Electro-static discharge (ESD) can pose a threat to sensitive electronic equipment, and in environments that handle volatile gases, powders, liquids or other substances it can even be a potentially dangerous ignition source. This charge can quickly build up within a floor when subjected to regular traffic from people and wheeled equipment.
Flowcrete America’s chemical resistant coatings can maintain a seamless, high quality finish for an extended period of time despite contact with even the most caustic of solvents, acids and alkalis. Specific sectors can even specify floors tailored to meet the common chemicals used in that industry, for example aircraft hangars can install a surface that won’t be damaged by aviation hydraulic fluid.
Choosing a high performance floor doesn’t mean sacrificing aesthetics for functionality. Flowcrete’s decorative flooring systems combine contemporary style with world-class quality to provide seamless surfaces that can maintain a visual impact despite intense working conditions.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification is an internationally recognized benchmark that means food and beverage producers can rest assured their facilities will meet the USDA, FDA and CFIA standards for safe procurement, production and processing.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification program is increasingly focusing on indoor environmental quality and the impact that several categories of materials, including flooring, have on it. This affects the points that can be accrued, as installing floors that are detrimental to the building’s interior and inhabitants will make it harder to achieve green accreditations.
Thermal shock is a frequent occurrence in industrial facilities and can lead to cracks, bubbling, peeling or delamination. This is especially true within the food and beverage sector, where the floor can face steam cleaning at 250°F, spillages of boiling fats or oils, blasts of air from freezers below -10°F as well as blasts of exceedingly hot air from ovens.