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What is Food Grade Flooring?

As an installer of resin flooring this webpage addresses resin flooring only but would add that we are called upon to replace problematical vinyl and hard tiled flooring in commercial kitchens on a regular basis.

So what is Food Grade Flooring? A good question with no definitive answer. The term 'Food Grade Flooring' has been adopted into common usage without having a clear definition within any British Standard or Hygiene Regulations.

There are a number of criteria that should be applied to floor finishes within a food preparation, production, manufacturing and packaging environment before entitling it to be considered as Food Grade Flooring.

We would suggest that the first of these criteria should be the testing of the flooring material to ensure that it will not taint food.

Resin floors are a combination of liquid and powdered chemicals that when combined react to create a solid floor surface.

Confirmation should be sought that the flooring material in its cured and hardened state has been tested and will not taint the food produce within the building.

If the situation arises whereby a floor has to be installed with food produce in the room at the same time confirmation should be sought that the floor in its wet state (before curing and hardening) will not taint food.

Additionally we would suggest that Food Grade Flooring should be:

 

Capable of being thoroughly cleaned

Resistant to a range of cleaning chemicals

Heat resistant (where applicable)

Should not support to the growth of bacteria

Possess high compressive and flexural strengths to withstand heavy loads and abrasion (where applicable)

Provide a safe working surface in wet and dry conditions for foot and wheeled traffic (where applicable)

 

Floors may be constantly wet or immersed in water or water slurries of animal waste, animal blood, fat, and other by-products

Processing areas may include cooking operations that can be subject to significant temperature variations.

Cleaning and sanitising operations can also subject the floor to significant thermal cycling.

Owing to their effectiveness on grease, oil, and other organic matter, strong chemical cleaners may be used.

Pressurised steam cleaning and/or boiling water can subject the floor to thermal shock and cause surface spalling in unprotected concrete.

Because of their acidic nature, animal fat and proteins will attack unprotected concrete by reacting with the alkaline cement paste that binds the concrete together thus weakening it and making it more susceptible to damage from impact, abrasion, thermal cycling, and further chemical attack.

Processing floors can present slip hazards. They are often wet or damp, and animal fats or oils may be present.

Operatives must have secure footing, particularly when working around hazardous equipment and/or heavy moving loads.

Process plant floors are also subjected to heavy forklift and pallet trucks. Most of the mechanical damage that occurs on the floor is adjacent to the floor joints, due mainly to impact resulting from solid wheeled vehicles.

Polyurethane resin floor systems possess many advantages over epoxy resin flooring systems and are highly recommended in commercial kitchens, meat, poultry, fish, dairy, brewing and soft drinks processing plants.

Polyurethane resin floors consist of waterborne polyurethane resins with cement and aggregates to provide fast cure, moisture tolerant systems with no strong odours or flammability issues.

They cure quickly in the cool and damp conditions typical of meat, poultry, fish and dairy processing plants, provide excellent chemical resistance and can withstand organic acids and common cleaning chemicals.

Polyurethane resin floors are extremely hard wearing and have excellent impact and abrasion resistant properties.

For many years polyurethane resin flooring systems have demonstrated excellent performance in wet food processing environments and in areas subject to severe thermal cycling, especially within theharsh conditions often present in meat, poultry, fish and dairy processing facilities.

Polyurethane resin floor screeds can be subjected to high temperatures and even steam cleaning so offer first class performance in these aggressive environments.

 

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