(Above - Unity Brew House, Worcestershire - Pumadur HF 9mm Thick)
Floors in breweries provide challenging environments for unprotected concrete flooring. Specific requirements for floors within breweries are that:
Brewery floors must be capable of being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised
Brewery flooring may have to be capable of being steam cleaned
Floors in breweries have to be resistant to a range of chemicals
Brewery flooring often requires high compressive and flexural strengths to withstand heavy loads and abrasion
All industrial floors must provide a safe working surface for pedestrian and wheeled traffic - brewery flooring is no different
Flooring in breweries should have anti-slip properties in both wet and dry conditions
As with all food and drink environments brewery floors must not support to the growth of bacteria
Our recommended system for the surfacing of brewery floors is Pumadur HF, a three pack polyurethane resin trowel applied floor screed applied at a thickness of 9mm (same as 3 x £1 coins).
Cleaning and sanitising operations can subject floors in breweries to significant thermal cycling. At 9mm in thickness Pumadur HF will withstand temperatures of up to 120oC which means that it is suitable for cleaning using pressurised steam, boiling water and remains unnaffected by hot water discharges from vessels.
Because of their effectiveness in combatting protein and bacteria strong chemical cleaners are often used in the cleaning and sanitising of brewery floors - Pumadur HF is chemically resistant to such cleaners.
Being acidic by nature beer will attack unprotected concrete by reacting with the alkaline cement paste that 'glues' the concrete together. This weakens the concrete making it more susceptible to damage from impact, abrasion, thermal cycling, and further chemical attack. Pumadur HF brewery flooring is unnaffected by beer spillages.
Brewery flooring can present slip hazards as it is often wet or damp - Pumadur HF provides a positive anti-slip finish in both wet and dry conditions.
Pumadur HF heavy duty polyurethane resin flooring system is highly recommended for the surfacing of concrete floors in brew houses owing to its physical and chemical properties.
Polyurethane resin flooring technology was developed and patented by ICI in the 1960's and is ideally suited for installation into wet food environments such as brewery and distillery floors. They are often referred to as food grade or food safe floor finishes with most of the manufacturers having had their systems tested and verfied by independant bodies such as the Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association.
Pumadur HF floors cure quickly, provide excellent chemical resistance and can withstand organic acids and common used cleaning chemicals.
Pumadur HF brewery flooring is extremely hard wearing with excellent impact and abrasion resistant properties and is impervious and non-porous.
For many years Pumadur HF brewery flooring has demonstrated excellent performance in many wet food processing environments and in areas subject to severe thermal cycling, especially within the harsh conditions often present in the brewing industry.
Pumadur HF polyurethane resin floor screeds are ideally suited for brewery floors as they can be subjected to high temperatures and steam cleaning offering first class performance in these aggressive environments.
BS8204-6 categorises Pumadur HF as a Type 8 (highest rating) floor finish that is suitable for use in very heavy duty working environments - in such situations Pumadur HF has an anticipated life span well in excess of 12 years.
Pumadur HF is complemented with Pumadur CG for coved (rounded) skirtings.
Pumadur HF brewery flooring can thoroughly cleaned and sanitised
Pumadur HF flooring at 9mm thick can be cleaned with pressurised steam and/or boiling water
Pumadur HF flooring for beweries is resistant to a wide range of cleaning chemicals
Pumadir HF brewery flooring has high and flexural strengths which means that it can withstand heavy loads and abrasion
Pumadur HF flooring provides a safe working surface for pedestrian and wheeled traffic
Pumadur HF brew house flooring is anti-slip in both wet and dry conditions
Pumadur HF brewery floor surfaces do not support the growth of bacteria
Internal coved (rounded) skirtings are another feature to consider. When we install your new brewery floor we can continue the flooring right up the walls, typically about four inches. This is referred to as an internal coved or radius skirting and eliminates the right angled hard edge where the new floor meets the wall preventing the build up of dirt and making the whole floor much easier to clean.
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