According to Food Plant Engineering Proper flooring is a crucial component in any food plant. Food processing flooring takes tremendous abuse on a daily basis, and can severely damage productivity and increases sanitation costs. There are six main floor failures throughout processing plants that go unrecognized.
Top Six Floor Failures:
What kind of flooring? That is the big question that plant operators and industrial maintenance managers must answer in order to meet government requirements and ensure a safe and sanitary food processing facility. Processors face demands for hygienic surfaces across a vast array of plant areas. Commercial kitchens pose one of the harshest environments for floors to survive in. When choosing a floor it is important to consider the service conditions, maintenance criteria, safety requirements, installation time, as well as aesthetics. Metal floor coatings and floor surfacing systems are long-term investments that when properly chosen, can reduce maintenance costs, energy costs and down-time.
Safety of personnel is of primary importance, and the energy and cost associated with maintaining a safe environment is inconsequential compared with the cost of low moral and potential medical liability.