Bakery Flooring With All The Right Ingredients
Silikal® Nationwide Flooring- 888.830.1404
Silikal is the perfect bakery flooring as it is monolithic which stops even microbes from going under that floor.Enlarge
Flooring for a bakery means that it must be able to take the extreme heat from the ovens they use.Enlarge
Bakery floors require a tremendous amount of cleanliness in order for the bakery to pass through rigid health codes.Enlarge
The baking industry is extremely tough on floors. On a daily basis, floors are subjected to high temperatures, grease and oil, physical abuse from pallet jacks, tubs, buggies, and forklifts, vibration from large mixing and processing equipment, and chemical attack from food ingredients and sanitation chemicals. This abuse wears out most concrete floors in a few years.With recent emphasis on HACCP, FSMA and keeping FDA happy, food processors have had to look at flooring as a potential source of Listeria and other pathogens, and have been taking steps to eliminate flooring from the equation. So how do you get rid of those holes, cracks, and worn areas that allow bacteria to thrive?
Most baking companies have tried epoxy and cementitious urethane overlayments with limited success. Epoxy formulations are too rigid, will not handle the thermal shock from hot washdowns, and delaminate. Cementitious urethanes are so porous that everything that spills on the floor ends up being absorbed into the overlayment, ultimately causing holes, cracks, and delamination. In a survey taken in 2013, the average resinous floor installed in the food processing industry lasted LESS THAN 5 YEARS!
Additionally, both of these formulas require 24 hours [after installation is completed] to reach substantial curing and do not completely cure for 7 DAYS! Who can afford to shut down for that long? Most companies start back up long before curing has taken place, compromising the overlayment’s ability to perform per specification.
The Silikal® Difference
Silikal’s proprietary slip-resistant formula [similar in chemistry to Plexiglas] has no pores or pinholes. Therefore, nothing will penetrate the surface. This is why Silikal outlasts and outperforms every other floor in a food processing environment. We have customers with 25 year-old floors that look and perform like new!
Silikal flooring cures in one hour – at temperatures down to 0°F! This means that a Silikal installation can be fit into your schedule – often without loss of production – saving your company thousands!
Silikal floors are installed by business partners that have been field-trained by company employees. You can be sure that with Silikal, your floors will be properly installed to provide your company many years of trouble-free service – and we have a guarantee to back it up!