erosion. Furthermore, epoxy is thermal shock-resistant and tolerates temperatures ranging from -50° to 250° without weakening or failing.
3. Epoxy is a clean choice.
Hygiene and sanitation must be maintained in storage, kitchen, and customer areas, and epoxy makes it easy. It has a smooth, seamless finish, creating an easy-to-clean surface without seams, gaps, cracks, or tiles to conceal food, spills, or debris. Its non-porous finish means that nothing will penetrate through the sealed outer layer, and it resists damage from chemicals and moisture. When cleaning, you can use steam or high-pressure techniques as needed to ensure a properly sanitized environment. Additives can be included in the finish to inhibit microbial growth and increase the sanitary aspects of your epoxy coating. Epoxy also has a bright, clean, shiny look, which adds an appealing brightness to any environment.
Epoxy floors are an excellent investment in your property and are strong, durable, long-lasting, and safe. They can keep your facility moving with little or no need for complex cleaning and sanitizing procedures. At Blackrock Industrial, we offer a variety of epoxy finishes and looks to meet your facility’s needs. Contact us today to find out more or to schedule a site visit with our Epoxy Floors Contractor.