(The Unity Brew House, Suckley, Warwickshire)
Pumadur HF Brewery Flooring - Practical, Safe & Hygienic
Breweries provide a challenging environment for unprotected concrete flooring.
Specific requirements for brewery floors are that:
Brewery floors must be capable of being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised
Brewery flooring may have to be capable of being steam cleaned
Brewery flooring has to be resistant to a range of chemicals
Brewery flooring requires high compressive and flexural strengths to withstand heavy loads and abrasion
Brewery flooring must provide a safe working surface for pedestrian and wheeled traffic
Brewery flooring should have anti-slip properties in both wet and dry conditions
Brewery flooring must not support the growth of bacteria
Cleaning and sanitising operations can subject brewery floors to significant thermal cycling.
Because of their effectiveness on protein and bacteria, strong chemical cleaners are often used in the cleaning of brewery floors - Pumadur HF heavy duty polyurethane resin flooring for breweries is chemically resistant to such cleaners.
Pressurised steam cleaning or boiling water can subject the floor to thermal shock and cause surface spalling in unprotected concrete - Pumadur HF brewery flooring can be cleaned at temperatures up to 120oC.
Being acidic by nature, beer and spirits will attack unprotected concrete by reacting with the alkaline cement paste that 'glues' the concrete together. This weakens the concrete making it more susceptible to damage from impact, abrasion, thermal cycling, and further chemical attack. Pumadur HF brewery flooring is chemically resistant and unnaffected by such spillages.
Brewery flooring can present slip hazards as it is often wet or damp - Pumadur HF provides an anti-slip finish in both wet and dry conditions.
Pumadur HF heavy duty polyurethane resin brewery flooring is highly recommended for brewery floors owing to its physical and chemical properties.
Polyurethane resin flooring technology was developed and patented by ICI in the 1960's and is ideally suited for installation into wet food environments such as brewery and distillery floors. They are often referred to as food grade or food safe floor finishes with most of the manufacturers having had their systems tested and verfied by independant bodies such as the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association.
Pumadur HF heavy duty polyurethane resin brewery floors cure quickly, provide excellent chemical resistance and can withstand organic acids and common cleaning chemicals.
Pumadur HF heavy duty polyurethane resin brewery flooring is extremely hard wearing with excellent impact and abrasion resistant properties and is impervious and non-porous.
For many years the Pumadur HF polyurethane resin brewery flooring system has demonstrated excellent performance in wet processing environments and in areas subject to severe thermal cycling, especially within the harsh conditions often present in the brewery industry.
Pumadur HF polyurethane resin brewery floor screeds are ideally suited for brewery floors as they can be subjected to high temperatures and steam cleaning offering first class performance in these aggressive environments.
BS8204-6 categorises Pumadur HF as a Type 8 (highest rating) floor finish that is suitable for use in very heavy duty working environments - in such situations Pumadur HF has an anticipated life span in the region of 10-15 years.
Coved Resin Skirting
Internal coved (rounded) skirtings are another feature to consider. When we install your new brewery floor we can continue the flooring right up the walls, typically about four inches. This is referred to as an internal coved or radius skirting and eliminates the right angled hard edge where the new floor meets the wall preventing the build up of dirt and making the whole floor much easier to clean.
Pumadur HF brewery flooring provides the following benefits:
Seamless brewery flooring
Hygienic, impervious non-porous brewery flooring
Easily cleanable brewery floors
Steam cleanable brewery flooring at temperatures up to 120oC (at 9mm in thickness)
Anti-slip brewery flooring suitable for both dry and wet working environments
Hardwearing, impact and abrasion brewery flooring
Skirting/coving grade to provide a seamless 'box' finish to your brewery floor
Available in a choice of colours