Tiled and hygienic floors for confectionery manufacture.
When considering flooring finishes for confectionery processing facilities, hygiene, safety and durability should high on any checklist. With close to 40 years’ experience working with all types and sizes of confectionery producers across the UK, Kemtile has the necessary experience to advise on the best flooring solutions to suit what can be very onerous environments.
Kemtile offers a complete installation service – providing a one-stop for flooring, drainage, wall coverings and any associated civils works such as underground connections and new structural concrete floors. Customers can also enjoy the added peace of mind that all of Kemtile’s installations are carried out by its own trained personnel and includes experienced site supervision and full health and safety compliance.
Types of flooring systems provided 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 confectionery production industry
Flooring in confectionery processing environments must be hygienic and easy to clean. Plain concrete floors are not classified as hygienic. .
In such processing environments – where liquids are frequently spilt on the floor - flooring must also be slip resistant.
As many confectionery ingredients and 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 can be subject to extremes of heat, so coverings must be thermal shock resistant.
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, they should be made for high-quality stainless steel.
Kemtile's Confectionery industry customers
Contact Kemtile for more information about flooring for the confectionery industry