Epoxy floors are an amazing option for commercial as well as industrial flooring! Breweries, microbreweries and home breweries are among the most common industrial environments that benefit from the sturdiness and durability of the flooring.
Here is a list of interesting facts that every brewer must know about epoxy flooring.
Epoxy floors are more than just chemical or heat resistant
Epoxy is a resin that is made of hardeners and is designed to enhance the durability of the floor. The durability however is not just because the epoxy flooring is chemical resistant or heat resistant but the floor coating is indeed abrasion resistant, UV protected and impact resistant too. All you need is a good team of applicators and the epoxy floor will last for many, many years.
Epoxy floors fight bacteria too
Unlike concrete that is porous and can lodge sugars to feed microbial growth, epoxy floors are impervious to bacteria and offer a hygienic finish. When you choose epoxy flooring for your brewery, you do not have to worry about the unpleasant odor from the microorganisms or the permanent floor damage that can be caused due to permeable concrete floors.
The Thickness of the Epoxy Floor Matters
Ask your contractor about the thickness of the floor if you want your floor to act as a thermal barrier too. Spillage is a common problem in breweries and you need a strong floor beneath your feet to cope up with the hot fluids and the steam from the machinery.
There are Plenty of Ways to Experiment with Epoxy Floor Coatings
Epoxy floors can be combined with paints and other forms of colorants to hide the chipped off floor. They can be used to create different patterns to differentiate the walkways or driveways or other areas within the brewery.