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#1 PAL

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

As there is no "building" section at this forum, I start it here at the maintenance section.

 

I'm looking for you opinion and experiences regarding floor conditions.

 

At this moment we are building a new factory and are close to the point of floor selection.

All people involved in the selection proces have other experience about the type of floors and their conditions. As their experiences are sometimes conflicting with each other it would be nice to hear your opinion about it.

 

Low Care dry area: Concrete with a epoxy layer

Low Care wet area: water with chemicals are dripping on the floor due to a washing process.

                                A tiled floor --> motiviation: it would be easier for repairs.   

                                                        It must be a safe underground for people it might be too slippery.

 

High Care: Epoxy floor. Dry process area but will be wet with chemicals when the area is cleaned.

 

 

 

Which type of floors can you advice with  food safety and the employees saftey in mind?

 

PAL

 



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

Dear Pal,

 

Avoid tiles.

Epoxy variations are my guess the global No1 in popularity where price is affordable.

Some other high tech. options exist but price goes accordingly.

Appropriate drainage design for wet areas is equally critical IMO.

 

Rgds / Charles.C


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:33 PM




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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:35 PM

How to remove dust from walls in production area? Does tiling is necessary for easy cleaning?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:19 PM

 Have had great results with urethane mortar



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:06 PM

PAL,

 

 

As you know, the floor surfaces must be maintained in a sound condition and be easy to clean and, when necessary, desinfect.

IMO must be impervious, non-absorbent, washable and constructed of non-toxic materials, constructed with adequate falls to drains, to prevent the pooling of liquids.

The floor from food processing area shouldn´t be in vinyl or asphalt tile, wood, and bituminous/asphalt.

Usually, base material is concrete, which is then covered with a sealer or monolithic coating (can be epoxy, urethanes, resins...)

Advice: Avoid cutting the inicial investment, will result in increased maintenance costs in future

 

 

Rgds.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:03 PM

What should be the negatives of a tilled floor ?

 

From the maintenance side of view it is easier (and maybe better) for restoring the floor.

But what about hygiene of this kind of floor?

 

It is in a low care area.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:18 AM

To PAL:

 

You can also consider Polyurethane.

 

 

Regards,

Yong



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:00 AM

Dear Pal,

 

Just as examples -

 

Attached File  fl1 - Resin flooring for the food industry.pdf   1.08MB   91 downloads

Attached File  fl2 - Floors for the Food Industry.pdf   319.43KB   111 downloads

 

Rgds / Charles.C


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:20 AM

Dear Pal,

 

Just as examples -

 

attachicon.giffl1 - Resin flooring for the food industry.pdf

attachicon.giffl2 - Floors for the Food Industry.pdf

 

Rgds / Charles.C

Many, many thanks for this information. a lot to read but it lookslike helpfull.

 

PAL



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:51 AM

AcryliCon Flooring better than the Epoxy and PU floors.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:09 PM

Dear PAL,

 

Good luck with the building of the new factory.

I hopes this forum helped with choosing the most suitable floor for your kind of business.


Kind Regards,

Madam A. D-tor

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:20 PM

I have found tile to be the most labor intensive for maintenance...no one ever keeps up with the grout.

Epoxy is brittle, somewhat sensitive to some chemicals, is hard to apply additional layers to with out etching or grinding.

Urethane is nice.  very good grip, resistant to wear from forklifts and handling equipment.  Chemical resistant, except high strength caustic might discolor the material, it still performs well.

 

We are currently replacing all old and failed tile floors with a new urethane floor....brand name, Ucrete.  Good stuff..



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

If you can, speak to someone in the same or similar industry as you.

 

I have worked in factories that have had tiled floors (expensive) or a Polyurethane floor. I've seen both in a High Risk / Care area.

 

Think about the amount of traffic that you'll have going over the floor and the type of traffic (pallet trucks, FLT , people etc). Think about the processes going on in there. Will it be wet, slippery etc. Ask if you can go and see some work they've done so that you can talk to people about how to clean it, does it break up etc.

 

Must admit, even though it is expensive, I've never had problems with tiled floors, as long as you use a reputable company who specialises in tiling in food manufacturing.

 

Caz x



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

Hello everyone, We are now on the same situation. Choosing a type of floor. Now we have epoxi but did not last long in good conditions since the first painting. Now we are planning for a particular area (high care) using polyurethane mortar with epoxi coating on heavy traffic sector and just epoxi in light traffic sector because using all polyurethane will be very expensive. Do you know places that have different kinds of floors in the same environment/process zone?



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

please suggest . .

 

we are going to change our  floor at oil filling location..

 

 

which type of floor is suited for vegetable oil industry as we have to maintain later in a sound condition withstanding to oil droppings . . 

 

 

 

Satya


Regards

 

Satya






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