For those that don’t know, epoxy flooring is a two-part mixture consisting of resin and hardener, which can be placed over your current wood, tile, or even concrete floor. What happens during the installation process is a chemical reaction that creates almost a plastic-like finish which once hardened, is ready for anything. Epoxy flooring is mainly used in commercial facilities, and is absolutely ideal for food processing facilities. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why.
Due to the nature of the epoxy flooring, it is extremely easy to clean up which is perfect for food manufacturing facilities. The fact that it has no cracks or gaps, means that no dirt, grime, food, water, or any other kind of filth, can get stuck in the flooring. Unlike tile or wood flooring which would be near impossible to clean with the amount of food that could end up on the floor.
Resistance to Water
Epoxy is waterproof, which makes it perfect for factories that are using food and liquids in their products. This means that any of the spills that would normally cause a water leak, will be easily cleaned up due to the nature of the epoxy flooring. If you have a floor that is susceptible to warping such as wood or laminate, a water leak or a timely spill could shut down your entire operation.
When comparing the durability of epoxy flooring to concrete for example, it is 3x stronger and is much more difficult to scratch or damage. As mentioned earlier it is nearly impossible to have a water leak, so you’ll never have to worry about water damage either. This really demonstrates why epoxy flooring is the only decision for food manufacturers due to its strength and durability.
When looking to floor an entire factory or facility, cost is one of main factors as well as effectiveness of the material. When it comes purely to cost epoxy flooring is much cheaper per square foot than other options. When you factor in the usefulness of epoxy flooring for the food industry it is a no brainer that it is the best choice.
When running a food manufacturing facility, or any type of factory for that matter, safety is of the utmost importance. When there are that many people on the floor, and that many machines, accidents are bound to happen. Better to be prepared for anything that may happen. Epoxy floors have a natural stick to them which is great to avoid any slipping and falling. You can also add an anti-slip coating for even safer floors.
Epoxy flooring is truly the only choice when it comes to picking a material for your food processing facility due to its cost effectiveness, durability, and many more reasons that we outlined above. When looking to floor your food manufacturing factory, make sure to set up an appointment at WICR Waterproofing and Construction. We are here to make sure that your facility is safe and ready for whenever you want to use it!