Traditionally ceramic or red quarry tiles have been used in commercial kitchens and food production areas. However, tiles can easily be chipped or cracked when heavy objects are dropped and grout joints are difficult to keep clean.
Seamless flooring as suggested by the description does not have material joints that can attract dirt and harbour microbes. Resin flooring provides a seamless finish including integral coved skirtings if required, which reduces the risk of dirt and grease building-up and wall and floor junctions.
Both epoxy and polyurethane resin screeded floors offer good impact, abrasion and chemical resistance. They are impervious also provide a hygienic finish that won't support microbial growth. However, if steam cleaning is likely to be carried out then a polyurethane screed must be used instead of an epoxy resin floor, which will not tolerate such high temperatures and will fail.
Like epoxy resins, polyurethane resins offer good impact protection, durability, excellent chemical resistance, and resistance to dynamic loads and abrasion caused by forklift trucks and trolleys; but they also perform at high temperatures and extreme thermal cycling, such as during steam cleaning.
Suitable hygienic polyurethane resin floor screeds for micro-breweries, breweries and distilleries:
Resuthane TG69 laid at 6m-9mm Resuthane TG69 is a through-coloured polyurethane resin screed which has a profiled slip-resistant textured surface
Pumadur HF laid at 6-9mm Pumadur HF is a through-coloured polyurethane resin screed which also has a profiled slip-resistant textured finish
Polyurethane resin wall/floor coved skirtings can be formed in:
Resuthane JT40 is a through-coloured polyurethane resin used in conjunction with Resuthane TG69 floor screed to achieve a seamless upstand to the floor
Pumadur CG is a through-coloured polyurethane resin used in conjunction with Pumadur HF floor screed to achieve a seamless upstand to the floor perimeter
Jointing materials for movement joints in a polyurethane resin floor:
****It is imperative that movement joints in the concrete floor are not coated over with the polyurethane floor finish**** A joint must be formed in the floor finish directly on top of the concrete movement joint and filled with a jointing compound such as:
Resujoint V a two-part epoxy low movement joint sealant designed for use on floors (horizontal) and walls (vertical)
Pumexpand P a two-part polyurethane modified epoxy resin jointing compound for resin flooring designed to accommodate medium to heavy industrial traffic. Good chemical and abrasion resistance.
EXAMPLE 1: Polyurethane resin floor screed installation for a brewery using Resuthane suite of products:
EXAMPLE 2: Polyurethane resin floor screed installation for a brewery using Pumadur suite of products:
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION: Polyurethane Resin Floor Screeds Overview
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