Soft Drinks Factory Floors
Hygiene, safety and longevity should be at the top of any checklist when considering flooring for the soft drinks industry. For nearly 40 years, Kemtile has worked with all types and sizes of soft drink manufacturers across the UK specifying and installing the very best flooring solutions to meet specific conditions, budgets and requirements.
Tiled and resin hygienic floors for soft drinks manufacturers.
Kemtile’s extensive experience provides huge benefits and peace of mind to its customers. Kemtile offers a one-stop-shop for flooring, drainage and walls, as well as all associated civils works such as underground drainage connections and the design and installation of new structural concrete floors.
And for added peace of mind, all of Kemtile’s installations are carried out by its own trained personnel and include experienced site supervision and full health and safety compliance.
Types of flooring systems designed and installed by Kemtile
Kemtile has been the UK’s only applicator of the unique Kagetec vibration tiling system for over 20 years. It’s also the world’s longest established licensed applicator of Ucrete heavy duty polyurethane resin floors from BASF. Because Kemtile is one of the few companies can install both high-performance floor coverings, it is well placed to advise customers on the right flooring to meet their exact needs.
Both finishes are usually complemented with stainless steel drainage from Wiedemann-Technik. Again, Kemtile is the sole UK agent for the quality German supplier, whose impressive food and beverage industry credentials span over 50 years.
Key hygienic flooring considerations for the soft drinks industry
Flooring must be hygienic
Flooring in soft drinks manufacturing environments must be hygienic and easy to clean. Plain concrete floors are not classified as hygienic.
Floors must provide adequate slip-resistance
In such wet processing environments, where liquids are frequently spilt on the floor, flooring for the soft drinks industry must also be slip resistant.
Floors must be chemically resistant
As many soft drinks ingredients and commercial cleaning products can attack concrete, all flooring must be chemically resistant. Failure to provide this level of protection can lead to contamination and costly remedial works.
Floors must be impact resistant.
Soft drinks plants require flooring which is durable and impact resistant in what is a very demanding manufacturing environment.
The floor needs proper drainage.
Drainage plays a major part of any hygienic floor installation and should be considered at the start of the specification and design process. For maximum hygiene and cleanability in a soft drinks processing environment, the drainage should be made of high-quality stainless steel.