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To ensure safety for staff and site visitors,
facilities subject to wet service conditions must
provide a floor that is sl...
Flooring in cold storage environments
must be strong enough to withstand the
traffic associated with deliveries and
out-go...
Often in cold storage areas, there will be
water run off from cleaning processes,
meaning drainage integrated into the
flo...
To avoid potentially costly re-calls, food stored
in cold rooms and freezers requires protection
against contamination fro...
Continuous cyclic movement.
	 Heavy tools and materials can impact the floor.
	 Moisture under the floor can freeze & expa...
What are the after effects
of floor failure?
How does resin flooring provide
a viable option for specifiers when
choosing for cold storage areas?
Cementitious resin flooring
can be easily sloped
to allow for water run off.
Resin flooring can be
installed more quickly ...
Resin flooring
materials can be low
odour and low VOC.
If required, resin
flooring can provide
antistatic properties.
Ceme...
Flowcrete’s HACCP International
Certified, antimicrobial
cementitious resin flooring
EXTREME TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE
Flowfresh is highly durable and can be laid in thickness’s up to
9mm. The material exhibits...
2
1
4
Gram positive and gram negative
bacteria or viruses landing on the
surface of the floor.
Polygene material releases ...
Case Study…
Boston Sword & Tuna Seafood
Food Processing Plant
Floor plays an important role
in the longevity, safety
and hygiene of your facility.
Choosing the correct freezer
floor fo...
AREA OF SUITABILITY #10
BUSINESS
CENTRES
TALK TO THE
EXPERTS
From this presentation we can see that
a one-size-fits-all ap...
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments
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Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments

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To help prevent floor failure and contamination of consumable goods, as well as promote safety, there are a number of considerations that need to be made when specifying flooring for cold storage environments. This ebook will help you look into the requirements of cold storage flooring.

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Flooring Solutions for Cold Storage Environments

  1. 1. To ensure safety for staff and site visitors, facilities subject to wet service conditions must provide a floor that is slip resistant.
  2. 2. Flooring in cold storage environments must be strong enough to withstand the traffic associated with deliveries and out-going goods, as well as the weight of goods stored on the racking.
  3. 3. Often in cold storage areas, there will be water run off from cleaning processes, meaning drainage integrated into the flooring is imperative.
  4. 4. To avoid potentially costly re-calls, food stored in cold rooms and freezers requires protection against contamination from germs.
  5. 5. Continuous cyclic movement. Heavy tools and materials can impact the floor. Moisture under the floor can freeze & expand, causing the concrete to rise and split. Thermal shock can cause the cracks and debond the floor. Condensation can lead to microbial growth.
  6. 6. What are the after effects of floor failure?
  7. 7. How does resin flooring provide a viable option for specifiers when choosing for cold storage areas?
  8. 8. Cementitious resin flooring can be easily sloped to allow for water run off. Resin flooring can be installed more quickly than tiles, minimising downtime. Cementitious resin flooring often provides a lower life cycle cost than alternative flooring materials. Cementitious resin flooring is durable, meaning the need for repair — and it’s associated cost and downtime — is reduced. £
  9. 9. Resin flooring materials can be low odour and low VOC. If required, resin flooring can provide antistatic properties. Cementitious resin flooring often provides a lower life cycle cost than alternative flooring materials. There are almost unlimited design options available with resin flooring, allowing for complete control.
  10. 10. Flowcrete’s HACCP International Certified, antimicrobial cementitious resin flooring
  11. 11. EXTREME TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE Flowfresh is highly durable and can be laid in thickness’s up to 9mm. The material exhibits excellent thermal resistance and can withstand prolonged exposure to sub-zero temperatures as low as -43°C. DURABILITY Flowfresh is also equipped to handle both thermal shock and cycling conditions brought about by immediate exposure to hot water or steam-cleaning processes or the gradual warming and cooling of the facility in the event of seasonal wash downs or de- frosting procedures. SLIP RESISTANCE Flowfresh offers to the clients working in the frozen food sector an adjustable anti-slip profile, with coarse aggregates included within the urethane matrix to provide a positively textured finish that exhibits excellent slip-resistance even when wet or icy. BENEFITS OF FLOWFRESH…
  12. 12. 2 1 4 Gram positive and gram negative bacteria or viruses landing on the surface of the floor. Polygene material releases a constant stream of silver ions that attack bacteria on the first contact. The technology remains active for the lifetime of the floor, even when worn or damaged. Up to 99.9% of all surface yeasts, moulds or bacteria are permanently destroyed. 3 Flowcrete’s Flowfresh range of flooring systems contain Polygiene® — an all natural solution that uses the power of silver ions. Typically, floor finishes in food environments will rely on harsh chemicals to kill bacteria. No other flooring solution utilises the natural germ killing properties of natural silver in this way. Owing to its antimicrobial properties, the Flowfresh range of flooring systems is HACCP International certified as safe for use in food processing and storage environments. ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF FLOWFRESH…
  13. 13. Case Study… Boston Sword & Tuna Seafood Food Processing Plant
  14. 14. Floor plays an important role in the longevity, safety and hygiene of your facility. Choosing the correct freezer floor for your facility can have a huge impact on cost, efficiency and durability. The correct material specification that addresses the problem along with choosing of a experienced applicator. The difficulties in repairing slabs & floor systems in refrigerated buildings highlight the need for more thorough design to avoid these problems. £ IN SUMMARY…
  15. 15. AREA OF SUITABILITY #10 BUSINESS CENTRES TALK TO THE EXPERTS From this presentation we can see that a one-size-fits-all approach cannot be taken to flooring throughout cold storage environments – as while one area will need a thick, antimicrobial polyurethane another part of the building will need a to incorporate drainage or be laid to a fall. To make sure that the right system is chosen it is important to discuss the requirements of each area with both a supplier and applicator that are well versed in the complexities of cold storage flooring projects.

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