A brewery needs a specialised floor for three key reasons:
Brewing involves the use of various chemicals and liquids, including yeast-based liquids, cleaning agents, acids, and alkaline solutions. These substances can be harsh and corrosive, leading to wear and damage on standard floors. A specialised floor, like a polyurethane RT or HF resin screed, is designed to be chemically resistant, preventing the liquids from penetrating and damaging the underlying structure.
Hygiene and Cleanliness:
Maintaining a high level of hygiene is critical in breweries to ensure the quality and safety of the final product. Standard floors with seams, grout lines, or porous surfaces can harbour bacteria, moulds, and other contaminants, leading to product spoilage and health hazards. A specialised floor, such as a seamless polyurethane resin system, is easy to clean and sanitise, reducing the risk of bacterial growth and ensuring a hygienic environment for the brewing process.
Durability and Impact Resistance:
Breweries are high-traffic areas with heavy equipment, barrels, kegs, and forklifts moving around regularly. Standard flooring materials may not withstand the continuous impact and wear, leading to cracks, chips, and uneven surfaces. A specialised heavy-duty floor, like polyurethane resin screed, is engineered to withstand heavy loads and impacts, providing a long-lasting and stable foundation for brewery operations.
Additionally, breweries may require specialised flooring for the following reasons:
In some brewing processes, high temperatures may be involved, such as boiling wort or cleaning with hot water. A specialised floor with excellent thermal protection can withstand these temperature fluctuations without damage.
Spills are common in breweries, and a standard smooth floor can become hazardous when wet. A specialised brewery floor can be designed with appropriate slip-resistant properties, reducing the risk of slips and falls in wet conditions.
Many breweries have taprooms and public spaces where customers gather to enjoy freshly brewed beer. A specialised floor can be customised in terms of colour, texture, and design to complement the brewery's overall aesthetics and create a welcoming ambiance.
A specialised floor is crucial for breweries to ensure the safety, hygiene, and efficiency of their operations. It can withstand the harsh chemicals, provide a hygienic and easy-to-clean surface, endure heavy use and impacts, and contribute to the overall success and reputation of the brewery.