While all industries can benefit from better industrial flooring solutions – breweries, micro-breweries and wineries sit near the top of the list.
With the rising popularity of brewery, micro-brewery and winery businesses, it’s only natural to wonder what type of flooring solutions you might need. Your business is part of the food and beverage industry, which boasts over 166,000 companies in the United States.
“The brewing, barrel storage and bottling areas of these type of businesses are constantly being exposed to caustic chemicals and thermal shock of the fermentation processes, while tasting rooms open to the public need a pleasant appearance even though they are subject to heavy traffic,” says Amy Manghelli, President of Surface Solutions, Inc. “More and more, breweries, micro-breweries and wineries are choosing concrete flooring and wall systems simply because of their high-performance marks, versatility and design aesthetic.”
The brewery industry is an exploding market. From established names like Anheuser Busch to the brand new micro-brewery startup, the need for industrial flooring solutions that work for the unique circumstances of this rapidly growing industry are at an all-time high. Brewery and winery floors require solutions that must satisfy many FDA-approved flooring requirements, including:
- resistance to chemicals and strong alkaline solutions
- the ability to withstand heavy impact from the required use a forklift
- high traffic durability
- anti-slip surfaces
- stain resistance
In addition, the flooring, walls and ceilings must be easy to clean and have a limitless choice of colors and textures available for design purposes. Amy says, “While some believe food grade epoxy is what food and beverage processing plants need, it’s really ‘food safe’ industrial flooring solutions that are required.”
Why Breweries Need Surface Solutions, Inc.
So, how can your brewery, micro-brewery or winery benefit from working with Surface Solutions? Our expert consultants will determine the type of systems you might need for your new brewery, microbrewery or winery. Surface Solutions strives to provide industrial flooring that is food safe and employee friendly, protecting your two greatest assets. We specialize in installing a full line of USDA- and FDA-approved flooring options that are easy to keep clean, extremely durable and stand up to the extreme elements.
“We offer a seamless monolithic flooring solution, which helps prevent situations such as bacteria, listeria or salmonella that tend to grow in the grout joints of quarry tile or acid brick floors,” Amy says. “Our seamless urethane concrete system is one-of-a-kind, helping to prevent these types of situations.”
Along with satisfying an FDA-required checklist, Surface Solutions’ food safe flooring solutions also provide protection for your employees, such as anti-slip surfaces, as well as the durability to withstand high traffic, heavy impact (from forklifts and other various heavy machinery), as well as provide stain resistant flooring that stands up to mild chemicals, like strong alkaline, or other heavy chemicals typically used for cleaning.
Surface Solutions also plans and installs distinctive epoxy resinous options for concrete floors, designed specifically for decorative applications such as tasting rooms, which are both durable and attractive.
Surface Solutions offers a unique single-source warranty that covers not only our material, but also our workmanship. With such strict regulations and standards in the food and beverage industries, we promise our flooring will pass inspections of any kind.
“Brewery clients are a big reason for our top UCRETE Master Contractor status,” Amy says of her company that is recognized by UCRETE manufacturer BASF for six consecutive years. “UCRETE is developed for wet environments where impact and chemical attack are a daily occurrence.” In addition, Surface Solutions is a Flowcrete STAR Contractor, a specialist in seamless resin flooring systems especially for the food and beverage industry.
ABOUT SURFACE SOLUTIONS, INC.
Recognized as a top UCRETE® Master Contractor since 2012, Surface Solutions, Inc. is an independent industrial floor contractor specializing in seamless, polymer flooring systems utilizing the most trusted brands in the industry. As a Flowcrete STAR Contractor, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of industrial flooring solutions for the Food & Beverage industry. From testing to consultation and complete installation services, Surface Solutions is your premiere source of non-toxic, safe and environmentally friendly flooring systems, offering turnkey installations using only in-house personnel. All installations come with a complete single source warranty. To learn more about how Surface Solutions can help provide the highest quality industrial flooring solutions for your business, contact us today!