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 sanitized
- 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 MF or RT screed, either 4mm or 6mm thick.
Polyurethane resin screeds are chemically resistant and give the maximum protection against milk and other dairy products which can be acidic by nature.
Polyurethane MF and RT resin floors are a must for cheese and dairy floors owing to their chemical and physical properties.
Polyurethane MF and RT 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 MF and RT 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 MF and RT resin screeds are HACCP accredited and are 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 finish for high sterile processes in the food industry.
At Solcrete Contractors, 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 0707961472.