Busy food production centers need to have a flooring system they can rely on to provide years of service. A durable, hard-wearing floor is vital, but there are many other features that a food production environment demands from its floor.
An floor that is easy to clean and maintain is paramount for reaching the high standards of hygiene required in the food manufacturing industry and is the key reason so many commercial food production centers choose Everlast® Epoxy food-grade flooring.
Read on to discover the reason why businesses in the food industry trust Everlast® with the installation of their commercial flooring:
Sanitary, antimicrobial commercial catering flooring
All epoxy flooring manufacturers will claim that their floors have excellent antimicrobial properties that combat bacteria, microorganisms, and nasty odors.
However, most floors only add antimicrobial protection to the top layer of the floor, leaving the lower levels vulnerable to potentially harmful microorganisms should the surface become cracked or pitted.
We want your floors to be protected against bacteria, so our flooring contains an EPA-registered antimicrobial component that penetrates every layer, guarding your food-grade flooring against microorganisms all the way from the top layer right through to the subfloor.
Easy to maintain and clean
In any food preparation area, you have to keep the hygiene inspector happy! The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a stringent set of rules that start from the floor up. The guide states that floors must be maintained and kept free of openings and holes to facilitate easy cleaning.*
We believe our food-grade flooring is the easiest to clean flooring available, as they are nonporous and need no scrubbing or buffing.
It’s easy to maintain excellent floor hygiene by simply sweeping away debris and covering the surface with Everlast® Floor Care Cleaner, then using either a squeegee (or an automated floor cleaning machine on large areas) to direct dirt and grime directly down the drains.
Floors that cope with extreme temperatures
Different areas of a food production center operate in very different ways—from walk-in freezers with subzero temperatures to spillages of boiling water and hot fat, your floor has to cope with a whole range of extreme temperatures and substances.
Finding a floor that can stand up to the task is easy, at least for the short term, but after just a couple of years, many floors will deteriorate and look unsightly. Chipped and cracked flooring will also create a higher risk of accidents for which you could be liable.
Everlast® Epoxy food-grade flooring is resistant to high temperatures, as we only produce flooring with a very high resin-to-aggregate ratio. Our top tip is to always ask your supplier to confirm the ratios—or even better, come directly to the Everlast® experts and get it right the first time!
More than just a commercial kitchen floor
While the areas where food is prepared are often the main consideration when choosing food-grade flooring, there are many other sections of the facility that also need durable surfaces.
In a large-scale food production center, there are also delivery bays where trucks with heavy loads are constantly arriving and departing, and the flooring you choose has to be able to withstand this busy environment.
Keeping staff safe while unloading deliveries is easier with Everlast® Epoxy flooring, as it has a slip-resistant surface that improves health and safety outcomes and minimizes the risk of slips and falls.
The non-slip properties are provided by a textured finish from the small marble chips used in the resin; the coarse texture of the stones creates a natural slip resistance.
Choose Everlast® Epoxy food-grade flooring
There are so many considerations to account for when choosing durable food-grade flooring, and we know that a failed floor can cause delays in production and costly downtime while the floor is replaced. We’re on hand to help you make the right choice for your needs—call us now at (800) 708-9870.
If you’d like to see and feel the high quality of our commercial flooring first-hand, order a sample and we’re sure you’ll agree that Everlast® Epoxy flooring is the only choice for your food production center.